Optigo supports women in tech: Meet Monica McMahen

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Our customers know Monica McMahen from her phone calls, emails, and friendly face at conferences

Our customers know Optigo Networks’ marketing manager, Monica McMahen, from her phone calls, emails, and friendly face at conferences. What you might not know about is the tireless effort, passion, and ambition she puts into every single project at Optigo. For this International Women’s Day on March 8, we want to recognize one of our leading women in tech. Monica McMahen is in an industry dominated by men, and handles every challenge with aplomb. 

While Monica joined the company with no experience in building automation, she leapt into learning the industry with confidence and enthusiasm. She is now one of the go-to sources of support at Optigo when people need help troubleshooting their building networks. Her ability to dive into the industry like this is not only a testament to her tech-savviness; it’s also a credit to her fearlessness and positive attitude.

Monica’s dedication and energy at work are astounding: she juggles the many, varied responsibilities of marketing manager, while also leading sales for one of Optigo’s products, Visual BACnet. Her vision is big, and she has the incisive, strategic mind to support those aspirations. Striving to accomplish all her goals does keep her working long, full days. Even so, she is generous with her time and steps in when anyone at the company needs help.

No matter how busy she is, Monica gives every project her all; even now, she’s flying all over the US to meet with contacts and customers, while also staying on top of her regular responsibilities. She is the definition of a high-performance team member, and we are incredibly fortunate to have her at Optigo.

Recent Blog Posts

By Pook-Ping Yao, CEO, Optigo Networks

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

May 26, 2020 Vancouver, BC – Optigo Networks is pleased to welcome Joel Schuster to the company’s board of directors.

Every March for the last few years at Optigo, we’ve taken a moment to celebrate women in tech and building automation.

Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) are different in a lot of ways, from their design to their maintenance workflows and more.

Recent Projects

Data center expansion with OTI and Optigo Connect

DATA CENTER EXPANSION

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

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

45 BENJAMIN WAY

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

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

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

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

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

TORRE MANACAR

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.

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SHORT PUMP TOWN CENTER

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.

BOULEVARD MALL

BOULEVARD MALL

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

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

ASTER CONSERVATORY GREEN

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.