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Free Remote Working Licenses for GE Digital HMI/SCADA Customers
As efforts continue to protect public health and slow the spread of the coronavirus (or COVID-19), workers in all industries are increasingly being asked to work remotely to ensure business continuity.
GE Digital is offering free Remote Monitoring and Control licenses to its iFIX and CIMPLICITY customers, empowering them to work remotely and continue to keep their plants running during this difficult time.
The web-based solution gives plant operators and management teams real-time monitoring and control access to plant operations and performance over a secure-by-design connection such as VPN, reported the press release. This allows critical infrastructure to operate with a reduced crew on site, while being able to coordinate with their wider teams remotely.
“By making this solution available for free to our 20,000 Automation software customers, we hope to make it easier for them to continue to provide vital services to our communities as we work together to slow the spread of the virus,” according to the press release. “By enabling mobile workers, industrial companies are better able to ensure the safety of their workers while continuing to serve their customers.”
Emerson's 2020 ASCO Engineering Scholarship Program is Now Open
Emerson has announced that the application period is now open for its 2020 ASCO Engineering Scholarship Program for U.S. college students. The merit-based scholarships are awarded on the candidate's potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering, instrumentation, systems, and automation professions. Recipients may also be eligible for an Emerson internship.
Emerson will award two U.S. engineering students a $5,000 scholarship each, host them at "The Amazing Packaging Race" at PACK EXPO International and grant their colleges' engineering departments $1,000 for research support.
"Challenges and opportunities in science and technology are greater, more rewarding, and more demanding than ever — for both students and industry," said Andy Duffy, vice president of sales for fluid control and pneumatics at Emerson. "At Emerson, we know there is no better investment to drive innovation than to support the learning of today's students — and tomorrow's workforce."
The scholarship recipients will be announced at PACK EXPO International on Nov. 11 in Chicago. There, Emerson will host the recipients at its Amazing Packaging Race, a fun and educational event in which teams of college students from around the country compete to gather points by completing tasks at specific PACK EXPO booths.
Danfoss Accepting Entries for EnVisioneer of the Year Award Competition
Danfoss is accepting entries for its annual Envisioneer of the Year award competition, which recognizes North American OEMs, building owners, municipalities, contractors and end users that have introduced a new product, opened a new facility or invested in a building or system upgrade in the past 18 months using Danfoss products or solutions to realize significant energy and environmental savings.
Nominations are due by July 15, 2020 and can be entered here.