Maintaining BACnet on University Campuses

maintaining BACnet on university campuses
Maintaining BACnet on University Campuses

The team at Optigo is excited to announce we are co-hosting an event at Princeton University on April 5, all about maintaining BACnet systems on university campuses. This one-day conference will give attendees the tools to manage their building automation systems, provide insight into IP Networking for BACnet, and cover challenges and successes at other universities.

Universities are massive properties, with many devices and shifting priorities all demanding attention. The stakes are high to keep HVAC, lighting, and security systems running as they should. Just a few months ago, Princeton University had breaker panels restarting and football stadium lights turning on in the middle of the night. The controls engineer, Gary Brancato, couldn’t figure out what was causing this recurring problem. Unfortunately, there’s currently no organized training for university facility managers and controls engineers, so this confusion is common. They have few resources to turn to when problems crop up.

We want to change that. We’re teaming up with Controlco to bring a building automation intensive to Princeton University. This conference is for controls engineers who run BACnet systems at colleges and universities every day. The one-day seminar will focus on BACnet troubleshooting, IP networking, and learning from the successes of other universities.

Interested? Limited space is available, so learn more about the event and register now. See you at Princeton!

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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 Optigo Networks Optigo Connect Mexico City High-rise shopping centre

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.

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

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 Controlco 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.

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BUENO SYSTEMS

Energy analytics company BUENO Systems was working on a mall when the worst happened. The network failed and equipment failed to “ON,” which kept units running 24 hours a day. As it turns out, the mall’s network was overloaded and glitching before BUENO even deployed. It had been for a while. These latent issues were a ticking time bomb and would have resulted in a failure if any new devices were added to the network. Because it was BUENO’s device, though, they had to fix it. The only way to fix it was out of pocket.