As our collective pursuit of ever healthier work environments carries on, I wanted to take a moment and summarize Watson’s perspective and learnings on the controversial topic of treadmills at your dispatch console. Since the early 90’s, we have designed our products to encourage healthy lifestyles and adopted many of the best practices as part of our core culture and it came as a surprise to many that we took a skeptical (and practical) stance on treadmill desks.
What does ‘Future-Proof’ mean? At the highest level, the concept of future-proofing is to design a product in such a way that it is unlikely to become obsolete. In reality, very few, if any products are truly future-proof; however, a manufacturer’s commitment to the principles of future-proofing can drastically extend the life of a given product. The factors for determining the usable life vary from product to product and depend in large part to external factors.
If you work in a dispatch center you know all about the battle of the thermostat. There is a regular struggle between the folks that are too hot and the ones that are too cold. Environmental controls that regulate cool air flow and heat are the best solution for keeping front line emergency dispatchers comfortable and actively focused during shift work. Let's take a quick look at the options available, the applications, and important things to keep in mind about environmental controls when purchasing new dispatch consoles.
Do I need ergonomic nosing on my dispatch console? A customer recently asked me about a blog post they read that focused on “ergonomics in the public safety dispatch center” and sited “ergonomic nosing” as an important feature for their dispatch consoles.
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Mercury is a natural fit for Northwestern University's state of the art Dispatch & Communications center. This compact center was designed from the ground up to incorporate the latest in PSAP technology including fully adjustable Mercury Dispatch consoles.