SEPARATE OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS

THE FUTURE OF SMART BUILDINGS

Operational technology (OT) — including HVAC, lighting, and security — is regularly managed by IT departments alongside computers and phones. This is referred to as convergence, and it’s been seen as the simpler, cheaper approach to building management. As more OT devices are installed in buildings though, it’s become harder for IT departments to manage and secure these devices. With OT devices left unsecure and connected to the IT network, hackers can target HVAC, lighting, and the like to reach IT devices and their data.

Join our webinar on April 26 at 11 a.m. PST, where we’ll talk about the necessity of OT networks. Optigo Connect, now widely available in North America through a primary distributor partnership with Controlco, can connect thousands of devices on a property for a fraction of the infrastructure.

Everyone is 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.

Do you struggle to communicate with your IT colleagues? Do they use concepts and language that go right over your head?We’re digging into the network layers to help you understand IT networking. 

In this session, we covered:

Do you struggle to communicate with your IT colleagues? Do they use concepts and language that go right over your head? We’re digging into the network layers to help you understand IT networking. 

In this session, we covered:

New Visual BACnet Site Manager shows overall network health, with ability to dig into specific problems

Do you struggle to communicate with your IT colleagues? Do they use concepts and language that go right over your head? We’re digging into the network layers to help you understand IT networking.  

In this session, we covered:

At Optigo, we firmly believe IT and OT can work together in any number of ways. Your network could be separate or converged, and you could assign responsibilities based on expertise or device type.

Do you struggle to communicate with your IT colleagues? Do they use concepts and language that go right over your head? We’ve got an introduction to networking that will get you caught up on the essentials of IT speak.

For better or worse, MS/TP remains a dominant force in our connected buildings. It’s widely installed. Manufacturers continue to produce MS/TP-friendly devices.

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We've all been there. When you're constantly putting out fires, sometimes a band-aid fix is all you have time for.