Trend Open Network Node is a networking device that enables the Trend system to interface and integrate with third party systems.
Trend Control Systems’ Trend Open Network Node (TONN) is a networking device that enables the Trend system to interface and integrate with third party systems like BACnet, LONWORKS, Mbus, MODBUS, SNMP, and KNX. The TONN uses the Niagara AX Framework to integrate HVAC systems and non-HVAC systems in a building. The introduction of the TONN into Trend’s product offering opens new opportunities for interfacing and integrating into a customer’s Building Energy Management System (BEMS). Using the Niagara AX Framework, the TONN can communicate to a variety of building systems including meters, boilers, access systems, and many more to create seamless control and communication throughout a building. By using a TONN, a building or facility manager can now view, monitor, and control all aspects of a building using a centralized Trend system thereby saving time and money with a reduction in repetitive and redundant supervisory actions.
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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.