Lighting control app
The Q-Control+ Apple iPad app by Lutron Electronics is designed to control and monitor real-time status of lights and shades of a facility.
Lutron Electronics has released its Q‐Control+ Apple iPad app for the Quantum Total Light Management System. The app is designed to control and monitor real‐time status of lights and shades of a facility (area‐by‐area) as well as program and adjusts zone, scene, and shade-preset levels. The Q‐Control+ iPad app features a simple, intuitive touch screen interface; the ability to control, monitor, and adjust light and shade levels; and reprogram lighting scenes and shade presets while in the space. For increased security, it has a configurable login to allow secure access to the app. The app compliments the flexibility of Quantum by providing designers, facility managers, or end‐users the ability to create the perfect lighting environment for commercial office buildings, hospitals, universities, hotels, convention centers, or museums.
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.