Last updated on December 11th, 2023 at 03:05 pm

When you’re doing mission-critical work that involves a lot of tech, your team shouldn’t use just any old desks. Your RTCC control room console furniture should be designed for your unique technology needs, people, and 24/7 work environment.

Here are a few things to look for in your RTCC control room consoles.

Control Room Console Furniture Features to Look For

Long-Term Durability

Most ordinary furniture won’t stand up to use in a 24/7 work environment. Your team deserves durable control room consoles that are designed for these conditions.

At Russ Bassett, all of our control room console components, accessories, materials, and appliances are made for decade-plus performance in 24/7 work environments like RTCCs. If anything goes wrong, it’s covered under our comprehensive 10-Year Everything Warranty. We stand behind our work.

RTCC Tech Readiness

Loose wires, haphazardly placed tech, and insufficient storage space don’t make for a good working environment. Your RTCC control room consoles should be designed to accommodate the immense amount of technology you use.

When choosing your control room consoles, be sure to consider:

  • Storage space (and your own storage needs)
  • Analyst workflows
  • Cable management
  • Sightlines between staff and video walls

Your control room console manufacturer should listen to understand your RTCC’s unique technology needs.


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RTCC control room consoles need to be designed for ergonomics, comfort, and adjustability. Each individual analyst should be able to adjust them to the healthiest viewing position for their body.

At Russ Bassett, our control room consoles have a full range of ergonomic adjustment features. We include sit-to-stand surface height adjustments, monitor height adjustments, screen focal depth adjustments, and more.

Our consoles furniture also come with climate controls, comfortable waterfall edges, and dimmers for the task and ambient lights. These user controls are conveniently centralized beneath the monitor tray so users can easily reach them.

Consoles Designed For Your Space

Space is often a problem. You need to consider whether and how your console furniture will fit into your control room. If you have a small space, you may need more efficient storage and small console footprints.

You should also consider factors like your facility’s lighting and acoustics. Your RTCC furniture provider may be able to help you find solutions for overly harsh lighting or noise.

If you’re designing an RTCC from scratch, there are plenty of other things you need to take into consideration, like flooring and wall colors. You can read more about these topics in our recent RTCC design article.

Where to Get Control Room Console Furniture For Your Real-Time Crime Center

Control room consoles, chairs, and storage have a direct impact on RTCC analysts’ ability to work efficiently. We recommend looking for a manufacturer that designs custom control room consoles specifically for RTCCs.

Russ Bassett is here to help with your real-time crime center consoles and space design. Schedule a consultation with us today to get started on creating the best possible environment for your criminal analysts.

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