I plugged it into my computer and the software recognized it immediately. Don't have the receiver installed just yet but I don't foresee any problems. This is a well thought out system and I really like the compact design of the receiver, should fit most any application. The fact you can run your equipment as stand alone with just voltage to the rails or on a DCC layout with the Ring Eng. hand held controller or with the DCC controllers shows how versatile the system is.