Rayzig requires both hardware and software to operate. The Rayzig hardware is described in the hardware section. The Rayzig modules contain appropriate firmware which is used to operate the modules and to respond to requests from the Raymon software.
Raymon is a highly featured application which is used to configure and control the Rayzig system. It provides the mechanism to deal with initial configuration and setup of the system, as well as setting control information and ongoing operations. It interfaces with the Rayzig wireless system through an Atmel ATmega processor with inbuilt 2.4 GHz transceiver and to a LAN using the Lantronix XPort interface.
Raymon provides access to the Gateway List which contains information about all modules on the system, along with their configuration information. It also interfaces with a MySQL database, where information can be setup and used as the basis for programming the system.
Firmware is provided for the Atmel processors being used in the hardware, which can be updated using the ‘Over The Air Update’ feature of the Raymon software. This provides the ability to carry out updates from a central repository, and the user can check on the Rayzig website for these. Remote support can also be provided using this mechanism.
As Raymon can provide remote access to the client network, multiple networks can be supported, configured and controlled from a centralised location, thereby making an ideal mechanism for single or multi-site organisations.
The mechanism can be used to provide large organisations a mechanism for working with their consumers to provide demand response for energy management purposes, or the ability to manage their facilities from a single location.
Raymon can be run from a Windows PC, or a Windows Tablet. Control of a network is available through Raymon Remote, which is an Android based app.