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Crushing it. Yeah! Collision Detection and Your Dispatch Console Furniture

Posted by Ellie Bittourna on Jul 5, 2018 3:19:46 PM

Crushing it - Collision Detection Dispatch Furniture ConsolesDid you know that most dispatch furniture desks you purchase should come with a collision detection system? This feature is integral to lengthening the life of your furniture while ensuring your dispatchers and equipment stay safe. Ask your furniture manufacturer, if your desks have collision detection. It shouldn't be a costly add-on. In most recent models, the collision detection is built into the lift columns that raise and lower the desks. This ensures greater detection and sensitivity toward collisions with objects.

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Topics: Features, Standing Desks, Dispatch Consoles, Height Adjustable Workstations

What's with the Eagle? Xybix's Eagle Dispatch Consoles Unwrapped

Posted by A Previous Xybix Employee on Jun 28, 2018 9:47:30 AM

eagleYou’ve heard a lot lately about Xybix's new Eagle Line of Dispatch Consoles, but what exactly is the “Eagle Difference”? Let us explain.

What’s the Eagle Difference?

Can you picture that black edge that practically EVERY piece of industrial furniture you’ve seen since you were in grade school has? You know, that stuff that looks like it belongs on a bumper car?

Well, it’s gone. G-O-N-E! Gone with the wind! You get the picture.

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Topics: Features, Standing Desks, Accessories, Lighting, Height Adjustable Workstations, Ergonomics, Cabling

Dispatch Console Extreme Makeover

Posted by A 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: Morale, QUICK TIPS, Height Adjustable Workstations

Add Movement To Your Day With These Exercises for 911 Dispatch

Posted by Maria Teruel on Jul 22, 2016 3:25:32 PM

Movement.jpgDuring the summer, most of us are guilty of loosening up the reigns on our diet and exercise plans. Kids are out of school and the weather is optimal, so who wouldn’t consider every other day to be a “cheat” day? Of course, the all-American summer is not complete without grilled meals, adult beverages, and tasty sweets, but when you’re back at the grind, maybe “the itis” is still lingering.

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Topics: Health, Height Adjustable Workstations

Is your dispatch console leg room first class or economy?

Posted by Kathleen Utley on Jun 21, 2016 11:46:04 AM


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Xybix recently released its new TSeries dispatch consoles and made some improvements to its workstations, but the one improvement that really grabbed my attention was the anti-hindered, extended wide open leg room. By now, most dispatchers have heard, “leg room is important” or “you’re going to want room to stretch out”. Whatever the case may be, we get it, with many 911 dispatch shifts of 10-12 hours, you’re going to need to stretch out!

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Topics: Ergonomics, Dispatch Consoles, Height Adjustable Workstations, Workstation Planning

3 Reasons Why Your Height Adjustable Desk Could Be Giving You A Headache

Posted by Maria Teruel on May 12, 2016 9:37:54 AM

Headache.jpgIt's no secret that dispatching is a stressful job. I can just imagine the stress felt in heat of the call, the moment of panic, and the adrenaline rush. Stress alone can be the culprit for causing headaches, but what if there are other factors contributing to your pain that you haven't considered? And no, I'm not talking about that annoying coworker or the funky smells coming from the shared refrigerator. Here are three ways that you can be misusing your height adjustable desk that could be adding to headaches:

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Topics: Height Adjustable Workstations, Ergonomics, Eye Strain

Everyone Is Saying Sitting Is the New Smoking: Is it True?

Posted by Mike Graham on Mar 8, 2016 1:58:06 PM

Sitting_the_new_smoking.jpgWhy are health experts saying that sitting is the new smoking? Well, everyone knows the health effects of smoking, and the sooner everyone realizes that sitting can also be immensely harmful the better. Hopefully, you will jump out of your chair when you find out that:

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Topics: Health, Height Adjustable Workstations, Ergonomics

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

Posted by A 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

Relatable Concerns Between Docs and 911 Dispatch

Posted by Kathleen Utley on Jun 5, 2015 12:51:05 PM

ConfusedIf you are in the public safety industry and are familiar with Xybix, you may have noticed a few articles, emails and blogs from Xybix about imaging desks. Are you scratching your head and wondering what that is all about…? I realize most of associate Xybix as only selling height adjustable furniture to 911 dispatch, security and utility agencies. But, in fact, there are several other industries in which the ergonomic sit to stand furniture we provide can be beneficial.

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Topics: Health, Height Adjustable Workstations, Dispatch Consoles, Imaging Desks

Height Adjustable Desks - Fad or Favorite?

Posted by A Previous Xybix Employee on May 5, 2015 2:12:26 PM

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With all the hype about sit to stand desks and how "sitting is the new smoking." It makes a person wonder, "what are the benefits of switching from a fixed height desk to a height adjustable desk?" That's a great question! And if you are looking to make a case for height adjustable furniture in your office or work environment, use this blog as a resource, ammunition for your cause, post it in your break room, or email it to your boss! Whatever you use it for, I hope you'll find the information valuable and useful.

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Topics: Health, Height Adjustable Workstations, Ergonomics

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