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Digitrax's USA patent on Loconet expires in 2020 ????  [✔]

Posted: 25.01.2019, 20:13
by smitt48
Hi,
It is the understanding that the Loconet port on the ESU CabControl is not yet activated, but will be activated via a firmware update after Digitrax's USA patent on Loconet expires in 2020.
Did anybody hear this rumor(?)? Any implications for Rocrail when the patent expires?

Re: Digitrax's USA patent on Loconet expires in 2020 ????

Posted: 25.01.2019, 21:29
by rjversluis
Hi Tom,

if developing new hardware, it still is not a good strategy to use LocoNet.
For Rocrail it does not matter, and LocoNet is too old fashion to consider it for new applications.

Re: Digitrax's USA patent on Loconet expires in 2020 ????

Posted: 26.01.2019, 09:35
by Pirat-Kapitan
smitt48 wrote:
25.01.2019, 20:13
Hi,
It is the understanding that the Loconet port on the ESU CabControl is not yet activated, but will be activated via a firmware update after Digitrax's USA patent on Loconet expires in 2020.
Did anybody hear this rumor(?)? Any implications for Rocrail when the patent expires?
Moin,
ESU still offers a Loconet Converter. I testet it with ECoS 2 and a wireless handheld controll. Loconet ist not completly working, only i think the personal edition part.

Best regards johannes