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Optigo Networks and Controlco Begin Distribution and Integration Partnership

 

Vancouver, BC June 13, 2015 – Officially underway on their first joint project, Optigo Networks and Controlco are announcing a new distribution and integration partnership. After successfully winning the bid to create an IoT and analytics platform for an innovative 33-story commercial building in Mexico City, the building services company Controlco brought in Optigo Networks to create a state-of-the-art secure networking platform.

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Optigo Networks named BC’s Most Promising Startup by the BCTIA

 

Vancouver (June 9, 2015) – Optigo Networks was recognized as one of the best and brightest emerging companies in BC’s tech industry, as it took home the Most Promising Startup Award at the 22nd annual BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) last week. Optigo was honoured alongside Sierra Wireless (Company of the Year) and BuildDirect’s Jeff Booth, (Person of the Year).

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Optigo Networks in the running for Most Promising Startup

 

Vancouver (May 5, 2015) | Optigo Networks is delighted to announce it has been named as a finalist for a 2015 Technology Impact Award in the “Most Promising Startup” category.

The Technology Impact Awards (or TIAs) honour excellence across BC’s technology industry by recognizing the technology, companies and people who are putting our sector on the map. The “Most Promising Startup” category acknowledges an early-stage technology company that is generating revenue, and which demonstrates significant potential, creativity, and promise for the future.

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Optigo Networks wins New Product Showcase award at ISC West

 

Optigo Networks is excited to announce that we took home a New Product Showcase award last week at ISC West. At ISC, Optigo debuted Optigo Integrity - our network analytics engine to secure the smart building network. We think that it is the missing piece for securing all your Internet of Things devices in the commercial building space. The judges agreed! Read our press release for more.

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Optigo's CEO and General Counsel comment on cybersecurity

 

Optigo Network's CEO Pook-Ping Yao and General Counsel Byron Thom, describe the security vulnerabilities of intelligent buildings in the latest edition of RealcommEDGE Magazine. This is a trade publication connected to Realcomm and IBcon, the leading conferences in North America on technology in the Real Estate and Intelligent Building industries. Included in the article are practical steps to secure the smart buildings from common types of attacks and security holes.

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The case for dedicated smart building networks

 

CEO Pook-Ping Yao describes the security challenges of converging building automation technologies onto a corporate IT network. He goes on to make the case that creating a dedicated network for building technologies is a simple and effective way to ensure that corporate information is not available through the network controlling HVAC controller or smart light fixture. While no amount of security will guarantee protection, there are simple steps that a smart building developer should take. It starts with segregated or dedicated building networks.

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Optigo named to 2015 Emerging Rocket List

 

Vancouver, B.C.  (February 27, 2015) – For the 2nd year in a row, Optigo Networks has been named to the 2015 “Ready to Rocket” list in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. The 13th annual Ready to Rocket lists includes BC-based companies on the trajectory to experience significant growth, venture capital investment or acquisition by a major player in the coming year.

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Magnum Energy Solutions and Optigo Networks Partner to Create Smarter Buildings

 

Hudson, OH, January 2015 – Magnum Energy Solutions, a manufacturer of wireless, self-powered energy management solutions and Optigo Networks the leader in building network solutions for smart buildings announced today a partnership to deliver more comprehensive end to end solutions to customers. The partnership combines Magnum's innovative energy management solutions with Optigo's flexible and versatile building network solutions to create the industry’s most unified, powerful and lightweight smart building solution.

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Optigo finishes in top 3 at Vancouver Start-Up Week’s Featured Pitch Event, Cascadia Summit

 

Optigo Networks is pleased to announce that they finished in the top 3 at Cascadia Summit - the Official Closing Event for Vancouver Start-up Week. Over 100 companies across western Canada and the United States applied and only 16 were selected to give a 3 minute pitch to a selection panel, made up of investors from both Canada and the United States. “We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to pitch and now to have been selected as a finalist is amazing – especially considering the tough competition”, said Pook-Ping Yao, CEO of Optigo Networks.