Gamewell-FCI wireless FA monitor
Monitor multiple fire alarm systems in real time with FocalPoint Mobile, a new wireless tablet PC.
Monitor multiple fire alarm systems in real time with FocalPoint Mobile, a new wireless tablet PC. The system provides information in text or graphic detail via CAD-type drawings. From a single screen, users navigate a facility map to view specific floor plans or to identify the location and type of multiple fire alarm events. Should a device go into alarm, the system auto-navigates to the area and provides a thorough history log for users to track and search previous incidents. The device mounts in vehicles or at an indoor docking station. It also may be carried by hand.
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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.