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Mike Wang

Rayon, a Success Story

A conversation with Mike Wang, founder and principal developer of Rayon

What was the most important step in founding your company? Mike Wang doesn’t have to think long: "The next step was always the most important one." When Wang took his first step with the company Rayon in 1990, he never would have let himself dream of someday being among the top developers of industrial, serial communications in the world. Rayon products today "are even found at the center of data transmission in the Bank of China," Wang reports, not without pride. In the meantime, the Taiwanese company has merged with Global View Co Ltd and Bit-Rayon Group in China, thereby achieving a total capital of over 30 million USD.

Although the name Rayon contains the words "light" and "ray," the company is not much in the public eye: "As a worldwide exporting OEM manufacturer, innumerable people work with our products without ever learning our name," Wang surmises. "Today in Asia and the USA there are probably only a few people whose data have not been in contact with our interfaces. Our PC know-how doesn’t stop with your German machines, either," he laughs.

When one looks closely at the Rayon logo, "you see hidden here the mission statement, ‘Engineered to Connect,’" says Wang. The 47-year-old openly admits his pleasure in complex eastern philosophy. The logo of Global View Co Ltd is a bipartite semicircle. "In eastern philosophy this is a symbol for growth." Rayon has "connected" as the third member of the Global View Group via a third section in the existing logo of the Group. Wang says, "The red color of the rising sun makes it clear that Rayon provides the energy that allows the semicircle to become round."

The fact that today we can expand interfaces as a matter of course, without having to open up the PC to do so, is due in great part to the pioneering work of Wang and his engineering crew. "In his time, any hardware expansion required a new installation of the entire driver environment. A large Australian computer firm that had heard of the expert reputation of our company in Taiwan, which was still very young then, suggested developing cards with their own intelligence," explains Wang. These cards would be able to be inserted easily into the existing software environment. At the end of the development work we had the A 640 Multi-Port-Serial Card. With double performance and eight times more ports on board than was usual at the time, this card made computer history. Even today, the A 640, with some modifications such as the 3.3V technology, is still a classic that is purchased often.

The product palette today extends from the simple 2-port card to the 64-port card for RS 232 and RS422/485 to the serial via Ethernet IP servers. Galvanic separation is optional in all products and interfaces. Intelligent cards work with their own high performance RISC CPU with 133 MHz of MIPS or ARM. For these units there are also Software Development Kit (SDK) Systems. "With this the scope is practically unlimited for customers to do their own expansions and developments," says system developer Wang happily. "Our industrial customers plan their production facilities for decades. They appreciate the fact that our timely developments do not come at the cost of flexibility." Manufacturers of discount wares cannot manage the balancing act between innovation and tradition, thinks Wang. "The marriage of chips and drivers stops here for just one season."

The requirements of industrial customers are not always fulfilled with run-of-the-mill products. Well thought-out special developments are often needed, Wang says. "Manufacturers that are merely soldering factories need to pass on this one. Our greatest capital, therefore, is the knowledge of our employees. The 15 engineers of our development department learned their trade with us from the basics on up. We are proud to say that our own employees can be counted among the best educated in the branch. Our slogan, "Rayon – Engineered to Connect" describes not only our products, but also the people who work here."

    • 1 - Professional Computers
      • 1.7 - Professional Accessories
        CKVM108 - KVM 8 port PS/2 and USB industrial grade conbo switch
        CKVM116 - KVM 16 port PS/2 and USB industrial grade conbo switch
        WKVM108 - KVM 8 port industrial grade switch
        WKVM116 - KVM 16 port industrial grade switch
        IPKVM101 - Console over IP, PS/2 mouse and kbd, VGA
        CA101-C01 - CAT5 transmitter module
        R-Box - CAT5 receiver box
        CA101-I01 - KVM over IP module
        DMK201-17 - Rackmount 1U dual rail LCD kbd 1*USB/PS/2 drawer 17"
        DMK201-19 - Rackmount 1U dual rail LCD kbd 1*USB/PS/2 drawer 19"
        DMK208-17 - Rackmount 1U dual rail LCD kbd 8*USB/PS/2 drawer 17"
        DMK208-19 - Rackmount 1U dual rail LCD kbd 8*USB/PS/2 drawer 19"
        DMK216-17 - Rackmount 1U dual rail LCD kbd 16*USB/PS/2 drawer 17"
        DMK216-19 - Rackmount 1U dual rail LCD kbd 16*USB/PS/2 drawer 19"
        SMK201-17 - Rackmount 1U LCD kbd 1*USB/PS/2 drawer 17"
        SMK201-19 - Rackmount 1U LCD kbd 1*USB/PS/2 drawer 19"
        SMK208-17 - Rackmount 1U LCD kbd 8*USB/PS/2 drawer 17"
        SMK208-19 - Rackmount 1U LCD kbd 8*USB/PS/2 drawer 19"
        SMK216-17 - Rackmount 1U LCD kbd 16*USB/PS/2 drawer 17"
        SMK216-19 - Rackmount 1U LCD kbd 16*USB/PS/2 drawer 19"
        DMK101-17 - Rackmount 1U dual rail LCD kbd 1*PS/2 drawer 17"
        DMK101-19 - Rackmount 1U dual rail LCD kbd 1*PS/2 drawer 19"
        DMK108-17 - Rackmount 1U dual rail LCD kbd 8*PS/2 drawer 17"
        DMK108-19 - Rackmount 1U dual rail LCD kbd 8*PS/2 drawer 19"
        DMK116-17 - Rackmount 1U dual rail LCD kbd 16*PS/2 drawer 17"
        DMK116-19 - Rackmount 1U dual rail LCD kbd 16*PS/2 drawer 19"
        SMK920-17 - Rackmount 1U LCD kbd USB drawer
        SMK920-19 - Rackmount 1U LCD kbd USB drawer
        SMK980-17 - Rackmount 1U 8port KVM kbd USB drawer
        SMK980-19 - Rackmount 1U 8port KVM kbd USB drawer
        SMK990-17 - Rackmount 1U 16port KVM kbd USB drawer
        SMK990-19 - Rackmount 1U 16port KVM kbd USB drawer
        K301 - Cable 3in1 VGA/Kbd/mouse cable male/male
        K102 - Cable 3in1 VGA/Kbd/USB cable male/male
        K101 - Cable 3in1 for 16port KVM VGA/Kbd/mouse cable
        K103 - Cable 3in1 for 16port KVM VGA/Kbd/mouse cable
        Kbd-DE - Keyboard layout German, optional, Rayon
        Kbd-ES - Keyboard layout Spansh, optional, Rayon
        Kbd-FR - Keyboard layout French, optional, Rayon
        Kbd-IT - Keyboard layout Italian, optional, Rayon
        Kbd-RU - Keyboard layout Russian, optional, Rayon
        Kbd-UK - Keyboard layout British, optional, Rayon
        DMK525-17 - Rackmount 1U LCD 17'' kbd dual rail drawer
        DMK585-17 - Rackmount 1U 17'' 8port KVM kbd dual rail drawer
        DMK595-17 - Rackmount 1U 17'' 16port KVM kbd dual rail drawer
        SMK525-17 - Rackmount 1U monitor keyboard drawer
        SMK585-17 - Rackmount 1U 8port KVM with monitor keyboard drawer
        SMK595-17 - Rackmount 1U 16port KVM with monitor keyboard drawer
        DMK525 - Rackmount 1U LCD kbd dual rail drawer
        DMK585 - Rackmount 1U 8port KVM kbd dual rail drawer
        DMK595 - Rackmount 1U 16port KVM kbd dual rail drawer
        SMK585 - Rackmount 1U 8port KVM with monitor keyboard drawer
        SMK595 - Rackmount 1U 16port KVM with monitor keyboard drawer
      • 1.8 - OEM Components
    • 3 - PC Add On Cards
    • 4 - Networks
      • 4.4 - Ethernet - Serial Over IP
        • 4.4.3 - Serial Over IP RS232/485 4..16 Ports
          GPort108 - IP server 8*RS232 1U 19"
          GPort116 - IP server 16*RS232 1U 19"
          GPort501 - Console RJ45 to DB9 female connector cable
          GPort502 - Data RJ45 to DB25 male connector cable
          GPort503 - Data RJ45 to DB9 male connector cable
          GPort503-4 - Data RJ45 to DB9 male 4m connector cable
          GPort504 - DB25female to DB9 male connector cable
          GPort503-RJ45-DB9-adapter - Data RJ45 CAT5 to DB9 male adapter
          GPort104 - IP Server 4*RS232 (SDK LINUX available)
          APort400 - IP Device Server TX to 4*RS232
          APort040 - IP Device Server TX to Isolated 4*RS232
          IPort104P - IP Device Server Linux based TX to 4*RS232, 5V out pin9
          IPort108P - IP Device Server Linux based TX to 8*RS232, 5V out pin9
          IPort111 - IP Device Server Linux based TX to 1*RS232/485/422
          IPort112 - IP Device Server Linux based TX to 2*RS232/485/422
          IPort114 - IP Device Server Linux based TX to 4*RS232/485/422
          IPort118 - IP Device Server Linux based TX to 8*RS232/485/422
          IPort134 - IP Device Server Linux based TX to 4*RS485/422
          IPort134-I - IP Device Server Linux based TX to isolated 4*RS485/422
          APort004 - IP Device Server TX to Isolated 4*RS485/422
          APort031 - IP Device Server TX to Isolated 3*RS232 1*RS485/422
          APort022 - IP Device Server TX to Isolated 2*RS232 2*RS485/422
          APort301 - IP Device Server TX to 3*RS232 Isolated 1*RS485/422
          APort101 - IP Device Server TX to 1*RS232 and Isolated 1*RS485/422
          APort100 - IP Device Server TX to 2*RS232
          APort111 - IP Device Server TX to 1*RS232 and Isolated RS422/485
          APort200 - IP Device Server TX to 2*RS232
          APort020 - IP Device Server TX to Isolated 2*RS232
          APort202 - IP Device Server TX to 2*RS232 Isolated 2*RS485/422
          APort220 - IP Device Server TX to 2*RS232 Isolated 2*RS232
          APort211 - IP Device Server TX to 2*RS232 Isolated 1*RS232 1*RS485/422
          APort201 - IP Device Server TX to 2*RS485 Isolated 1*RS232 Slave Ports
          APort210 - IP Device Server TX to 2*RS232 Isolated 1*RS232 Slave Ports
          APort602 - IP Device Server TX to 6*RS232 Isolated 2*RS485/422
          APort620 - IP Device Server TX to 6*RS232 Isolated 2*RS232
          APort800 - IP Device Server TX to 8*RS232
          APort080 - IP Device Server TX to Isolated 8*RS232
          IPort138 - IP Device Server Linux based TX to 8*RS485/422
          IPort138-I - IP Device Server Linux based TX to Isolated 8*RS485/422
          APort008 - IP Device Server TX to Isolated 8*RS485/422
          APort1600 - IP Device Server TX to 16*RS232
          GTS508T - Ethernet to 8 serial 1 parallel port server
          GTS516T - Ethernet to 16 serial 1 parallel port server
          GTS588T - Ethernet to 8 serial 1 parallel port server
          GTS586T - Ethernet to 16 serial 1 parallel port server