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**UPDATED 4/17/2017** News and info on the WIU (WiFi Interface Unit) with new MTH Smart Phone App and related DCS Software update (DCS 6.00 current). The WIU and apps are now available for purchase/download. See below for details on what is required and info pages for additional help. Latest update: (4/12/2017) - New WiFi Hardware: DCS - Explorer Track Interface Unit w/Wi-Fi built-in (50-1035) - $129.95 MSRP - Availability date: Unknown - Control your trains via Wi-Fi with your smart device (phone/tablet) with a free version of the app for this device - Will not require TIU or WIU and will be like a TIU and WIU combined with a more limited feature set. - Expect this will be the device that One Gauge battery operators have been waiting for. - Premium Version of the App: Has been released to Google and Apple app stores and will be avail in the next 7 to 10 days (Update: 4/12/2017) - New premium version of the app will be release with new version of DCS 6.00 (software/firmware loaded to TIU and Remote) - DCS 6.00 will be available starting the week of 4/16/17. - Last App update improved the second and third screens by increasing each line item size to make easier to use on smaller screen devices. (Update 3/6/17) - Makes all phones now very easy to use regardless of screen size - WIU firmware update v1.1 is now available. *see below* (Update: 2/3/2016) - App update for Android and iOS now available. (Visit visit your device Google Play Store or Apple iTunes to update) Items related/required for using new WIU & App: - Android/Apple(iOS) App: (Available for download via the Apple iTunes and Google Play online stores on your Android/Apple iOS device.) - Free version: Controls up to 3 locomotives w/limited light and sound control (Available now) - Standard version: ($4.99 cost) Controls up to 99 engines and more sound/light control settings. (Available now) - Premium version: ($24.95 cost) Provides Lash-ups and switch/accessory controls. (Update: 4/12/2017: Will be avail in the next 7 to 10 days ) Note: 1) To purchase the upgraded Standard or Premium version select "...More" then "Upgrades" within the DCS app itself 2) Once you have purchased the app (either Standard or Premium) you can use it on as many other devices that are linked to your Google/Android or Apple iOS account that you want at no extra charge. You do not have to purchase the app again for each device. - WIU (WiFi Interface Unit): Now available to purchase (Click here to purchase: Buy WIU) - Note: WIU comes with USB cable for direct connection to the latest Rev L TIU that has USB port. If you have older TIU you will need a serial to USB adapter cable (Purchase serial to USB cable here) - TIU (Track Interface Unit): (Available separately or as part of DCS Control set with DCS remote) (Purchase TIU here / Purchase DCS Remote Control Set here) - w/TIU version Rev L (Latest version with USB port): Will work with your WIU without any extra cables to buy. - w/TIU versions older (Rev G, H, I etc): Need to purchase a serial to USB adapter cable (Purchase serial to USB cable here) - MTH DCS version 6.00 (Required for TIU) - Now available (See this link for help: Help on upgrading TIU/Remote to 6.00) - Link to Updated DCS Consumer Loader program for your Windows PC: www.gscaletrainforum.com/index.php?/topic/694-mth-dcs-consumer-loader-v500-current-version/ - Link to current DCS v6.00 for TIU & Wireless remote www.gscaletrainforum.com/index.php?/topic/693-mth-dcs-remote-tiu-firmware-v600-current-version/ - DCS version 6.00 is required (for TIU and Remote) in order for Premium version of app to function correctly. (Update: 4/17/17) WiFi DCS User's Guide: (Download from MTH) - Addendum to Guide: - Multiple WIUs (Connecting via Ethernet cable): To setup do the following for each WIU -- Connect the Ethernet cable from your home router/network, USB cable from TIU to WIU, attach Antenna, leave switch set to MTH, and plug in the WIU power cable. When the app first starts it looks for available WIUs. Hit the Refresh button once for every extra WIU you have on your network. (ie Press refresh once if you have 2 WIUs) Your active engine list will now be updated or you can now add engines and run trains. WiFi Firmware updates: (ver 1.1 Released 02/03/2016) Details regarding the update: WIU Wi-Fi Firmware v1.1 update To update: - Download the latest WIU Firmware *Click Here* - You will download one file (example: WIU_1.1.0.bin). No need to unzip, this is the file you select to update the firmware (See instructions in WIU user manual) - Log in to the WIU with your PC (refer to pages 9-12 in the WIU user manual *Click Here to download*) (WIU interface is called "LuCI") - Flash the WIU per the instructions in the User Manual Issue and bug reporting: If you find an issue or bug with the app please post here and the feedback will be shared with MTH: www.gscaletrainforum.com/index.php?/topic/727-mth-wifi-control-wiu-feedback-issue-reporting/#entry6258 Demo & Overview of the Wifi app: (Standard version) (Select 1080p HD to get max playback quality) *Note you can also swipe down to Refresh, or swipe left or right to move to the other screens* Note: The Refresh button (see GREEN arrow) that allows you to do a search and update your active engine list. WiFi Interface Unit overview: Troubleshooting Tips: 'No TIUs Found' error message: Note, I have found that upgrading the WIU to the firmware v1.1 (released on 2/3/16) has resolved all occurrences of this issue. However if you get this message first make sure you are properly connected to the MTH WIU Wifi network or have it configured for your home network correctly (as noted in the Wifi DCS Users Manual - See above for link). If connected to network, close the DCS app and restart. (you need to manually close the app not just hit the home button). If you are unsure how to close the app, try rebooting the Smartphone/Tablet. If you still get the message, Cut power to the layout/TIU and WIU and power back on. Then hit the refresh button. Engine not responding: Hit the Refresh button to update your active engine list. Make sure the engine has been added to the App by adding 'New Engine' Connecting to WIU Wifi network: Network Key for logging into WIU wifi network directly is: mthdcswifi Running DCS App on Kindle: http://www.gscaletrainforum.com/index.php?/topic/996-mth-dcs-wifi-app-on-kindle-install-google-play-store/ Information on the DCS - Explorer Track Interface Unit w/Wi-Fi (50-1035): - Info page: http://www.gscaletrainforum.com/index.php?/topic/1165-dcs-explorer-mini-tiu-and-wifi-in-one-unit/
Rayman4449 posted a topic in Digital ControlStarting this thread for users to provide feedback and any issues they may find in their operation. See the bottom for the list of current issues encountered, dates, etc. If you are seeing similar issues I encourage you to report them via the app on your device. Provide as much detail as you can, like using Android, PS2/PS3 engines etc. *Please be sure to provide the device you are using, version of the app operating system if you have it and version of TIU if known.* Original MTH WiFi Control app thread: www.gscaletrainforum.com/index.php?/topic/35-mth-wifi-control-app-wiu-wifi-interface-unit/ Demo & Overview of the Wifi app: (Standard version) (Select 1080p HD to get max playback quality) Troubleshooting Tips: 'No TIUs Found' error message: If you get this message first make sure you are properly connected to the MTH WIU Wifi network or have it configured for your home network correctly (as noted in the Wifi DCS Users Manual - See above for link). If connected to network, close the DCS app and restart. If you are unsure how to close the app, just reboot the Smartphone/Tablet. If you still get the message, Cut power to the layout/TIU and WIU and power back on. Then hit the refresh button. Engine not responding: Hit the Refresh button to update your active engine list. Make sure the engine has been added to the App by adding 'New Engine' Items to note: - Whistle not playing on start-up: (On engines with Playable whistles) - This is something MTH actually covers in the WIU Users manual. Currently if you turn playable whistle on in the settings screen then shut the engine down. The next time you start the engine up, the whistle won't activate unless you go into settings and toggle the Playable Whistle button to off (or back on again if you like). While it's not technically a bug, MTH has indicated they will be updating the app to default the Playable Whistle toggle to off when the app is shutdown/started to correct this issue. I have also made the recommendation that the Playable Whistle feature be automatically toggled to off whenever the user hits Start-up to help eliminate this issue completely. Issues list (Currently open): (Updated: 04/20/17) Version v2.0.0 build 36 (Premium version release 4/18/17) Version v2.0.0 build 37 (Premium version release 4/20/17) - None currently Issues list (Fixed): (Updated: 04/20/17) Version v2.0.0 build 36 (Premium version release 4/18/17) Version v2.0.0 build 37 (Premium version release 4/20/17) - Unlock Features on additional devices: (Android) (Reported: 4/18/17 Fixed: 4/18/17) Upgraded first device to Premium and all features unlocked. However on second and later devices under same account am unable to unlock Premium features. Selecting Purchase again returns Error message it is already purchased but then does not unlock the features. This has been reported to MTH via DCS app. - No whistle under Steam or Steam Turbine Lash-up: (Android) (Reported: 4/18/17 Fixed: 4/20/17) No whistle under steam or Steam Turbine lash-up. Created a lash-up with 2 PS3 engines under DC power and after startup cannot get whistle to play. Work around for this issue is to go to the third screen and select Engine Type of Diesel. This has been reported to MTH via DCS app.