The Case for BACnet/IP

Why should — or shouldn’t — you adopt BACnet/IP?

For better or worse, MS/TP remains a dominant force in our connected buildings. It’s widely installed. Manufacturers continue to produce MS/TP-friendly devices. Some out there shudder at the thought of replacing MS/TP with new technology. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Yet slowly, more and more buildings are moving onto BACnet/IP. There aren’t any hard and fast numbers on installations of IP versus MS/TP, but there is a growing shift in the industry. Not just because of the technological benefits — although IP is lauded for its simplicity and inherent connectivity. No, the shift is due to the business benefits of BACnet/IP.

What is the business case for BACnet/IP? How can we get this technology working for us today?

Join our webinar with Phil Zito of Building Automation Monthly and our very own Ryan Hughson, as they delve into these layers of BACnet. Find out if, and why, BACnet/IP is the right choice for our smart buildings.

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Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) are different in a lot of ways, from their design to their maintenance workflows and more.

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

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

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.

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.

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:
- Communicate the site’s status with your customer

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

Unresponsive Devices can cause a lot of unnecessary traffic on an  Operational Technology network, but it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s causing the problem.

The BACnet Browser in Visual BACnet allows you to customize the information you see and isolate the specific packets you need to solve your problem.