Cloud-based energy management system
Telkonet's EcoCentral Virtual Engineer is a cloud-based energy management command center that communicates with intelligent wireless thermostats, occupancy sensors, and other products and systems.
Telkonet's EcoCentral Virtual Engineer (VE) is a cloud-based energy management command center for building managers looking to save energy. EcoCentral Virtual Engineer communicates with Telkonet’s EcoSmart intelligent wireless thermostats, occupancy sensors, door and window contacts, outlets, and light switches. It forms a secure wireless mesh network that communicates information between rooms, floors, and buildings. This enables facility staff to control buildings, zones, rooms, or individual devices from the cloud in real time. EcoCentral VE also can visualize facility data points, which allow the user to view energy savings by floor or room. The EcoCentral VE facilities intelligent load-shed actions. It creates profiles that dictate how thermostats, outlets, and lights will respond to a demand response request. Scheduled "events" will switch devices to demand response profiles at the appropriate time. Other features include the ability to evaluate equipment performance and monitor total energy savings.
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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.