The following section lists some typical characteristics and features,
which illustrates the status of the ZIMO MX31 and MX31FU in comparison to
handhelds, cabs, stations and “mice” of the competition. This list
is neither complete nor compiled according to significance:
NOTE: ZIMO's concept of a
continually evolving system will bring new software updates. The ZIMO Service Tool program
(ZST) is designed to facilitate the update procedure.
Unrestricted access to all functions within a ZIMO system (true for all
ZIMO cabs): driving, switching, programming, block control, automation.
Two main operating modes (OPERATOR and EXPERT) with their aim of “basic
functions – comfortable and simple” or “maximum information - largest range of functions”; as
well as the “GUEST” mode for the control of one pre-assigned train only.
Assignment and use of names not just for locomotive and turnout
addresses but also for trains (consists), turnout ladders and in the future for other elements as well (e.g.
Keyboard illumination, automatic dimming of LED’s and display (daylight
sensor), readable in full sun light.
Background memory can be superimposed and scrolled through (list of
locos and accessories stored in the background memory, ready to be activated) at the same time a loco or
accessory address is active; switching to a selected background address is possible with just one keystroke.
Simultaneous control of two locos (incl. graphical representation),
speed/direction with speed slider/directional key or encoder wheel respectively, particularly suitable for shunting
activities and consist building.
Accessibility of most application levels either through a comprehensive
menu structure with integrated help files or by direct acting key combinations.
Programming mode (service mode and operational mode) with "command line
memory" to simplify experimental changes in coherent decoder CV’s that also allows copying to other
Integration of the bidirectional communication in the areas of
“driving”, “switching” and “programming”. Numerical display of target speed and actual speed as well as indicators for
automated signal stops and brake sections. Fast clock, selectable as local time or synchronized system-time.
Special procedures for the definition and activation of different
“automated operating sequences”, which are processed by the command station (ABA, ARA, block control,
Multilingualism, probably with an option of adding phrases in your own
Software updates via Internet and command station with the help of the
ZIMO Service Tool (ZST), no charge of course.
Radio characteristics MX31FU :
50 - 100 m in buildings, even more in outddor operation.
Battery operation time 8 hours.
Number of radio cabs operating simultaneously:
4, practically various events worked with
version (900 MHz band instead of 433 MHz) probably will be developed in