ESU ECoS Controller 2.1 DCC Command Station with 6Amp 15-21V Output Colour Graphic Touch-screen English Handbook
The ECoS Central Unit is the first digital Command Station with our name. With ECoS we want to continue consequently in the same direction we started out with more than seven years ago with our digital decoders. You may rightly expect more from an ESU-digital Command Station from the house of ESU. From the beginning we wanted to be open to, and compatible with, present systems and norms. Just as the first LokSound decoder was a Multi protocol decoder, ECoS is also enormously flexible: As a Multi protocol Central Unit, ECoS supports the formats DCC, Märklin®-Motorola® and Selectrix®, which means you can continue to use nearly all of your present loco decoders.
With ECoS you can run locos: Via two integrated Cabs with large, easy grasp motor driven (!) throttle knobs and eight precise click-function keys you control your locos. In combination with the touch screen, you can control up to 20 functions per engine. With ECOS you can run multi-traction units (consists). Combine any number of individual locos to a consist and control them together.
With ECoS you can switch turnouts and magneticdriven accessories: Via a large, graphic switchboard you have access to up to 1420 turnouts (DCC or Motorola® format).
With ECoS you can lay out, and control routes: Simply put turnouts and magnetic accessories graphically in groups and switch them together. Routes will be activated either by s88 occupancy detectors or by key.
With ECoS you can operate shuttle trains real easy: Put a s88 rail contact at both ends of the track, and ECoS will do the rest.
The ECoS built-in booster has so much power that in most cases you don't need additional ones. ECoS supports EcoSlink, a high speed system bus, based on CAN that transmits data instantaneously to the command station.
With ECoS, it's as simple as never before to program your decoders: The large, background-illuminated LCD screen offers good contrast and displays a lot of information in unabbreviated text. A programming track establishes contact with your decoders.
With ECoS, the new NMRA DCC duplex Communication is already built-in: Since autumn 2007 RailCom® is, on the part of software, activated and offers the possibility to read out appropriate decoders, e. g. our LokPilot V3.0, directly on the main track. Also the stand of switches can be reported to the ECoS station (via the SwitchPilot).
Besides Selectrix® and Märklin®- Motorola®, ECoS speaks all variants of the DCC-Norm. With the integrated Analog Controllers (Joysticks) you can even control the whistle of LocoSound decoders as precise as never before. ECoS is expandable. Each ECoS Central Unit sports a network port for connection with a computer. Thus can update software, or use a computer for operation.