Why Xybix: Lafayette Parish Communications Center Case Study

Posted by Ken Carson on Apr 19, 2021 8:53:21 AM

 

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.

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Topics: Installation Information, Design, Features, Testimonials

Xybix Project Management Keeps Morgan County Remodel on Track

Posted by Ken Carson on Apr 7, 2021 8:08:21 AM

 

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.

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Topics: Installation Information, Design, Features, Testimonials

Remodel Your Radiology Reading Room During the Calm Before the Storm

Posted by Doug Herman on Sep 30, 2020 7:50:24 AM

 

 



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.

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Topics: Employee Health, Installation Information, Design, Features, Healthcare, Pricing, Detailed Overview, Pre-Planning

Timeless Colors Bring Command Centers to Life

Posted by Ken Carson on Aug 11, 2020 3:29:32 PM

 

 

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.

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Topics: Installation Information, Design, Features, Pre-Planning, Brief Overview, Architecture

Will It Fit? Working with Design Pros on Dispatch Console Configuration

Posted by Ken Carson on Jul 28, 2020 11:06:30 AM

 

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.”

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Topics: Installation Information, Design, Pricing, Dispatch, Brief Overview, Architecture

Seamless Installation of Your Workstations: The Live Cutover

Posted by Robin Bond on Mar 19, 2020 3:27:09 PM

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.  

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Topics: Installation Information, Healthcare, Dispatch, Command Centers, Pre-Planning, Brief Overview

Time Frames for Purchasing Control Room Furniture: Planning Suggestions to Keep In Mind

Posted by Kristen Nielsen on Sep 20, 2019 10:46:37 AM

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Oftentimes, people come to us when they are short on time for their Control Room furniture project. They need furniture and they need it ASAP! Have you thought about what your time frame is? Have you considered all the elements in your timeline such as approvals, sign-off's and more? Oh geeze, maybe this process will take longer then you think? Whip out that watch of yours and let's talk some project timeline details here.

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Topics: Installation Information, Pricing, Command Centers, Pre-Planning

Dispatch Furniture Color and Finish Selections: You Have Choices

Posted by Amanda Schwartz on Sep 3, 2019 12:01:53 PM
Xybix Design and Color Selection

Does a car come in only one color? No – so why should your dispatch furniture. Selecting colors and finishes for your new center can be difficult and overwhelming, especially since there are so many different selections. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you choose the right colors and textures for your next furniture project.

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Topics: Installation Information, Design, Dispatch, Command Centers, Pre-Planning, Brief Overview, Architecture

Prepare For Your Next Dispatch Furniture Update: Make It a Success

Posted by Maria Teruel on Dec 11, 2018 9:46:21 AM
Are You Ready for Your Next Dispatch Furniture Update?

Purchasing dispatch furniture is not an easy task, which is probably why it only happens every 10-15 years. There are a lot of steps and parties involved, from radio vendors to flooring teams, it’s not exactly like trip to IKEA! 

When you’re about to request your purchase order, it’s tempting to let your foot off the gas pedal because it feels like you’ve done all the hard stuff. Many Comm Center Managers will agree, you’re only just getting your engines started. 

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Topics: Installation Information, Design, Features, Pricing, Pre-Planning, Brief Overview

6 Dispatch Furniture Questions You're NOT Expecting

Posted by Maria Teruel on Sep 14, 2018 3:10:03 PM

mood GIFWhenever you go on a first date, it can seem awkward to talk about long term goals, plans, or babies...? In a similar fashion, when you meet with your dispatch furniture vendor for the first time and they start asking you questions about elevators and trailers, it might seem like they’re jumping the gun. You might be thinking, “Whoa there, cowboy! I just want to get a drawing!” You were probably prepared to answer all the standard questions like: “How many positions? What is your preferred configuration? How will your equipment change? What’s the budget?”

So what about the nitty-gritty stuff and why does it even matter?

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Topics: Installation Information, Dispatch, Pre-Planning, Brief Overview