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The basics of OT networks: Part II

 

Operational Technology (OT) networks are a growing point of contention in the diverse world of smart buildings. At Optigo Networks, we believe similar devices with similar protocols should be managed together, and those that are significantly different should be managed separately. 

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Power over Ethernet: The power’s in the cord

 

The building owners at 25 National Circuit wanted to improve their building’s quality and energy efficiency, but had to be very careful about how they did it. By retrofitting the building, they could increase their Australian Green Star rating to a least 4.5 stars to achieve Australian Excellence. This would also make the space more tenant-friendly, attracting high-profile tenants and allowing them to charge more for rent.

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Understanding NotPetya, the latest cyberattack

 

There’s a new cyberattack ravaging Microsoft PCs worldwide, and it’s taking no prisoners. NotPetya is not some cash-grab ransomware attack. It’s a highly evolved virus that some are speculating is the work of professionals.

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The basics of OT networks: Part I

 

Operational Technology (OT) networks are a growing point of contention in the diverse world of smart buildings. At Optigo Networks, we believe similar devices with similar protocols should be managed together, and those that are significantly different should be managed separately.

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Data analytics at the forefront of Realcomm 2017

 

The team from Optigo Networks recently returned from Realcomm/IBCon 2017 in San Diego, California. We had a great week connecting with friends and partners, and hearing about industry trends at one of the biggest real estate conferences of the year.

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Take control of your BACnet network with live site monitoring

 

Vancouver, BC, June 19, 2017 – Live reporting on BACnet networks is now a reality. A cutting-edge new release from Vancouver-based Optigo Networks makes it possible to monitor your smart building’s network at all times. The Capture Service and BACnet Site Monitoring features on Visual BACnetTM, an advanced diagnostics platform, give users the ability to schedule packet captures (pcaps), and to be alerted as soon as there are any changes to their network’s health.

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New: Site Monitoring for your BACnet network

 

Has your BACnet network ever been hit with a sudden wave of devastating issues? Devices going offline and refusing to come back on; a network that has slowed to a crawl; or breakers randomly restarting? If you aren’t regularly looking at your BACnet network’s health, you could be in for surprises like these. Small problems might be simmering under the surface, only to be set off by a small network addition.

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Top three reasons you need a service contract

 

Getting a service contract with your systems integrator might seem hard to justify.

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Five benefits to using fiber on your OT network

 

Cabling is the line of communication between your smart building’s devices. Without cable connecting the HVAC, lighting, security, and other Operational Technology (OT) to switches and routers, your building’s network might as well be empty.