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DCS - Explorer Track Interface Unit (mini-TIU and Wifi in one unit)

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Main topic for current information on DCS - Explorer (mini-TIU and Wifi in one unit)

 

This is a new product due in Nov 2017 which is a a mini TIU and Wifi box built into one.  This is something I'm expecting will be what battery users in G scale have been waiting for.  While the product page description says works with any AC power supply, I suspect that it will work with DC as well as MTH would likely want to ensure it would work with the HO line of trains which most run on DC only.

 

More information will be provided as it is available.

 

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Overview from MTH Product page:

Imagine having control over your model railroad from any iOS or Android phone or tablet. How much more convenient would operating your model railroad be with the same device you use throughout your daily life? The large, bright full-color screens found on today's smart phones and tablets are perfect for accessing the DCS features found inside your Proto-Sound 2.0 and 3.0 locomotives. Better yet, the expanded range and speed of wifi ensures that your trains respond to DCS commands faster and more reliably than ever before.
when paired with M.T.H.'s DCS App and our new DCS Explorer Track Interface Unit, you no longer have to imagine controlling your model railroad with your phone, you can!
The DCS Explorer can be powered by any AC power supply (like the Z-1000 brick) and plugs right into a track lockon. Once connected, access the Explorer with your smartphone or tablet's wifi connection and using the DCS App (available from Google Play or Apple's App Store) control up to three Proto-Sound 2.0 or later locomotives. Setup is simple and quick and the module can be configured as a stand alone unit or easily combined into an existing wifi network.

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The DCS Explorer based on the current photos appears to be the same/similar dimensions as the WIU wifi unit which is 25x35mm.  

 

On the original DCS Handheld Remote (https://mthtrains.com/50-1002 that works with the original TIU)  I'm not sure but my guess is that it won't work but I dont have specific information one way or the other. It is being designed to work with DCS App (Android/iOS) via Tablet/Smartphone.

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