How to Furnish a Backup 911 Dispatch Center

Posted by Ken Carson on Jun 12, 2024 7:19:17 AM

Backup 911 call centers used to be bare bones—just enough to get the dispatchers up and running at a moment’s notice. These days, PSAPs are starting to build more robust backup centers, likely due to the increasing frequency of extreme weather events. Whatever the cause of this trend, creating a space with a similar setup helps PSAPs remain mission ready and maintain response times, no matter where they are located.

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Topics: Accessories, Features, Dispatch, Xybix vs. Competitors, Featuring a Video or Photo Gallery

Why IT Access Matters to Radiology Reading Rooms

Posted by Ken Carson on May 29, 2024 7:32:51 AM

Monitors and computers are critical to the work of radiologists, which means that imaging desks need to carefully handle that equipment. This includes providing easy access for IT, so they can quickly swap out a computer or monitor as needed. 

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Topics: Accessories, Features, Healthcare, Featuring a Video or Photo Gallery

How Lighting Is Part of Your Work Climate

Posted by Ken Carson on May 8, 2024 7:55:48 AM

Our customers are always happy to share how much they appreciate the control that we give them over their personal climate. And this doesn’t just mean heating and cooling—it also means lighting. In fact, thoughtful lighting design and controls have been proven to improve morale, health, productivity, energy efficiency, and more. According to Green Bee Energy Efficiency consulting firm:

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Features, Dispatch

What is the Best Dispatch Desk?

Posted by Ken Carson on Feb 21, 2024 7:25:29 AM

How often do you google “What’s the best…?” Every time you shop for something unfamiliar, I’m guessing. And shopping for dispatch desks usually falls into that unfamiliar territory. After all, the desks last a long time—10 to 20 years—and they’re not exactly advertised on TV. Unless you intentionally keep up with innovations in the technical furniture industry, the Google machine is often your best hope to start researching the desks.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Features, Dispatch, Xybix vs. Competitors

Choosing the Right Imaging Desks to Keep Your Department Happy

Posted by Mike Graham on Aug 9, 2023 7:22:58 AM

Choosing the right manufacturer for your radiology imaging desks involves many factors, including cost, warranty, ROI, ergonomics, durability, ease of use, and IT considerations such as managing cables and swapping out equipment. Given all the issues involved, it’s important to include all stakeholders in the decision making. In fact, if you don’t, you can not only offend a colleague but make a mistake and end up hearing “I could have told you” from those excluded.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Features, Healthcare, Pre-Planning, Brief Overview

6 Things to Consider When Purchasing A Telemetry Room Desk

Posted by Mike Graham on Jun 21, 2023 7:33:54 AM

When choosing desks for a telemetry room, it's important to consider the specific needs of your staff and equipment along with the space available. By taking the time to choose the right desks, you can create a comfortable and functional work environment that will help your staff provide the best possible care for your patients.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Features, Healthcare, Pre-Planning, Brief Overview

10 Keys to Designing a Transportation Control Room

Posted by Doug Herman on Mar 2, 2022 7:40:25 AM

After perfecting the design of 911 dispatch centers decades ago, our designers here at Xybix are increasingly applying the same principals to transportation control rooms. Whether you’re directing planes, trains or automobiles, the room you’re in and the desk you’re at make an impact on how you handle your mission-critical tasks throughout the day. We’ve worked closely with everyone from air traffic controls to railroad engineers to bus dispatchers to understand what you need and how you work. Here’s a summary of what we’ve learned.

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Topics: Installation Information, Design, Features, Utilities, Transportation, & Casinos, Command Centers, Brief Overview

10 Steps Take Your Xybix Project from Start to Finish

Posted by Doug Herman on Feb 9, 2022 8:00:00 AM

I just survived a 6-month remodel of my kitchen, family room and master bathroom. Let me say that again: 6 months. 0 kitchens to use. 1 functional bathroom. 4 exhausted family members. If only I’d known what was coming on those endless days of noise and dust—and those few days without power or water that just felt endless. I wish our contractor had worked harder to let us know what to expect as the project crawled from start to finish.

This remodeling experience reminded me how important it is to set expectations, communicate clearly and follow through. That’s our goal at Xybix—once we earn your business and you select your consoles, the project begins in earnest. We’re here to guide you through the process from start to finish, working closely with you on everything from finish selections to elevator access at your site to the final walkthrough of a successful project.

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Topics: Employee Health, Features, Brief Overview

If the Groundhog Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter, Is Your Car Ready?

Posted by Ken Carson on Feb 2, 2022 7:51:08 AM


By now, we know that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning. What you may not know is that the groundhog’s prediction about an early spring or 6 more weeks of winter is only right 39% of the time anyway. In climates with winter, we’re likely facing more winter, famous groundhogs notwithstanding. For all you essential workers in dispatch, command & control and healthcare who must get to work, this is a great reminder to keep your car winter ready.

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Topics: Employee Health, Features, Brief Overview

Do We Still Need Acrylic Barriers?

Posted by Ken Carson on Jan 19, 2022 7:33:23 AM


I just read that “
the R.T.O. date is gone.” With Omicron and other variants, the ongoing pandemic is so unpredictable that companies have stopped setting Return to Work (R.T.O) dates. I’m not sure why this headline caught my eye because it’s not relevant to most of our customers. At Xybix, we serve essential workers in dispatch, command & control and healthcare. You never stopped showing up at work and neither did we. What we did do was focus on how we could make your time at work safer and more comfortable.

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Topics: Employee Health, Features, Brief Overview, Xybix vs. Competitors