I'm thrilled that Atlas will produce engines with DCS PS3!!! I have an evntire fleet of MTH DCS locos. I have been very concerned over the past year or so. I only hope and pray that someone makes an attachment to the TIU that will enable it to receive signals for MTH handheld remotes.
I greatly prefer the remote to my phone or a tablet. We operate on our railroad. We just don't watch them chase their tail in an unending pursuit. It is too inconvenient and a pain in the rear to carry a laptop around. In addition, many of my operators do NOT wish to burn up their phone battery just running my railroad.
I would gladly pay the "new" DCS company the extra money needed to incorporate the technology that would continue to allow those of us who have sunk thousands and thousands into their product to be able to continue to use the product.
Fortunately, I have acquired multiple TIUs and Remotes, just in case none would ever be produced again. I hope and pray that I've wasted my money and DCS systems are readily available soon, soon, soon, and also the DCS company either incorporate the capability for remote, or create a product to plus into the TIU the "newer" TIUs that will allow for the remote. My dream.