2014 Product of the Year finalists: Apps for Engineers

Finalists in the Apps for Engineers category for the Plant Engineering 2014 Product of the Year competition.


Excel BeSecure Solutions On-demand arc flash safety

BeSecure is a unique solution that equips facility owners, contractors, and employees with their own arc flash safety system. The BeSecure system includes a mobile app that provides on-demand arc flash safety information in the palm of your hand. The system enables users to upload existing study data to the BeSecure Manage website and then extend their study to additional equipment with the mobile app. With the BeSecure Extend app, a worker can determine the arc flash hazard and personal protective equipment (PPE) requirement on demand, when and where it is needed. BeSecure is designed for equipment that is < 600 V and is fed from molded case circuit breakers or fuses that are < 600 A.

Excel BeSecure Solutions LLC

Fluke Connect System
Measurement app, cloud storage

The Fluke Connect system allows engineers to wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to their smartphones for secure storage on the cloud and universal team access. More than 20 Fluke tools connect wirelessly with the app, including digital multimeters and infrared cameras. Engineers can AutoRecord measurements and infrared images to Fluke Cloud storage from wherever they are working. Everyone on the team with a smartphone and the app can see the data. The Fluke Connect app features EquipmentLog history, which allows engineers to assign measurements to specific equipment, creating a cloud-based history of test measurement data.

Fluke Corp.

Schneider Electric Vijeo Design Air, Vijeo Design Air Plus
Remote HMI monitoring, operation

The Vijeo Design Air and Vijeo Design Air Plus from Schneider Electric enable remote monitoring and operation of an HMI terminal from a user’s tablet or smartphone. Both allow operators to view, operate, and adjust automation processes remotely. The applications are compatible with Magelis Graphic Display HMI. These new offerings allow users to view machine and process alarms, events, and other information on a smartphone or tablet from any place on a factory floor. Both also offer security features that manage local and remote users to reduce opportunity for unintentional equipment operation.

Schneider Electric

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