In addition to the widely used protocols Motorola, mfx, and DCC, the Central Station combines a large color touch screen with 2 locomotive controllers for easy, convenient control of locomotives. The representation of locomotives can be done with color images. Furthermore, the Central Station has a built-in Märklin Digital locomotive database as well as 2 built-in locomotive card readers (for saving locomotive data on a locomotive card or for quickly calling up a locomotive by inserting its card in the reader). mfx locomotives are automatically recognized and taken into the locomotive list with all of their characteristics. There is also a powerful booster for providing power to the layout for train and accessory current, 20 Keyboards (DCC: 128) for controlling up to 320 (DCC: 2,048) solenoid accessories, a track diagram control board as well as a route controller (including shuttle train control), all of this built into the Central Station. The Central Station can be used in multiples, i.e. with the optional cable (60123) several Central Stations (60214 and/or 60215) can be operated together on a layout, whereby joint and separated configurations can be maintained in the CS2 for the layout areas to be controlled. The Central Station has a built-in USB host (for a mouse, keyboard, or USB stick) as well as a network connection for communication with a personal computer. Maximum load at the feeder track: 5 amps, maximum load at the programming track: 1.2 amps. A maximum output power of 58 VA and a maximum current of 3 amps is available, when the CS2 is used with the 60061 switched mode power pack (with a 60065 120 volt version of the 60061 the maximum power output will be somewhat less than 58 VA). A maximum current of 5 amps is available for the 60215 when used with the 60101 switched mode power pack (recommended only for 1 Gauge) (only a 230 volt version of the 60101 is available). Make sure that the wire to the track is larger than 0.5 mm² in cross section or 20 gauge wire or larger! Software version 3.0 Dimensions 320 x 190 x 80 mm / 12-5/8" x 7-1/2" x 3-1/8".