The ECoS 50200 is already the
second generation of our successful ECoS command station. With the latest ECoS command
station, ESU continues to offer state-of-the-art digital technology combined with contemporary
functional range and easy handling all this for a fair price-performance ratio.
ECoS has - like most of the recent central stations - a large coloured display with high
resolution. In combination with its ground-breaking and easily operated user interface and
excellent contrast values of the coloured screen, ECoS reaches unprecedented ergonomics:
unlike all the other central stations, the ECoS can be also operated without a stylus - all
symbols and writings are hugely marked and clearly structured.
ECoS has 9 function
keys per integrated cab. The light-, and function keys 1 to 8 show the current state of the
function via LEDs.
Discover the fascinating possibilities of the ECoS command station
on the following pages. But take heed: ECoS performance is so good, that even we had to re-
read a few passages to believe it!
With an ECoS command station
you acquire an open system. As is expected of ESU, from the beginning we wanted to be open
to, and compatible with, present systems and norms. Just like our decoders, the ECoS is a real
multi-protocol command station.
As a multi-protocol command station, ECoS
supports DCC, Märklin® Motorola®, Selectrix® and the M4 data protocol. M4 drives and
controls locomotives equipped with mfx® decoders without any restrictions. M4 is completely
compatible. You can even continue to use almost all of your present loco decoders. ECoS is
therefore the only digital command station worldwide that unifies 4 data protocols.
With an ECoS you can run locos: via two integrated cabs with large, easy-grasp
motor driven throttle knobs and nine precise click-function keys you control your locos. In
combination with the touch screen, you can control up to 20 functions per
ECoS controls turnouts and magnetic accessories: a large, graphical control
panel provides you access for up to 1420 turnouts (DCC or Motorola® protocol).
ECoS you can plan and control routes: simply put turnouts and magnetic accessories
graphically in groups and switch them together. Routes will be activated either by feedback
contacts or by key. You can even use s88 occupancy detectors or ECoSDetector feedback
With ECoS you can operate shuttle trains very easily: put a rail contact at
both ends of the track and ECoS will do the rest.
The ECoS built-in booster has so
much power that, in most cases, you don‘t need additional ones.
EcoSlink, a high-speed bus system, based on CAN, that transmits data instantaneously to the
With ECoS, never before has it been so simple to program your
decoders: the large, colored TFT screen offers good contrast and displays a lot of information
in unabbreviated text. A programming track establishes contact with your
Of course, the ECoS has a pre-installed DCC RailCom® function: with its
„global detector“ it recognizes RailCom®-compatible decoders (e.g. our LokPilot V3.0
decoder) directly on the main track. You also have the possibility to feedback the turnout
position via the SwitchPilot to the ECoS command station.
ECoS is compatible.
Besides Selectrix®, Märklin®-Motorola®, and M4, ECoS speaks all variants of the DCC-Norm.
With the integrated analog controllers (joysticks) you can even control the whistle of LokSound
decoders, never before more precisely.
ECoS is expandable. Each ECoS command
station sports a network port for connection with a computer. Thus you can update software or
use a computer for operation.
Who needs ECoS?
ECoS is basically the command
station for all. Beginners, who are looking for a simple-to-operate cab, will be at home right
away: the large, graphic touch screen display shows all information in plain text; in case of
doubt use the integrated help function. Never was it easier to switch to digital control. And
ECoS runs DC or AC driven trains.
Even model railroaders, who alredy own a digital
command station, should step up to ECoS: next to the extreme simple inputs, and the
possibilities for route-and shuttle train programming, you will learn to appreciate the manifold
programming features for decoders. You can connect your present equipment to the input of
EcoSniffer, and continue to use it: you don‘t need to discard anything that you want to keep
Due to its enormous output-performance, the ECoS command station is
recommended especially for operators of Gauge 1 or G layouts: at last you can run multiple
trains without an external booster. Total interplay with our LokSound XL V3.5 decoders is
matter of fact.