Megan Yartz

Megan Yartz
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How Much Does a Command & Control Room Console Cost?

Posted by Megan Yartz on Mar 6, 2020 2:45:17 PM

Your top 3 pricing questions, answered

The network operation center (NOC) has long been the central nervous system for mission-critical industries including transportation, utilities and casinos. But there’s a new urgency for agencies and businesses to procure state-of-the-art control room furniture.

With rising threats to our key infrastructures—and new technologies emerging in AI and IoT to meet growing demands—the control room operator’s job has never been so critical, nor complex. The control room operators of today need the right tools and access, along with state-of-the-art ergonomic design to increase comfort and minimize workplace injuries.

So what’s all this gonna cost, you ask? Some will say, “It’s not about the price, it’s about the return on investment.”

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Topics: Security Console Furniture, Command Center Console Furniture, Buying, Purchasing, Price, Workstation Planning, Operation Centers, Healthcare Command Center, Command & Control

911 PSAP Design: 4 Considerations For Your Next Remodel

Posted by Megan Yartz on May 21, 2019 3:50:44 PM

Dispatch Console Design - PSAP - 911 Comm Center
Whether you are looking at upgrading your dispatch consoles, remodeling your existing space, or building a new 911 Comm Center, it is a huge undertaking, and can be a lengthy process with lots of pressure to do it right!  What some folks don’t know is who can help you achieve this – a great design team. 

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Topics: Design, Value, Customer Service, space planning, room layout, Communications Center

How to Avoid the Polar Vortex of Temperature in Your Comm Center

Posted by Megan Yartz on Feb 28, 2019 10:38:38 AM

Climate Control XybixWhile driving through the frigid, negative degree temperatures in Canada two weeks ago (and yes, I’m talking Fahrenheit!), the first thought that came to mind is, “How in the WORLD do these dispatchers regulate the temperatures in their centers with these out-of-this-world temperatures?” Then,
I thought of all of the southern parts of the US that get into triple digit heat during the summer months, wondered how they prevent having their center too cold.

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Topics: Dispatch Consoles, Morale, Communications Center, Climate Control

What You Should Know BEFORE You Purchase New Barco Monitors for Your Imaging Desk

Posted by Megan Yartz on Dec 14, 2018 2:46:08 PM

WAIT - What you need to know before you buy BARCO MonitorsYou just received approval to purchase new monitors for your reading room. This is great news! Just when you think you’ve got the latest and greatest in technology, something even sharper, more innovative is released; it becomes increasingly more important to evaluate your equipment to ensure your older monitors aren’t negatively affecting patient outcomes or hindering doctors’ ability to formulate proper diagnoses.

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Buying, Monitors, Imaging Desks, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

Knock Your Next Radiology Imaging Desk Purchase Out of the Park!

Posted by Megan Yartz on Oct 5, 2018 9:47:58 AM

crush it ashton eaton GIF by NikeWhether this is your first project or your fortieth, the process of selecting a radiology imaging desk furniture manufacturer may seem overwhelming and you probably find yourself wondering where to even begin. With so many manufacturers out there – some you may have never heard of before – how do you figure out which is the perfect, durable, quality, cost-efficient sit to stand imaging desk that is going to knock it out of the park and earn you that well-deserved promotion, while having all of the doctors patting your back?

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Buying, Purchasing, Imaging Desks, Standing Desks, Features, Cost, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

When to Consider Updating Your Control Room Consoles (Don't Let Them Go To The Dinosaurs)

Posted by Megan Yartz on Jun 29, 2018 2:42:34 PM

http://www.jurassicworld.com/videos/tension-control-roomEver feel like you are stuck in a scene from The Twilight Zone or Jurassic Park while working a 12-hour shift? Everything is evolving and changing around you, yet somehow you are still stuck behind this massive, uncomfortable, and archaic platform called a control room console.

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Topics: Health, Ergonomics, Command Center Console Furniture, Operation Centers, Stress, Command & Control

Console Furniture: Should You Upgrade Now, or Should You Wait?

Posted by Megan Yartz on May 15, 2018 4:48:29 PM
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Time and time again, we hear people say, “Well, we may be looking to upgrade our console furniture, but we might be moving into a new building. We will just hold off for now.” Does this sound familiar to you?

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Topics: Security Console Furniture, Command Center Console Furniture, Design, Workstation Planning, space planning, Casino, Command & Control

How Many Monitors Can Fit on a Command Center Console?

Posted by Megan Yartz on Apr 12, 2018 10:27:41 AM

pondering simon rex GIF by Simon Rex  Dirt Nasty-downsizedWith the continuous trend of increasing monitor sizes, a question we are frequently asked is "how many monitors can fit on a row of a command center console?" In command centers, control rooms, and surveillance areas, monitor wall visibility is often critical for an operator’s performance, so you want to try to find the most ideal setup for viewing performance. So, what is the right amount of monitors? It depends on several things.

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Topics: Security Console Furniture, Ergonomics, Command Center Console Furniture, Eye Strain, Workstation Planning, Operation Centers, Command & Control