Space Planning your Control Room: Top 5 Things to Consider

Posted by Gail Gerlesits on Mar 17, 2017 12:54:32 PM

Space Planning Tips.jpgLet's be honest, if you are in the Command and Control industry, you pride yourself in organization, optimization, effectiveness and efficiencies. Like the grease to the wheel, you like organization and to keep things working at their best. The placement of command center workstations in a control room should be just as important for the optimal performance of your operators. Having miss-used space or disorganization can cause the efficiency and effectiveness of the team to dwindle.

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Topics: Command Center Console Furniture, Design, space planning, room layout, Command & Control

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 A Previous Xybix Employee 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

Reading Room Design: 3 Items Worth Consideration

Posted by Ken Carson on Apr 1, 2015 11:21:40 AM

3considerationsYou can have say in what your reading room looks like! Every radiologist has sat at their imaging desk and thought how their life could be better if they just made a few changes to their room. Many radiologists come to us because they want to improve their room and their health. Some common issues we hear about room design:

  • "I am facing the wrong direction and cannot see people standing over my shoulder."
  • "Some light is creeping in through the blinds making it hard to read my screens."
  • "I do not have control over the climate in my room, I'm freeze or sweating all shift long."
  • "I cannot dim the lights; they are either 'off' or 'on'."
  • "My own voice bounces off the wall, making my dictation difficult."
  • "I’m stuck sitting all day and cannot stand at my imaging desk."
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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Design, Imaging Desks, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

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

Posted by A Previous Xybix Employee on Mar 26, 2015 12:15:00 PM

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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 A Previous Xybix Employee on Mar 13, 2015 8:12:44 AM

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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

The Best Way to Measure and Design Your Comm Center

Posted by A Previous Xybix Employee on Feb 24, 2015 4:02:53 PM
Xybix Initial Design Process
 

Learn how Xybix gathers details through the initial measurement process to create a custom professional design layout of your comm center. Proper and accurate room dimensions and measurements will ensure the correct fit and placement of your furniture within your space while adhering to ADA clearances and fire codes. 

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Topics: Design