A redesigned thermostat by Nest is able to recognize varying gradients of alarms and sync with mobile devices.
Nest has already revamped the conventional thermostat by creating a smarter, sleeker device that both reduces energy consumption and looks pretty hanging on the wall. Now, the Palo Alto, California-based company is driving a makeover of the the smoke detector. The revamped device is capable of recognizing varying gradients of alarms, communicate with users and sync with mobile devices. It is a great story of innovation and creativity. It inspires you to wonder about how we might be able to rethink every-day items Cannon Designers and our clients are using each day. The video showcases Nest’s new project.
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.