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1979 Döhler & Haas develops a digital model railway control system. This system is offered to Fleischmann, Märklin, Roco and Trix.
1981 The new system is licensed to Trix with exclusive distribution rights.
1982 Trix presents the new system which is now called Selectrix99 in Nuremberg Toy Fair.
1985 First PC software to control model railways is introduced by M.E.S. The program is designed to be used with Selectrix99.
1986 As the first third party Selectrix manufacturer MTTM introduces their turnout decoders and occupancy detectors. They are sold as kits thus offering a low-cost alternative to the original Trix equipment.
1993 Rautenhaus develops their first Selectrix products. The offering consists of passenger car illumination with integrated Selectrix decoder, reverse loop module and memory module for Selectrix. For Trix Rautenhaus develops route functionality for their Lok-Control 2000.
1997 Müt brings their first Selectrix products to market. They offer an inexpensive hand throttle, accessory decoder and an occupancy detector module.
1998 Rautenhaus and Müt strengthen their positions as Selectrex manufacturers by bringing several new Selectrix products to market.
1999 Müt introduces the smallest avaulable z-scale locomotive (Märklin's only 45 mm long BR89 series) fully digitized using a Döhler & Haas decoder.
2000 Müt introduces it's Multi Control 2004 central unit with many automatic functions built-in.
2001 Selectrix becomes a NEM standard when standard sheets NEM 680 and 681 are published. Märklin has acquired Trix and terminates the exclusive licensing agreement with Döhler & Haas. Selectrix becomes open standard. The new generation of D&H locomotive decoders is introduced. These are offered through Müt and Rautenhaus at first and later by Trix and Viessmann also.
2002 Müt introduces occupancy detector 8i with transponder capacity and able to identify locomotives.
2003 Rautenhaus brings their central unit and many new Selectrix modules to market. New Selectrix kits are offered by Firma Peter Stärz. Uwe Magnus publishes instructions for several DIY Selectrix modules and offers PCB's also. Viessmann offers Selectrix locomotive decoders and occupancy detectors.
2006 Rautenhaus introduces address dynamic system bringing the maximum number of addresses to 9999. Trix replaces its' Selectrix offerings with new Trix Systems which is multi-protocol system.
2008 Rautenhaus introduces RMX.

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