Do you know what’s on your network?

Visual BACnet Device Browser by Optigo Networks
Ditch the mystery and get real insight into your BACnet assets

What does device tracking look like on your network? Do you have a device approval and authorization process? A thorough list of each Device ID, IP address, and location?

A stale spreadsheet that’s several installations out of date?

The thing is, as soon as your list of devices is even slightly behind, it’s really hard to catch up. New devices get added, IP addresses are assigned, suddenly you have duplicate device IDs mucking up your network, and you don’t know what’s what, what’s where, or how it got there.

This is understandable. In fact, it happens on a lot of facilities. But given that rule #1 for a cybersecure network is to know your assets, it’s not sustainable. Hacks happen with increasing frequency in this world of the Internet of Things. You don’t need to make it easier on cyber criminals by leaving your assets a blank mass of vulnerable, untracked devices.

That’s why our upcoming release, available late-July to Visual BACnet Site Monitoring customers, makes out-of-date spreadsheets and device lists full of question marks a thing of the past. Now, Visual BACnet Site Monitoring customers will automatically update their device lists as they monitor. New pcap files will capture device information and populate the Device Browser with the Device ID, IP address, vendor name, and more.

Visual BACnet Device Browser by Optigo Networks

Visual BACnet with the new Device Browser is an all-in-one solution for cybersecurity and troubleshooting. The site-wide device list shows active, inactive, and dormant BACnet devices, as well as those that have never been observed before. The Device Browser alerts the user when any new devices are added to the network, and gives them the ability to mark devices as approved or unapproved. The Device Browser also helps users troubleshoot system issues faster, because they know what devices are on their network and can easily pinpoint problematic devices and fix them.

The Visual BACnet Device Browser is a powerful feature that provides visibility into the network, letting you monitor smarter, troubleshoot faster, and keep systems secure by tracking assets. Book a demo to learn more about the Device Browser for Visual BACnet Site Monitoring.

Recent Blog Posts

At Optigo, we love learning about industry trends: artificial Intelligence and machine learning, data tagging, the push towards personalization in our buildings… 

There are many different issues that can crop up on IP and Ethernet networks. 

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an MS/TP network rife with problems probably has bad wiring. 

In building automation, there’s a growing — and very apparent — need for Project Haystack and tagging. 

BACnet gets compared to a lot of other protocols on the market, including LonWorks, Modbus, and KNX. In this article, we break down the advantages and disadvantages of each protocol.

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.