Do You See What I See? The Best Way to Achieve Proper Focal Depth

Posted by Doug Herman on Apr 14, 2015 2:16:58 PM

EyeSight2A friend at a communication center in San Diego recently told Xybix that he’s been working with monitors he cannot move. I asked if I could take pictures of a gentleman’s “system” and he was kind enough to let me. I mean hey, it’s not his fault; if you don’t have the tools at your disposal to be able to see what’s on the monitor, what are you supposed to do?

Focal depth is how far your monitor is from your eyes. The adjustment of that depth  or focal depth adjustment, allows you to move those monitors nearer or farther from your eyes to better see the screens. It is not a fancy add-on for your workstation. It’s not a luxury. Really, it’s about being able to see what your screen projects. If you have to look at those screens for 10 to 12 hours, doesn’t it make sense that you find a way to do so without stressing your eyes?

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Topics: Monitors, Eye Strain

The Future of Monitors in the 911 Dispatch Center

Posted by Barry Carson on Oct 16, 2014 10:11:17 AM
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Have you noticed that screens on your iPad and phone are much sharper and have a higher resolutionthan your computer monitor? Notice how you can read smaller text more easily? Images are clearer? Your eyes aren’t as tired after using these devices (compared to how you feel after a day of staring at the computer)? Soon, all the benefits of high-resolution screens will be available in your computer monitors, forever changing how you work—and, more importantly, how your eyes feel at the end of a long day.

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Topics: Monitors

Monitor Arms vs. Monitor Arrays

Posted by David Carson on Feb 5, 2014 4:54:00 PM

XybixMonitorArrayMonitor arms may seem like a good idea at first, but generally they require the user(s) to make the a viewing adjustment for each individual monitor. This is a significant problem that compromises the potential for proper ergonomic benefits.

In a 24/7/365 task oriented environment such as emergency 911 dispatch, monitor arms would require each user to manually adjust two to four, or sometimes more monitors each time they start a shift at their workstation or console. Multiple monitors – simply exacerbate the problem of achieving the proper optimum adjustment for each individual user. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Monitors, Dispatch Consoles