The DCS WiFi Companion is Now Available!

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Effective immediately, The DCS WiFi Companion 1st Edition is available as an eBook (pdf) download from MTH's web store by clicking here!

This new book is the equivalent  of the current DCS Companion book except that instead of addressing the operation of DCS though the DCS Remote, it does so through the Premium version of the DCS Application.

Previous readers of The DCS Companion will find the format, organization and and general flow of the book to be consistent with the first book. Extensive use of illustrations once again enhances descriptions, and the highly-detailed Table of Contents, Table of Figures and Index make it easy to find information. Additionally, the eBook is a fully-searchable pdf file.

To learn more about the contents of The DCS WiFi Companion, view or download the attached file Tables from DCS WiFi Book.pdf

I hope that you find The DCS WiFi Companion 1st Edition to be an effective resource for getting the most out of the Premium version of The DCS Application!  

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of "The DCS Companion 3rd Edition"

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

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Thanks Barry for all of your efforts in this regard.  I sure hope that MTH appreciates you providing this service and product to them.  It's amazing that they offered a product without, much if any, kind of documentation.  Any other situation I would not even think about purchasing such a product.  But knowing that you were going to fill the gap, I proceeded to purchase 3 WiFi units and premium APP.  I really appreciate you doing this.

That's for the kinds words, they're appreciated!

You may rest assured that both my business and personal relationship with MTH is just fine. We've been business partners for almost 10 years and MTH has provided resources for me to make my series (yes, 2 is a series!) of books much, much better than I could have made them alone.

Regarding the seeming lack of documentation in the app, most smart device applications come with little or no real documentation. MTH has developed a very nice complete WIU user manual that describes the WIU hardware and its internal program, LuCI, in considerable detail. A suggestion under review would be to build into the DCS App a series of help screens, to provide on-the-fly tips and assistance while the app is being used. Regarding a tutorial or reference manual, I'll abandon false modesty and offer my opinion that The DCS WiFi Companion fills that need completely.

Even if one adds the cost of the eBook to the cost of the Premium version of the DCS App, that combined cost is less than the cost of the major competitor's app, alone.

The plan is to gather feedback regarding the correctness and effectiveness of the eBook, update the eBook (at no charge to previous purchasers) with improvements, and then release a print book, as well. Hopefully, this can be accomplished within 6-8 weeks.

It would help facilitate this plan if those who purchase an eBook could either post here their comments or E-mail them to me directly using the address in my Forum profile. If I had a choice, I'd prefer that the good stuff be posted here and any negative comments be E-mailed to me instead.

Just saying...   

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of "The DCS Companion 3rd Edition"

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

Hello Barry,

I am looking forward to reading your electronic book, but I'm encountering a problem with the pdf.  Everything went smoothly until I tried to open the 3.6 MB file on my Mac Book Pro 13,3 with the latest  OS 10.12.4.  I'm getting a null (blank) page.  I went back to my account on the Shopatron site and re downloaded each of your other books and opened each one with my existing password.  They all opened fine.  Any suggestions I should try? 

Hi Barry:

Got the book downloaded last night with no problems on my Mac Book Pro and my $100 Dell with MS Window 7.   My Dell is dedicated for updates and downloading MTH stuff. No problems printing a hard copy also.

Hope to begin reading it tonight. Looks like you have done another great job. Thanks for all your work on both books. Don't know where we would be without your support.

Thanks again;

Billy C

Bill,

I'm getting a null (blank) page.

What program are you using to open the book on your Mac?

My copy that was downloaded after purchase opens fine on my iMac running 10.12.4 Sierra, with Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe Acrobat Reader. However, it does what just yours does using Preview.

Try downloading the free Acrobat Reader DC from this URL: https://get.adobe.com/reader/

This one opens the password-protected pdf without any issues.

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of "The DCS Companion 3rd Edition"

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

Got the book and look forward to reading it. I had no difficulty using a PC with Windows 10 and downloading onto a Samsung tablet. The only question in my mind is whether the really hot information in Barry's book will make the tablet explode. You know, Samsung..........

Gerry

     

 

 

Bob,

From my previous post on this thread:

The plan is to gather feedback regarding the correctness and effectiveness of the eBook, update the eBook (at no charge to previous purchasers) with improvements, and then release a print book, as well. Hopefully, this can be accomplished within 6-8 weeks.

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of "The DCS Companion 3rd Edition"

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

Bill,

Everything went smoothly until I tried to open the 3.6 MB file on my Mac Book Pro 13,3 with the latest  OS 10.12.4.  I'm getting a null (blank) page.

Download the book again. The new copy should now open fine in Preview on your Mac.

I apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for bringing it to our attention so that we could correct it.

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of "The DCS Companion 3rd Edition"

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

Bob,

I'm happy that you like the book!

Unfortunately, the password is required every time that the book is opened. That's the only form of copy protection available to protect the book's intellectual property.

However, if you open the book frequently, consider simply not closing the computer program or smart device app that you use to read the book, each time that you access the file.

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of "The DCS Companion 3rd Edition"

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

Barry:

Your WiFi Companion is indispensable. I purchased the previous 3 editions, and have found your books authoritative, informative, practical and fun. Your step-by-step instructions on downloading and upgrading were especially helpful to me.  My major wish is that the loader program was Apple OS compatible.

The Companion is a welcome PDF download to my iPad, and especially a great ebook to have on hand when I am frequently mobile. I find the iPhone 7 Plus larger screen the ideal control platform when running my DCS layout. 

Anyone running DCS, and now the Premium WiFi system is missing a lot of its options and potential if they do not have your books.

Very well done!

Once mastered, how could model railroading ever get more fun?

Ron

Barry Broskowitz posted:

Bill,

Everything went smoothly until I tried to open the 3.6 MB file on my Mac Book Pro 13,3 with the latest  OS 10.12.4.  I'm getting a null (blank) page.

Download the book again. The new copy should now open fine in Preview on your Mac.

I apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for bringing it to our attention so that we could correct it.

Thank you Barry.  I appreciate your making the book available in Preview.  I keep copies on my IOS devices in iBook and seldom have to enter the password.  As you said, just keep it running.

In a day or so I'm going to contact you offline about some other possibilities for intellectual copy protection.

Also, I'll have some constructive comments about Wi-Fi networking that I'll share here in the near future. 

Mike,

Thanks very much for purchasing the new book.

You may be assured that you will find it considerably more profitable from a usefulness standpoint than I will from any revenues derived from the sale, and that's exactly as it should be.  

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of "The DCS Companion 3rd Edition"

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

Barry,

In my infinite stupidity, I accidentally bought another copy of the DCS Companion and not the DCS Wi-Fi Companion. I email Shopatron if I could return the unused digital purchase for a refund, and they  said sorry, but digital purchases are final and they do not allow refunds for  digital content. 

Is there any way I can donate this unused copy to someone or did I just make another donation to the Broskowitz family fortune?

BTW, Excellent job on the Wi-Fi Companion!

H1000

H1000,

I accidentally bought another copy of the DCS Companion and not the DCS Wi-Fi Companion. I email Shopatron if I could return the unused digital purchase for a refund, and they  said sorry, but digital purchases are final and they do not allow refunds for  digital content. 

I didn't see an E-mail address in your profile. Please send me an E-mail so that we can discuss a possible solution to your problem.

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of "The DCS Companion 3rd Edition"

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

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