Desigo Optic Open Building Management Software

Desigo Optic building management software improves data access and visibility

Improve data access and visibility for better real-time decision making.

Desigo Optic is a simple, powerful and scalable software solution for visualizing and controlling building automation systems. Powered by FIN Framework, Desigo Optic redefines what an open platform should be by applying Haystack native semantic tagging for seamless data harmonization and quick access to critical building information -- streamlining workflows by 33%. For single-discipline use and scalable to grow with your building needs, Desigo Optic helps you glean actionable insights from powerful dashboards for a holistic view of critical assets. Take building efficiency to the next level in productivity, comfort and health with Desigo Optic. Redefining openness. Redefining building automation.

Make Your Building Data Work Better for You 

Learn how Desigo Optic can help you optimize your building. 

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How Does Desigo Optic Improve Building Efficiency?

Desigo Optic enables integrators to work with multiple system protocols from a single, easy-to-use front end. Upgrade your building to the latest IoT technology and system protocols.

Features and Benefits

  • Open platform with front-end software built on an openly distributed FIN™ Framework
  • Easy tagging to standardize data for faster implementation, using metadata tags through native Project Haystack -- helps unlock reliable information for better building decisions
  • Seamless integration with major IP-based protocols: BACnet, Modbus, KNX, SNMP and OPC Haystack offers the ability to seamlessly integrate with Niagara framework
  • Better efficiency with best-in-class user experience using DB Builder UI tool with multiple tree views and drag and drop selection
Powerful building insights

Improve Building Operation Through Native Tagging Standards

Desigo Optic applies Haystack for standardized tagging that helps to simplify the data, leading to more powerful building insights based on real-time data from connected devices and systems. Watch the video below to learn how innovative Haystack tagging makes system integrators lives easier during commissioning with simple, fast migration of accurate data.

Why is Haystack Semantic Data Tagging Important?

  • Reduce complexity and automate data handling to decrease manual data entry
  • Analyze, visualize and derive value from real-time building data
  • Data interoperability simplifies and speeds up engineering workflow during integration
  • Reduce building operating expense and improve building performance

Realize the value of your data.  

 Haystack Tagging Enables a Truly Open Platform

Openly available and flexible solutions and communications protocols are key to helping building owners, system integrators, and contractors integrate across their systems to better manage a building’s performance and life cycle.
To learn more, read our new white paper: How to Make Smart Buildings Smarter – Simplified building management with improved data access and visibility across devices through an open standard

Haystack puts meaning and context into real-time building data. The advent of Project Haystack unlocks a streamlined way to work with data through an open source initiative to reduce data complexity and automate data handling for easier and faster building automation software integration. To learn more, read our technical white paper: Simplify Data Collection and Analysis Through Haystack API Open Source Initiative.

Experience Simplified Engineering and More Proficient Commissioning

Seamless Integration with Multiple Protocols

Desigo Optic supports the standard protocols such as BACnet, Modbus, and SNMP. It also integrates with many 3rd party devices, and offers a lot more. As the need for more data has become a standard in today’s buildings, a new array of protocols has become prevalent in the building automation market. Desigo Optic supports MQTT and other REST protocols to give building owners visibility of real-time data in one place.

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Using Data Insights to Drive Healthy and Productive Buildings

The impact of occupant health based on indoor air quality (IAQ) can significantly affect a building’s ability to reopen and stay open in the future. Solving these challenges requires a new way of thinking in facility management. State-of-the-art digital building technologies make sense of data stored in devices and systems, reducing data complexity, and automating data handling to deliver real-time building intelligence for smarter, more responsive building decisions that keep occupant health top of mind.

System Integration

Easy, Fast, and Accurate Commissioning

Desigo Optic, provides a highly-efficient building automation solution with enhanced integration across numerous third-party systems. With Project Haystack semantic data models and tagging features, Desigo Optic offers:

  • Guided engineering workflows for 33% faster integration
  • An easy-to-learn system with less training required
  • Simple creation of graphics requiring less clicks
  • Turn-key trend analysis reports
  • Simple dashboard builder
  • And much more

CFG3.F100 embedded controller

For easier scalability and a more extensive lifecycle

With Desigo Optic, growing the system is easy. The building automation system can grow with the building – requiring no add-on hardware or system change outs. Via software and a new software-embedded CFG3.F100 supervisory controller, Desigo Optic provides actionable data leveraging a unified tool set that is optimized for efficient workflows to dramatically reduce project complexity around solution implementation.


The CFG3.F100 embedded controller provides a more modular growth process. Each controller is preloaded with a license that can support up to 1,000 data points with the full array of features for Desigo Optic.  These instances of Desigo Optic can be connected to a localized server over Haystack API creating a modular extension of the system.

Desigo Optic utilizes standardized tags to enhance system interoperability and data optimization.

Bring Standardized Data Modeling Upfront in Project Commissioning

Learn how utilizing standardized tags on building systems and devices during initial project design, system specification, programming or commissioning provides a ripple effect of benefits for numerous decision makers to enhance system interoperability and data optimization.

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