Console Lay-Out Possibilities

There are almost an infinite number of ways to arrange consoles in small to medium-sized public safety comm centers. Each layout has certain advantages and disadvantages for: inter-dispatcher communications, noise level, physical movement, equipment access, and space efficiency. We've collected some of the most common radio/telephone console layout possibilities, along with considerations in each of the above categories.

Here is a collection of layout styles, each leading to diagrams that show their arrangement, the advantages and disadvantages of the layout, and other information:

Linear
Theater Rows
Theater Rows -- Angled
Circular -- Outside
Circular -- Inside
Box
Modified Box
Front-to-Front
Back-to-Back
L-Shape
U-Shape

Check our extensive photo library on contemporary comm centers for ideas on console and equipment configurations, including the current and future VECC in Murray (Utah).

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