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7 Evans Control Room Solutions to Untangle Cable Management Nightmares

Originally Published at Evansonline.com Written by Riley Mission-critical centers include a lot of equipment and thousands of feet of cable. How do you manage these cables without it turning into a complete nightmare?  Surely, you don't want your operators tripping over mismanaged wires, or hot cables that create a fire risk, or the dreaded rats nest of tangled cables. Wire management is essential to keep control rooms organized.  Let's follow a set of power/network cables from desktop monitors and keyboards all the way down to the power plugs and server access points. Control room professionals want convenience and organization, and [...]

By |April 15th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 7 Evans Control Room Solutions to Untangle Cable Management Nightmares

The Power of Control Room Acoustics

Originally Published at Evansonline.com Written by Kerri Knox It’s easy to overlook how much acoustics impacts a control room, and more importantly the operators within it. Not only is it distracting and the potential cause of miscommunication, but ambient noise over a long period can lead to decreased operator health, headaches, and noise complaints. Here are three ways to mitigate these harmful, but often necessary control room sound. What Should You Ask Your Control Room Operators About Acoustics? Learning how sound behaves with your operations center will help determine if you need room acoustic controls put in place. Is your [...]

By |April 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Power of Control Room Acoustics

How Often Should You Clean Your Evans Console

Originally Published at EvansOnline.com Written by Tanya Lee How Often Should You Clean Your Consoles? COVID-19 has created a change in our cleaning regimens to keep operators and environments safe and healthy. We are more aware of our proximity to one another, disinfecting the surfaces we touch, and hand hygiene. In spaces that need to be operational 24/7 with multiple people coming in and out and sharing resources, the question is, how often should you be cleaning your consoles? Consoles and other objects should be wiped down between each shift to ensure you're minimizing the risk of exposure from one [...]

By |March 18th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How Often Should You Clean Your Evans Console

JPL Successfully Lands Rover on Mars with Evans Control Room

Published at EvansOnline.com Posted by Riley In recent news, NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have landed a new rover on Mars. A huge feat for the team and a great accomplishment for the scientific community. Here at Evans, we played a small part in bringing the Perseverance Rover to the red planet. But first, let’s talk about what the rover will be doing on Mars and the amazing instruments it holds on board! The rover was manufactured by JPL and was launched from Earth back in July of 2020.  What Will “Percy” the Rover be doing on Mars?  Perseverance is nicknamed Percy and is a car-sized rover that [...]

By |March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on JPL Successfully Lands Rover on Mars with Evans Control Room

How to Make the Most Out of Your Height Adjustable Console

Originally published at EvansOnline.com Written by Megan Lewis Congratulations on your height adjustable console! Welcome to the beautiful world of ergonomics, a.k.a. The world with too much information. Change is always hard, especially in dispatch communication centers; you’re used to your keyboard, mouse, console, and tchotchkes the way you like it. I get it! Take a deep breath and enjoy this tour through your new workstation as we have done the work for you; here is an easy step by step guide to making the most out of your new ride! 1. Transition - A common mistake people make is standing [...]

By |December 31st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Make the Most Out of Your Height Adjustable Console