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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?

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Foresight is 2020: Predictions for smart buildings and IoT in 2020


By Pook-Ping Yao, CEO, Optigo Networks

You could safely term the last decade of tech innovation “the Smartphone Era.”

The first iPhone was released almost 13 years ago, in 2007. Since then, we’ve gone from seeing smartphones as something of a fingerprint-smudged fad, to an essential piece to our lifestyle. So, if we’re leaving behind the Smartphone Era, where will we turn our attention next? Are the 2020s the Age of the Smart Building? Or, the Age of Smart Everything?

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From basic to master: Optigo OneView


There’s a ton you can do to manage your Optigo Connect network in Optigo OneView, from managing and organizing VLANs, to creating mirror ports and securing the network at the touch of a button.

Find out all the power and control you can get out of a OneView management dashboard in this webinar session:

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Where to capture data for Visual BACnet


Visual BACnet is a powerful program that removes the guesswork to diagnosing problems on your network. It provides a concrete Network Health Score, highlights key issues, and empowers users to improve their networks over time.

But you have to give it the right data first, and that means knowing where on the network to capture. Watch our short, 10-minute webinar, where we dug into the basics of capturing properly for Visual BACnet.