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The Best Dispatch Console Furniture Resources of 2018 and Beyond

Posted by Kathleen Utley on Jan 15, 2019 11:36:47 AM

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Preparing to buy dispatch console furniture can be an extremely daunting project. These resources can help  you with current industry trends and will help you with what you need to know before you buy.

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Topics: Dispatch Consoles, Resources, Communications Center, Durability, Due Diligence, Customer Service, Workstation Planning, Warranty, Pre-Installation, Value, Price, Purchasing, Buying

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

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: Pre-Installation, Installation, Dispatch Consoles, Workstation Planning, QUICK TIPS

Dispatch Furniture Proposals: How Soon is Too Soon?

Posted by Maria Teruel on May 11, 2018 8:51:37 AM

giphy-downsized22When is the right time to start thinking about getting dispatch furniture proposals? The short and simple answer to this question is, that it all depends. Every state (really every Comm center) has a unique purchasing system that usually drives the speed at which you can get new dispatch consoles. Workstations are typically replaced once every 10–15 years. If you are in charge of getting the new workstations, it might be the first and last time you buy furniture with your agency. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry; most people aren’t too experienced at buying dispatch furniture.

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Topics: Workstation Planning, Dispatch Consoles, Pre-Installation, Purchasing, Buying, QUICK TIPS

Dispatch Consoles, Cable Management and Birthdays?

Posted by Ken Carson on Mar 16, 2017 3:27:25 PM

Cable Management.jpgMy oldest son’s 17th birthday was on March 2nd. As many of you know, it’s incredible how kids change and grow by that age. As all parents feel about their children, I am so proud of him and what he has done so far in his life that I cannot say enough good things.

This brings me around to a Xybix installation job that I visited which installed in 1999. This means it was shortly before my son was even born. Just like my son has changed, how we build our dispatch consoles and even how we run the business at Xybix has transformed as well.

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Topics: Cabling, Dispatch Consoles, Customer Service, Pre-Installation, Installation

Dispatch Furniture Project Checklist: Project Success - DONE!

Posted by Heather Brown on May 25, 2016 8:39:20 AM

DONE.jpgWe are living in a fast-paced world these days where we are all in a hurry to get multiple tasks done, and if you’re like the rest of us, the thought of having to jump through hoops and over hurdles to cross items off of your to-do list makes you want to cringe. Trust me, I get it!

At Xybix, we understand the importance of making things as fast and efficient as possible for all of our clients. We use two new forms to help us gather all the pertinent dispatch furniture project info and details.

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Topics: QUICK TIPS, Installation, Pre-Installation

5 Things I didn't know about Xybix

Posted by Maria Teruel on Mar 4, 2016 1:00:00 AM

Xybix2.pngMaybe you’re reading this and you’ve just started researching for an upcoming dispatch furniture project? Maybe you’re already a die hard Xybix fan? Maybe you’re just plain curious? That was definitely me just a few months ago--curious. I had quite a few questions about the new company I started working for. What does Xybix do? What makes them special? How do they operate? What does “Xybix” even mean?  If you’re wondering the same things, check out these 5 things I learned when I joined the Xybix team:

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Topics: Purchasing, Pre-Installation, Customer Service, Due Diligence

Meet Xybix!

Posted by Kathleen Utley on Jun 5, 2014 3:13:00 PM

The Xybix Team
 

Dispatch supervisors, emergency professionals and radiologists, come to us when they need quality, dependable, ergonomic furniture for their 911 dispatch center or imaging facility. Xybix provides exceptionally well built custom furniture solutions to fit the growing needs of today's professionals.
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Topics: Buying, Pre-Installation

UPS Power: The Lifeline of 911 Dispatch Centers

Posted by Kelley Smith on May 8, 2014 9:23:17 AM

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What is a UPS power source?

An uninterruptible power supply, uninterruptible power source, UPS or battery backup is an electrical unit that provides emergency power to a load when the building power fails. A UPS is very different from auxiliary power or an emergency generator in that it will provide near-instantaneous protection from building power interruptions by supplying power stored in batteries. The-battery runtime of most uninterruptible power sources is relatively short (only a few minutes) but sufficient to start a standby power source or properly shut down your protected equipment.

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Topics: Installation, Pre-Installation, Electric Requirements

When Should I Start Looking for New 911 Dispatch Console Furniture?

Posted by A Previous Xybix Employee on Apr 10, 2014 1:15:06 PM

StartLookingXybixFurnitureWhen Should I start looking for new 911 Dispatch Console Furniture?

This is a loaded and tricky question for most people! And, with the ever-changing world of dispatch furniture products, starting your search for new 911 dispatch console furniture can often lead to “a kid in the candy shop” mentality, which can lead to wishful thinking and ultimately, frustration about your current situation. This blog will walk you through the initial purchasing steps, typical time lines and processes before, during and after you start your search for new 911 dispatch console furniture.

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Topics: Buying, Pre-Installation, Dispatch Consoles

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