Optigo Networks Blog

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How will IoT disrupt BACnet and the buildings of today?

 

November 27, 2018, Vancouver, BC – Vancouver-based Optigo Networks, the network connectivity, monitoring, and analytics company, has released a whitepaper on the future of BACnet and the Building Internet of Things (BIoT). This whitepaper probes the biggest questions we face in BACnet, the building automation communications protocol, and our smart buildings today.

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How Princeton got their top vendors working together

 

Gary Brancato had a problem. As a controls engineer at Princeton University, he has a small team and a big campus. It’s just him and his fellow controls engineer Adam, juggling 1,000 Ethernet devices from more than a dozen vendors. When there are network issues, there’s lots of finger-pointing between the vendors, passing the buck and saying it’s someone else’s fault.

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The Future of BACnet

 

The BAS industry is at a turning point, with IP connectivity shifting the way we see our brick and mortar buildings. 

At Optigo, we live and breathe BACnet. Our Visual BACnet diagnostics and monitoring platform has us chatting with experts from companies all over the industry, and technicians who use BACnet day in and day out. 

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Network horror stories

 

There are goblins and ghouls that go bump in the night; and then there are BAS misconfigurations that give you a fright! For Halloween, we’ve collected some of your spookiest network horror stories. Read on for stories of:

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Vote for your CTA picks

 

Have you voted in the annual ControlTrends Awards yet? The ceremony will take place at AHR Expo 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia January 14–16.

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How Penn State solved MS/TP issues overnight

 

When Tom Walker looked at Penn State University’s Navy Yard network, he saw big issues. 

The system was busy and loud. So loud, that the overrun MS/TP network was bringing down the entire building. 

Because this was happening on the MS/TP network, pinpointing the problem would mean boots on the ground to segment and test the chain, piece by piece. 

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Optigo Connect solutions for any size

 

We know, at the end of the day, the decisions you make for your business or building come down to time, money, and effort saved. What’s going to prove the most reliable, secure, and overall simple to use? 

Whether you have a small, medium, or large building, Optigo Connect can save you big in money, time and effort compared to a traditional network. 

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The Future of BACnet Q&A

 

We recently hosted a webinar on the future of BACnet, moderated by our own CEO Pook-Ping Yao, with very special guests Andy McMillan of BACnet International, Phil Zito of Building Automation Monthly, and

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Join us at Smart Campus Summit 2018

 

Princeton University is hosting this year’s Smart Campus Summit, October 29–31! The conference brings together IT and building automation professionals from across the country, to share experiences and success stories. We attended last year, and it was an intimate gathering for IT and BAS university professionals, to dig into the nitty gritty of day-to-day challenges.