HVAC building management system
The ComfortPoint Open Building Management System by Honeywell controls and optimizes heating and cooling equipment in facilities.
Honeywell has introduced the ComfortPoint Open Building Management System, the next generation of the company’s technology to control and optimize heating and cooling equipment in facilities. ComfortPoint Open improves ease of use through Web and mobile accessibility, reduces energy costs with built-in utility meter management tools and advanced energy reporting, and provides flexibility to grow and expand with end-to-end BACnet integration. ComfortPoint Open increases productivity through an intuitive user interface. In addition, facility personnel can access the system online, giving them a convenient, round-the-clock way to view building equipment, manage alarms, and change schedules. Operators can also use the Honeywell EasyMobile client interface to manage and control equipment from a variety of mobile devices, such as a smartphone or iPad.
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.