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Base3 System Utility

The Cab3 APP allows for complete Base3 configuration. For those who choose to not utilize the Cab3 APP, Lionel offers a Windows-based program that provides the same configuration utilities. The Base3 System Utility connects to the Base3 via Wi-Fi, allowing you to communicate to the Base3 with the click of a mouse.

The B3SU provides many functions:

  • Base3 settings and status:
    • Change the Base3’s name, route throw rate, and TMCC radio channel.
    • View the Base3’s firmware revision.
    • View the status of the Base3’s various radios and PDI ports
    • Save/restore a local copy of the Base3’s database
  • Base3 firmware updater:
    • Update the Base3’s core firmware
    • Update the Wi-Fi module firmware
    • Update the Bluetooth module firmware.
  • Memory module support:
    • Create a Cab2 firmware module
    • Backup and restore the Base3’s engine database
    • Import your Legacy Base2’s engine database.
    • Create engine-specific memory modules or multi-engine modules
  • Engine roster:
    • View/change road name, road number, locomotive type, control type, sound type, and basic light settings
    • Support for both 2-digit and 4-digit engine rosters
  • Bluetooth LionChief engine settings:
    • View programmed engines, pair a new engine, or remove an existing engine
  • RF LionChief engine settings:
    • View programmed engines, pair a new engine, or remove an existing engine
  • TR data:
    • View and edit trains/lash-ups saved to the Base3’s database
  • ACC data:
    • View and edit accessories saved to the Base3’s database
  • SW data:
    • View and edit track switches saved to the Base3’s database
  • RTE data:
    • View and edit routes saved to the Base3’s database
  • Wi-Fi settings:
    • Configure the Base3 Wi-Fi connection
    • View Wi-Fi firmware revision
    • Set a SSID and password for a secure Wi-Fi connection
  • Command Panel:
    • A simplified command panel for controlling engines from your PC. While this tool cannot do everything that a Cab2 or Cab3 APP can do, the basic functions allow you to test changes made while using the B3SU
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