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Project haystack and tagging — explained.


In building automation, there’s a growing — and very apparent — need for Project Haystack and tagging. 

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Which is “better”? BACnet, LonWorks, Modbus, or KNX


BACnet gets compared to a lot of other protocols on the market, including LonWorks, Modbus, and KNX. In this article, we break down the advantages and disadvantages of each protocol. Be sure to check out our articles on each of the protocols: LonWorks, Modbus, KNX, and a few reasons we think you should adopt BACnet

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Learn to troubleshoot with Visual BACnet


Have a troublesome network and a pcap file, but don’t know where to start with Visual BACnet? 

Our team of BACnet buffs has seen just about every BACnet issue under the sun. They regularly field questions on the best ways to filter, drill down, and pinpoint problems in Visual BACnet. 

To help, we recently hosted a webinar to troubleshoot submitted pcap files, live. Our presenters, Monica McMahen, Daniel Tan, and Ryan Hughson, walked through the files with step-by-step instructions and insights. 

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How to use Visual BACnet Site Monitoring


Trying to keep up with rampant device issues, constant network changes, or vendors pointing fingers instead of solving problems?

Visual BACnet Site Monitoring is indispensable on large BACnet networks. Our customers at Penn State University, Princeton University, and many other campuses have embedded it into their workflows, and they’ve seen a steady increase in their network health.

But what is Visual BACnet Site Monitoring, and how can you use it most effectively?

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A Realcomm 2019 retrospective


Interview between Monica McMahen, Marketing Director, and Pook-Ping Yao, CEO of Optigo Networks.

After eight years attending Realcomm, Optigo Networks has seen a real evolution in the conference. From conversations to conference attendees, Optigo CEO Pook-Ping Yao shares the most notable differences that he’s seen at Realcomm 2019.

Monica McMahen (MM): How have you seen Realcomm change over the 8 years you've been attending? 

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Designing a network — live, on camera


The worlds of IT and Operational Technology (OT) are merging more and more these days as the Internet of Things grows in prominence. This collaboration between IT and OT is great, but there are still gaps in understanding that keep these worlds from fully working together.

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Q&A with Bernhard Isler and David Fisher on BACnet Secure Connect


We recently hosted a webinar on BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC) with special guests Bernhard Isler from Siemens and David Fisher from PolarSoft, two main figures behind BACnet/SC. We talked about why BACnet/SC was developed, and how it will affect everyday users.

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Know your assets. Protect your assets.


June 11, 2019, Vancouver, BC – Optigo Networks’ newest development helps facility managers track, manage, and protect their BACnet devices. The Device Browser, available in late-July, is a groundbreaking development that increases cybersecurity by identifying the devices on the network and alerting when new ones are added.

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Do you know what’s on your network?


What does device tracking look like on your network? Do you have a device approval and authorization process? A thorough list of each Device ID, IP address, and location?

A stale spreadsheet that’s several installations out of date?