UPS network module
The HP UPS network module is designed to remotely monitor, diagnose, and manage UPS systems.
The HP UPS Network Module enables small-, medium-, and enterprise-sized businesses to remotely monitor, diagnose, and manage uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and attached devices. The HP UPS Network Module supports either a single UPS configuration or provides additional power protection with support for dual, redundant UPS configuration, facilitating a no-single-point-of-failure environment. The network module can be set up to send e-mail notifications or alert traps to any SNMP management program, or be used as a stand-alone management system. This flexibility enables IT and facilities managers to monitor and control UPSs through the network. To facilitate day-to-day maintenance tasks and power analysis, the embedded management software provides detailed system logs. It is also ideal for customers who need to perform scheduled shutdowns of attached equipment.
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.