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Giving an Old Control Room New Life

Originally Published at Evansonline.com Written by Jan Lopez Control rooms and their consoles are built to last decades. Given that they are not updated on frequent basis maintenance of these rooms can be the last thing on anyone’s mind. If you walk into a work environment that looks like it was built 30 years ago, it can take a toll on employee morale. Here is a small list of things that can be done around the office in order to freshen up you work space, giving your control room new life. A new coat of paint It’s one of the [...]

By |September 9th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Giving an Old Control Room New Life

What Makes a Great Dispatcher?

Originally Published at Evansonline.com Written by Jan Lopez Dispatchers are an integral part of the 9-1-1 system – they are who the public turns to during some of their most distressing times. Dispatchers are the bridge between the public and emergency services; while they often fly under the radar, it is the dispatcher community who deal some of the toughest phone calls and situations. There is a lot resting on the shoulders of dispatchers. They are the unsung hero of the day. So what makes a great dispatcher? Compassion – A compassionate dispatcher helps to address the needs of each [...]

By |July 26th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on What Makes a Great Dispatcher?

Sit-Stand by Evans: The Console Trend With Healthy Benefits

Originally Published at Evansonline.com Written by Jeff Fairholm & Kent Brewer The trend of sit-stand consoles has been around for a few years now. With growing evidence to its benefits, it’s not hard to see why they are becoming increasingly popular in control rooms around the world. To summarize: sit-stand consoles allow operators to adjust the height to their preference for sitting or standing positions while they work. In some industries, the sit-stand functionality is still relatively new. Over the years, its technology has improved making it more desirable by operators, supervisors, and those in control room environments vs. office [...]

By |July 12th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on Sit-Stand by Evans: The Console Trend With Healthy Benefits

Your 911 Operating Environment: More Than Just A Place To Sit

Originally Published at Evansonline.com Written by Megan Lewis and Tanya Lee “Ergonomics” is defined as “the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment”. When exploring improvements to your 911 center, we often only focus on the workstations as being ergonomic, evaluating sit-to-stand features, monitor adjustments, etc. What is often forgotten is that ergonomics goes beyond just the human mechanics needed, but proper lighting, acoustics, layout and proper maintenance. How do you optimize lighting in your 911 Dispatch Center? The two biggest fatigue factors in a dispatch center are lighting and acoustics. I know what you’re thinking, “my center is [...]

By |June 28th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your 911 Operating Environment: More Than Just A Place To Sit

How do you Create Functional Control Room Acoustics for Operators?

Originally Published at Evansonline.com Written by Riley The control center is the hub of any Mission Critical Operation. From Industrial plants, utility rooms or dispatch and communication centers. The control center operator is responsible for critical communication and monitoring complex systems and environments, regardless of the application. Situational awareness and reduction of distractions are paramount in the planning and implementation of any control facility.   How can Evans Help you Create Effective Control Room Acoustics & Keep Control Room Operators Healthy? Due to varying operator conditions, equipment adjacency, audible alarm requirements and individual operator personalities, there is no "one size [...]

By |May 27th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How do you Create Functional Control Room Acoustics for Operators?

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
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