Building data manager
Data Manager version 3.0 has been released by QA Graphics.
QA Graphics has released version 3.0 of the Data Manager, an integral component of the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard (EEED) solution. The Data Manager is capable of gathering real-time data from multiple buildings across multiple locations, allowing companies to educate on their key performance indicators anywhere, anytime. Version 3.0 was developed in the .NET Framework, evolving the “traditional” solution to a platform. This offers a more collaborative environment with limitless connectivity. The solution runs leaner and can handle mass amounts of data from an unlimited number of buildings across multiple locations. Real-time data can be deployed via touchscreens or kiosks on-site, on the Web, and on mobile devices including Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), Android, and BlackBerry.
Annual Salary Survey
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.