Healthy Building Networks

Healthy Building Networks Empower Smart Buildings
Optigo Networks helps you make the most of your smart building's technology investments by giving you a healthy building network.

What’s a healthy building network?

A healthy building network

Ensures your data moves seamlessly from edge-to-cloud or edge-to-server, uncompromised and on time. Robust connectivity of smart devices is the basis for your building functioning efficiently and dependably. User-focused management allows users to configure and manage the network from a single pane of glass. Network analytics work in real time to keep building managers informed of network changes so they are the first to know when data is compromised or delayed. Finally, security of the entire solution ensures tenants and their data are safe at all times.

Why are Healthy Building Networks important?

Because people want to live, work, and play in buildings that are secure, comfortable, and sustainable.

Security

Healthy networks eliminate weak points in IT and OT systems, keeping digital assets and people secure.

Comfort

A proactively self-managed network means it will work 24/7 to keep the building’s occupants comfortable and happy.

Sustainability

A healthy building network can lower operational costs and conserve energy; all while self-managing to minimize maintenance time as the network grows.

Challenges of a Healthy Building Network

OT Concerns
IT Concerns
Scalability
OT Concerns

The Maintenance Perspective: How easy will it be to add more devices across a physically large network in the future, and maintain them?

IT Concerns

The Networking Perspective: Can the physical OT network handle so many devices?

Security
OT Concerns

Physical Safety: What if security breaches threaten physical safety, or give access to IT data?

IT Concerns

Data Privacy and Security: Will the digital assets and confidential IT data be safe?

Safety
OT Concerns

Service Interruptions: Will service interruptions result in frustration, fines, harm or injury?

IT Concerns

Hackers: Will hacked machines and other outside threats have physical safety impacts?

Ongoing Updates
OT Concerns

Longevity: If it’s working, let’s not touch it. If it’s not working, I need to call in a few vendors and schedule maintenance during off hours.

IT Concerns

Updates: How will we deal with updates and patches so we are up to date?

Working with IT/OT
OT Concerns

IT Doesn’t Understand OT: IT seems to care more about upgrading to bigger and faster than about longevity.

IT Concerns

OT Doesn’t Understand IT: OT often does not follow standard IT best practices such as audit trails and regular updates.

Maintenance
OT Concerns

Vendor Management: Many contractors are responsible for maintaining and upgrading the system, and they need to be managed.

IT Concerns

In-House Team: An in-house IT team or a single dedicated vendor work on the network full-time.

Leverage Consumer Trends
Deliver the cutting-edge technology your customers want, like analytics, cybersecurity and a high-performance building managed from a single pane of glass.
Select hardware and software components that best fit your needs.
Become a Master Systems Integrator by owning the OT network.
Increase Profit Margins
Quickly diagnose problems remotely instead of always going on site.
Perform installations faster with less equipment, less space and less cabling than traditional solutions.
Reduce Installation Headaches
Monitor your network health as you install devices, so you don’t have to go back and fix them.
Configure VLANs, identify bottlenecks and ensure enough PoE bandwidth with a user-friendly interface.
Stop relying on IT to manage your network.

Optigo Quote Healthy Building Networks

With Optigo Connect, the network is now flexible and strong, able to support a multitude of systems with ease and performing better than ever.

– Hendra Hugraha, National Engineering Manager, Delta Building Automation

Recent Projects

Data center expansion with OTI and Optigo Connect

DATA CENTER EXPANSION

Stack Infrastructure is a portfolio of hyperscale computing data centers. OTI completed work on Phases I and II, and returned for the Phase III build-out of a 4-megawatt data hall and brand new central plant. The Optigo Connect network put in place in Phases I and II was expanded on this project. The team achieved quick roll-out of a large, multi-service redundant network using the Optigo OneView management interface. Going forward, the facility management team can use OneView to remotely monitor equipment, manage power usage, and meet up-time goals.

Optigo Connect MR Soluciones The Landmark

THE LANDMARK

The Landmark is a sophisticated mixed-use high-rise in Mexico. The owners wanted to integrate all OT systems in the skyscraper, while maintaining separate networks for each application. The Landmark is the fourth joint project between Optigo Networks and MR Soluciones. Together, these companies provide robust services to meet any challenge.

Australian Bureau of Statistics at 45 Benjamin Way with Delta Building Automation

45 BENJAMIN WAY

Delta Building Automation (Australia) had a big job renovating the Headquarters for the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) at 45 Benjamin Way. The building owner wanted to improve the building’s energy use and increase their National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) score to more than 4.5 stars, out of a possible total of six. Securing the network both internally and externally was a big priority, as well.

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 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.