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Can you Customize your Dispatch Consoles? Questions you should be asking.

Posted by Ken Carson on Aug 5, 2016 4:50:21 PM

Can_you_CustomizeYour_Dispatch_Console-.jpgWhat is customization? I asked myself this question the other day when I was told by a customer that a competitor said that Xybix does not do anything custom. Whoa--that was a surprise to hear, as we provide custom furniture all of the time! The big question that should be addressed is how do you, the dispatcher, view a custom product? To answer this question clearly, I have broken the concept of customization down into two main categories to help you better understand what goes into a custom product when designing or updating a new room.  

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Topics: QUICK TIPS, Design, Dispatch Consoles

Dispatch Furniture Design: Your very own personal Designer

Posted by Doug Herman on Jun 12, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Expand.jpgThe recent growth at Xybix has caused us to expand our design team, and we just recruited and hired another interior designer, which is much different than my pursuit of a sales professional!

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Topics: Design

3 Tips on a Meet and Measure from a Xybix Newbie

Posted by Maria Teruel on Jan 21, 2016 4:06:16 PM

TIPS.jpgSo you have a "Meet and Measure" scheduled with a local dispatch furniture territory rep. You figure- hey, they'll come out, measure a couple walls, badabing badaboom! Not quite. Imagine your Comm Center has been selected for the HGTV show where they come and remodel your house or kitchen. You know, where a designer comes and talks to you about how you want things to look and function, then they team up with the architects to make your dream come true.

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Topics: Design, Dispatch Consoles

Shawnee Police a Dispatch Center with a Vision

Posted by Ken Carson on Dec 10, 2015 12:33:19 PM

Shawnee.jpgI had a great opportunity to go to an open house for a newly remodeled dispatch center. This was in Shawnee, Oklahoma, a city of about 30,000 residents.  They dispatch fire and police for the city.  

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Topics: Design, Dispatch Consoles

The Yellow Brick Road of Dispatch Center Design

Posted by Brian Barnes on Jul 8, 2015 2:58:29 PM

YellowBrickRoadBeing new at something is equally exciting and terrifying. On one hand, you’re in uncharted territory and you are constantly in awe – think Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz stepping into Technicolor. You are a sponge, absorbing as much as you can to learn about the new challenge. On the other hand, you don’t know what you don’t know and there is an overload of information to retain.

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Topics: Buying, Design, Dispatch Consoles

The X's and O's of Dispatch Furniture Planning

Posted by Megan Lewis on Mar 26, 2015 12:15:00 PM

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I love football. Live it. Breathe it. College most especially (GO SPARTANS!), but I have to watch my boy Aaron Rodgers on Sundays. I know there’s a stigma surrounding women who “love” football, but I promise, it’s not just the tight pants or that Tom Brady is married to Gisele (insert “EW”).

But I will admit, I really have no clue how to read a play, other than maybe a post route and a blitz. These plays, to me, are so intricate, so well designed, that half the time I don’t even think the “experts” know what happened until they watch the replay (I’m looking at you, Brent Musburger). That being said, Xybix's in-house design team members are like offensive and defensive coordinators; they know when to blitz, and they know when to rush. 

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Topics: Design, Dispatch Consoles, Workstation Planning

Help! My 911 Dispatch Center is Too Small!

Posted by Megan Lewis on Mar 13, 2015 8:12:44 AM

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How often have you thought “I’d really like to update my dispatch center” but in the same train of thought said, “My center is just way too small and way too weird”! We hear this constantly, things like “We’re peanuts compared to such-and-such county" or "we only have 2 stations and 150 square feet". The thought is, if your center is small, there is nothing you can do to improve your situation. Well, I'm here to tell you, You Can!

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Topics: Design, Dispatch Consoles, Workstation Planning

The Best Way to Measure and Design Your Comm Center

Posted by Eric Parks on Feb 24, 2015 4:02:53 PM

Xybix Initial Design Process

Xybix's Northwest Territory Manager, Eric Parks and Southwest Territory Manager, Brian Barnes discuss the initial measurement process in gathering the details needed to create a custom professional design layout of your comm center. Proper and accurate room dimensions and measurements will ensure the correct fit and placement of your furniture within your space while adhering to ADA clearances and fire codes. 

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Topics: Design

Complete Your Comm Center Design with a Live Iteractive Meeting

Posted by Doug Herman on Dec 15, 2014 8:47:00 AM

iStock_000033403126_LargeAre you the newly appointed project manager for your center’s new layout and design? If so, take a deep breath. You’re not alone. When these projects land on your already full plate, there’s a way to ensure everyone is happy, the project goes smoothly, and everyone gets what they need. You’re not only going to come out of this project safely, but with an incredible sense of accomplishment under your belt.

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Topics: Design

Designing Your Comm Center: What to Leave To the Professionals

Posted by Ken Carson on Dec 5, 2014 4:13:00 PM

XybixExperienceOne of the most exciting parts of designing a comm center or building a new 911 dispatch center is working on the layout. Everyone has ideas on how they can make it better. And why not? Sitting at the consoles for hours on end does give you time to think. Often time it is 'well that is stupid, why did they put that there?', or 'why am I sitting underneath an air conditioning vent?'

What do you need to look for and what do you need to ask to get it done right?  How do you get the best room design for you?  How do you know if they are just “selling you” or actually helping you out?  Will you meet ADA?  When the furniture shows up will it fit and will your equipment fit. 

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Topics: Design, Workstation Planning

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