Introducing new pricing plans and more!

New Features on Visual BACnet
Version 1.8.6 includes annual plans, device vendor details, and updated reports

The Optigo Networks team has been busy building out several new features for Visual BACnet! We are so excited to launch version 1.8.6 on March 8, which will include annual plans, device vendor details, and updated reports.

Learn more about what you can expect from the latest version of Visual BACnet!

Annual plans

Our annual plans for Visual BACnet are changing to have uploads available on a yearly basis, rather than a set number of uploads that renew monthly. If you’re on a basic annual account, for example, you will get 120 upload credits per year, rather than 10 per month. We have made this change  to better fit with the cyclical, fluctuating nature of the industry, where you might need only a handful of uploads one month, and 15 another. Whatever your account level — basic, advanced, small team, or large team — our annual plans are flexible enough to suit your troubleshooting and commissioning needs.  

Vendor details

You’re in Visual BACnet, and you see problems on the network. You drill down to pinpoint which devices are acting up, but all you get is a vendor ID. Then you have to Google the BACnet vendor list to figure out whose device is causing problems. We’re simplifying this process and saving you time by pointing you directly to the source.

Now you will see in Visual BACnet exactly which vendor is behind which device: rather than a vendor ID, you’ll get the name of the manufacturer, so you immediately know who to contact. You can go straight to the vendor and get the help you need sooner.

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Updated reports

Our new reports export the exact same, detailed information you’ll find on Visual BACnet into a PDF report. Visual BACnet’s reports used to show the number of duplicate devices on a network, but now you’ll get the devices’ IP addresses as well. When you see error responses on the network, the report will also show the sources and destinations that have triggered the errors, rather than just the number of error responses. The added detail means you don’t have to pull up Visual BACnet at a remote site; you’ll have all the information you need to troubleshoot right in the generated report. This is far more convenient, particularly when you’re working at a high-security site without Internet access.

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Recent Projects

Penn State University Optigo Networks Visual BACnet

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

When Tom Walker looked at Penn State University’s Navy Yard network, he saw huge issues. The system was busy and loud, to the point where the overrun 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.

Penn State University Optigo Networks Visual BACnet

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

When Tom Walker first started working at Penn State University four years ago, there were a lot of network issues. Buildings were dropping offline. Broadcast traffic was pushing 90,000 packets per hour. Walker was on the phone almost every single night because devices were down or had to be reset.

 

Torre Manacar Mexico City Optigo Connect

TORRE MANACAR

When MR Soluciones began work on Torre Manacar, they knew they needed a flexible and scalable network infrastructure to support a wide array of integrated systems. Optigo Networks was a natural fit for the massive project, designing a robust network at a competitive cost.

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SHORT PUMP TOWN CENTER

Short Pump Town Center, an upscale retail center, underwent a complete renovation in 2014. The flexibility of Optigo Networks’ solution meant the retail center’s unknown final design was not a barrier to placing IP surveillance equipment in the field.

BOULEVARD MALL

BOULEVARD MALL

Optigo Networks connected New York-based Boulevard Mall’s security surveillance devices in December 2015, using a Passive Daisy Chain topology.

Visual BACnet tech support team

TECH SUPPORT TEAM

One tech support team at a manufacturer purchased an account with Visual BACnet in April 2017, for technical problems around the world.

Aster Conservatory Green Optigo Connect

ASTER CONSERVATORY GREEN

The Aster Conservatory Green is a residential community comprising 352 residences across 24 low-rise buildings. The buildings use advanced surveillance and access control technology, including 40 HD video cameras and 60 FOB-access-tele-entry points for access control.

25 NATIONAL CIRCUIT

25 NATIONAL CIRCUIT

When Delta Building Automation (Australia) won the BMS Upgrade at 25 National Circuit for the Australian Trucking Association, they partnered with Optigo Networks to create a secure and robust Building Services Network (BSN). Optigo Connect more than delivered on this project with a scalable solution that restored the building network to perfection.

Optigo Connect Seattle Stadium

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

Optigo Connect offered a simple, cost-efficient solution for a premier Seattle-based stadium. Optigo Networks’ design improved the surveillance system to crystal clear perfection, made it dependable, and allowed the security system to scale with the addition of more than 40 16MP cameras.

TELECOM DATA CENTER

TELECOM DATA CENTER

Optigo Networks and OTI offered a secure and scalable solution for four data centers’ HVAC and Access Control systems throughout the United States. Optigo Connect’s performance in the first data center was so impressive, the client asked that Optigo replicate the network design for three other data centers.