[discontinued] ESU Mobile Control II & andRoc

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[discontinued] ESU Mobile Control II & andRoc

Post by smitt48 » 15.10.2014, 22:46

Hi,

Here is a link for the Mobile control from ESU.

http://www.esu.eu/en/products/digital-c ... ontrol-ii/

Can this unit be used with Rocrail directly (Android equivalent) or will it always run through the ECoS command station?

Thanks,
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Re: ECoS mobile control

Post by Richard-TX » 16.10.2014, 14:54

Tom,

That is a good question. I will ask my contact at ESU.

Having said that it is implied that the unit will be talking to an ECOS. "Mobile Control II is perfectly tuned for the interaction with the ECoS command stations..."

While it is a android device and Google Play is mentioned as an app source, it seems logical to expect that it can also run Androc.

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Re: ECoS mobile control

Post by Richard-TX » 16.10.2014, 15:17

Tom,

I am also asking ESU about pricing and availability should you decide to order one.

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Re: ECoS mobile control

Post by smitt48 » 16.10.2014, 16:09

Hi Richard,

I only plan to use it for close up switching, ie. manual control. I like the idea of a knob, instead a slider on a smartphone.
I would prefer it would operate with Rocrail, if there is a way. :?:

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Re: ECoS mobile control

Post by Richard-TX » 16.10.2014, 16:14

I understand. A lot depends on how ESU has implemented the rotary control.

I will ask if there is some programming documentation.

One can only hope that it would just work out of the box after installing Androc.

I will also ask if they tested it with Androc.

There is always Rocmouse. While not as slick and attractive and not wireless, it would certainly do the job.

Since you are in the US, I could help you with anything you might need. If you lack the ability to solder, I can assemble any of Peter's kits for you.
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Re: ECoS mobile control

Post by smitt48 » 16.10.2014, 16:20

Hi Richard,

While you are doing that, also ask if they have an update for the PC interface. I assume some things might have been added / changed between ECoS firmware 3.0.0 and 4.0.0. I have an outstanding question in the (German) ESU forum.

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Re: ECoS mobile control

Post by Richard-TX » 16.10.2014, 16:24

Are you referring to the PC interface on the CS? I will ask if they have current programmers info for ECOS version 4.0.

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Re: ECoS mobile control

Post by smitt48 » 16.10.2014, 16:55

Richard,

Yes, that's the one! CS 4.0 is so much different Linux wise, that they might have added other stuff.

Wanted to give it to Rob so he can check (maybe :coding: :D ), if it shows up.

Thanks for trying from the "inside".

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Re: ECoS mobile control

Post by Richard-TX » 16.10.2014, 17:05

The throttle won't be available until Q1-2015. I sent you an email regarding pricing.

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Re: ECoS mobile control

Post by rjversluis » 16.10.2014, 21:09

Hi,

this device looks like a dedicated Android based Throttle.
How the rotary is mapped in Android is not documented.

Marrying a rotary with a smartphone is not wanted by model railroader but a small device with some buttons and a rotary like the FREMO Fred.
http://wiki.rocrail.net/doku.php?id=mgv_fredi-en

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Re: ECoS mobile control

Post by smitt48 » 16.10.2014, 23:39

Hi Rob,


This unit looks better than a FRED. From what I see there are only a limited amount of functions available. No sound, no speed, etc, etc. It looks like a design from 10 years ago attached to the layout. If the ESU unit won't work, a better choice would be a smartphone!
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I will wait until the specs come out!

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Re: ECoS mobile control

Post by Richard-TX » 17.10.2014, 05:25

rjversluis wrote:Hi,

this device looks like a dedicated Android based Throttle.
How the rotary is mapped in Android is not documented.

Marrying a rotary with a smartphone is not wanted by model railroader but a small device with some buttons and a rotary like the FREMO Fred.
http://wiki.rocrail.net/doku.php?id=mgv_fredi-en
I think it is a nice looking unit. Some of the icons look bad, but that isn't the end of the world.
I use a Droid2 or HP Touchpad as a remote device. Neither is ideal.

I like the idea of using an android based device. There are too many proprietary wireless throttles out there. This is at least a step in the right direction.
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Re: ECoS mobile control

Post by Richard-TX » 17.10.2014, 05:28

Tom,

Have you tried Androc?

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Re: ECoS mobile control

Post by rjversluis » 17.10.2014, 06:02

Richard-TX wrote:I like the idea of using an android based device. There are too many proprietary wireless throttles out there. This is at least a step in the right direction.
Okay, thats right.
I will take back my negative posting. :)

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Re: ECoS mobile control

Post by Liviu M » 17.10.2014, 06:10

Hello,
Richard-TX wrote:I like the idea of using an android based device. There are too many proprietary wireless throttles out there.
It is rooted? Nice!

Liviu

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