The PRR Middle Division in HO Scale has taken its technology to the next level. The JMRI web server has been enabled, which offers JMRI services in several ways. A wireless access point (SSID PRR) has also been installed.
WiFiThrottlehas been enabled. This allows an engineer to use their smart phone as a throttle!
To use your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with JMRI as a throttle, you run the WiThrottle app on the iPhone or iPod Touch. The basic application is available for free download from the iTunes store.
To use your Android device with JMRI as a throttle, you run the Engine Driverprogram or Digitrains on the Android device. These free apps are available from the Google Play Store or the EngineDriver site.
webThrottle has been enabled. This allows an engineer to use any web browser enabled device as a throttle. Further, it allows tower operators and dispatchers to remotely load control panels (see below)... setting the stage for having a dispatcher at a remote site during an operating session, for instance.
Stay tuned, the excitement is beginning!