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Optigo Networks Rising Star Award BACnet International
Optigo Networks named Rising Star at BACnet International Awards

Optigo Networks has been honoured with the Rising Star Award from BACnet International. This award is given to an individual or organization that, while new to the industry, has already shown dedication to the betterment of the BACnet community.

As BACnet International writes in their press release, “Optigo has been extremely active in the promotion of the BACnet standard over the past year, developing whitepapers and conducting webinars describing the benefits of the protocol and increasing its exposure. They have used their platform to share what they have learned and provide access to content that will help people implement BACnet technically, make decisions about BACnet, and generally improve their understanding of the protocol.”

Optigo Networks Rising Star Award BACnet International

Image via BACnet International. From left to right: Optigo’s Director of Marketing, Monica McMahen; BACnet International’s President, Andy McMillan; Optigo’s Director of Business Development, Ryan Hughson.

In 2018, we really dug into educating and inspiring our community about BACnet. We made it a priority to produce whitepapers and webinars that highlight the benefits of the protocol, and emphasize its significance as a foundation for our smart buildings. We also sought to challenge dominant perspectives and encourage debate. Our whitepapers on why you should adopt BACnet and the future of BACnet were widely read by everyone from technicians to executives, and from building owners to integrators and manufacturers.

“The BACnet International Annual Awards provide an opportunity to recognize individuals and companies who through their hard work and dedication continually enrich the BACnet community," Andy McMillan, President of BACnet International, said in the press release. "They consistently go above and beyond to make BACnet an effective and successful building automation standard and we are proud to acknowledge them.”

Many of our blog posts and webinars also honed in on the topic of BACnet, covering why BACnet matters for building owners, illustrating our complex industry map, and helping people solve BACnet problems. We dug into the future of BACnet in a webinar with Andy McMillan, Phil Zito, Adam Rinderle, and our own Pook-Ping Yao. And we asked important questions about how IoT will disrupt the buildings of today and our smart buildings of tomorrow, and whether our industry is truly building IoT ready.

In 2018, we set out to cover every perspective, every angle of BACnet that we could. Looking back at all the content we produced, we certainly did that. We are so grateful for all the individuals who took the time to engage with us through interviews, taking part in webinars, providing feedback, and so much more.

Thank you to BACnet International for this recognition, and to our community for their enthusiasm and support.

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Penn State University Optigo Networks Visual BACnet

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Penn State University Optigo Networks Visual BACnet

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Visual BACnet tech support team

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