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Configuring Raveon Products

Configuring Raveon data radio product is easy. Raveon products have a built in Command Line Interpreter (CLI) that allows all parameters to be configured using simple commands typed into the product.Raveon products may also be configured using RadioManager, Raveon's free Windows application for configuring Raveon data radios. Most models also support WMX, a protocol that can be used to send configuration commands to the product on-the-fly.

Off-the-shelf, Raveon products are configured to "Just Work" in their stock configuration. In their stock configuration, all a user needs to do it turn the products on, connect up to them, and they will be working, communicating, and functional. To become familiar with the product, Raveon highly recommends users test them in the Stock Configuration before changing any settings.

For fastest delivery, order your Raveon product in "Stock" configuration. But, if you would like Raveon to custom-configure your product, we will gladly do that for you.

For customers who would like Raveon to Custom Configure their products, we offer a service to do so. Our technical experts will help determine proper settings and configuration changes for any system, document the settings, and direct our technical staff to configure and test the products in the Custom Configuration.

Factory Configurations

Stock Configuration

All Raveon data radio products normally shipped in a "Stock" configuration with factory defaults. Out of the box, they are configured to Just Work. Consult your product's technical manual for the stock configuration settings.

Most qualified technicians are able to properly configure Raveon products if they study the Technical Manuals. Also, Raveon publishes many Application Notes related to specific applications of our products. You can also read articles about configuring the products and many technical issues related to wireless data communications on our data radio Tech Blog.

Custom Configured

As a service to our customers, Raveon will Custom Configure and test your product with the custom settings that you request. Our technical staff will work with you to determine the apropriate settings, document these, and include a copy of the settings with your order. When Raveon Custom Configures a product, the product is also tested with the custom settings to ensure it is working properly. To request Raveon to Custom Configure your product, add one of the following item numbers to the order for the products.

Raveon Order Number Description Radio Models
PCC Custom radio modem configuration and test M7, M5, M8
PCG Custom GPS transponder configuration and test M7-GX, Atlas, M8-GX
PCG Custom TDMA data radio modem configuration and test M7-GX, Atlas, M8-GX
PCF Firmware updating and recalibration SMB
     

Raveon consults with our customers to determine the best and apropriate configuration for the products. Radio communication systems are complex, and we donnot guarantee Custom Configuration will solve every communication challenge. Our products are very flexible and because there are so many features embedded within them, having Raveon Custom Configure your products, or at least your first order, may be very helpful. But, our technical manuals are very helpful, most people are able to properly configure the products if they study the Technical Manual, and read articles about configuring the products on our data radio Tech Blog.

Methods to Configure Raveon data radio products:

1. Command Line Interface (CLI).

The CLI can be used to configure all parameters within the product. The product must be in the "Command Mode" to issue CLI commands to it. Refer to the technical manual for your product on how to enter the command mode. For most products, you enter three plus signs very rapidly.
+++

To keep the product from unintentionally entering the Command Mode because of the +++ pattern occurring in a stream of data entering the modem, there must be a pause in the data stream before the +++ as well as a pause after the +++ is sent.  If either pause is missing, the product will not enter the command mode.

Using serial communications software such as Radio Manager or HypterTerminal, send the 3-character command sequence “+++” while observing times of silence before [BT (Silence Before Sequence) Command] and after [AT (Silence After Sequence) Command] the command characters.

To set a parameter in the product, enter the Command Mode as described above.  Then enter the proper command, a space, the parameter, and then a carriage return.  For Example, to set the address of the M7 data radio modem to 1234, enter the following command:

ATDT 1234 <CR>

2. Radio Manager

The free RadioManager software program from Raveon can read settings from a product, display them, and save them. It makes editing and changing parameters easy and its graphical interface is simple to use. RadioManager is a very powerful software tool, and has these primary features:

  • Supports all Raveon Data Radios  (M3, M5, M7, M8, Atlas, and M7 GX series)
  • Upload and download settings to/from the product
  • Configurations may be stored to a file or retrieved from a file
  • Intelligent parameter verification to help configure technical parameters
  • Built-in terminal mode
  • Expert mode to enable editing the more advanced features of the product
  • WMX tool to send and receive WMX formatted messages
  • Packet-error testing tool
  • Band Scope feature graphically displays on and off channel signal levels

3. Programmatically

Raveon products are designed to be easily embedded in other products, so there are provisions to allow the settings within the product to be modified by non-humans. Often users control Raveon products with micro controllers, PCs, tablets, or remote network connections. There most common method of programmatically modifying or reading settings from a Raveon data radio modem are:

Command Line Interface

Computers and micro-processors can automatically issue the +++ command, and put the device into the command mode, issue commands, and then exit the command mode with the EXIT command.

Wireless Messaging Exchange (WMX)

WMX enables a user to have full control over sending and receiving of data, and it allows the user to issue commands to the product without having to be in the Command Mode. WMX usually requires custom software programming by the user to format commands in the WMX packet format. It is not for the casual user, but for those who embed the product within some other sophisticated device, WMX is a great way to communicate with the Raveon data radio modem.