Don't think you'll be there to shop?
Based on the average PSAP funding cycle, if your center hasn't purchased new console furniture within the last 7 to 10 years, it's time to consider your console options. When funding becomes available, having familiarity with console models and features eases the buying process.
We've found that most folks in charge of buying consoles will have little to no experience in technology furniture acquisition. And, when teams are asked for input, they sometimes lack the information to make a well-informed recommendation. Here's an opportunity to turn that around!In between your classes and team activities, take time to visit the Expo Hall. APCO provides the best opportunity to kick-the-tires on technology workstations and public safety support tools. Several manufacturers will be on-hand to demonstrate their products. A little information can go a long way. Help ease the acquisition process.
Ask your manufacturing representatives
"How will your product help solve my team's pain points?"
- Physical Discomfort
- User Energy and Focus
- IT Troubleshooting
- Rapid IT Integration
- Long-standing Durability
- Center Expansion
- Center Consolidation
- Workplace Wellness
Read up on current product trends
- New Console Trends put the User First
- Do Anti-microbial Laminates Promote Health?
- Best Heating and Cooling Options for Dispatch Consoles
- The Myth of the Ergonomic Edge
APCO provides opportunity to grow your skill set. And to discover tools for making your agency a healthier and happier work environment. A few sessions that we're excited about are being given by The Healthy Dispatcher (and Watson Consoles guest blogger) Adam Timm:
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TRACK
One Common Goal: People-Oriented PSAP Leadership
Sunday, August 13-1:30-2:30 pm
Take advantage of the Health & Wellness sessions, too. Chair yoga is being offered at the Rosen Centre - all are welcome. These stretches are fantastic for relieving tension associated with desk-bound, shift work and general muscular-skeletal health - something we are also passionate about. As part of our blog on Compassion Fatigue and 911, you'll find six easy stretches that diffuse body tension after taxing calls. Interested in adding a little bit of movement for long-term health improvement?
Learn how NEAT Changes get Big Results.
We look forward to meeting you!
Visit the Watson team in booths #1103 and #1109. If you are not attending APCO this year, you can still be part of the action. Reach out, give us feedback and learn how your day-to-day experience directly influences our console designs.