It's About To Get Spooky: Adding Monitors to Your Existing Xybix Workstations

Posted by Kathleen Utley on Oct 25, 2019 10:02:05 AM

I don’t mean to scare you, but there is something you should consider when it comes to adding monitors to your Xybix workstations.

We get it, you’re growing, things are changing, we’ve planned for this and so have you. Congrats! Now is the time, and you’ve decided to get some additional monitors for your Xybix workstations.

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Topics: QUICK TIPS, Monitors, Workstation Planning, Customer Service

The Latest Trends in Monitors for 911 Dispatch Communications Centers

Posted by Maria Teruel on Jun 13, 2019 4:58:44 PM

Latest Trends In Monitors for Comm CentersIn the world of dispatch furniture equipment, it’s no secret that in Communications Centers the monitors are getting larger and the CPUs are getting smaller. Now it seems like there are endless options for monitor sizes, and that means new ways to configure them as well. If you’re brainstorming new ways to improve or change your monitor setup, here are 3 trends that we’ve noticed in the field:

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Topics: Monitors, Computers, Communications Center

Ergonomics & Your Health: Preventative Best Practices You Can Start Today

Posted by Kanesha Patrick-Robinson on Apr 15, 2019 2:34:35 PM

Poor Ergonomics and Tips to ImprovePoor ergonomics can have serious health consequences. But what constitute poor ergonomics? Most of us are probably doing something right this moment that could be causing harm to our bodies. Let's take a look at some common ergonomic issues, how they might be impacting our health and some best practices you can start implementing right now:

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Topics: Health, Ergonomics, QUICK TIPS, Monitors, Lighting, Eye Strain, Standing Desks

What You Should Know BEFORE You Purchase New Barco Monitors for Your Imaging Desk

Posted by Megan Yartz on Dec 14, 2018 2:46:08 PM

WAIT - What you need to know before you buy BARCO MonitorsYou just received approval to purchase new monitors for your reading room. This is great news! Just when you think you’ve got the latest and greatest in technology, something even sharper, more innovative is released; it becomes increasingly more important to evaluate your equipment to ensure your older monitors aren’t negatively affecting patient outcomes or hindering doctors’ ability to formulate proper diagnoses.

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Buying, Monitors, Imaging Desks, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

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: QUICK TIPS, Buying, Purchasing, Monitors, Installation, Design, Pre-Installation, Workstation Planning, space planning

Is your 911 Comm Center Ready for the Future?

Posted by Ken Carson on Jul 27, 2017 2:33:38 PM

Large 50in Monitor.jpgTechnology is pushing the 911 industry forward. Technological advancement is an important element of helping emergency responders and dispatchers be efficient at their jobs, and because of this, it is always a challenge to keep up with new emerging technologies. Of course the private sector gets the latest in new developments first, and then they work their way into public safety market. What similarly seems to happen is that the digital side of the product pushes the envelope, and afterwards, the hardware side is left to catch up.

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Topics: Monitors, Dispatch Consoles

Do you have a Pain in the Neck in your Comm Center?

Posted by A Previous Xybix Employee on Jun 14, 2017 10:54:36 AM

painintheneck.jpgWhen you first read the title of this blog, what were you really thinking? Were you ready to respond with names, or did you answer with just a simple yes or no? Working in a 911 Comm Center myself over the past 25 years, pain is a topic I hear quite frequently. If you or someone you work with suffers from neck pain while working, here is a remedy to address that problem and prevent it from occurring in the future:

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Topics: Ergonomics, Monitors, Eye Strain, Dispatch Consoles

A Review of Imaging Desk Manufacturers at 2016 RSNA

Posted by Ken Carson on Dec 8, 2016 4:38:36 PM

A Review of Imaging Desks.jpgWith another year of RSNA is behind us, we have had a weekend to rest up and now it is time to go back to work. With over 20 years of building and selling height adjustable desks for imaging centers and 24/7 markets I always like to cruise the show floor and see what is new each year at RSNA

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Buying, Purchasing, Monitors, Cabling, Imaging Desks, Computers, RSNA, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

Ergonomic Touch Screen Monitors for 911 Dispatch? Is there a solution?

Posted by A Previous Xybix Employee on Aug 12, 2016 3:55:17 PM

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Over the last couple of months, I have discovered that more and more agencies are wanting to go with a touch-screen phone system. This conversation is usually brought up when talking about the number and sizes of monitors agencies are looking to add to their workstations. Working in a 911 dispatch center myself, I have had a touch-screen monitor over the past eight years and rarely used it. You ask why? Well for one thing, the monitor is generally so far away from me, the end user, that I find myself reaching over to answer the incoming line. Personally, I would rather locate the mouse dedicated to the phone system on the desktop and click on the incoming line.  

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Topics: Ergonomics, Monitors, Dispatch Consoles

Be Picky About Your Telemetry Lab - Opt for Sit to Stand Desks

Posted by Mike Graham on Jul 6, 2016 10:04:08 AM

Telemetry.jpgAs you know Hospitals are transitioning from monitoring patients vital signs at the nurse’s station to remote rooms in specialized labs within their hospital.  In Telemetry Labs several Technicians sit remotely at desks monitoring anywhere from 6-8 monitors viewing the vital signs of patients.  In the event a patient’s vital signs move out of an acceptable range the Technician contacts the nurse’s station.

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Monitors, Imaging Desks, Telemetry Desks, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology