ECoS leaves the factory with extensive features: Two Cabs with motorized throttle knobs and eight function keys each, plus a two-axis, center-click joystick each. With it, you can blow the whistle of the LokSound V3.5 decoder, analogically, almost as you would with the prototype, or, in the future, control digital cranes perfectly.
The large, white background-illuminated liquid crystal display shows all information in plain words. There is a touch-sensitive screen that you can work either with your finger, or the provided peg.
Each ECoS Command Station integrates a 4 A steady-output booster. Conventional model railroad transformers don't have enough power, which is why we supply you with a stabilized 90 VA (!) power supply. Power aplenty for your layout! If you need more power, you can connect external boosters compatible with DCC or Märklin® 6017. Simply continue to use your own boosters.
Decoder programming takes place via a dedicated programming track. This is independent of the mainline and normal operation on the layout is not affected during programming. ESU takes this for granted.
The new ECoSlink high speed bus serves as communicator between systems. The bus can be connected to throttles, feedback devices, and other system components, that will be available in the future. ECoSlink is robust (up to 300 feet cable length is no problem) and extremely fast: Forget all others...
Each ECoS Command Station incorporates a galvanically isolated jack for s88 feedback modules. Track-occupancy information can be used for route – as well as shuttle train operation. An ECoSniffer jack is provided for connecting "old", existing digitalCommand stations. A galvanically isolated jack for connecting DCC-conform boosters tops off the list of ECoS features.