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Dispatch Console Extreme Makeover

Posted by Previous Xybix Employee on Mar 13, 2018 2:29:15 PM

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You may have seen an episode of Extreme Makeover on one of the home improvement channels. The premise of the show is simple; a room in someone’s home is in desperate need of updating because it looks drab and dull. The makeover team comes to the rescue and converts the room into something much more appealing over one weekend.

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Topics: Height Adjustable Workstations, QUICK TIPS, Morale

Do you have a Pain in the Neck in your Comm Center?

Posted by Previous Xybix Employee on Jun 14, 2017 10:54:36 AM

painintheneck.jpgWhen you first read the title of this blog, what were you really thinking? Were you ready to respond with names, or did you answer with just a simple yes or no? Working in a 911 Comm Center myself over the past 25 years, pain is a topic I hear quite frequently. If you or someone you work with suffers from neck pain while working, here is a remedy to address that problem and prevent it from occurring in the future:

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Topics: Ergonomics, Monitors, Eye Strain, Dispatch Consoles

The Silent and Dark Morale Killer in a 911 Communications Center

Posted by Previous Xybix Employee on Feb 28, 2017 1:14:14 PM

SteelDesign.jpgA 911 communications center is host to many dark calls. For 911 dispatchers who are responsible for answering these critical phone calls, death is on the phone daily. I spent 14 years as a paramedic in Denver, and I remember that one day my unit alone saw eight cases dead on arrival (DOA). Later on, we were able to make our way to one of the local parks to look at green grass, beautiful lakes, and pleasant foliage in order to soothe some of the pain we had witnessed.

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Topics: Health, Workstation Planning, Morale

Find the Right Dispatch Console Furniture Vendor: Questions You Should Ask

Posted by Previous Xybix Employee on Jan 6, 2017 4:22:57 PM

Console Furniture Vendor (2).jpgPersonally, I am not a dispatcher. However, I am lucky enough to get to spend time with many first responders, and I have learned a lot from this great group of individuals over the years. Specifically, I’ve been educated on what does and doesn’t work for them when it comes to their dispatch consoles. While I came into this market with an understanding of how office furniture is designed, manufactured and installed, the furniture needs of an administrative setting are a bit simpler when compared to the complicated needs of a dispatch center. The dispatchers who I’ve gotten to know have opened my eyes to how important the process of selecting new dispatch console truly is.

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Topics: Buying, Purchasing, Due Diligence

Ergonomic Touch Screen Monitors for 911 Dispatch? Is there a solution?

Posted by Previous Xybix Employee on Aug 12, 2016 3:55:17 PM

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Over the last couple of months, I have discovered that more and more agencies are wanting to go with a touch-screen phone system. This conversation is usually brought up when talking about the number and sizes of monitors agencies are looking to add to their workstations. Working in a 911 dispatch center myself, I have had a touch-screen monitor over the past eight years and rarely used it. You ask why? Well for one thing, the monitor is generally so far away from me, the end user, that I find myself reaching over to answer the incoming line. Personally, I would rather locate the mouse dedicated to the phone system on the desktop and click on the incoming line.  

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Topics: Ergonomics, Monitors, Dispatch Consoles

Different Ways of Purchasing Console Furniture

Posted by Previous Xybix Employee on Mar 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM

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Some of you may not know that there are a variety of methods to look into when purchasing dispatch furniture, and agencies have a couple of different options when it comes to paying for it. Traditionally, purchasing console furniture is done by making a large purchase upfront through a purchase order, or PO, but many smaller agencies can struggle to come up with the funds needed to go this route. If you are one of these agencies, it may be time to look for alternative purchasing options.

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Topics: Buying, Purchasing

Holiday Memories & Chili Recipe Sure to bring joy to your Comm Center

Posted by Previous Xybix Employee on Dec 24, 2015 11:09:00 AM

Holiday_Memeories.jpgAs a child, like most, my favorite Holiday was Christmas! I always looked forward to running into my parent’s room Christmas morning to let them know that Santa had arrived. At times, we woke them up so early that my Mom and Dad would tell my sister and I to go back to bed. I guess 3 am was a little early for them. And yes, I do remember sitting in bed from 3 to 7 am wide awake in anticipation and those four hours literally felt like eternity!

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Topics: Human Interest, Recipes

Fight Extra Holiday Fluff with These 10 Simple & Healthy Activites

Posted by Previous Xybix Employee on Dec 21, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Fat-Santa.jpgNow that we’re in the mid-swing of the holiday season a lot of us are dreading stepping on the scale. But there’s some good news; according to Doctor Deborah Balfanz the average American gains only one pound over the holidays. That averages out to about 100 calories per day over a month long period.

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Topics: Health, Human Interest

Help! Our Treadmill Desk / Bike Is Becoming a Novelty!

Posted by Previous Xybix Employee on Nov 18, 2015 4:54:52 PM

You begged and pleaded. You worked hard to fit the treadmill into your budget for three years running and went through all of the red tape. You had all of your dispatchers sign the waivers, and the effort seemed to pay off; the treadmill was a hit! You were the hero, until a couple of months went by, and the popularity started to wain. Of course there are the dedicated few who spend an hour or two every day burning calories, but how do you keep interest high in the rest of the center? FEAR NOT! Here are five fun (and FIT!) ways to keep your treadmill desk or bike in use:

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Topics: Treadmill and Bike Desks

HELP! My Dispatchers Won't Stand. The answer: Height Adjustable Desks

Posted by Previous Xybix Employee on Oct 15, 2015 2:04:33 PM

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In today’s world, everyone has seen the studies on standing at your desk. They are EVERYWHERE! Seriously. They are in the New York Times,  Forbes , Huffington Post , and Smithsonian Magazine, just to name a few. Don’t worry; in case you have been living off the grid for the last three years, I have linked to a couple of the articles.

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Topics: Health, Height Adjustable Workstations, Ergonomics, Dispatch Consoles

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