Things to Eat, See and Do While in Chicago for RSNA 2019

Posted by Kristen Nielsen on Nov 25, 2019 11:23:52 AM

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Although it’s been nearly 10 years since I graduated college in Chicago, it will forever be one of my favorite cities! Because of my love for the Windy City, I wanted to follow up to Xybix's post from last year: RSNA 2018 - What You Need to Know, See and Do While in Chicago

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Topics: Human Interest, RSNA

Shopping at RSNA 2019? Of Course You Are! Here Are The Top Questions You Should Ask An Imaging Desk Provider

Posted by Kristen Nielsen on Nov 15, 2019 3:23:08 PM

Shopping - RSNA 2019With everything to see and do at RSNA 2019, it’s nearly impossible to reach every vendor or remember to ask all the questions that you've thoughtfully prepared. If purchasing Imaging Desks is on your agenda this year, we've put together a handy cheat sheet of vendor locations, functionality aspects, and questions to ask.

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

It's About To Get Spooky: Adding Monitors to Your Existing Xybix Workstations

Posted by Kathleen Utley on Oct 25, 2019 10:02:05 AM

I don’t mean to scare you, but there is something you should consider when it comes to adding monitors to your Xybix workstations.

We get it, you’re growing, things are changing, we’ve planned for this and so have you. Congrats! Now is the time, and you’ve decided to get some additional monitors for your Xybix workstations.

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Topics: QUICK TIPS, Monitors, Workstation Planning, Customer Service

Trends for 2020 in Command Center Console Design

Posted by Ken Carson on Oct 4, 2019 4:39:42 PM

Xybix Command Center Consoles
TOC and NOC centers are among the many names for a operations command center which manages information from outside of the room. As new technology comes into this industry and new room design ideas are created, your command center design will change. For 2020, how can your room layout/design be more responsive and adapt to the fast pace technology and communications changes that are headed your way?
 

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Topics: Command Center Console Furniture, Standing Desks, Operation Centers, space planning, room layout, Command & Control

Time Frames for Purchasing Control Room Furniture: Planning Suggestions to Keep In Mind

Posted by Kristen Nielsen on Sep 20, 2019 10:46:37 AM

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Oftentimes, people come to us when they are short on time for their Control Room furniture project. They need furniture and they need it ASAP! Have you thought about what your time frame is? Have you considered all the elements in your timeline such as approvals, sign-off's and more? Oh geeze, maybe this process will take longer then you think? Whip out that watch of yours and let's talk some project timeline details here.

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Topics: Command Center Console Furniture, Purchasing, Installation, Pre-Installation, Workstation Planning, Command & Control

Wait! Don't Waste Those EOY Fiscal Funds - 5 Ways to Update Your PSAP

Posted by Halley Barba on Sep 18, 2019 10:30:05 AM

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Okay, it’s a little premature for that… but, with the end of the fiscal year coming for many states, you might be one of those lucky agencies that has some extra cash laying around. How can you spend that money wisely and show a return on investment for your people and your agency? We'll tell you how; updates, accessories and face-lifts for your consoles and PSAP. 

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Topics: Dispatch Consoles, Features, Storage, Communications Center, Cost, Climate Control

Facts about "Wasted Space" in a 911 Dispatch Center

Posted by Ken Carson on Sep 12, 2019 2:09:25 PM

 
Ever heard the term "wasted space"? Typically you'd hear this term in reference to the usable vs unusable space around a dispatch console. Often this is term is intermingled with a console footprint. Which is how much space a console or workstation does or does not take up in a room. Why is this important?   

Some console manufacturers claim to have eliminated wasted space with a linear design, when they have just moved it in different locations on the console.  No matter what you will still have some wasted space in the design of the console and then in the design of the room.   

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Topics: Design, Square Footage, Workstation Planning, space planning, Storage, Communications Center, Resources

Dispatch Furniture Color and Finish Selections: You Have Choices

Posted by Amanda Schwartz on Sep 3, 2019 12:01:53 PM
Xybix Design and Color Selection

Does a car come in only one color? No – so why should your dispatch furniture. Selecting colors and finishes for your new center can be difficult and overwhelming, especially since there are so many different selections. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you choose the right colors and textures for your next furniture project.

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Topics: Design, Dispatch Consoles, Workstation Planning, Communications Center

APCO 2019 - Tips, Tricks and Survival Hacks By A Conference Veteran

Posted by Kathleen Utley on Jul 31, 2019 10:45:55 AM

APCO 2019 - Tips, Tricks and Survival Hacks By A Conference VeteranIt’s that time again, APCO 2019 - THE conference for public safety communications professionals! If you’re like most, you’ve probably planned out quite a bit of your trip to Baltimore. If it’s your first time, it has been a while or you’ve been before here are a few tips, tricks and survival hacks to making it a successful conference.

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Topics: QUICK TIPS, APCO, Due Diligence

The Biggest Questions Asked in Your Initial Meeting for Command Center Consoles

Posted by Kristen Nielsen on Jul 15, 2019 1:11:37 PM

Taking notesYou’ve scheduled a meeting with your Xybix Representative to discuss new Command Center furniture consoles; here are some recommendations and expectations to ensure you get the most out of your time. Speaking of time, plan to spend an hour to an hour and a half for your initial visit. Including key players such as managers, supervisors, directors, operators, IT, and the architect (if applicable) will help to ensure all concerns and questions are addressed upfront.

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Topics: Command Center Console Furniture, Workstation Planning, Operations Centers, Resources, Command & Control