Fire alarm unit
Silent Knight by Honeywell's Farenhyt emergency communication system.
Silent Knight by Honeywell’s Farenhyt ECS (emergency communication system) line provides both fire protection and a system for broadcasting real-time communications within a facility, big or small. Silent Knight offers an all-in-one system that benefits from the stringent requirements placed on fire alarm systems. The Farenhyt ECS line delivers real-time, intelligible communications over a completely supervised system that meets the latest NFPA 72, UL 2572, and Dept. of Defense standards. The control panels include customizable switches for as many as 15 prerecorded messages and a microphone for live paging—all simple-to-use technologies that enable users to direct general or emergency communications to all or select areas of a facility.
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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.