The infrared wireless port when updating
The "Loco Net termination" mode of the PR3 allows the unit to connect to other modules without needing a command station, when there is no requirement for DCC track packets. KB195 PR3 - Hardware Setup Sound Loader and PR3 have been tested to work on PC compatible computers running at 550MHz and up with Windows XP or Vista, 512MB of RAM.In this mode you can interface to a PC and add units like DS64's with control of turnouts and detection (BDL168) and signals (SE8) without needing to run DCC track control or decoders. Other combinations of hardware and software such as Windows 98 may also work, but are not supported by Digitrax, and have not been tested to operate properly.2) Digitrax command station Loco Net to Computer interface As a layout control tool the PR3 is a second generation ...KB169 PR3 Operational Modes What are the different operational modes available in the PR3?In this mode the PR3 can program the configuration variables of most DCC decoders and the sound effects of the Digitrax Sound FX sound decoders. KB170 PR3 - Computer Requirement Update Will the PR3 and Sound Loader software work on systems with specifications other than those listed in the PR3 manual?The beta testers have reported that the PR3 with Sound Loader software, Digi Mon software, and IPL software have been found to work on many desktop and laptop computers running Windows 2000 and Windows XP with Processors as slow as 450mhz, Ram memory as little as 128mb, and USB 1.1 Ports.Installation consists of three steps: Hardware installation, software installation, and software setup.Below is a photograph of the actual hardware connections required for Sound FX programming.
KB76 PR3 - Running with JMRI on Mac OS 10.5 Running the PR3 and PR3 Xtra with JMRI on MAX OS X.
KB194 PR3 - Switch Functions The Mode Switch: The Mode Switch next to the Green LED is used to toggle back and forth between MS-100 mode and PR2 Programmer Mode.
The Green LED will wink once per second if in the MS-100 Mode or toggle every second when in the PR2 sound programming mode.
There are two major situations that would require the PR3 to act as a stand alone Loco Net controller.
The first situation is where one of the many advanced features offered by the Loco Net and the various Loco Net compatible devices is desired to be used on a layout ...
KB77 PR3 - Using USBDeview Utility to uninstall failed PR3 installations Note: If the PR3 driver installation process fails, you will have to uninstall the VCOM USB driver before attempting reinstallation.