Four years ago I along with two professional layout builders researched all the available tablet based control systems. The layout builders were initially biased in favor of a German tablet based system that interfaced with DCC components. I had the opportunity to use that system on a completed layout. The unanimous conclusion was there was nothing even close to comparable to the Lionel LCS as an off the shelf integrated system that was self contained with all necessary components available from a single supplier. We proceeded to build the layout incorporating the LCS.
Lionel's support was immediate and they provided all necessary testing software and R&D support when we built a system beyond that which they had tested. The LCS has functioned flawlessly for three years, including an expansion we did last year. I can recommend LCS without hesitation. If anyone wants to see a large, complex LCS in person send me an email.