Rugged rackmount server
The Wildcat 2U rugged rackmount server, optimized for high mean time between failure (MTBF), is based on the KTQ77/Flex motherboard. The Wildcat 2U rackmount server offers extended temperature operation through efficient cooling. The design features a front-accessible dust filter, cable tie downs, hold-down brackets for expansion cards and memory and shock-mounted drive bays to ease transport. I/Os include 4x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0 and 3 x Gigabit Ethernet ports. The system can power up to three individual displays and supports HD audio. The Wildcat 2U has three removable hard drives (2.5"or 3.5") as well as a slim DVD +/-RW drive.
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.