Fire alarm and ECS voice amplifiers
NOTIFIER by Honeywell uses amplifiers for its fire alarm and emergency communications systems.
NOTIFIER by Honeywell has expanded its line of amplifiers to provide more flexible options for powering its fire alarm and emergency communications systems’ (ECS) audio announcements for maximum intelligibility across a multitude of environments. The addition of new 100- and 125-W amplifiers enables NOTIFIER systems to provide better audio solutions for larger buildings, outdoor areas, and industrial applications with high levels of ambient noise. NOTIFIER amplifiers support single and multi-channel audio, as well as bulk audio systems with a range of 35- to 125-W power options. Whether designing an effective audio system for a new building or upgrading a current system to meet NFPA intelligibility standards, the varied capabilities of NOTIFIER’s amplifiers allows the output of its voice communications systems to be easily tailored to virtually any application.
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.