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Optigo Networks joins Alerton’s Strategic Partner Program

 

We are proud to share that we’re the exclusive building networks solutions partner for Alerton’s Strategic Partner Program. Our Optigo ConnectTM product line is now available for distribution through the Alerton Dealer Network. Together, Optigo and Alerton will offer improved building management and network connectivity with the Alerton Ascent VisualLogicTMIP (VIP) controllers and Optigo Connect’s HybridTM and SpectraTM solutions.

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Frequently asked BACnet questions, answered

 

One of the biggest barriers we’ve found in this industry is a lack of accessible educational resources. For people who are new to the business of BAS, it’s a real challenge trying to string together information.

Of course, lots of people in the industry are doing fantastic work to change this. Phil Zito’s Building Automation Monthly and Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings are two key resources. 

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Network horror stories

 

There are goblins and ghouls that go bump in the night; and then there are BAS misconfigurations that give you a fright! For the last few Halloweens, we’ve collected some of your spookiest network horror stories. Read on for stories of:

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How to design Optigo Connect Spectra

 

What’s the problem with a “one-size fits all” solution? It usually fits nothing. 

That’s why Optigo Connect networks are highly customizable and adaptive. With a wide variety of ways to alter the network design, Optigo can support all different building types. 

Check out our projects to see our work on stadiums, high-rises, data centres, and much more. 

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Introduction to Power over Ethernet

 

Power over Ethernet (PoE) has long been linked with IP cameras, VoIP phones, and the like. Increasingly, though, the technology’s being adopted in more areas of traditional building automation. There’s even talk that PoE will drive the smart buildings of the future. Your building might already have lighting controls and fixtures, access control systems, and sensors or meters running on PoE. 

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Managing VLANs and BBMDs

 

VLANs and BBMDs seem at complete odds with each other. One’s meant to separate and segregate traffic. The other’s designed to broadcast messages across the network, without limit for which devices should get what messages.

BBMDs and VLANs do coexist on IP and MS/TP networks everywhere, and it’s important to know how to properly segregate traffic while making sure devices get the information they need.

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How to find and fix Unresponsive Devices

 

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. Unresponsive Devices could be caused by a misconfiguration, a physical issue, or a combination of the two. 

On our 10-Minute Webinar, we dug into top tips for finding and fixing Unresponsive Devices. Find out what usually causes these issues, and how you can resolve them. 

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Optigo Connect, now for every building project

 

Optigo Connect has long been a full-scale solution for large commercial buildings, from stadiums, to high-rises and data centers. 

Now, we’re supporting all Operational Technology (OT) networks, both big and small, new and retrofit. Our latest release, Optigo Connect HybridTM, is available for copper, single-mode fiber, multi-mode fiber, and mixed cabling networks, making Optigo Connect perfect for projects of any size. 

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The Operational Technology networking solution for all buildings

 

Vancouver, B.C. September 25, 2019 – Optigo Networks, the connectivity, monitoring, and analytics company, is now expanding to support copper Ethernet networks. The latest release, Optigo Connect HybridTM, extends the product line to work with copper, multi-mode fiber, single-mode fiber, and mixed cabling systems. It is the perfect solution for new or retrofit projects on buildings both big and small.