Ken Carson

Ken Carson
As one of the owners at Xybix, Ken joined the Xybix team right after graduating from the University of Denver in 1993. With a degree in International Studies and no knowledge of furniture or dispatch Ken hopped in with both feet. With an always growing passion for the industry, Ken was able to learn a little bit of everything and has helped Xybix grow into the company it is today.

Recent Posts

4 Reasons Your Utility Operations Center Needs Height-Adjustable Consoles

Posted by Ken Carson on Nov 18, 2020 7:40:53 AM

 

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Topics: Buying, Purchasing, Price, Value, Human Interest, Workstation Planning, Performance, Command & Control

How to Save more than 30% on Your Control Center Consoles

Posted by Ken Carson on Nov 6, 2020 8:46:09 AM

 

 

“You get what you pay for” usually means that if something is inexpensive, it’s poor quality. We can debate this idiom all day long. Is Whole Foods really better than Trader Joe’s? Is Apple better than Samsung?

But I think we can all agree on one thing: When you pay for something, you should actually get something. And that is not the case when you are paying markups on technical furniture solutions.

This is why Xybix sells directly to our customers. As the manufacturer, we know our products best and we guarantee that you’ll get the highest quality products and services available.

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Topics: Buying, Purchasing, Price, Value, Human Interest, Workstation Planning, Performance, Command & Control

Happy Halloween from Xybix! Share Your Mask Selfie for a Free Gift

Posted by Ken Carson on Oct 26, 2020 1:21:17 PM

 

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Topics: Purchasing, Design, Dispatch Consoles, Human Interest, Workstation Planning, Performance

When Your New Toolbelt is a Desk: Coming in from the Field with Leg Clearance & Posture

Posted by Ken Carson on Oct 15, 2020 12:46:43 PM

 

 


Out in the field, in extreme temperatures, at risk every day, you dream of a cushy desk job. But you’ve seen Office Space, right? Are you just trading in your toolbelt for a TPS report?

It doesn’t have to be that way. When you make the transition from the field to a utility control center or dispatch center, your office and desk can be just as comfortable as your coveralls, turnout gear or climbing gear. Read on for 6 tips from people who’ve successfully made the switch!

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Topics: Purchasing, Design, Dispatch Consoles, Human Interest, Workstation Planning, Performance

Ergonomic Design: Protecting Your Lower Body with Leg Clearance & Posture

Posted by Ken Carson on Oct 7, 2020 7:35:15 AM

 

 


“We have clearance, Clarence.”

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Topics: Purchasing, Design, Dispatch Consoles, Human Interest, Workstation Planning, Performance

Ergonomic Design: Protecting Your Shoulders & Wrists

Posted by Ken Carson on Sep 25, 2020 8:47:39 AM

 

 



If you could make a few easy changes in your life that would prevent long-term harm, would you? Of course, you think. But if that were the case, diets, bankruptcies, and computer (and maybe non-computer) viruses would be a thing of the past. But we Americans like to let things go and then look for a quick fix.

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Topics: Purchasing, Design, Dispatch Consoles, Human Interest, Workstation Planning, Performance

WFH Radiology Done Right

Posted by Ken Carson on Sep 10, 2020 11:58:12 AM

 

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Topics: Purchasing, Design, Dispatch Consoles, Human Interest, Workstation Planning, Performance

Ergonomic Design: Protecting Your Eyes, Neck, & Shoulders

Posted by Ken Carson on Aug 21, 2020 7:51:52 AM

 

 



Last weekend, I traveled to California for a wedding and drove a rental car. The whole time I was there, I couldn’t quite get the seat and headrest adjusted comfortably—at least not while still seeing out the window to drive. I ended up sitting through the wedding with a crick in my neck, pining for the memory seats in my car.

This served as a stark reminder of the importance of ergonomics. Our work environments need to be designed for the human factor to prevent injury, decrease muscle fatigue and increase productivity. Good design can do everything from preventing repetitive stress injuries and eye strain to solving trip hazards and keeping employees alert and engaged.

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Topics: Purchasing, Design, Dispatch Consoles, Human Interest, Workstation Planning, Performance

Timeless Colors Bring Command Centers to Life

Posted by Ken Carson on Aug 11, 2020 3:29:32 PM

 

 

Yes, sometimes black-and-white will capture the moment so nicely, but the reality is, we’ve been thriving on color since the 1960s. Color TV! Color photos! Color movies! And now all our digital devices record and relate the world in millions of colors.

We Americans love color for how it looks. Amber waves of grain. Purple mountain majesties. And we love color for the meaning. Red light stop. Green light go. We love how color make us feel. Calming blues, optimistic yellows, disciplined grays.

What we don’t love is selecting colors. In a world where Benjamin Moore alone sells 150+ shades of white, how do you even know where to start? And even if you’re able to pick the perfect white paint, what about the furniture, artwork and accent colors? Today’s muted gray looks are 10 years away from looking as dated as the teal and mauves of the 1980s.

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Topics: Purchasing, Design, Dispatch Consoles, Human Interest, Workstation Planning, Performance

Man vs. Machine: Great Designs Come from Great Designers

Posted by Ken Carson on Aug 4, 2020 11:36:13 AM

 

 

Back in 1996, chess champion Garry Kasparov beat IBM’s Deep Blue chess-playing machine and we thought it was a triumph of humanity over technology. And then, a year later, Deep Blue wins. Could the world of The Terminator be coming true?

 

The reality is that humans were behind the artificial intelligence (AI) that allowed Deep Blue to win. And I see that in our work here at Xybix every day. The artificial intelligence from our technologies helps our ASID-affiliated interior designers communicate, but it’s their experience and creativity that brings your vision to life. It’s the human element that allows us to design workspaces that are functional, efficient and inspiring.

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Topics: Purchasing, Design, Dispatch Consoles, Human Interest, Workstation Planning, Performance