Optigo Networks Blog
The team from Optigo Networks had a great time connecting with customers and new contacts at ISC West, April 4-7. The largest US security conference was teeming with attendees, eager to learn about the latest innovations. We covered the packed show floor and also hosted a small gathering.
The Optigo Networks team has been hard at work developing new features and diagnostic checks for Visual BACnet! Version 1.8.8, which launched on April 6, puts key summary details at the forefront and introduces four new diagnostic checks.New features
We’ve put the network health summary on the file screen, so you can see at a glance where packets are showing problems. Simply scroll through, and stop when you see yellow or red!
BACnet networks can be brought down by excessive traffic, devices sending errors, and hundreds of other variables. Luckily, Wireshark can help identify the troublemaker devices and root causes of network problems.
We had a great time chatting with Greg Holloway, Tech Support and Wireshark Guru at Delta Controls, about the bits and bytes of Wireshark. Greg had some fantastic tips for navigating the tool.
With the proliferation of smart devices in buildings around the world, cybersecurity is the concern of the day.
A BBMD, or BACnet broadcast management device, sends a unicast message from one BACnet or IP device on a subnet to other subnets. Once the message gets to the destined subnet, the message is rebroadcast. A duplicate BBMD is where multiple devices on the same network are set as BBMDs, and are rebroadcasting the same messages.
Optigo Networks is excited to announce a primary distributor partnership with California-based Controlco for the Optigo Connect product line. This partnership expands Optigo Connect’s availability throughout North America, and advances Optigo and Controlco’s shared vision of separate OT networks.
Very few people commission their networks, but doing so could save thousands of dollars when troubleshooting building problems. If you don’t commission your network, there could be issues festering below the surface that you are completely unaware of. It’s like biking down a dirt road full of potholes. At first, it seems fine, but start adding cars, trucks, and more traffic to it. Seemingly small issues like a chatty network and controllers randomly going offline will not only continue to happen; they will get worse as more traffic and controllers are added to the network.