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Design in a Dispatch Center: Quality and Why It's Worth It

Posted by Ken Carson on Jun 14, 2018 9:39:58 AM

Totally WorthIt
I talk with many public safety professionals at tradeshows, and after showing them how beautiful our new consoles are, they often joke that they don’t deserve nice stuff. I’m not sure why they’d think something like that. Do ugly consoles last longer than nice ones? Why do they feel they aren’t worth the quality option?

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Topics: Design, Morale

Where Do I Start When Building a New 911 Center?

Posted by Ken Carson on Jun 5, 2018 12:21:43 PM

 

A question we get a lot – is where to start if I need a new a new space, a new building or a new 911 Center? I’d like to steer you to a great starting place.

The Seminar by the Center for Public Safety, October 4-5th in Orlando, FL. The Center for Public Safety, Inc. (CPS) is an organization dedicated to research, planning, and assisting first responders, including law enforcement, fire / rescue, emergency managers and dispatch services in the process of obtaining new or expanded facilities. During this seminar, they will walk you through items such as: which political stings to pull, how to get funding, what your building needs to look like, how many square feet you'll need as well as small things, like how many parking places you'll need. Basically, they will prepare you with all the information you’ll need for your new space.

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Topics: Design, Square Footage, Workstation Planning, space planning, Architects

How Long Does It Take to Get New Dispatch Consoles?

Posted by Chelsea Kimbrough on Apr 6, 2018 12:09:31 PM

How long does it take to get new dispatch consoles?The idea of getting a new communications center, getting upgrades at your current center, or remodeling can be exciting, but there is also a lot to take into consideration. Typically, a comm center remodel involves several components, such as installing new flooring, painting the walls, implementing new CAD systems, finding new monitors, and of course, getting new dispatch consoles.

7 Steps to getting new dispatch consoles

As you can see, there are quite a few moving parts involved in revamping a comm center. During this process, it’s natural to want to plan around a time frame estimate. A question we are frequently asked is "how long does it take to get new dispatch consoles"? To help  answer this, I’ll map out the typical timeline we use at Xybix, starting from the beginning.

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Topics: Buying, Purchasing, PSAP Workstation Furniture, Design, Dispatch Consoles, Workstation Planning

Can you Customize your Dispatch Consoles? Questions you should be asking.

Posted by Ken Carson on Aug 5, 2016 4:50:21 PM

Can_you_CustomizeYour_Dispatch_Console-.jpgWhat is customization? I asked myself this question the other day when I was told by a customer that a competitor said that Xybix does not do anything custom. Whoa--that was a surprise to hear, as we provide custom furniture all of the time! The big question that should be addressed is how do you, the dispatcher, view a custom product? To answer this question clearly, I have broken the concept of customization down into two main categories to help you better understand what goes into a custom product when designing or updating a new room.  

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Topics: QUICK TIPS, Design, Dispatch Consoles

Dispatch Furniture Design: Your very own personal Designer

Posted by Doug Herman on Jun 12, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Expand.jpgThe recent growth at Xybix has caused us to expand our design team, and we just recruited and hired another interior designer, which is much different than my pursuit of a sales professional!

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Topics: Design

3 Tips on a Meet and Measure from a Xybix Newbie

Posted by Maria Teruel on Jan 21, 2016 4:06:16 PM

TIPS.jpgSo you have a "Meet and Measure" scheduled with a local dispatch furniture territory rep. You figure- hey, they'll come out, measure a couple walls, badabing badaboom! Not quite. Imagine your Comm Center has been selected for the HGTV show where they come and remodel your house or kitchen. You know, where a designer comes and talks to you about how you want things to look and function, then they team up with the architects to make your dream come true.

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Topics: Design, Dispatch Consoles

Shawnee Police a Dispatch Center with a Vision

Posted by Ken Carson on Dec 10, 2015 12:33:19 PM

Shawnee.jpgI had a great opportunity to go to an open house for a newly remodeled dispatch center. This was in Shawnee, Oklahoma, a city of about 30,000 residents.  They dispatch fire and police for the city.  

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Topics: Design, Dispatch Consoles

The Yellow Brick Road of Dispatch Center Design

Posted by Brian Barnes on Jul 8, 2015 2:58:29 PM

YellowBrickRoadBeing new at something is equally exciting and terrifying. On one hand, you’re in uncharted territory and you are constantly in awe – think Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz stepping into Technicolor. You are a sponge, absorbing as much as you can to learn about the new challenge. On the other hand, you don’t know what you don’t know and there is an overload of information to retain.

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Topics: Buying, Design, Dispatch Consoles

The X's and O's of Dispatch Furniture Planning

Posted by Megan Lewis on Mar 26, 2015 12:15:00 PM

FootBallPlays
I love football. Live it. Breathe it. College most especially (GO SPARTANS!), but I have to watch my boy Aaron Rodgers on Sundays. I know there’s a stigma surrounding women who “love” football, but I promise, it’s not just the tight pants or that Tom Brady is married to Gisele (insert “EW”).

But I will admit, I really have no clue how to read a play, other than maybe a post route and a blitz. These plays, to me, are so intricate, so well designed, that half the time I don’t even think the “experts” know what happened until they watch the replay (I’m looking at you, Brent Musburger). That being said, Xybix's in-house design team members are like offensive and defensive coordinators; they know when to blitz, and they know when to rush. 

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Topics: Design, Dispatch Consoles, Workstation Planning

Help! My 911 Dispatch Center is Too Small!

Posted by Megan Lewis on Mar 13, 2015 8:12:44 AM

TooSmallDispatchRoom

How often have you thought “I’d really like to update my dispatch center” but in the same train of thought said, “My center is just way too small and way too weird”! We hear this constantly, things like “We’re peanuts compared to such-and-such county" or "we only have 2 stations and 150 square feet". The thought is, if your center is small, there is nothing you can do to improve your situation. Well, I'm here to tell you, You Can!

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Topics: Design, Dispatch Consoles, Workstation Planning

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