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All the DCC systems in HO are abandoning their handhelds too and going to the iphone.

- Crank

Not really - Digitrax just released a new handheld.  TCS released two handhelds in as many years.  NCE has done nothing.  I use Roco and they have wifi remotes.  Neither Digitrax, EasyDCC, nor NCE have migrated to smart phones.  Digitrax offers "JMRI in a box" via its LNWI product.

Brendan

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Not really - Digitrax just released a new handheld.  TCS released two handhelds in as many years.  NCE has done nothing.  I use Roco and they have wifi remotes.  Neither Digitrax, EasyDCC, nor NCE have migrated to smart phones.  Digitrax offers "JMRI in a box" via its LNWI product.

Brendan

Hybrid.... the ESU Cab Control remote:

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it’s an android device in a custom box. I’m a fan. It’s easy to update, easy to use, tedious but easy to configure the functions, has a knob and 4 buttons that can be programmed to whatever function you want. The knob has motorized rezero and going past 0 changes the direction.  Holds more engines than any one person can own... oh, and it talks to the cab control base via Wifi.

I like what the TCS UWT100 can do, but it needs a bunch of stuff to talk to the ESU base and I’m just not there yet.

900 MHZ is dead. I don’t even think you can get a cordless phone in that band anymore. If you want a new remote, get with the times and campaign the new Electronics company to build a wifi remote with a thumb wheel.

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I’m going to buy another Lionel Legacy system and some more Legacy engines while you guys cry yourselves to sleep over the demise of DCS

Jeez while I find some of the angst humorous, I wouldn't be gloating.  How is this any where near supporting the hobby.  While the OP has good intentions I still feel that ship has long sailed but I would never gloat about it.  It could have easily been Lionel dropping the hardware remote.

(Edited to correct that the angst being a leg bone to being a funny bone)

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