A new feature from KMC Controls allows for simplified full-system monitoring of building networks by regularly capturing and saving network data and making the data easily accessible. This helps controls engineers, integrators, service technicians, and building managers alike save time, money, and energy with monitoring at all system levels. Through a partnership with Optigo Networks, KMC Controls’ mission to provide innovative and intuitive solutions grows even stronger.
When a building’s BACnet network is acting up, pinpointing the problem can quickly balloon into a week-long job. That is because the engineer or technician must drive down to the building, and identify the issue on the network through sheer process of elimination. It means breaking the network, testing, and repeating for hours or days if need be, before finally capturing the necessary information and beginning to troubleshoot. This often has to be done after hours, as the process is highly disruptive to tenants: furniture and ceiling tiles must be moved in order to even access the physical network, particularly MS/TP networks.
Now, engineers and technicians can schedule captures in the state-of-the-art KMC Conquest BACnet Router for MS/TP and IP networks. The capture is recorded and saved, so it is ready to upload into advanced analytics platforms, like Optigo Networks’ Visual BACnet. The online application helps technicians visualize patterns and anomalies, assess their network’s health, and diagnose the source of issues. With the new integration, they can monitor the entire building automation system, at both the main server and all the individual MS/TP or IP networks. This means less downtime, less troubleshooting, and more resolution.
The new partnership builds on KMC Controls’ and Optigo Networks’ shared visions of centralized, real-time monitoring in smart buildings, no matter the network size or complexity.
“We’re always looking for ways to help our customers save time and money,” says Erich Kreuter, VP of Product Development at KMC Controls. “By using our router to take regular captures of the network and make them available to advanced analytics platforms, like Optigo Networks’ Visual BACnet, saving time and money is only the beginning of the benefits they’ll realize!”
“We are excited to be partnering with KMC. Their values align with our vision to bring innovation and cutting edge products to the building automation industry,” said Pook-Ping Yao, CEO at Optigo Networks. “This integration allows us to monitor building networks on multiple levels, bringing us one step closer to monitoring entire building networks on an ongoing basis.”
This exciting new integration optimizes network and device performance, keeping costs low, efficiency high, and tenants happy.