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PIKO America SmartControl WiFi DCC System

Read this review from the September 2018 Model Railroader
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PIKO America SmartControl WiFi DCC system
Touchscreen train control via a Smartphone app over a WiFi connection has been around for several years now. What I miss when using my smartphone as a throttle, though, is that my smartphone isn’t a throttle. PIKO America has taken the app-control concept to the next level with its SmartControl system.

The heart of the system is the SmartController, a device that combines the functionality of a mini tablet running the Google Android operating system with an ergonomic handheld model train throttle.

The SmartControl system was developed by a partnership between PIKO and Electronik Solutions Ulm (ESU). ESU also sells its own nearly identical version called CabControl.

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