Loconet Checker

This program helps you to manage your Digitrax devices connected to the LocoNet bus and monitor their behaviour.  It ensures that all devices have the correct settings.

The key areas of functionality are:

-         Smart Configuration of your Command station (DCS100 / Zephyr).  Easy to use settings window that allows you to make a change in a flash.

-         Configuration of all BDL, PM, DS64 and SE devices connected to your Loconet.  The system stores your default settings for future reference and allows you to change the setting of any device instantly.  The screen shows the current settings of all devices side by side for easy reference.

-         BDL/DS54/DS64/SE/SIGM10 Message viewer.  This window displays and counts all sensor and Transponding messages allowing you to see if any boards are not behaving correctly. The system reports how many messages were lost on interrogation.

-         Manual sending of any Loconet Message (checksum automatically calculated)

-         Background logging all Loconet traffic to disk.  This is useful when a problem has occurred with computer based control systems and you need to become the forensic detective.

-        Smart Slot monitor that automatically synchronised with the Slot Manager. This monitors any problems with Slot Manager and Computer throttles. It shows also your consisted locomotives. Shows now in addition (if ALM used) the name of the locomotive & Id of the locomotive, the throttle name and the current transponding zone name. The slot monitor has the capability to stop or release all trains and also to allocate all trains defined in the ALM-Database (useful for transponding)

-         Turnout checker allows you to check all your turnouts before you start a train session.

-         ALM editor allows you to enter names for your locomotives and turnouts, which will be  used by the slot monitor

-         Display of all CML board in the screen “HW-Configuration” with the basic data

-         Display of the LocoIO-Modules in the screen “HW-Configuration” with the basic data

-         Display of SIGM10 SE-messages in the screen "BDL16x"

-         Extra screen for displaying all loconet messages with filtering possibility

-         Full support for the DCC pocket tester (http://www.dcctester.com), display loconet messages and DCC messages together, Filtering for DCC messages, saving of DCC messages, extra screen for statistic data


New enhancements in V2.6.7:

- Full support for DS64 devices

- Enhanced loconet viewer

- Support for new version of DCC pocket tester (including statistic data)

- Converted to .NET v2.0

- Improved performance for locobuffer via USB (see configuration note)

- Based on latest version of RailroadAutomation API

New enhancements in V2.9.1:

- Different bug fixes

- PR3, Vista and Windows7 support

- Enhanced ALM editor

- Enhanced loconet viewer to display alias names for switches and sensors

New enhancements in V2.9.6:

- smaler enhancements and bug fixes

New enhancements in V2.9.7:

- smaler bug fixes

New enhancements in V2.9.8:

- smaler bug fixes

- support for F12 - F28 in slot monitor

- Better suport for DS64 routes

- auto display of collision counter, etc.

New enhancements in V2.9.81:

- support for F12 - F28 in slot monitor also for adresses > 127

New enhancements in V2.9.82:

- fixed a bug in displaying DS64

New enhancements in V2.9.83:

- spelling mistakes corected

New enhancements in V2.9.85:

- corrected connection problem

- migrated to .NET Framework4

New enhancements in V2.9.9:

- support for Pricom DCC-Checker V1.6

 New enhancements in V2.9.91:

- fixed bug in BDL168 - modification of opws
- support for DCS51 added
- alarming & monitoring feature added for interface to loconet (see new tab monitoring under menu option)

 New enhancements in V2.9.93:

- optimzation of alarming

New enhancements in V2.9.94:

- DS64 - save and restore of default values

New enhancements in V2.9.95:

- correction of reported bugs











Note: My program is based on the API from the program RailroadAutomation


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Last modification: 21. April 2013.