launches PowerEdge app
has launched a free mobile application for the iPhone and iPad. The PowerEdge
app offers instant access to Eaton’s catalogs, training materials and videos.
The company says the new app allows customers to search for a specific product
and then easily locate it. According to an Eaton news release, the PowerEdge
app also includes the following features:
- The entire
electrical product catalog – 14 volumes that feature product selection details
and technical specifications for thousands of electrical products.
- Ability to easily
search within a catalog to find specific features or catalog numbers
- A robust video
library with business overviews, training and expert interviews
- Locator function
searches within a radius and product category to map the nearest Eaton channel
functionality to create a personal library for quick access and content categorization
PowerEdge app is available for download at Apple’s app store.
to move company headquarters: Business
application software company Infor, is relocating its headquarters. The company
will move to an area of New York City known as “Silicon Alley,” in the summer
of 2012. Infor says the new headquarters will feature an “Innovation Center,” a
space for all of the company’s new software engineers and designers. They are
expecting to use the new location to lure new employees and hope Infor’s future
software engineering team will be one of the largest in in New York City. Infor
will continue to use the current headquarters in Alpharetta, Ga. as the
company’s main shared services center.
podcasts now online: The September issue of tED magazine featured the story “Catapulting the
curve,” a discussion with current and past IDEA chairs, Larry Stern and Del
Nickel on how leaders can implement automation and technology to stay ahead of
the competition. On its website, IDEA
has now posted two of four podcasts of the interview with
Stern and Nickel that was used in writing the article. The podcasts include
more of what Stern and Nickel had to say about technology challenges and an
update on the IDW that responds to critics.
Electri-Flex launches company Facebook page: Flexible conduit manufacturer Electri-Flex
Company recently created a Facebook page. The page includes photos covering
the company’s history—some of them dating back to 1955. Electri-Flex has also
posted news releases and information on upcoming tradeshows and events on its
Facebook page. They’re also working on a catalog page where users could view
products and a tool that would locate an Electri-Flex agent by state.
“Get On Board or Get Left Behind” is the message of a recent post from ELECTRI International, the
electrical industry research foundation set up by and headquartered at NECA.
The group is setting up a six-module BIM training course tailored to electrical
ILSCO created a how
to install an insulation-piercing connector and posted it on YouTube.
portal for home owners: Citywide Electrical LLC set up an information portal for home owners to find
information on electrical safety, home improvements and more, according to a news release.
wire sizing program: MikeHolt.com recently sent out an e-mail newsletter to more than 18,000 subscribers on a
free program “written to assist with wire sizing for the PV source circuits and
PV output circuit according to [NEC] Article 690.”
hazard videos: A dozen educational
videos from OSHA that are “easy to understand, short segments, geared to
employees and workers” are now available online.
training tool wins award: Chief Learning Office magazine gave a first-place award to the Department
of Energy’s National Training and Educational Resource (NTER). According to a news
release, the NTER program was named “winner for innovation in
applying emerging technologies to create engaging, user-friendly content.”
The green app lab was launched with eight apps
by the U.S.
Green Building Council as part of its LEED Automation program.
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