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Thinking About Buying Dispatch Furniture? 6 Signs That Point To YES!

Posted by Chelsea Kimbrough on Jul 19, 2017 9:59:07 AM

Perhaps you’ve been noticing that your current workspace just isn’t what is used to be. Maybe the furniture is beginning to show some breakdown, or perhaps the style is simply outdated and unpleasant to look at. Even worse, maybe your colleagues are hunched over the desks and operating their jobs in uncomfortable positions. And they’re telling you about it. (Image via GIPHY)

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Topics: Buying, Installation, Dispatch Consoles, Due Diligence

Dispatch Consoles, Cable Management and Birthdays?

Posted by Ken Carson on Mar 16, 2017 3:27:25 PM

Cable Management.jpgMy oldest son’s 17th birthday was on March 2nd. As many of you know, it’s incredible how kids change and grow by that age. As all parents feel about their children, I am so proud of him and what he has done so far in his life that I cannot say enough good things.

This brings me around to a Xybix installation job that I visited which installed in 1999. This means it was shortly before my son was even born. Just like my son has changed, how we build our dispatch consoles and even how we run the business at Xybix has transformed as well.

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Topics: Installation, Cabling, Pre-Installation, Dispatch Consoles, Customer Service

5 Dispatch Furniture Questions to Ask on a Comm Center Tour

Posted by Maria Teruel on Jan 13, 2017 2:51:41 PM

5_Questions_to_ask_on_a_Comm_Center_Tour.jpgThere are several different avenues available for researching new dispatch furniture, and sorting through them all can often feel overwhelming. Depending on how your center makes this kind of purchase, you might have to collect three or more quotes, purchase off of a specific contract, or even go through a bid process. It’s also likely that a salesperson will visit your center with some literature and provide a proposal configuration.

Doing your own research during this time is critical, as it gives you as a buyer or an end user a good foundation to pinpoint your specific needs. One of the best ways to achieve this is by going on a field trip or Comm Center tour! Visiting neighboring centers or taking a tour at a national trade show are a couple of the most educational ways to explore furniture options, as you’ll get to see the furniture in person and ask the staff and representatives questions about their experience with it.

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Topics: Buying, Purchasing, Installation, Warranty, RFP, Workstation Planning

Dispatch Furniture Project Checklist: Project Success - DONE!

Posted by Heather Brown on May 25, 2016 8:39:20 AM

DONE.jpgWe are living in a fast-paced world these days where we are all in a hurry to get multiple tasks done, and if you’re like the rest of us, the thought of having to jump through hoops and over hurdles to cross items off of your to-do list makes you want to cringe. Trust me, I get it!

At Xybix, we understand the importance of making things as fast and efficient as possible for all of our clients. We use two new forms to help us gather all the pertinent dispatch furniture project info and details.

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Topics: QUICK TIPS, Installation, Pre-Installation

Flooring Solutions for a Static-Free Dispatch Center

Posted by Cher Ice on May 23, 2014 9:34:32 AM

ElectrostaticXybixAre you protected against static interference in your 911 dispatch center? Imagine being on a call giving life-saving instructions to a frantic mother administering CPR to her child who has stopped breathing. Now, imagine if a static charge from unprotected flooring caused an equipment malfunction, and the call center experienced a shutdown, losing computer and phone service. Although this scenario is over-exaggerated, if your dispatch center doesn’t have static-free flooring, you could find yourself in a similar situation.

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Topics: Grounding, Installation, Dispatch Consoles

UPS Power: The Lifeline of 911 Dispatch Centers

Posted by Kelley Smith on May 8, 2014 9:23:17 AM

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What is a UPS power source?

An uninterruptible power supply, uninterruptible power source, UPS or battery backup is an electrical unit that provides emergency power to a load when the building power fails. A UPS is very different from auxiliary power or an emergency generator in that it will provide near-instantaneous protection from building power interruptions by supplying power stored in batteries. The-battery runtime of most uninterruptible power sources is relatively short (only a few minutes) but sufficient to start a standby power source or properly shut down your protected equipment.

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Topics: Electric Requirements, Installation, Pre-Installation

Dispatch Furniture Installation: Your Guide to Post-Purchase Details

Posted by Inge Meyer on Apr 9, 2014 4:42:15 PM

PostOrderDetailsBuying new dispatch furniture or radiology furniture can be stressful. After making the big decision on which furniture manufacturer will work best for you, it might feel like you are only halfway done. That's because you are. Hopefully, you have picked a company with a strong and experienced team which can help make the delivery and installation go seamlessly. There is probably a lot of pressure to get the new furniture delivered, installed and functioning without disruption or costly mistakes. This blog will walk you through some order completion details that can help ensure a smooth arrival and delivery of your new furniture.

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Buying, Installation, Pre-Installation, Dispatch Consoles

Advantages of Raised-Access Flooring in Your 911 Dispatch Center

Posted by Kelley Smith on Apr 2, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Photo courtesy of Robert Harker via WikipediaA raised-access computer floor provides an elevated structural floor above a solid substrate (often a concrete slab) to create a hideaway for data and electrical cabling. Raised floors are commonly used in areas like command centers, call centers and computer rooms and can be installed at varying heights — from 2 inches to over 4 feet — to accommodate specific cabling needs.

But, cable management isn’t the only benefit to installing raised-access floors. This system can also be utilized for proper workspace ventilation. Sub-floor air distribution has become a common way to cool a building, using the void below a raised-access floor as a plenum chamber — an enclosed space in which air flows —to distribute conditioned air.

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Topics: Installation, Cabling, Pre-Installation

The Benefits of Working with a Custom Dispatch Furniture Manufacturer

Posted by Adam Byce on Mar 25, 2014 2:57:00 PM

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As you probably know, 911 dispatch operators spend hours behind their consoles or workstations. Choosing a custom-furniture manufacturer that provides a durable, long-lasting ergonomic solution should be a top priority. These manufacturers can provide unique solutions customized for your specific environment. Custom dispatch furniture not only will add value to your dispatch center, but it will also improve efficiency and reduce employee turnover. Here are just a few of the many benefits to working with a custom-furniture provider:

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Topics: Buying, Purchasing, Installation

Cat6 vs. Cat6a - Network Cabling for your New 911 Dispatch Center

Posted by Kelley Smith on Mar 3, 2014 3:58:00 PM

XybixCat6andCat6aCablingIf you are in the process of remodeling, renovating or just updating your 911 Dispatch Center, this article is for you. Customers often ask which type of cabling they should use for their dispatch center and as the National Installation Manager for Xybix Systems, Inc. I am well versed with this topic. Let's start with the basics: Cat6 and Cat6a are designed for ethernet /data and phone cabling. The differences don't become clear until you start looking at speed and distance of the two very different cables.

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Topics: QUICK TIPS, Installation

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