Video: Web-based software monitoring
Thin-client, web-based software allows monitoring from anywhere, as shown in this NIWeek video demonstration.
Web-based software monitoring: NI Web UI Builder serves as front end, in this example, for natural gas pipeline monitoring. The resulting PlantGard software from Scientific Process Solutions loads from the browser thin-client, without installing a runtime version, allowing monitoring of any system from anywhere with web access.
The web services will be among NI’s emerging software as a service (SaaS) offerings, according to Diya Mukherji, National Instruments engineer, at NIWeek 2010.
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- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.