OK, I got my wire management done!
The cabinet is basically unchanged, just cleaned up some wiring and replaced the network cables with more appropriate lengths. I moved the camera server to it to provide better WiFi coverage to some of my more distant cameras but I think I am going to have to wire them eventually anyway due to the distance. The cameras support PPOE so this winter I might get a big box of Cat6 and get that done.
I moved the desk around (again!), added a monitor, 4-screen stand and cleaned things up a bit.
The desk is an Uplift L-Shaped standing desk with casters. There are 4 32-inch monitors on a 2x2 stand as well as a separate 27 inch screen for the cameras. On the desk is a Scanner Master 4-radio desk stand with an SDS200, SDS100, 2 BCD996XT's, a TRX-2 and a PSR400. There is also a HP1 and HP2, all 8 are connected to an 8-port Stridsberg multicoupler.
The main computer is a Mac Mini-2018 with a Sonnet eGPU to allow it to work with the 4 HD displays. There is also an Intel Hades Canyon NUC that can use the top two displays using the input selector.
The cabinet is directly behind my desk position and contains 8 BCT15's. 4 BCT15X's, 4 BCD996XT's and 4 PSR600's. There are also other radios including Icom 746Pro and R8500 as well as a couple two-ways for ham and GMRS.
There are 2 large displays for watching TV or (when working) rail-cams from RailStream and Virtual Railfan. One is on the wall to the desk's right and the other directly behind the sitting position.
Q1: Why so many radios?
A1: Because I can! Actually they all have purposes. Most of the scanners in the cabinet are searching out small band segments for new activity or designated for a specific purpose. The ones on the desk are for daily listening.
Q2: Why do you rearrange things all the time?
A2: First off, it is fun to try it different ways. Especially now when we are pretty much confined to home rearranging allows me to do something other than sit around and get fat. Each time I change things I learn something new. It also allows me to clean up wiring or reposition something for easier reach or view.
Q3: What do you do with all those screens?
A3: I work from home so multiple screens are a must. Having 4 allows me to put our company's POS system on one screen, communications system on another, Phone system on a third and my personal stuff on the fourth.
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Here is the overview of the desk and cabinet. The desk is at the lowered (sitting position.
Here the desk is at the higher (standing) position. The 4 displays are attached to the Mac Mini via an eGPU, the top two can be connected to the NUC using the input switch. If the Mac fails for some reason the whole show can be connected to the NUC with 2 cables as they both support TB3. Behind the skirts under the desk are the the power supplies, UPS, a POE switch, USB hub and cable management.
The rear desk with a display for railcams, some model aircraft, portable radios, the radio cabinets and a couple honor boxes from my police and fire career.
My side view from the desk. During work hours these displays have webcams on most of the time, my favorites are Horseshoe Curve PA, Flagstaff AZ, Chesterton IN and Kearney NE. Sometimes I will watch the news on CNN or something on Hulu or NetFlix.