Optigo Networks Blog

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What are Passive Optical Splitters?


Among the most unique features of the Optigo Connect network are our Passive Optical Splitters. 

These Splitters, through the innovation of Passive Optical Networking, allow us to design flexible and expandable network topologies, create fault-tolerant networks, and make efficient use of fiber. Find out how! 

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Designing a high-rise network, with Optigo Connect


Building a bid with Optigo Connect? Whether you’re designing a network for a big or small building, a new project or retrofit — Optigo Connect Spectra and Hybrid have you covered.

In this webinar session, we delved into a high-rise network. Watch the recording, or read on to learn about key network considerations.

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Crash course on making the most of Advanced Reports


Visual BACnet’s Advanced Reports are a fantastic addition to your service offerings, and a great way to keep your network updates on track. 

You can use them to:

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Optigo Networks joins Alerton’s Strategic Partner Program


We are proud to share that we’re the exclusive building networks solutions partner for Alerton’s Strategic Partner Program. Our Optigo ConnectTM product line is now available for distribution through the Alerton Dealer Network. Together, Optigo and Alerton will offer improved building management and network connectivity with the Alerton Ascent VisualLogicTMIP (VIP) controllers and Optigo Connect’s HybridTM and SpectraTM solutions.

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Frequently asked BACnet questions, answered


One of the biggest barriers we’ve found in this industry is a lack of accessible educational resources. For people who are new to the business of BAS, it’s a real challenge trying to string together information.

Of course, lots of people in the industry are doing fantastic work to change this. Phil Zito’s Building Automation Monthly and Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings are two key resources. 

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Network horror stories


There are goblins and ghouls that go bump in the night; and then there are BAS misconfigurations that give you a fright! For the last few Halloweens, we’ve collected some of your spookiest network horror stories. Read on for stories of:

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How to design Optigo Connect Spectra


What’s the problem with a “one-size fits all” solution? It usually fits nothing. 

That’s why Optigo Connect networks are highly customizable and adaptive. With a wide variety of ways to alter the network design, Optigo can support all different building types. 

Check out our projects to see our work on stadiums, high-rises, data centres, and much more. 

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Introduction to Power over Ethernet


Power over Ethernet (PoE) has long been linked with IP cameras, VoIP phones, and the like. Increasingly, though, the technology’s being adopted in more areas of traditional building automation. There’s even talk that PoE will drive the smart buildings of the future. Your building might already have lighting controls and fixtures, access control systems, and sensors or meters running on PoE. 

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Managing VLANs and BBMDs


VLANs and BBMDs seem at complete odds with each other. One’s meant to separate and segregate traffic. The other’s designed to broadcast messages across the network, without limit for which devices should get what messages.

BBMDs and VLANs do coexist on IP and MS/TP networks everywhere, and it’s important to know how to properly segregate traffic while making sure devices get the information they need.