Monitoring and managing data center power
Power Xpert Server Solution from Eaton is a way for IT managers to view and manage electrical power in their data centers and server rooms. The Power Xpert Server Solution is comprised of a power quality meter, Ethernet switch, current transformer, and installation equipment. The system is designed to demystify power quality by presenting complex electrical data in a simple and easy graphical format. The patent pending Power Quality Index uses a traffic light (green-yellow-red) temperature gauge to show the status of the data center’s power quality. The system does not require additional software or equipment. Monitoring and management are available through a Web browser. For more information, click here .
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.