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Capture BACnet traffic right from your JACE

 

The latest release from Visual BACnet brings huge convenience and time saving for users with JACE controllers. Now, your JACE gives you greater visibility into your BACnet network, allowing you to capture and send data to Visual BACnet for analysis with no additional hardware. 

This solution means that anyone with a JACE controller can capture the BACnet traffic they need with ease. Whatever BACnet data your controller can access, you can analyze. 

To access this new feature, all you need is: 

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Visual BACnet Capture Tool now available for Linux

 

With the new 2.6.0 update for Visual BACnet, we have introduced a Linux Capture Tool. Similar to our Windows Capture Tool, now Linux users can capture BACnet IP and MS/TP traffic right from their computers. Those captures will automatically upload into Visual BACnet for analysis. You can activate captures remotely, and even schedule captures ahead of time. 

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Creating a robust BACnet network at Coventry University

 

Coventry University in the United Kingdom had ongoing construction for campus expansion, requiring installation of new devices and network changes. With all the activity on the network, Chris Goodman, Senior BMS Technician at Coventry, and his team then had to deal with the subsequent broadcast storms. 

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The smart building industry with Pook-Ping Yao: Nexus podcast

 

On the Nexus podcast, founder and host James Dice interviews some of the brightest leaders in the smart building industry. It is a great resource to gain insight and learn from experienced industry professionals. 

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Layer 3 routing made easy

 

Do you waste time on repetitive tasks, like entering in static IP addresses? Do you wait forever to get a block of IP addresses from IT that you can use? 

Layer 3 routing can be difficult and tedious if you don’t have the right tools at your disposal. Luckily, Optigo Connect has a new router management system that makes Layer 3 simple and straight-forward.

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Is your building cybersecure?

 

By Kevin Callahan, Product Evangelist Alerton, and Pook-Ping Yao, CEO at Optigo Networks

In late 2019, Alerton hosted a conference for its partners in California. There, Eric O’Neill, a former FBI counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence operative, spoke about cybersecurity in our new age of smart technology and connectivity.

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How easy is it to set up a network with Optigo Connect?

 

Whether it’s building a new piece of furniture or setting up some slick new tech, we’ve all been there: you’re ready to go, you pull up the instructions… and find that it’s way more complicated than you originally thought. The directions are confusing, it seems like there’s a thousand different steps, and the diagrams don’t do anything to clear things up. 

That’s a huge pain, especially if you’re setting up a network to bring a building online. We don’t think you should have to spend hours or days trying to get your router and switches up and running. 

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Why should you be an IT partner?

 

By Kevin Callahan, Product Evangelist at Alerton, and Pook-Ping Yao, CEO at Optigo Networks

Decades ago, BACnet changed the business model for our industry. It replaced the totally homogenous, closed, single-vendor buildings with fully open, mixed, multi-vendor systems.

While this fragmented the industry and introduced challenges in vendor management, it also gave us an array of new options.

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Router management for Operational Technology

 

Optigo Connect has long been a powerful solution for Operational Technology (OT) network management. Optigo’s line of networking products, controlled through Optigo OneView, meets OT’s needs for security and scalability while keeping it simple for the building and facility managers who run it all.