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Optigo Connect solutions for any size

 

We know, at the end of the day, the decisions you make for your business or building come down to time, money, and effort saved. What’s going to prove the most reliable, secure, and overall simple to use? 

Whether you have a small, medium, or large building, Optigo Connect can save you big in money, time and effort compared to a traditional network. 

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The Future of BACnet Q&A

 

We recently hosted a webinar on the future of BACnet, moderated by our own CEO Pook-Ping Yao, with very special guests Andy McMillan of BACnet International, Phil Zito of Building Automation Monthly, and

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Join us at Smart Campus Summit 2018

 

Princeton University is hosting this year’s Smart Campus Summit, October 29–31! The conference brings together IT and building automation professionals from across the country, to share experiences and success stories. We attended last year, and it was an intimate gathering for IT and BAS university professionals, to dig into the nitty gritty of day-to-day challenges.

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Are you ready for the future of BACnet?

 

We recently hosted a webinar on the future of BACnet, moderated by our own CEO Pook-Ping Yao, with very special guests Andy McMillan of BACnet International, Phil Zito of Building Automation Monthly, and Adam Rinderle of bluEvol

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How to spec Division 25

 

The consulting specifying engineer of today is venturing into totally new territory: Division 25. While the MSI is familiar with the need for a Building IoT platform and a way to integrate all the systems in a building, the consulting engineer is only just starting to engage on this level.

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Is our industry Building-IoT ready?

 

Right now, the building automation industry is dominated by four massive, multinational companies. Companies with long and storied pasts, that have been around since the dawn of electricity. Companies with a monopoly on the market, and little competition or disruption. 

That’s not going to last much longer. 

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How to solve BACnet problems

 

Over the years, we’ve dug into solutions for the most common problems we see on BACnet networks: everything from MS/TP issues, to Global Who-Is broadcasts, duplications, and Circular Networks. Now, we’re rounding up all our best advice for solving BACnet problems! 

You can check out our full guides in the list of links below, and scroll through for our recaps and videos. Need a guide on the go? Download our PDF guide and take the advice anywhere! 

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Think you know the BAS industry? Test yourself.

 

When I really think about it, I’m astounded by how much movement and change there is among companies in the building automation industry. Everyone — both new companies and old — is partnering, purchasing, and generally collaborating a heck of a lot more than they used to. 

This industry map we put together is a pretty incredible visual. 

Think you know the industry? Test yourself! What companies are missing here? (The answer’s at the bottom of this post, and the complete map is below that. But no peeking!) 

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The collision of IT and OT in smart buildings

 

The world of IT does not look quite like it did 40, or even 30 years ago. 

As the growth of the internet of things (IoT) accelerates, a wealth of smart new devices is being added to our networks: everything from security cameras to lighting control and energy metering systems.

IoT is a major trend that is here to stay, and smart buildings are the IoT. In some cases, these traditionally non-IT services will want access to data and the internet. IT departments have to work with facilities to decide what is acceptable, and how to manage this complex crossover.