When manufacturing control room consoles for mission-critical environments, it is not rare to find command center operators working with multiple LCD monitors simultaneously. Since our consoles are built to integrate a cable management system, we often get asked about the recommended maximum length of VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort cables. In this article, we will go over some important things to consider when using DisplayPorts.
How far can HDMI cables be run while still maintaining high-quality images? This is a question we often get from our clients at Sustema when conducting a needs analysis for their operations center furniture. It can get tricky to connect your devices to your home TV, now imagine doing so for an operations center working 24/7 using a large format CCTV video wall display and multiple workstations each handling 4 to 6 LCD monitors. In this article, we will go over the best practices when running cables in the communications center and offer some alternatives in case you need your HDMI cable signal to reach further distances.
Whether you are working in a 24/7 mission-critical work environment or from your home office, it is important to have an ergonomic posture to prevent injuries such as herniated discs, overall muscle weakness, metabolic syndrome, and musculoskeletal disorders among many others. Here are a few tips to help you understand how to sit or stand properly while working at your desk.
UL Certification: The UL certification stands for Underwriter Laboratories and only applies to the USA. While there are many variations under the UL mark, the two main ones are UL Listed and UL Recognised Component.
10 Christmas Gift Ideas It's this time of the year again! 2020 had every single one of us on a rollercoaster of events, including our little ones. Unfortunately, many 9-1-1 operators will not be able to spend Christmas at home with their families this year, however, it is the perfect opportunity to explain why to our kids with a very well-deserved gift. Sustema made a list of 10 Christmas gift ideas related to the public safety/emergency industry so your little ones can feel just a bit closer to you this Christmas.
Single Surface Control Room Consoles Single surface consoles are available in two formats, with a fixed work surface or with an electric height-adjustable work surface. Choosing between either one of these options will influence overall console design. For instance the cable management system, the structure, the type of monitor mounts, and the number of CPUs among other things. This is why it is important to understand from the beginning who and how the system will be used.
Ergonomics in the Control Room The exponential rise of technology has brought many advantages and efficiencies inside the control room. However, with operators often using multiple screens for extended periods of time, fatigue and muscle strain can cause lower productivity and decreased work satisfaction. At Sustema, we are committed to integrate the latest ergonomic standards into the design and manufacturing of our consoles.
Worksurface Edges for Hight-Traffic Areas From the console structure to the ergonomic accessories, 24/7 work environments will require high-quality furniture equipment in order to withstand the intensive usage over time. However, one of the elements that is often overlooked is the worksurface edge. The edge of the work surface is one of the main touchpoints between dispatchers and the console. It will be used to rest their wrists, forearms, or elbows which is why its design can have a large impact on their comfort at work. Additionally, the surface edge also serves as a cushion to protect the surface from being scratched by chairs, doors, or people passing by. For these reasons, Sustema makes sure to provide the highest design and quality materials so that something as simple as the edge of the surface does not fall off or stick out over time and so that your users have the latest ergonomic products.