JMRI Fast Clock - LocoNet CapabilityA Digitrax LocoNet can contain it's own fast clock timebase. This can be driven either by a DCS100/DCS200 command station, or by a separate fast clock module such as those made by Logic Rail Technologies. This page discusses how JMRI can either use or control the LocoNet fast clock.
Controlling the LocoNet clockThe "Clock Monitor" tool in the "LocoNet" menu provides a convenient way to:
- Read the current contents of the LocoNet fast clock
- Set the date and time
- Set the rate. Note that you can't explicitly pause a LocoNet clock, but you can stop it by setting the rate to zero.
Using the LocoNet clockYou can also have JMRI use the LocoNet clock for it's own, internal timebase. This keeps the clocks that JMRI displays on the screen synchronized with the LocoNet clock, hence the displays on DT400 throttles, etc.
To do this, select the "LocoNet Fast Clock sets Internal Clock" option on the LocoNet clock monitor window. Note that you should do this before opening the clock windows so that when you open the clock windows they connect to the correct timebase. Happy timekeeping!