TCS UWT-50 & UWT-100 WiFi Throttles (Physical)
Train Control Systems (TCS) makes a nice line of physical tactile hardware based controllers. Since they support the wiThrottle Protocol, they work seemlessly with the EX‑CommandStation. Recently preliminary testing on both the UWT-50 and the UWT-100 WiFi Throttles are very encouraging.
Some of the major benefits of EX‑CommandStation for TCS UWT-Throttle users are;
Direct WiFi connection of TCS UWT-Throttles to the EX‑CommandStation.
wiThrottle Protocol built into DCC-EX EX-Command Station giving access to all the EXRAIL macro scripts. No JMRI connection required
EXRAIL macros run on the Command Station and do not need a PC connected in order to operate engines and accessories on the layout.
JMRI WiThrottle Server Protocol compliant
JMRI Routes can be created to point to existing EXRAIL macros residing on DCC-EX and be run through the WiThrottle Server connection
EXRAIL scripts are simpler more powerful & easier to write than JMRI Jython/Python.py scripts.
Both DCC & DC Layouts can use TCS UWT-WiFi Throttles and other smartphone WiFi Throttle Apps together with DCC-EX and our new TrackManager.
On the first screen, press the menu button:
From the main menu scroll down or press 6 for Network Options:
From the Network Options menu, select 2 for Saved Networks:
Scroll through the list and select the one that begins with DCCEX:
The EX‑CommandStation has the ability to automatically upload EXRAIL Automation, Routes & Command macros to the TCS UWT-Throttles.
Examples of UWT-100 Throttle and DCC-EX EX‑CommandStation in action;
DCC-EX Commands Cmd Power On|Off, and Join Programming Track < == > Main line, and DCC-EX Turnout Control
DCC-EX Cmd to Pause & Resume EXRAIL macro scripts, and DCC-EX Cmd to Reboot Command Station