myServer is the "Master Controller"
Within it you can add licensing for "Families" like "Lighting Family" and "Climate", "Security", "Control", "AV Family" etc.
Then you add drivers that know how to talk to the particular hardware or software device. Like one for your DirecTV receiver that uses the AV Family license.
You can then add a user interface. The system includes one for Tablets and another for Phone sized devices.
The user interface is accessible via a Chrome or Safari browser on any device.
Once you have the essentials setup you can then start to customize
Event triggered commands, Timed commands, macros, etc.
You can also completely customize the user interface via the included myDesigner application.
Add streaming music and video media. Add Weather, Add Wine Cellar database....
With myServer you won't need an ISY hub to use Z-Wave. The automation capability of ISY is redundant and not used when you have myServer.
You will need a myZWave controller that has the Z-Wave radio in it as a Primary Controller.
So for your RGB lights...
If Z-Wave, (like Fibaro RGB controller), you would need myServer running on a Win PC (7-10), myZWave controller on the network, Lighting Family license, the myZWave driver.
You would discover the Fibaro controller with myZWave.
Then Discover the myZwave controller within the myServer Raspberry driver (myZWave runs on a Raspberry Pi3). The RGB lights should be discovered.
You can then turn the lights on / off.
We will work with you on the RGB user interface as we have developed very advanced UI for RGB lighting that you can use.
Wiring: For RGB lights, this requires a four conductor wire to the lights.
In the equipment rack will be:
Fibaro RGB controller
RGB light power supply
The four conductor wire(s) connect from Fibaro to lights. You can't run really long lengths of RGB lights but you can run another 4 conductor wire parallel with the first RGB light strip to attach to the second (or third - fourth). This is because voltage drops down the long RGB lengths.
BTW, we use 12 volt RGB lights most often. So the power supply would be 12 volts, the controller needs to support 12, the RGB lights 12 volts.
Here's a more deluxe way to control RGB lights:
myServer <> DMX USB or IP transmitter <> DMX cable > DMX RGB receiver > RGB lights
This is how we do our own installs as it is more reliable and very fast responding for neat lighting effects (like changing colors to the beat of the music etc.
The 4 conductor wire is same for Z-Wave RGB or DMX RGB...so you don't need to decide now, wire away!
You might want to plan your RGB lengths if you want diff colors on part of the room then put that run on one "channel" and the other string on another set of channels. So you can control independently. We also support pixel level control but that's a more advanced topic