Optigo heads to Orlando for AHR Expo 2020

Florida’s the place to be this February for the HVAC event of the year
Orange County Convention Center in Florida, where the AHR Expo will be held this year. Photo by Tim Wilson on Flickr. Image has been edited by Optigo.
Photo by Tim Wilson on Flickr. Image has been edited by Optigo. 

It’s almost time for the event of the year! AHR is the biggest Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) expo, with thousands of people attending. This February 3–5, you can find us at the Orange County Convention Center at booth 1185 sharing the Optigo solution. 

Presentation: Pulling More Women into the Ranks of Smart Buildings Leadership

Our Director of Marketing, Monica McMahen, will join Gina Elliott from EasyIO, Therese Sullivan from Tridium, Casey Talon from Navigant Research, and Erin DeFrieze from Lynxspring for a panel discussion on recruiting more women into the field of building automation. Women are chronically absent from the industry, and increasing our workplace diversity should be a priority. Find out why diversity is so important, and what you can do to recruit more women, on February 3rd from 12–1 p.m. in room W311C. Learn more, and add the event to your calendar

AHR expo pulling more women into the industry

Presentation: Make Any Building Network Smarter, with OT Network Solutions for Copper and Fiber

Our Director of Business Development, Ryan Hughson, will present "Make Any Building Network Smarter, with OT Network Solutions for Copper and Fiber" at AHR on February 3rd at 4:55 PM in room W230D (Theater C). This presentation will dive into the Optigo Connect Hybrid solution, for smart buildings of any size. 

Quality cabling is crucial for a cost-efficient, secure, healthy building network. While there are debates on copper vs. fiber, at the end of the day you just need a line of communication between your Operational Technology devices. Learn how the new Hybrid solution from Optigo Connect allows you to connect all your OT devices with copper or fiber, and enjoy the centralized management interface of OneView. Learn more, and add the event to your calendar

Vote Optigo Networks for the ControlTrends Awards

Optigo is also nominated for three different categories in this year's ControlTrends Awards! We’d be grateful if you voted Optigo for:

  1. Best Technical Support Company - Small Manufacturer
  2. ControlTrends Executive of the Year - Small Manufacturer (Ping Yao)
  3. ControlTrends Woman of the Year (Monica McMahen)

Voting closes January 27th, so don’t delay!

Visit Optigo on the Expo floor

If you’ll be at AHR, be sure to visit booth 1185 in the Building Automation and Controls area to learn about our Optigo Connect and Visual BACnet products. We always enjoy seeing friends both new and old and sharing solutions to people’s unique challenges. You can view our profile and add us to the list of booths you plan to visit on the AHR website.

Recent Blog Posts

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

Optigo Connect has long been a powerful solution for Operational Technology (OT) network management.

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June 2, 2020 Vancouver, BC – Optigo Networks, the connectivity, monitoring, and analytics company, now offers a complete networking solution for Operational Technology (OT).

Recent Projects

Data center expansion with OTI and Optigo Connect


Stack Infrastructure is a portfolio of hyperscale computing data centers. OTI completed work on Phases I and II, and returned for the Phase III build-out of a 4-megawatt data hall and brand new central plant. The Optigo Connect network put in place in Phases I and II was expanded on this project. The team achieved quick roll-out of a large, multi-service redundant network using the Optigo OneView management interface. Going forward, the facility management team can use OneView to remotely monitor equipment, manage power usage, and meet up-time goals.

Optigo Connect MR Soluciones The Landmark


The Landmark is a sophisticated mixed-use high-rise in Mexico. The owners wanted to integrate all OT systems in the skyscraper, while maintaining separate networks for each application. The Landmark is the fourth joint project between Optigo Networks and MR Soluciones. Together, these companies provide robust services to meet any challenge.

Australian Bureau of Statistics at 45 Benjamin Way with Delta Building Automation


Delta Building Automation (Australia) had a big job renovating the Headquarters for the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) at 45 Benjamin Way. The building owner wanted to improve the building’s energy use and increase their National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) score to more than 4.5 stars, out of a possible total of six. Securing the network both internally and externally was a big priority, as well.

Penn State University Optigo Networks Visual BACnet


When Tom Walker looked at Penn State University’s Navy Yard network, he saw huge issues. The system was busy and loud, to the point where the overrun 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.

Penn State University Optigo Networks Visual BACnet


When Tom Walker first started working at Penn State University four years ago, there were a lot of network issues. Buildings were dropping offline. Broadcast traffic was pushing 90,000 packets per hour. Walker was on the phone almost every single night because devices were down or had to be reset.


Torre Manacar Mexico City Optigo Connect


When MR Soluciones began work on Torre Manacar, they knew they needed a flexible and scalable network infrastructure to support a wide array of integrated systems. Optigo Networks was a natural fit for the massive project, designing a robust network at a competitive cost.



Short Pump Town Center, an upscale retail center, underwent a complete renovation in 2014. The flexibility of Optigo Networks’ solution meant the retail center’s unknown final design was not a barrier to placing IP surveillance equipment in the field.



Optigo Networks connected New York-based Boulevard Mall’s security surveillance devices in December 2015, using a Passive Daisy Chain topology.

Visual BACnet tech support team


One tech support team at a manufacturer purchased an account with Visual BACnet in April 2017, for technical problems around the world.

Aster Conservatory Green Optigo Connect


The Aster Conservatory Green is a community comprising 352 residences across 24 low-rise buildings. The buildings use advanced surveillance and access control technology, including 40 HD video cameras and 60 FOB-access-tele-entry points for access control.