Control room operators often work long shifts monitoring and actioning mission-critical information; it becomes essential that their workstations are comfortable and easy to use. A component of optimizing operator effectiveness is ensuring proper display positions to avoid eye strain, muscle fatigue, and headaches. There are best practices to address control room monitor positions and ways to optimize them for ergonomics and ease of use. We will also introduce the Evans E-Arm and Unity Arm solutions for managing multiple monitors.Read More
The control center is the hub of any mission-critical operation whether in industrial plants, utility rooms, or dispatch and communication centers. The control center operator is responsible for critical communication and monitoring complex systems and environments, regardless of the application. Situational awareness and reduction of distractions are paramount in the planning and implementation of innovative control room solutions.Read More
(Post revised and updated on August 25th, 2021)
Sit-Stand Consoles: Trend or Fad?
Sit-stand consoles have been around for quite a few years now. As we see the popularity increase we can obviously see that this is a growing trend and not just a fad. A trend is something that solves a problem and gets stronger over time. A fad however is something that is popular for a short period of time and then fades out quickly. Case in point, this blog post. We are updating this post on Sit-Stand Consoles from 2019 as the trend is seemingly getting even stronger since then.
Control room sit-stands are here to stay
So this is not just a trend; adopting sit-stand workingis here to stay for a variety of reasons.With growing evidence of thebenefits of sit-stand workstations, it’s not hard to see why they are becoming increasingly popular in control rooms around the world. To summarize: sit-stand workstations allow operators to adjust the height to their preference for sitting or standing positions while they work.Read More
Most people do not realize the important role acoustics play in a control room. It can have a humongous impact on employees and their performance.Read More
Evans Virtual Reality (VR) is another example of how we continue to push the innovation envelope in our industry. VR literally adds a new dimension that is unique in presenting project ideas and renders to clients. With VR you don’t just see your control room, you feel it. Imagine the decision making enlightenment!Read More