Ready to get Back in Black? If your tax base and funding took a hit during the pandemic—stalling much-needed projects—you may be in luck. The $1.9 trillion stimulus package passed in March includes $350 billion in pandemic recovery funds for state and local governments. According to the spending guidelines, upgrades to emergency dispatch center, command & control centers and healthcare environments likely qualify for these funds.
Xybix helped City of Cullman dispatchers introduce the promise of modern dispatch consoles to city leaders. The dispatchers can prove the consoles are worth the investment as plans for a new center has been discussed.
As a family business, Xybix is all about building relationships. Such was the case with Cullman, Alabama, and the emergency dispatch center’s need for a single console. With future growth plans on the horizon, the city was looking at a limited budget for an interim upgrade to accommodate additional call volumes and new equipment.
See how Xybix helped Lafayette Parish create the best environment, accommodate the best equipment and provide the best consoles for their greatest asset—the 911 operators who help keep their community safe.
Xybix co-owner Kenny Carson has more than a quarter century of experience in reviewing and outfitting 911 dispatch centers. But he was so impressed by the scope and ingenuity of the new Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Communications Center that he personally interviewed the Director Craig Stansbury and Assistant Director Linda Lavergne. Watch the videos or see what he learned here.
See how Xybix project managers partnered with the Morgan County, Ala., 911 dispatch center to keep a major expansion and remodel on track in this case-study video. Xybix co-owner Ken Carson walks through the process of designing and completing the new space, including tearing out a wall, planning the room layout and electrical, and installing paint and carpet—all through one vendor, Xybix.
A storm is brewing. An estimated 28 million people delayed elective surgery this year due to the pandemic. And as you know, elective doesn’t mean unnecessary. The backlog is brewing and you’ll want to be ready.
Yes, sometimes black-and-white will capture the moment so nicely, but the reality is, we’ve been thriving on color since the 1960s. Color TV! Color photos! Color movies! And now all our digital devices record and relate the world in millions of colors.
We Americans love color for how it looks. Amber waves of grain. Purple mountain majesties. And we love color for the meaning. Red light stop. Green light go. We love how color make us feel. Calming blues, optimistic yellows, disciplined grays.
What we don’t love is selecting colors. In a world where Benjamin Moore alone sells 150+ shades of white, how do you even know where to start? And even if you’re able to pick the perfect white paint, what about the furniture, artwork and accent colors? Today’s muted gray looks are 10 years away from looking as dated as the teal and mauves of the 1980s.
It’s all in how you see the column. Some see a column in the middle of the room—that pesky support column holding up the building—as a showstopper. Professional interior designers see it as an interesting challenge to solve.
“As designers, we care about our clients and want to see them succeed,” says Emily Houston, NCIDQ, a Xybix interior designer. “This includes devising creative solutions to barriers like columns as we work to make the best use of space for the organization.”
Having a solid, cross-functional installation plan for your new workstations is critical for continuation of your mission-critical operations.
Congratulations, you have successfully procured state-of-the-art workstations for your command center or PSAP. While your colleagues in Facilities and Purchasing may start to breathe a sigh of relief, the most critical piece is still ahead: planning and completing installation of your new furniture. Installation of your center's complex communications set-up will take a village, so here’s how “plan your work and work your (cutover) plan” in five steps.