Making the Most of Your Conference Room

I’m often asked for ideas for making a conference room dual-purpose for both day to day conferencing and emergency management. Typically, it’s the conference room that’s considered first because the function of a conference room is similar to that of an emergency operations center; it’s a familiar place for gathering the staff and an audiovisual system may already be in place. However, the furniture and audiovisual systems may not be adequate to serve both functions. That’s why our Communicator Conference Tables and Visionmaster LCD video walls are so popular. Continue reading

New Product Release – Americon OMNI Library Workstation

Americon continues to expand its control room console designs to keep pace with changing technology and customer expectations. For these reasons, I have added a New Products page to controlroomsusa.com to keep you informed as new command center furniture products are released. You will find an animation in the upper right corner of the home page rotating photos and linked to the New Products page.

Americon’s latest product release is the OMNI Library Workstation with integrated book storage. This innovative dual purpose workstation makes binders easy to reach and by combining both book case and workstation it saves floor space and costs less than if workstation and bookcase are purchased individually. Continue reading

New Product Release – Americon Communicator Conference Table

Americon continues to expand its control room console designs to keep pace with changing technology and customer expectations. For these reasons, I have added a New Products page to controlroomsusa.com to keep you informed as new command center furniture products are released. You will find an animation in the upper right corner of the home page rotating photos and linked to the New Products page.

This product release introduces our Communicator Conference Table developed for dual-purpose rooms that saves time and money by converting existing space to an emergency operations center or “war room” in the event of a crisis. Continue reading

Is Sitting Killing you?

It’s important that people make adjustments to their sitting positions frequently during working hours in order to stay healthy. It’s unlikely that professionals who work in command and control rooms think much about this because to many of them it’s probably more about comfort and accessibility to desktop equipment rather than how long they’re sitting in front of their screens. Except for dispatch operators, I don’t think time sitting is given much thought. Most traditional control room console furniture isn’t height adjustable because operators don’t spend that much time at the keyboard and can stand and walk around whenever they want. Continue reading

A New Kind of Workout

If you read my postings on ergonomics and specifically those written about sit-to-stand workstations in control rooms and dispatch centers, you might remember that I not only recommend them, I use a workstation with an adjustable desktop myself and couldn’t imagine working without it. In fact, I rarely sit anymore and feel great at the end of the work day. Continue reading

New Product Release – Americon Customized Desktop Turrets

Americon continues to expand its control room console designs to keep pace with changing technology and customer expectations. For these reasons, I have added a New Products page to controlroomsusa.com to keep you informed as new command center furniture products are released. You will find an animation in the upper right corner of the home page rotating photos and linked to the New Products page.

This product release announces our customized desktop turrets designed for industrial control rooms and security operation centers. Continue reading

One-Stop for Control Room Furniture and Video Wall Manufacturing

I speak to readers every day who are interested in our products and services, and the one thing that continues to stand out is their confusion as to exactly who we are and what we do. It was an unexpected question. I thought the answer was obvious from my web site, but evidently not so. This says that I have to do a better job of telling our story. Continue reading

New Product Release – Americon Keyboard, Mouse Storage Tray

Americon continues to expand its control room console designs to keep pace with changing technology and customer expectations. For these reasons, I have added a New Products page to controlroomsusa.com to keep you informed as new command center furniture products are released. You will find an animation in the upper right corner of the home page rotating photos and linked to the New Products page.

This product release includes our new keyboard, mouse, storage tray that works with any Americon console furniture product where keyboard height is important and drawer space is either limited or unavailable. Continue reading

Know Where the “Buck Stops”

Knowing “who’s responsible for what” is critical to the successful outcome of control room furniture and audiovisual system upgrades. Certainly a small console furniture requirement is relatively easy to do; however for larger projects when the owner has to oversee more than one vendor and complete the project on time, it’s not unusual for mishaps and the inevitable finger pointing when things go wrong. The owner may also be working with architects, engineers and the trades at the same time. This further complicates things and makes the potential for error even greater. Continue reading

We Manufacture What the Others Can’t

When it comes to custom manufacturing, there’s very little that we can’t do. This is due in good part to a tight-knit Americon team with many year’ s experience who can just about read each other’s mind, as they say. This speeds the overall process significantly and ensures that you get what you want when you want it even if it’s something totally original. Continue reading

New Product Release – Americon OMNI Control Console

Americon continues to expand its control room console designs to keep pace with changing technology and customer expectations. For these reasons, I have added a New Products page to controlroomsusa.com to keep you informed as new command center furniture products are released. You will find an animation in the upper right corner of the home page rotating photos and linked to the New Products page.

This product release includes our OMNI industrial control console designed for industrial control rooms and operations centers. Continue reading