How We Work: Princeton University’s story

How do IT and OT work together at this prestigious university?

At Optigo, we firmly believe IT and OT can work together in any number of ways. Your network could be separate or converged, and you could assign responsibilities based on expertise or device type. Really, the only “wrong” way to work together is not at all.

With that in mind, we’re exploring all the ways you and your colleagues can work together. What systems and workflows can you put in place? How can you assign responsibilities? How We Work is the new series where we dig into the technical and social sides of managing building networks.

Join us for our first episode, where we’ll chat with Adam, controls engineer, and Kevin, associate director of critical infrastructure from Princeton University. We’ll find out how they’ve designed a system that works, and let you ask your most burning questions.

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Unresponsive Devices can cause a lot of unnecessary traffic on an  Operational Technology network, but it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s causing the problem.

The BACnet Browser in Visual BACnet allows you to customize the information you see and isolate the specific packets you need to solve your problem.

Have a troublesome network and a pcap file, but don’t know where to start with Visual BACnet? Our team of BACnet buffs field a lot questions on the best ways to filter, drill down, and pinpoint problems in Visual BACnet.