Optigo Networks Blog
Trying to keep up with rampant device issues, constant network changes, or vendors pointing fingers instead of solving problems?
Visual BACnet Site Monitoring is indispensable on large BACnet networks. Our customers at Penn State University, Princeton University, and many other campuses have embedded it into their workflows, and they’ve seen a steady increase in their network health.
But what is Visual BACnet Site Monitoring, and how can you use it most effectively?
Interview between Monica McMahen, Marketing Director, and Pook-Ping Yao, CEO of Optigo Networks.
After eight years attending Realcomm, Optigo Networks has seen a real evolution in the conference. From conversations to conference attendees, Optigo CEO Pook-Ping Yao shares the most notable differences that he’s seen at Realcomm 2019.
Monica McMahen (MM): How have you seen Realcomm change over the 8 years you've been attending?
The worlds of IT and Operational Technology (OT) are merging more and more these days as the Internet of Things grows in prominence. This collaboration between IT and OT is great, but there are still gaps in understanding that keep these worlds from fully working together.
We recently hosted a webinar on BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC) with special guests Bernhard Isler from Siemens and David Fisher from PolarSoft, two main figures behind BACnet/SC. We talked about why BACnet/SC was developed, and how it will affect everyday users.
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A stale spreadsheet that’s several installations out of date?
June 11, 2019, Vancouver, BC – Optigo Networks’ newest development helps facility managers track, manage, and protect their BACnet devices. The Device Browser, available in late-July, is a groundbreaking development that increases cybersecurity by identifying the devices on the network and alerting when new ones are added.
Everyone’s growing more aware of the need for cybersecurity. There have been so many cyberattacks in recent years, it’s almost impossible to ignore. But there’s long been a view that cybersecurity is only an IT issue. Historically, building automation with BACnet has taken a different approach to cybersecurity, leading to confusion.
The Optigo Networks team is off to Nashville, Tennessee June 13–14 for Realcomm/IBcon, to promote our latest releases and projects.
There was a simpler time, not so long ago, when no one really had to worry about securing their operational technology (OT) devices; a time when you could enjoy all the benefits of connectivity and remote access, without the ‘muss and fuss’ of secure passwords or firewalls.