How to Furnish a Backup 911 Dispatch Center

Posted by Ken Carson on Jun 12, 2024 7:19:17 AM

Backup 911 call centers used to be bare bones—just enough to get the dispatchers up and running at a moment’s notice. These days, PSAPs are starting to build more robust backup centers, likely due to the increasing frequency of extreme weather events. Whatever the cause of this trend, creating a space with a similar setup helps PSAPs remain mission ready and maintain response times, no matter where they are located.

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Topics: Accessories, Features, Dispatch, Xybix vs. Competitors, Featuring a Video or Photo Gallery

How to Raise Morale in 911 Dispatch

Posted by Ken Carson on Jun 5, 2024 7:24:57 AM

In the 15 years that I’ve been sharing my thoughts and knowledge through our Xybix blog, our most popular blogs are consistently on boosting morale in dispatch. People are thirsty for information on this topic—likely because high morale at a 911 comms center is proven to improve the quality and efficiency of work, job satisfaction, and employee retention while decreasing absenteeism and burnout. (And, I like to think, because making people happy in their jobs is the right thing to do.)

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Dispatch, Fun & Morale

Why IT Access Matters to Radiology Reading Rooms

Posted by Ken Carson on May 29, 2024 7:32:51 AM

Monitors and computers are critical to the work of radiologists, which means that imaging desks need to carefully handle that equipment. This includes providing easy access for IT, so they can quickly swap out a computer or monitor as needed. 

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Topics: Accessories, Features, Healthcare, Featuring a Video or Photo Gallery

The Best Value vs. Lowest Price: A Deep Dive into Dispatch, Healthcare, and Utilities Desks

Posted by Doug Herman on May 22, 2024 7:33:42 AM

Building or remodeling the space for the lifeblood of an organization is a serious investment in material goods and services along with employee health and morale. Critical functions take place around the clock at 911 dispatch centers, radiology imaging rooms, telemetry labs, utilities and transportation control centers, and the like. The professionals who work there need spaces and desks designed for their specialized equipment and 24/7 operations.

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Topics: Installation Information, Healthcare, Pricing, Dispatch, Command Centers, Xybix vs. Competitors

How Lighting Is Part of Your Work Climate

Posted by Ken Carson on May 8, 2024 7:55:48 AM

Our customers are always happy to share how much they appreciate the control that we give them over their personal climate. And this doesn’t just mean heating and cooling—it also means lighting. In fact, thoughtful lighting design and controls have been proven to improve morale, health, productivity, energy efficiency, and more. According to Green Bee Energy Efficiency consulting firm:

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Features, Dispatch

Dispatchers: Make Your Health a Priority with Easy Stretches

Posted by Doug Herman on Apr 26, 2024 9:29:40 AM

Long shifts and stressful work result in muscle tension that follows you home in form of headaches and body aches. To help, Certified Personal Trainer and Xybix North Central Territory Manager, Jhovana Cervantes, demonstrates a variety of practical stretches that dispatchers can easily do at their desks or on break. 

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Topics: Employee Health, Dispatch, Fun & Morale, Brief Overview

Beyond the Desk: Why Xybix Focuses on Furniture Systems

Posted by Doug Herman on Apr 4, 2024 7:53:00 AM

At Xybix, we hear—and throw around—a lot of terminology for what you might call a “desk.” Dispatch consoles, healthcare workstations, imaging desks. But no matter what they’re called, the desks are part of an entire furniture system that is customized to each customer’s needs. It's one of the main reasons our name is "Xybix Systems."

We’re not pulling a premade desk off a shelf. We’re designing, manufacturing, and installing the desks, computer cabinets, bookshelves, panel systems, lighting, and more that all work together to create a healthy and productive workplace. Plus, thanks to our degreed and experienced interior designers, the room is not only going to look exceptionally cool, but it is going to function well systemically.

If you’re thinking, “Whoa, this is more than I need,” never fear. Our experts in dispatch, transportation, utilities, security surveillance, and healthcare, work with you to figure out what you need for your project, whether it’s 1 desk or 100 desks, bare bones or with all the bells and whistles.

Read on for how the system approach ensures that everything works together, right away and for years to come.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Installation Information, Design, About Xybix, Architecture

Why Radiologists Need an Ergonomic Desk

Posted by Mike Graham on Mar 13, 2024 7:24:05 AM

Whether you’re a radiologist or healthcare professional helping patients by monitoring screens throughout your shift, a desk with independent adjustment capabilities offers a wide range of benefits for your body and mind. As Science Direct reports:

“Poor ergonomics lead to repetitive stress syndromes, such as eye strain, neck and back pain, and nerve entrapment syndromes, all of which contribute to fatigue and lower productivity. Repetitive stress syndromes are common, with over half of radiologists reporting such.”

Read on for some key advantages of a fully ergonomic desk.

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Healthcare

What is the Best Dispatch Desk?

Posted by Ken Carson on Feb 21, 2024 7:25:29 AM

How often do you google “What’s the best…?” Every time you shop for something unfamiliar, I’m guessing. And shopping for dispatch desks usually falls into that unfamiliar territory. After all, the desks last a long time—10 to 20 years—and they’re not exactly advertised on TV. Unless you intentionally keep up with innovations in the technical furniture industry, the Google machine is often your best hope to start researching the desks.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Features, Dispatch, Xybix vs. Competitors

How Much Is a Dispatch Desk in 2024?

Posted by Doug Herman on Jan 31, 2024 7:15:38 AM

Let me get right to the point: A desk suitable for dispatch, known as a console, will cost somewhere in the range of $18,000 to $28,000 with shipping and installation. Yes, that is as much as a used car—and the reason for that is the specific needs the consoles meet and the amount of time they last under constant use. Let’s take a deeper look.

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Topics: Fun & Morale