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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

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
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