Hornby Triplex Sound Bluetooth decoder choices

Hornby offers a range of Bluetooth-enabled DCC decoders for all budgets and purposes. MARK CHIVERS explains their capabilities and differences.

Decoders are at the heart of operation for HM|DCC. The main difference between standard digital decoders and Hornby’s new Bluetooth enabled versions is in how they communicate. As their name suggests, the decoders use Bluetooth connectivity technology to receive commands from the HM|DCC app direct from a smart phone or tablet. Each decoder features its own Bluetooth transmitter/receiver, but they can also act as conventional decoders through a standard DCC command station too.

Above: Hornby’s Bluetooth and DCC Triplex Sound (TXS) decoders are currently available in 8-pin, Next18 and 21-pin formats.


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