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 +~~NOTOC~~
 +[[https://​wiki.rocrail.net|{{icons:​rocrail-logo-r.png?​nocache}}]]
 +[[:​start-it|{{ icons:​it.png|Versione italiana}}]][[:​start-fr|{{ icons:​fr.png|Version française}}]][[:​start-nl|{{ ​ icons:​nl.png|Nederlandse versie}}]][[:​start-de|{{ ​ icons:​de.png|Deutsche Version}}]]\\
 +**[[:​english|Rocrail - Innovative Model Railroad Control System]]**
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 + \\
 +
 +=====Welcome to Rocrail ®=====
 +\\
 +{{  plan-f:​plan-f-overview.png?​400|Layout:​ "​Plan-F"​}}
 +Rocrail is **free software** for controlling model trains for **[[: linux-en | Linux]]**, **[[: mac-en |Apple macOS]]**, ** [[:​[[:​download-int#​raspberry_pi_odroid| Raspberry Pi & Odroid]] ** and of course **[[: win-en | Windows]]** operating systems. Rocrail assumes all responsibilities for controlling a model railroad and their accessories. Trains can be either manually controlled or completely controlled by the software in automatic mode. A mixed operation, i.e. controlling some trains manually and other trains in fully automatic mode is possible.\\
 +\\
 +
 +**With Rocrail different applications for a model train control can be met:** \\
 +
 +   * Simply as a **[[:​track-control-panel-en|Dispatcher Panel]]** for manually operating an analog or digital train
 +   * or continuous digital operations, semiautomatic,​ or based on schedules or **[[:​english#​automatic_mode|Automatic]]** as well as
 +   * control of car systems, ambient lighting systems (weather, time of day simulation) and other accessories
 +\\
 +
 +**Various user interfaces to operate Rocrail are available:​**
 +\\
 +   * **[[:​english#​rocview | Rocview]]** - the traditional user interface, installed with Rocrail ​
 +   * **[[:​rocweb:​rocweb-en | Rocweb]]** - web client for all (also mobile) devices
 +   * **[[:​androc-intro-en | andRoc]]** ​ - for all Android based devices
 +   
 +\\
 +{{ :​rocview:​mdi-view-macos.jpg?​400|MDI View}}
 +On a layout multiple instances of these user interfaces can be deployed, at the same time. The displays are automatically synchronized between all user interfaces.\\ In addition, commercially available or homemade hand controllers can also be used.
 +\\
 +\\
 +The user interface is available in many [[:​rocgui-lang-en|Languages]] : [[https://​translations.launchpad.net/​rocrail/​rocrail-dev/​+pots/​rocrail|List of supported languages]].\\  ​
 +
 + \\
 +**Internet of Things** [[https://​nodered.org|{{:​nodered:​node-red.png}}]]\\
 +**[[:​nodered:​nodered-en|Rocrail is IoT ready, and can be integrated]]**.\\
 +
 + \\
 +
 +=====Rocrail - Quick-Start=====
 +Are you new to Rocrail? This guide shows the first basic steps and contexts for a successful start with Rocrail. ​
 +
 +\\
 +[[:​stepbystep-en|{{:​start:​startmeup.png}}]] __**[[:​stepbystep-en| ​ Rocrail - First steps]]**__\\
 +\\
 +
 +===== Rocrail - Highlights===== ​
 +[[:​rocweb:​rocweb-en|{{ :​rocweb:​rocweb-preview-en.png?​200}}]]\\
 +**Besides the usual model railway control features, Rocrail also includes a number of special characteristics:​**
 +\\
 +    * Immediate reaction to feature requests or error reports, from the developing team **[[https://​forum.rocrail.net|Forum]]**
 +    * Exchange experiences in forum with direct contact to developers and users **[[https://​forum.rocrail.net|Forum]]**
 +    * Freely definable actions **[[:​actions-en|Actions]]**,​ which are triggered by configurable events and associations
 +    * With the use of scripting **[[:​xmlscripting-en|XML-Scripts]]**;​ realize any specific functions and logic operations
 +    * During operation, locomotives learn in each block **[[:​loc-bbt-en|Block Brake Timer]]** the optimal braking curve
 +    * Support for all major operating systems: **Linux**, **Apple macOS**, **Microsoft Windows** and **Raspberry Pi**
 +    * Client / server concept with integration of mobile hand held controllers
 +    * **[[:​rocweb:​rocweb-en|Rocweb]]** a Browser-based client without any installation on any mobile devices and operating systems
 +    * Extensive support for common **[[:​controllers-en|Command Stations]]**,​ including DIY projects
 +    * Free choice of language of the graphical user interface (GUI). If necessary, these languages can be expanded
 +    * One can use **as many independent and different command stations simultaneously** as needed
 +    * Random route selection or automatic target search using drag & drop
 +    * Finder option **[[:​finder:​finder-en | Finder]]** allows automatic searching of routes and "​home"​ location for locomotives
 +    * **[[:​loc-int-en#​acceleration|Train-mass simulation]]** to realize a load-dependent acceleration performance
 +    * Schedule operation with multifarious configuration dependencies and time models ​
 +    * Support of **[[modules:​modules-en|Modular layout]]** by dividing the track layout across multiple plans and clients
 +    * Block / routes permissions by parameters such as era, train length, engine type etc.
 +    * Priority and reservation system to avoid getting bogged down in random or automatic mode
 +    * Freely definable dynamic text output for the control of sound programs or external text displays
 +    * Weather simulation with real or model time support, for a broad range of different systems
 +    * Freely adjustable user defined symbols for the **[[:​english#​themes|Layout themes]]**, finished themes are available for many countries
 +    * Realistic switchboard function with start / finish button control
 +    * **[[:​seltab-en|Fiddle-Yard-]]**,​ **[[:​turntable-en | Turntable-]]** and **[[:​stage-en|Staging-Block-]]** control
 +    * Support **[[:​english#​car-systeme | Car-System]]** with specially optimized functions
 +    * Integrated Digital Direct Central Station **[[:​dcc232-en|DCC232]]**
 +\\
 +\\
 +
 +=====Rocrail - Documentation =====
 +
 +**A user manual with a complete up-to-date description of all the functionality in Rocrail.**\\
 +\\
 +[[:​english|{{:​start:​startmeup.png}}]] __**[[:​english| ​ Rocrail Documentation]]**__
 +
 +\\
 +
 +===== Rocrail - Community =====
 +\\
 +Rocrail continually develops thanks to a vibrant community, with a direct dialogue between developers and users in the forum, but also in personal meetings.
 +\\
 +\\
 +\\
 +{{ :​events:​stammtisch7sg.jpg?​200|BBQ 7st roundtable Solingen Aug. 2011.}}{{ :​events:​1st-roundtable-speyer.jpg?​0x120}}
 +
 +  * There is a **[[https://​forum.rocrail.net|Forum]]**,​ where users of Rocrail can ask questions, get answers from other users or simply exchange experiences on using Rocrail.
 +  * The main language in the forum is English. Everyone is welcome in this international community.
 +  * Due to the number of German-speaking users, there is also a German-language forum, as well as Dutch, French and Italian ​
 +  * **[[:​promotion-all#​user_days|User days]]** are at present regularly organized, in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria
 +
 + \\
 +\\
 +//The whole team hopes that all users have fun and joy with the software. The entire Rocrail team is looking forward to any form of active and constructive participation in the project.\\
 +We are always interested in the opinion of users and welcome your feedback in **[[https://​forum.rocrail.net|Rocrail-Forum]].**//​
 +\\
 +
 +===== Rocrail - Software und DIY Hardware =====
 +[[:​rocnet:​rocnetnode-de|{{:​rocnet:​rocnet-logo.png?​50|Wahlfrei,​ kompatibel mit GCA50/​CANGC2 und läuft auf einem Raspberry Pi.}}]][[https://​www.phgiling.net|{{:​icons:​gca.png}}]][[:​cbus:​overview-de|{{:​icons:​cbus.png|MERG CBus; Die auf CAN basierende Loconet-Alternative mit offenen Quellen.}}]]\\
 +  * The software supports not only many commercialized __**[[:​controllers-en|Central Stations]]**__ but also DIY projects and or software emulation via RS232 / USB.
 +  * Rocrail'​s own __**[[:​english#​hardware|Hardware]]**__ is developed without SMD and therefore easy to recreate.
 +  * Professional boards and kits can be ordered at a fair price: [[gca:​gca-index-en|{{:​icons:​gca.png}}]]
 +
 + \\
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Rocrail - Trademark =====
 +The name "​Rocrail"​ and the associated logo is our trademark.\\
 +Both are officially registered in Germany and the Benelux countries.\\ ​
 +  * [[https://​register.dpma.de/​DPMAregister/​marke/​register/​3020080505923/​DE|Germany:​ 3020080505923:​]]
 +  * [[https://​register.boip.int/​bmbonline/​details/​trademark/​show.do?​markNumberType=REG&​markNumber=928454&​markID=3087347|Benelux:​ 928454]]
 + \\
 +
 +===== Rocrail - Copyright =====
 +**Copyright (c) 2002-2018 Robert Jan Versluis, www.rocrail.net**\\
 +All rights reserved.\\
 +**Commercial usage recommends a __[[:​donate-en#​commercial_support_key|Support Key]]__**.\\
 +
 + \\
 +
 +===== Rocrail - Disclaimer =====
 +Using this program is at your own risk.\\
 +Robert Jan Versluis can not be held responsible for any damage that the use of this program may cause to your computer, model trains or anything else. \\
 +To prevent problems it is strongly recommended to first read the manual.\\
 + \\