FStw: FREMO Stellwerk (FREMO interlocking;-)
The FStw will not be a monolithic interlocking in a big box with the outdoor equipment (turnouts, signals,...) mounted to it with
thick cabling. Instead it will be a decentralized approach, where element controller (EC) are communicating on a bus, the LotusNet.
Also the user interface (UI) will be connected by such EC, no matter which type it is, the only exception may be a UI on a PC,
which will be directly communicating via LotusNet. Even the communication to our
FREMO Block will be done by Lotusnet.
Why a decentralized concept?
In this chapter we will collect some information for common use, eg projects with the FStw.
Documentation for developers
The whole developer documentation will be written in english language. This will be the contribute to the "E" in FREMO and to all the other people, who are interested in our project.
All those items, which are common to the whole interlocking, will be collected here, eg system architecture, background information ...
The documentation for the subsystems, eg EC(ElementController), CC(CommunicationController), CU (Central Unit, Zentralrechner)....
If in the future, there will be some user documentation, it should be at least in english and german language. Hopefully there will be enough volunteers for the translation.