After 6 weeks of stadium lights turning on in the middle of the night and waking up nearby residents, Princeton University turned to Visual BACnet to solve their problems. When he first opened up Visual BACnet, Controls Engineer Gary Brancato discovered serious problems with the network. [Read more…]
This just in from Optigo Networks:
Vancouver, BC, September 21, 2017 – Optigo Networks is proud to welcome Wayne Tighe, formerly Vice President of Software Sales at Tridium Inc. of the Software Solutions Group in Honeywell, as our new Vice President of Global Sales. Tighe’s guidance and insight will be key to driving Optigo Networks’ explosive growth in the smart building industry.
“After more than two decades working for Fortune 100 corporations, I’m excited to join Optigo Networks at this pivotal moment in the company’s history,” said Tighe. “Optigo’s entering its next phase of evolution. The team is agile and innovative, and the technology has tremendous upset potential.”
Tighe joins Optigo Networks with over 25 years of experience in corporate America. His resumé spans business heavyweights including Tridium, Hewlett-Packard, Agilent, and HP Canada. His keen knowledge of the smart building and software industries make him an excellent addition to Optigo’s rapidly growing team.
“Wayne is the perfect person to lead our sales team,” said Pook-Ping Yao, CEO of Optigo Networks. “We are certain that his leadership and strategic vision will propel Optigo forward into the next stage of development.”
Tighe will lead the effort to share Optigo’s vision with customers, partners, and all stakeholders, creating a sales strategy that accelerates the adoption of Optigo’s IoT networking solutions for Smart Buildings. He will ensure that Optigo Networks’ customers and partners recognize the power of our software solutions in Visual BACnet, Optigo OneView, and our future product offerings, like Optigo Insight.
“Culture is integral to any company’s growth, and I see a great deal of passion from the staff and leadership at Optigo,” said Tighe. “The company has had some critical successes, and I know there are many more wins in our future. I look forward to helping guide and accelerate Optigo Networks’ expansion.”
Ken and I had a chance to check out Bueno Systems and the cool BACnet troubleshooting tools from Optigo at Haystack Connect. If you work with building automation controls networks that use BACnet, this free webinar is worth checking out.
From Monica at Optigo Netwroks:
To improve energy analytics, you need a deep understanding of your building network. When Australian energy analytics company BUENO Systems used to start working with a new building, they would have no idea what was happening on the building’s network. Now, with Visual BACnet, they can assess the health of a customer’s network and ensure it is working in prime condition, well before adding their analytics.
Join our webinar with guest Tyson Soutter, Integration Engineer at BUENO Systems, on June 6 Pacific Standard Time and June 7 Australian Eastern Standard Time. Learn how they are using Visual BACnet to ensure their analytics are deployed on stable networks and have access to all the information they need.
Date and time: June 6 at 4 p.m. PST / June 7 at 9 a.m. AEST
BACnet MS/TP Trouble-Shooting Simplified with Innovative Product Integration from Contemporary Controls and Optigo Networks. Vancouver, BC, January 17, 2017 – BACnet MS/TP trouble-shooting can now be done remotely on demand or via scheduled analysis thanks to a one-of-a kind product integration from Chicago-based Contemporary Controls and Vancouver-based Optigo Networks. Using Contemporary Controls’ popular BASrouterLX to capture MS/TP traffic and Optigo Networks’ Visual BACnet for analysis, technicians will no longer need to be on-site to diagnose MS/TP issues.
Recent technological developments have made diagnosing IP network issues easier, but until this collaboration, trouble-shooting MS/TP network issues has been hands-on and time consuming. When an MS/TP network breaks down, the technician has to put on his boots, drive to the site, set up a USB dongle and capture traffic right on-site. The product integration between Contemporary Controls and Optigo Networks changes that. Using a Contemporary Controls’ BASrouterLX, MS/TP traffic is captured and sent to Optigo Networks’ Visual BACnet. The MS/TP data can be captured via remote monitoring, or the capture can be scheduled at a specific time each day and then sent to VisualBACnet.com for analysis.
“Trouble-shooting BACnet MS/TP issues has always been a challenge,” said Harpartap Parmar, Senior Product Manager at Contemporary Controls. “By teaming with Optigo to use the MS/TP traffic for analysis, technicians can quickly respond to a customer’s problem without needing to be on-site.”
The BASrouterLX by Contemporary Controls is a high-performance BACnet router providing stand-alone routing between BACnet networks such as BACnet/IP, BACnet Ethernet, and BACnet MS/TP. Besides its high-speed processor, it has advanced features such as auto-discovery of MS/TP slaves, MS/TP frame capture and storage for use with Wireshark®. Up to 50 BBMD entries can be made. With the Optigo integration, MS/TP frame capture can be sent to Visual BACnet for analysis.
Visual BACnet by Optigo Networks is a powerful BACnet health analysis and monitoring software. It allows users to concretely measure the health of their networks, and quickly diagnose problems to reduce troubleshooting and downtime. Users can look at their network’s health score, drill down to pinpoint problems, and create baseline reports to compare network changes over time.
“We look forward to fully launching this integration with Contemporary Controls in the coming months,” said Dan Ronald, VP Product Management at Optigo. “This partnership is a big step towards fulfilling our vision of monitoring sites in real-time, allowing an increase in the overall up-time of Building Automation Systems.” Existing BASrouterLX users interested in the new features will be able to install the software upgrade via the BASrouterLX webpage.
Learn more about this new collaboration in Optigo’s upcoming webinar Introducing Contemporary Controls Integration, January 25, featuring Dan Ronald and Harpartap Parmar from Contemporary Controls. The product will also be showcased at the AHR Expo January 30- February 1 at Booth C861 and C1458. Look forward to more announcements and releases.
Senior Product Manager
About Contemporary Controls: Contemporary Controls designs and manufactures the system building blocks for networking, integrating and controlling automation processes where performance and reliability are important. Our products are built upon open technologies such as ARCNET®, BACnet®, CAN, Modbus®, Niagara Framework® and Sedona Framework™, and are typically found in building and industrial automation industries. Our customers are systems integrators, contractors and mechanical and controls OEMs seeking simple and reliable networking and control products from a dependable source. With headquarters based in the US, we have operations in the UK, Germany and China with self-manufacturing in the US and China. www.ccontrols.com @ContempControls
About Optigo Networks: Optigo Networks is shaping the future of the commercial Internet of Things (IoT). Optigo uses visualization and anomaly detection to enable explosive growth of IoT in buildings. With its award-winning self-learning software, Optigo analyzes the communications of the thousands of thermostats, key card scanners, cameras and smart lights in commercial buildings. This allows building operators to quickly identify faults in their operational systems and reduce downtime from hours to minutes. Optigo is the first to address the growing complexity of maintaining the thousands of little machines that make our buildings comfortable, efficient and secure. Optigo’s solutions are used every day in a rising number of buildings around the world. www.optigo.net
6 million commercial buildings in the US are believed to be secure. Every single one has exposed building controllers, security cameras and access control systems that an entry level hacker can hack into. Join Fred Gordy, Director of Cyber Security at Intelligent Buildings, and Ping Yao, CEO of Optigo Networks as they discuss the incredible vulnerabilities in our buildings’ systems, and what to do about it. If you are responsible for operational systems using open protocols such as BACnet & ONVIF, you won’t want to miss this webinar. We will discuss how easy it is to hack into many of the building systems, and more importantly, what are some of the basic steps that can and should be used to protect them.
Webinar Details: Date: Thursday September 15th Time: 11AM PDT | 2PM EDT