Last Chance to Sign Up for Security and Network Infrastructure Webinar


Don’t miss it! There’s still time to register for our joint webinar with IoTium on security and network infrastructure to prepare your building management system to succeed in the IoT.

You’ll walk away with a proposed architecture of how buildings with hundreds of sub-systems can be securely connected to multiple applications that reside in public private and hybrid clouds. Plus, you’ll hear directly how building managers are solving the toughest problems in protecting their BAS.

THIS WEDNESDAY, August 9 at 9 a.m. pacific time/noon eastern. With Brent Dunlap of Controlco and Ron Victor from IoTium.

Register now, before Wednesday has come and gone.

Johnson Controls Expands Facility Explorer’s (FX17) Digital Footprint

jc3In July, Johnson Controls launched a digital campaign aimed at spreading awareness about its Facility Explorer building automation system updates for 2017. Under the tagline “exceptional environments,” the Facility Explorer updates include enhanced ability to evaluate, analyze and optimize a building’s indoor environment. In describing the system, Johnson Controls says, “It combines all the strength and reliability of the Niagara platform with the proven ease of engineering that only comes with Johnson Controls. This makes installation, configuration and commissioning faster and easier than ever.

Controlco distributes the entire Facility Explorer line. Give us a call to get started at (855) 425-6657.

As part of their six-month digital campaign, Johnson Controls has created a web portal to house all of the materials related to FX17, including an overview demo from Senior Product Manager Chris Lane.

Keep your eyes out for new issues of Engineered Systems and Contractor Magazine for more from the Johnson Controls FX campaign.

Still time to register for August AX Training

controlco-training-logoJoin instructor Jeff Hunter in Fresno, California, for Controlco’s next Niagara AX training session August 14-18. You’ll get hands-on programming practice and real-world experience from Jeff’s decades in the building automation industry.

Register now for the August session.

Can’t make it to Fresno in August? Our next AX class is October 23-27, also in Fresno.

Upcoming Controlco Training Schedule
image August 14 – 18 Niagara AX Fresno, CA
image September 11 – 15 Niagara 4 Pleasant Hill, CA
image October 23 – 27 Niagara AX Fresno, CA
image November 13 – 17 Niagara 4 Pleasant Hill, CA

How to Secure Your Ever-Expanding BAS

Controlco and IoTium know that protecting building automation systems can be tough, even on a small network. And as your BAS expands to incorporate more points and controllers, security becomes a greater concern. But with the right network, security can actually scale with your system.
We’ll discuss security, scalability and network infrastructure with IoTium in a joint webinar on August 9. IoTium CEO and co-founder Ron Victor will discuss how their network infrastructure helps you isolate and secure your data from the edge to the cloud, without having to send a technician out to the field. Our Brent Dunlap will share how he works with clients to deploy the IoTium system quickly, and of course securely. 
Webinar details:
Ron Victor, IoTium CEO and founder
Brent Dunlap, Controlco national IoT product sales director
August 9, 9-10 a.m. pdt
Attendees will get a proposed architecture for a secure BAS that contains hundreds of sub-systems and multiple application connections.

Now Distributing IoTium for secure network infrastructure

Controlco is now distributing IoTium products for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), continuing our growth of partnerships for next generation smart building solutions. Available in two solutions – Secure Connectivity and Edge Intelligence – IoTium offers a completely secure approach for mass deployment of IIoT.

The full suite of IoTium products are now available through our IoT sales rep Brent Dunlap, and in our online store.


Interested in learning more about how to incorporate IoTium into your building automation system infrastructure?

Join IoTium CEO Ron Victor and Controlco’s Brent Dunlap for a webinar focusing on different use-cases for this innovative technology.

The call is August 9, at 9 a.m. pacific time. Join us, and register today!

Controlco, Optigo Networks Announce Partnership to Advance Separation of OT Networks

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Combined efforts spur buildings IoT progress and innovation worldwide

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. and VANCOUVER, Canada, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, California-based automation distributor Controlco announces it is the primary North American distributor for Vancouver-based Optigo Networks, opening the door to an era of building networks that separate operational technology (OT) from information technology (IT) for building-IoT integrations.

“Convergence is not the simple solution it once was,” said Controlco President Chip Cummins. “And the number of smart devices on building networks will only keep growing. With that comes increased divisions between IT and OT staff capabilities, and an urgent need to secure everything from individual devices to full networks. We see this partnership with Optigo Networks as a way to help integrators advance their capabilities while delivering next generation operational technology to their building clients.”

Optigo Networks’ suite of hardware products, including its popular Optigo Connect family, offer easy-to-manage switches available with secure networks and a fraction of traditional infrastructure requirements. This partnership expands Optigo Connect’s availability throughout North America, and advances Optigo and Controlco’s shared vision of separate OT networks.

“We are thrilled to partner with Controlco to advocate for separate OT networks,” said Dan Ronald, VP Product Management at Optigo Networks. “Convergence leaves network systems vulnerable to attacks; with a growing number of connected devices in buildings worldwide, those vulnerabilities have massive implications. Optigo Connect is the backbone that smart buildings need, and now Controlco can help them get it.”

Through this North American distributor partnership, systems integrators and facility managers will have easy access to Optigo Connect and support in their OT transition.

About Controlco
Controlco specializes in products and knowledge for the Internet of Things (IoT) as it is used in commercial and industrial buildings. We distribute the industry’s best operational technology devices, controllers, sensors, software and accessories for building owners and operators to succeed at challenging IoT building projects.

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. 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.

Attn: Bay Area Systems Integrators


You’re invited to Levi’s Stadium to hear how Controlco, Dell and Intel are working together to give you an IoT advantage in building automation.

Using real world case studies, we’ll provide strategic insight into how you can expand your IoT capabilities leveraging the Tridium’s Niagara platform on the brand new Dell Edge Gateway. Be among the first to hear about these game changers.

Event Details:

Thursday, February 16, 2017
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Levi’s Stadium

The event is capped at 50 registrants, so contact to register today.