Optigo Networks Blog
Optigo Networks is off to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the upcoming AHR Expo, January 30 - February 1. AHR is the world’s largest Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) marketplace, and over 60,000 industry professionals are expected to attend.
When your MS/TP network breaks down and you have to capture data for diagnosis, you’d better hope you’re in the building. Otherwise, it means driving to site for the lengthy process of locating the router in question, using your USB dongle to capture the network data you need, and then sorting through the packets in Wireshark to untangle the issue.
There is massive potential for growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart building technology: McKinsey put IoT near the top of its list of disruptive tech with big economic impact, and a TELUS/IDC report
At the end of September, Optigo’s VP Product Management, Dan Ronald, and Software Engineer, Daniel Tan, took Visual BACnet to BACnet PlugFest at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. They spent 3 days working with engineers, developers and experts from major BACnet device manufacturers to test their products and ensure interoperability.
We often have people ask us how to create a packet capture, or pcap file, to use in Visual BACnet. While any pcap should give you some insight into your network, there are some best practices that vary depending on what you are trying to discover.Capture duration
The optimal duration depends on the intended use of the pcap file.
Global Who-Is requests are important to ensure all of the devices on your system are accounted for. However, if they occur too often they can clog the system with all of the I-Am replies. It is important to know if they are being sent out too frequently.