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SST - VTDD-116LR Video Train Driver - Digital™

This software product is improved and upgraded to Version 1.16 with the inclusion of new and additional control functions as following: -

    1. Automatic USB Interface Connection,
    2. Window Size (Resolution) Adjustable,
    3. Bound Direction,
    4. Day/Night Cabin Function,
    5. Train Simulation Sounds,
    6. Diesel Fuel,
    7. Throttle and Brake momentum,
    8. Track Point or Switch/Signal Functions with Feedback Indication of Track Point/Switch
        Directional or Signal Change displayed on the Control Console,
    9. Track Routine Chain,
    10. Video Image Size Adjustable,
    11. Video Recording,
    12. RailDriver Desktop Cab Controller Function Settings,
    13. Real Time/Fast Clock Function
This software product is displayed on the screen of the computer monitor and all the functions are shown for your view.




Below is a diagram of the DCC and Video Capture systems interface with the SST - VTDD-116LR
Video Train Driver - Digital™
software product on the computer.




* This Video Train Driver - Digital™ software product is currently only supported by 'Lenz Digital Plus'
   and 'Roco Digital' model of Digital Command Control system in 'XpressNet' Data Interface
   Communication format.

   Lenz Logo    Roco Logo

   The other models of DCC are being developed to interface with the Video Train Driver - Digital™
   software product.

* A USB - Video-captured adapter is needed to be included with this software product.

* A maximium of 4 simulators/computers (1 simulator on each computer) are allowed to be used
   because there are only 4 channels available on the camera transmitter/receiver unit.

* The 'RailDriver' desktop cap controller (device) options can be used to control the
   Video Train Driver - Digital™ software product.


Pre-Model Train Driving Simulator Settings
  • Locomotive Code/Number & Locomotive Type Selection & Locomotive Description
  • Left-hand or Right-hand Drive View Selection
  • Diesel Fuel Setting (When selected "Diesel powered" as Locomotive Type)
  • Video Capture Type Selection – either PC, TV or PC & TV
  • Micro Video Camera Power Type – either powered by
      - Locomotive or Function Decoder (recommended for full time power),
      - Battery or
      - Another power source
  • One or two camera selection (2 cameras are useful on both ends of a railcar and it can be automatically changed depending on which direction the train is going)
Model Train Driving Simulator
  • Views of drivable locomotives including
      - diesel, electric, shunter, railcar, high-speed
  • Train Driver Compartment, Console & Controls, and the Video captured image is displayed on the windscreen area
  • Gear shift knob : Forward - Neutral - Reverse Function
  • Acceleration & Deceleration Throttle
      (Automatic or Manual – controlled either
      - from mouse – wheel or left click button - hold down and drag or
      - from the keyboard – up and down arrow buttons)
  • Brake knob
  • Speedometer – accurate needle movement and reading
  • Speedometer Settings
      - Speed & Needle adjustment,
      - Either prototype in KM/H or Scales range from Z to G in meters per minute
  • Accurate Distance Reading – either Prototype in KM's or Scale range from Z to G in meters
  • Distance Reading Settings
      - Distance adjustment
      - Prototype in KM or Scales range from Z to G in meter
      - Save Distance Function for a particular locomotive
  • Diesel Fuel Gauge - Reading and Refill Function (When selected "Diesel powered" as Locomotive type)
  • Emergency Stop & Reset Button
  • Head & Rear Light Button
  • Day/Night Driver Compartment Light Off/On function
  • Function Buttons – Up to 12 functions - e.g. Horns, Engine sound, Uncoupled, Pantograph operation, etc
  • East/West Bound Driving Direction Function
  • Turnout/Signal Button
  • Speed Step Settings (14, 27, 28 or 128)
  • Speed Rate Settings
  • Manual or Automatic Train/Camera direction
  • Locomotive Memory/Save function
  • RailDriver Desktop Cab Controller Settings
DCC Interface & Connection Settings
  • A Digital Command Control system and a PC interface unit or module are required
  • COM Port Selection – Up to 20 COM Ports using either
      - Serial,
      - USB 1.1 or
      - USB 2.0
      (Serial-USB adapter is highly recommended for the best performance & it is supplied separately)
  • Baud Rate Selection (Ranges from 9600 to 115200 kb/s)
  • COM Port & Baud Rate Memory/Save Function
  • Interface type (At present, it supports Lenz Digital Plus DCC only - LI100, LI100F LI101F & LI-USB. Other DCCs are to be developed soon)
Video Capture & Settings
  • A USB - Video-captured adapter is required (supplied separately)
      Availability - either USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 with Composite Video or S-video input &
      Software - Driver
  • Supports NTSC, PAL, SECAM input system
  • Video captured in either MPEG1 or MPEG2 formats (depending on the type of Video capture adapter)
  • High video resolution up to DVD quality
  • Support resolution up to 720x480 (NTSC) / 720x576(PAL) with the use of USB 2.0 video capture adapter
  • Video control settings
  • Do not require a Webcam to start the Video Capture
  • Preview on full windscreen area or image size adjustable system
  • Video capture Recording and Playback
Computer System Requirement
  • Pentium IV 2.4 GHz CPU or up or AMD 2400 or up
  • USB ports: 1.1 or 2.0 (2.0 recommended)
  • Hard Disc Drive (speed 7200 rpm)
  • Graphic card with 64MB memory or up (with hyper-memory would give the video capture smooth image performance - i.e. ATI Radeon or Nvidia)
  • Sound card
  • 512MB main memory (RAM) or up
  • DirectX 8.1 or up (DirectX 9.0 recommended)
  • Window XP

Price of all products can be found on the Order page !
 

SST - VTDC-116 Video Train Driver - Conventional™

This software product is improved and upgraded to Version 1.16 with the inclusion of new and additional control functions as following: -
    1. Automatic USB Interface Connection,
    2. Window Size (Resolution) Adjustable,
    3. Bound Direction,
    4. Day/Night Cabin Function,
    5. Train Simulation Sounds,
    6. Diesel Fuel,
    7. Throttle and Brake momentum,
    8. Track Point or Switch/Signal Functions,
    9. Track Routine Chain,
    10. Video Image Size Adjustable,
    11. Video Recording,
    12. RailDriver Desktop Cab Controller Function Settings,
    13. Real Time/Fast Clock Function
    14. A new optional function on the train driver's control console in the Video Train Driver
         software product to enable the camera to stay "ON" when the train is stationary
         without using the rechargeable battery.
This software product is displayed on the screen of the computer monitor and all the functions are shown for your view.




Below is a diagram of the Conventional and Video Capture systems interface with the SST - VTDC-116 Video Train Driver - Conventional™ software product on the computer.




* This Video Train Driver - Conventional™ software product will be compatible with any model train without a decoder. It will be supported by any Conventional Train system.

* A USB interface Conventional Train Controller/Device is included only with this Video Train Driver - Conventional™ software product.

* A USB Video-captured adapter is needed to be included with this software product.

* A maximium of 4 simulators/computers (1 simulator on each computer) are allowed to be used because there are only 4 channels available on the camera transmitter/receiver unit.

* The 'RailDriver' desktop cap controller (device) options can be used to control the Video Train Driver - Conventional™ software product.


Pre-Model Train Driving Simulator Settings
  • Locomotive Code/Number, Locomotive Type Selection & Locomotive Description
  • Left-hand or Right-hand Drive View Selection
  • Diesel Fuel Setting (When selected "Diesel powered" as Locomotive Type)
  • Video Capture Type Selection – either PC, TV or PC & TV
  • Micro Video Camera Power Type – either powered by
      - Battery or
      - Another power source
Model Train Driving Simulator
  • Views of drivable locomotives including
      - Diesel, Electric, Shunter, Railcar, High-Speed
  • Train Driver Compartment, Console & Controls, and the Video captured image is displayed on the windscreen area
  • Gear shift knob : Forward - Neutral - Reverse Function
  • Acceleration & Deceleration Throttle
      (Automatic or Manual – controlled either
      - from mouse – wheel or left click button - hold down and drag or
      - from the keyboard – up and down arrow buttons)
  • Brake knob
  • Speedometer – accurate needle movement and reading
  • Speedometer Settings
      - Speed & Needle adjustment,
      - Either prototype in KM/H or Scales range from Z to G in meters per minute
  • Accurate Distance Reading – either Prototype in KM's or Scale range from Z to G in meters
  • Distance Reading Settings
      - Distance adjustment
      - Prototype in KMs or Scales range from Z to G in meters
      - Save Distance Function for a particular locomotive
  • Diesel Fuel Gauge - Reading and Refill Function (When selected "Diesel powered" as the Locomotive type)
  • Emergency Stop & Reset Button
  • Day/Night Driver Compartment Light Off/On function
  • Function Buttons - Up to 6 functions - e.g. Horns, Engine sound, etc
  • East/West Bound Driving Direction Function
  • Turnout/Point Button
  • Speed Step Settings (14, 27, 28 or 128)
  • Speed Rate Settings
  • Locomotive Memory/Save function
  • RailDriver Desktop Cab Controller Settings
Interface & Connection Settings
  • COM Port Selection – Automatic selected using either
      - USB 1.1 or
      - USB 2.0
Video Capture & Settings
  • A USB - Video-Captured adapter is required (supplied separately)
      Availability - either USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 with Composite Video or S-video input &
      Software - Driver
  • Supports NTSC, PAL, SECAM input system
  • Video captured in either MPEG1 or MPEG2 formats (depending on the type of Video capture adapter)
  • High video resolution up to DVD quality
  • Support resolution up to 720x480 (NTSC) / 720x576(PAL) with the use of USB 2.0 video capture adapter
  • Video control settings
  • Do not require a Webcam to start the Video Capture
  • Preview on full windscreen area or image size adjustable
    system
  • Video capture Recording and Playback
Computer System Requirement
  • Pentium IV 2.4 GHz CPU or up or AMD 2400 or up
  • USB ports: 1.1 or 2.0 (2.0 recommended)
  • Hard Disc Drive (speed 7200 rpm)
  • Graphic card with 64MB memory or up (with hyper-memory would give the video capture smooth image performance - i.e. ATI Radeon or Nvidia)
  • Sound card
  • 512MB main memory (RAM) or up
  • DirectX 8.1 or up (DirectX 9.0 recommended)
  • Window XP

  • Price of all products can be found on the Order page !


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