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COVID-19 and the way forward for the building automation industry


By Pook-Ping Yao, CEO, Optigo Networks

What a time it’s been. We’re a few months into what could be a year — or more — of the new normal. I’ve enjoyed seeing more of my wife and kids, eating daily lunches together and exploring our board game collection. 

But we’re also learning to cope in a world where a simple visit to the grocery store isn’t so simple anymore. Masks and physical distancing are important protections, if (at times) unsettling reminders that we aren’t out of the woods yet.  

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Optigo Networks expands solution for complete network management


June 2, 2020 Vancouver, BC – Optigo Networks, the connectivity, monitoring, and analytics company, now offers a complete networking solution for Operational Technology (OT). The Optigo ConnectTM line of networking products, controlled through the Optigo OneViewTM platform, is expanding its network configuration and management software to include router management. With the supported router model, available for order through Optigo, this provides multi-layer network visibility in one centralized package.

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Optigo Networks welcomes Joel Schuster to its Board of Directors


May 26, 2020 Vancouver, BC – Optigo Networks is pleased to welcome Joel Schuster to the company’s board of directors. As the current Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at APOLLO Exchange, and former Chief Legal Officer, Senior Vice President, and Corporate Secretary at Avigilon, Schuster has a breadth of experience in technology and business law. The new board member will bring a fresh perspective and strategic eye to the Board of Directors at Optigo. 

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Celebrating women in the BAS industry, with Automated Buildings


Every March for the last few years at Optigo, we’ve taken a moment to celebrate women in tech and building automation. If you didn’t know, March marks Women’s History Month, and March 8th is International Women’s Day

In 2017, we celebrated Monica, our former Director of Marketing who could talk BACnet with the best of them. 

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Securing the Internet of Things


Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) are different in a lot of ways, from their design to their maintenance workflows and more. When IT and OT merge, these differences create all new challenges for cybersecurity.

IT has standards for protecting device security, data security, and people’s privacy, but these standards do not make sense for many connected OT devices. 

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How to resolve Duplicate Device IDs


It’s super important to have unique Device IDs on your BACnet system, but duplicates are a very common problem. Unfortunately, you might not even realize you have duplicate IDs, with devices only responding periodically.

While they may seem like an obvious issue to avoid, finding duplicate IDs can be difficult. Find out how Visual BACnet helps you quickly isolate duplications, so you can focus on fixing the problem. Watch our webinar below, and read on for the recap!

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Canadian tech company wins contract for US Gov. building system monitoring


January 14, 2020 Vancouver, BC – The General Services Administration (GSA) is one of the largest lessors/lessees in the United States, with over 376 million square feet of property owned and leased for the US government. These are critical facilities that serve the US public at the local, state, and national levels. Now, Canadian tech company Optigo Networks is helping the GSA maintain the building networks behind those properties. 

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IP in the Age of Action


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

The Internet of Things (IoT) is here and has been for a while. Is now the time for building systems to move to IP?