There’s No Substitute for Value

We’ve been at this for a while, and I have to say that I don’t normally talk about the price of our control room furniture and video products. I don’t have to. I talk about what the product does better than competing products focusing on ergonomics, performance and durability. I have customers from years back calling for upgrades or new products. Its results that count so we are always thinking about value. Continue reading

Making the Most of Your Investment

No doubt I’ve touched on this topic before, but it’s important to know that finding suitable control room consoles doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Start with your vision for the room and everything in it. Then enlist the help of someone who specializes in technical furniture design and manufacturing. Look for technical furniture designed specifically for intensive use made of materials intended to last for many years. Compare, compare, compare. Choose a control room furniture manufacturer that listens to you and can recommend products tailored to your needs. Choose a manufacturer with the ability to provide technical drawings so that you can evaluate both console design and space planning as they relate to your concept of operations. Otherwise, know what you’re buying. Continue reading

Don’t Just Sit There

I doubt that anyone would argue that sitting for long periods of time is bad for your health, not to mention the discomfort that goes with it. Desktop adjustability is especially important for people who are tethered to their workstations for long periods of time like 911 emergency operators. When the job calls for an adjustable work surface, it’s important to realize that fixed surfaces tend to reduce productivity, increase absenteeism, turn over staff and can be unsafe. It’s certainly no secret that carpal tunnel and related injuries cost employers millions every year. We’re not the only manufacturer that offers professional control room console furniture that adjusts from sitting to standing position; however we are the only one that offers all options for control room console furniture. There are pros and cons for each, so let’s explore the options for what works best for you. Continue reading

The Importance of Design

Everything being equal, the tiebreaker in our business isn’t price; it’s often product design or the absence thereof. This is especially true when interior designers or architects are involved in the process. I know the high-designs that many architects prefer and it’s understandable, however those preferences often conflict with practicality, as I know it. I’d have to say the same thing about many of the European console furniture products where the emphasis is on simplicity and special prefabricated materials. These control room furniture designs may have a certain appeal, but where is the storage space?….why am I bumping my knees?……why isn’t there enough desk top space?….why is the thing falling apart? And the list goes on. Continue reading

Americon’s New and Improved Personal Workspace Manager

This is my first mention of the new version of our Personal Workspace Manager (PWM). I’ll be adding the specifics to the web site soon; however the new product is available now. The PWM solves many of the long-standing problems of inconvenient cable management, inadequate climate control, and troublesome power and data accessibility for control room consoles and dispatch furniture.

You might ask why we decided to make major changes to the PWM and release an upgrade so soon after release of the original product. The answer is simple; the product needed more capability and ease of use at less cost. Continue reading