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Manufacturer: QSI Solutions


Summary: QSI Solutions (QSIS) was the consumer products affiliate of QS Industries (QSI) of Portland, Oregon. QSI was and continues to be the industry’s premier pioneer of DCC sound and control technology; as such it is the owner of more DCC patents than all other manufacturers of DCC sound components combined.QSI Solutions (QSIS) partnered with QS Industries (QSI) to develop and manufacture its large-scale decoders the Revolution, and later the Titan. QSI also distributes and provides technical support services for the full range of QS Industries (QSI) products, from the Q1a decoders factory-installed as OEM equipment in many models, to today’s Titan™decoders, the most advanced and powerfully realistic aftermarket model railroad sound and control decoders in the industry.

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Date Opened 1983
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Device Types Mobile Decoder

Description

In 2013 QSI became independent of American Hobby Distributors. From Model Retailer:

QSI Solutions, a subdivision of American Hobby Distributors, has been reformed as a stand-alone company.

American Hobby Distributors owner Tony Parisi announced the change Sept. 25. QSI Solutions will now rest under the ownership of longtime manager and product developer Joshua Shedaker, according to a release from the company.

Subsequently QSIS has gone dormant, and the Large-Scale decoders are only available on the secondary market.

Current Status

The current status of QSIS is unknown at this time.

The QSIS website website is still partially functional, but some sound files are missing things such as instruction manuals, etc. You can go to the groups.io forum and get files and software there: [1]

Q S Industries

QS Industries has a website at QS Industries which offers various items such as programmers and Titan multifunction decoders. Manuals and sound files are also available for download.

Quantum Programmer

QSI had their own computer interface, the Quantum Programmer which connected to the computer via USB.

Multifunction Decoders

For best results, a Programming Track Booster is recommended for QSI decoders.

Titan series for HO

  • Titan - A™ HO Scale Board Replacement Decoder
  • Titan - U™ HO Scale Wire Harness Based Decoder
  • Titan - U/W™ HO Scale Wired Decoder
  • Q1a Upgrade Chips Quantum Chip Upgrade for HO Factory Installed Sound Systems

Large Scale

  • Titan Aristo™ for Aristocraft G scale locomotives
  • Titan Bachmann ™ for Bachmann G scale locomotives
  • Titan USA™ for USA Trains G scale locomotives (via the Traintek Adapt-a-board, sold separately)
  • G Wire Receiver™

All Scales:

Discontinued Products

  • Quantum Revolution
  • Quantum Aristo/Magnum

Troubleshooting

QSI multifunction decoders can enter a sleep mode. If this happens the decoder may be unresponsive.

To exit this mode try pressing the F6 key twice in rapid succession. It may take several attempts before this works.

Programming

In Operations Mode Programming, there are a couple of issues:

  1. The locomotive sound must not be muted;
  2. Verbal Acknowledgement, CV62, must be disabled by writing a 0 to that CV.

These parameters are also true when consisting locomotives with QSI multifunction decoders.

Multifunction Decoder Reset

QSI multifunction decoders can be reset by the normal methods, but will sometimes require a hard reset.

To do a Hard Reset (https://groups.io/g/jmriusers/message/192579):

  1. Place the locomotive on an independent, separate length of track. There should be nothing connected to it, electrically or physically
  2. Gain physical access to the reed switch
    1. This will require removing a hatch, the body of the locomotive or the tender
  3. Short the reed switch by connecting a jumper across it
  4. Place a 9V battery across the rails
  5. Disconnect the jumper across the reed switch

The locomotive's voice prompt should state RESET. It may take several attempts for this process to succeed.

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QSI Solutions FAQs

Q: QSI Decoder Resets on Startup

If a QSI multifunction Decoder resets upon startup, the reed switch used for this purpose has failed and is in a closed position.

Remove the reed switch and the decoder should work as normal.

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Q: Reset QSI Decoder

Manufacturer ID: 113

QSI Multifunction Decoder Hard Reset

QSI multifunction decoders can be reset by the normal methods, but will sometimes require a hard reset.

To do a Hard Reset (https://groups.io/g/jmriusers/message/192579):

  1. Place the locomotive on an independent, separate length of track. There should be nothing connected to it, electrically or physically
  2. Gain physical access to the reed switch
    1. This will require removing a hatch, the body of the locomotive or the tender
  3. Short the reed switch by connecting a jumper across it
  4. Place a 9V battery across the rails
  5. Disconnect the jumper across the reed switch

The locomotive's voice prompt should state RESET. It may take several attempts for this process to succeed.

Reset Procedure

Reset must be done using OPS mode.

  • To use ops mode, disable voice feedback by setting CV62=0 (Off).
  • Set CV23 and CV24 to 0 to disable momentum

QSI equipped locomotives may have a reed switch and magnetic wand is used to activate it. Generally, a Programming Track Booster such as the Soundtraxx PTB100 is recommended.

Do NOT use a DCC Specialties PowerPAX!

Broadway Limited, Atlas and Lifelike locomotives with QSI sound equipped multifunction decoders use a different reset procedure. Check the manual; some use a magnetic wand for the reset.

If there is no wand open the engine or an access hatch to find the reset jumper. Remove the jumper and restore the track power. There will be an audible acknowledgment at the end of the reset sequence (usually 3 toots of the whistle/horn). Replace the jumper and test using address 3.

If a wand is used, locate the internal reed switch and place the wand over it for a moment. When track power is restored, the decoder will go through its reset procedure. To locate the reset switch, place the engine on active (powered) track. Slowly move the wand over the top of the engine or tender until the engine audibly responds, by a message.

Software Reset

QSI also has a software reset method, using the following process:

  1. Place engine on the main track if it responds to its address. If not, the program track may be required.
  2. Set CV49 to 128
  3. Set CV50 to 255
  4. Set CV56 to 113. As the decoder resets the horn will sound with 3 short signals.
  5. Test out the locomotive using address 3.

QSI also has some selective resets.

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