Optigo Networks Blog
Gary Brancato had a problem. As a controls engineer at Princeton University, he has a small team and a big campus. It’s just him and his fellow controls engineer Adam, juggling 1,000 Ethernet devices from more than a dozen vendors. When there are network issues, there’s lots of finger-pointing between the vendors, passing the buck and saying it’s someone else’s fault.
The BAS industry is at a turning point, with IP connectivity shifting the way we see our brick and mortar buildings.
At Optigo, we live and breathe BACnet. Our Visual BACnet diagnostics and monitoring platform has us chatting with experts from companies all over the industry, and technicians who use BACnet day in and day out.
When Tom Walker looked at Penn State University’s Navy Yard network, he saw big issues.
The system was busy and loud. So loud, that the overrun MS/TP 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.
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.
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.