Desktop notification and positioning system
The Situational Awareness and Response Assistant (SARA) eMessenger system developed by Status Solutions delivers desktop notification of emergency and non-emergency events.
SARA’s eMessenger from Status Solutions is an alerting capability that extends mass notification to the desktop, enabling emergency as well as non-emergency information to be delivered as browser-based, pop-up alerts on PC screens. Pop-up alerts can appear as color-coded text, audio, or a combination of both and always show up in a window or full screen regardless of the application in use. Future versions of the module will support both video and text alerts to PCs and mobile devices including tablets. SARA’s eMessenger is an add-on to SARA (Situational Awareness and Response Assistant), an automated alerting engine that integrates disparate alarm systems, sending managed voice and text alerts to designated communication devices for faster, more efficient emergency response and includes a patent-pending positioning system for mobile duress. SARA mitigates risk by ensuring that the right people get the right information on the right devices in real time to protect people, property, and business.
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.