As the industry leader in the design, construction, and implementation of mission-critical control rooms, we pride ourselves on being the gold standard worldwide for control rooms and the consoles that operators prefer. Our goal is to maintain operator comfort including sightlines and ergonomics to make jobs easier to perform. That is why we have teamed up with the best chair manufacturers to extend operator comfort from the consoles to the chair. Learn about the 24-hour chairs we recommend to our customers and why.

24-Hour Intensive Use Chairs for Operator Comfort

Operator comfort should be your top priority when designing a control room and purchasing 911 dispatcher chairs. They spend long hours day and night at their consoles and we think they deserve the best of the best. Our 24-hour chair partners include Concept Seating, Iron Horse, Allseating and BodyBilt. Click these links to jump to a section or keep scrolling to read more.


What Is a 24-Hour Chair? - All Day (and Night) Comfort

Keep your staff comfortable in high-stress environments with 24/7 heavy-duty chairs from Concept Seating. We enjoy working with Concept as a partner as they are always improving their product lines. This in turn positively impacts our customers and the operators who sit in the chairs.

Using a chair from concept seating has a variety of advantages including high quality and durability. Why choose a 24-hour chair from Concept Seating?

  • They last a long time, no need to replace chairs every few years.
  • High weight capacity and allows for prolonged seating (550 lbs. and 800 lbs. for bariatric chair).
  • Built to last using sturdy steel construction for many shifts, seasons, employees, and years of operating.
  • Concept Seating's comprehensive warranty covers product failure for 6 years.
  • Adjustable and adaptable to different users' height, weight, arm length, etc.
  • Wide selection of 24-hour chairs including high back leather, operator fabric, and much more.
  • Having an ergonomic chair along with an ergonomically designed console ensures your operators stay healthy and productive.


Here at Evans, we offer custom branding on our console end panels and glass panel etching. With Concept Seating, you can extend that to your chairs. Your 911 dispatcher chairs can be custom colors and include stitched logos added to the headrest of any chair. Make your operators proud to work in their mission-critical workspace and ensure they are comfortable for their entire shift.

From Concept Seating we prefer the 3142r1 High Back and the 3152HR Operator Heavy Duty task chair. For more, you can contact us here at Evans or learn more from Concept.

Concept Seating 3142r1 High Back Features & Specifications:

  • ERGO air suspension system
  • Replaceable covers
  • Safety casters
  • All steel frame
  • Adjustable armrests
  • Custom embroidery available
  • Backrest: 25"h x 21"w
  • Seat pan width: 20.5"
  • Seat height: 25"
  • Weight rating: 550 lbs.
  • User height: 5'3" - 6'5"

Concept Seating 3152HR Operator Chair Features & Specifications:

  • ERGO air suspension system
  • Replaceable covers
  • Safety casters
  • All steel frame
  • Adjustable armrests
  • Custom embroidery available
  • Backrest: 24"h x 21"w
  • Seat pan width: 23"
  • Seat height: 18" - 21"
  • Weight rating: 550 lbs.
  • User height: 5'3" - 6'5"

Another top selling chair is the Concept Seating 3150HR Operator, it is similar to the above chair just 2 inches slimmer. Contact us if you have any further questions about the best chairs for long hours in your mission-critical center.


Learn more about why you should choose Concept Seating and read more about the 24/7 chairs we recommend to many of our customers here at Evans Consoles. There are some options that you might want to consider depending on your specific needs. For example, choosing between leather and alternative leather. Leather lasts longer and feels softer, though alternative leather is easier to clean.

Iron Horse Seating and 24-Hour Chairs

Iron Horse chairs are engineered to withstand the demanding environments of control rooms, surveillance rooms, and dispatch centers. The Iron Horse 4000 series features the latest ergonomic designs and commercial-grade components. These chairs are also some of the best sellers. Some of the features and specifications of the Iron Horse 4000 series are:

  • Standard heavy-duty tilt mechanism
  • Deluxe comfort headset
  • Adjustable seat back, angle to 21 degrees
  • Heavy-duty tilt-up armrests, adjustable angle
  • Adjustable lumbar system
  • Heavy-duty gas shock, height adjustable
  • Heavy-duty 5-star base with double-wheeled casters
  • Backrest: 24"h x 21"w
  • Seat cushion 22" x 19"
  • Seat height: 18" to 21"
  • Weight rating: 400 lbs.
  • User height: 5'9" - 6'5"

The top Iron Horse chair that we sell to our customers at Evans is the Iron Horse 4100 with black leather, deluxe comfort headrest, HD tilt-up armrests, HD 4000 title mechanism, regular shock with black cover, 29" black composite base, 60mm hard casters. Other variations of the 4100 include synthetic leather or cloth and polished aluminum base instead of black composite. Get in touch with us to learn more about the best chair for long hours in your space.

Allseating Inertia Mesh Task High Back Chair

With its good-natured styling and broad range of interchangeable design options, the Inertia family makes itself right at home no matter the job – or budget. Features and specifications of the Allseating Inertia Mesh High Back include the following:

  • Woven mesh back
  • Tubular steel frame
  • High-density molded seat foam
  • Height adjustable arms
  • 200+ seat textiles to choose from
  • Adjusts to virtually any workplace environment
  • Backrest: 24"h x 21"w
  • Seat cushion: 22" x 19"
  • Seat height: 18" - 21"
  • Weight rating: 325 lbs.
  • User height: 5'9" - 6'5"

BodyBilt Next24 Intensive Use Seating Line

BodyBilt 24/7 intensive use line of chairs is designed for users in 24-hour and multi-shift workplaces and are engineered for the rigors of long-shift applications. The BodyBilt NEXT24 Size C includes the following specifications:

  • High back with Neckroll
  • 6-star metal base (comes standard)
  • 16-degree seat tilt adjustment
  • 360-degree armrest rotation
  • Customization options
  • Backrest: 23"h x 22"w
  • Seat cushion: 26" x 21"
  • Seat height: 18.75" - 22"
  • Weight rating: 500 lbs.
  • User height: 5'9" - 6'5"

Evans Process and our Perspective on Chairs

Evans has a comprehensive approach to our process that includes consultation, design, manufacturing, and constructing mission-critical control centers. There are many factors that influence an operator, and we try to take it all into account. Even though your 911 dispatcher chair is not attached to the console, and we do not make them ourselves, they remain an important aspect of your control room. Why select a quality 24-hour chair from one of our partners?

  • Improved ergonomics for operator health
  • Stay comfortable and focused on tasks
  • Fully adjustable features including lumbar support
  • Versatility and support for 12-hour days
  • Heavy-duty weight capacity
  • Engineered to withstand demanding intensive use environments
  • Fabric and color options including custom branding

How Long Do 24-Hour Chairs Last?

The chairs we recommend are durable and last a long time, which also means they can be expensive. But the investment is worth it and will last for years to come. Making the investment now means the cost will spread over more years and on an annual basis you will end up saving money. Not to mention the impact on your operators! Increased productivity, improved health, and ergonomics, plus better morale in your entire center. With an ergonomic chair and an ergonomically designed console from Evans, the benefits to your operators are enhanced two-fold.


Comfort & Ergonomics in a Mission-Critical Environment

At Evans, our goal is to make each mission-critical environment optimal for the operator. A big part of their job is sitting (or standing) while working. When they are sitting it needs to be comfortable and the investment in chairs should last a long time. That is why we only work with the best chair manufacturers and believe the higher price tags are well worth it. 

A simple place to sit is not enough for individuals who need support for eight, ten, or even twelve hours a day. Without the proper ergonomic support with their consoles and chairs, users can suffer from a variety of ailments ranging from discomfort and pain to full-scale debilitating injuries. Our partner selection of intensive-use 24-hour chairs provides a wide array of styles, designs, and hundreds of fabric and color options.

Each chair is designed with health and comfort in mind. Each chair features a fully adjustable lumbar support system, which supports the vertebral disk in the lumbar region and the pelvis for spinal column balance and alleviates neck pain. Our select group of chair manufacturers was chosen for their quality and commitment to producing the best 24-hour chairs in the industry.


Looking to Explore Evans Solutions Further? Visit One of our Experience Centers!

Whether you want to try out some 24/7 seating solutions from our partners or see our sit-stand dispatch consoles in a live environment, you can visit in person. Our Experience Centers are open for you to visit, just click the image below and find a location near you. If you do not live close to our locations or are unable to travel, we can always schedule a virtual tour for you and your team. Here are all the options for you to explore our Experience Centers from good to better and then best:

  1. View photos from each location (Tampa FL, Vienna VA, Houston TX)
  2. Explore each location via our online 3D walkthroughs (GOOD).
  3. Schedule a virtual tour and our team will talk with you online (BETTER).
  4. Schedule an in-person visit and tour of an Experience Center (BEST).

Come and see the extremely robust Evans Consoles in person and try sitting in 24-hour chairs for dispatch centers and more. All 4 options above including booking a tour can be requested on our website by clicking the Explore link below, choosing your preferred location, and filling out a quick form. Happy exploring and we hope to talk to you soon!

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