Custom Consoles Desk and Media Wall Chosen for BCR Project at BBC Scotland

July 5th, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Glasgow, Scotland, July 5, 2018 – Custom Consoles announces the completion of a 7 metre wide desk and 4.23 metre wide MediaWall display mounting grid for the bulletin control room at Pacific Quay headquarters of BBC Scotland. The desk and MediaWall are designed for simultaneous use by a five-strong team. The project was performed in cooperation with ATG Danmon, one of Britain’s leading system integrators.

Based on the Module-R Lite series, the desk incorporates a 2.23 metre wide audio control wing positioned at 90 degrees to the main section. This houses a Calrec Brio audio mixing console within easy reach of the technical operator.

“Module-R Lite and Media Wall were the logical choice as they provided all the features required within very compact front-to-back dimensions,” comments ATG Danmon managing director Russell Peirson-Hagger. “Module-R and Module-R Lite gave us the freedom to match the precise requirements without incurring the cost and time issues associated with bespoke furniture. Custom Consoles also has long experience in detailed aspects of desk and display-wall manufacture such cable management and equipment access for post-installation maintenance. The company also excels in terms of robust construction, good ergonomics and attractive styling.”

“Module-R Lite has the same work surface dimensions as the standard Module-R but a front to back depth of just 95 centimetres compared with 120 centimetres,” adds Custom Consoles’ sales manager Gary Fuller. “This offers a significant advantage where space is an issue. The BCR desk is configured with 14 bays. Two are assigned to the news editing position, three shared between the teleprompter and producer, three to the director and six bays plus the right-hand desktop to the technical operator. The desk faces straight on to the Media Wall which is centrally positioned for easy viewing by all five members of the bulletin control room team.”

A mix-and-matchable control room furniture range, Custom Consoles’ Module-R allows aesthetically attractive long-life desks to be configured to meet specific shapes and dimensions from a selection of high-quality pods, base sections, 19 inch rack housings, worktops, end-panel modules and legs. Coordinated desk pods are available as single-bay sections with up 10 U chassis capacity. Module-R has been tested by FIRA to ensure compliance with current ISO standards. It is supplied with full cable management and internal 19 inch racking, accessible via removable front and rear cover panels. All rear surfaces and pods are completely interchangeable. A full length cable brush allows easy reconfiguration.

Based in Glasgow, BBC Scotland (www.bbc.co.uk/scotland) currently transmits three TV channels (BBC One Scotland, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Alba) and two radio stations (BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio nan Gàidheal). It currently produces approximately 15,000 hours of television and radio programming per year.

Part of the Danmon Group (www.danmon.com), ATG Danmon has been at the forefront of the transition to the file-based technology now used throughout the industry. It has also assisted many clients in the construction of IT-based automated file workflow systems, high-definition studios, master control rooms and playout facilities, as well as the upgrade of existing SD systems to HD and UHD. ATG Danmon also offers a comprehensive range of products and services including transcoding and automated workflow management, accelerated global file transfer, media workflow-design, project-planning, equipment installation, software-configuration, commissioning, documentation, on-site training plus ongoing support and maintenance.

Custom Consoles Ltd, www.customconsoles.co.uk, is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of project-specific and modular broadcast, process-control and security furniture. Its product range includes motorised, manually-adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. Custom Consoles operates from a 1,200 square metre UK-based production facility equipped with 3D computer-aided-design facilities, computer-controlled cutting machinery and a thermoform press. These resources provide the dual benefits of precise quality control and prompt delivery times, typically 21 days from receipt of order. Custom Consoles’ clients include broadcasters, production and post production studios, governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

 

Contacts for further information

Newsmedia support: David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
Tel: +44 (0)1342 311 983 | Email: stylusmedia@gmail.com

Custom Consoles: Gary Fuller
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909

Custom Consoles Ltd, Leedon House, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4TN, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909 | Fax: +44(0)1525 370 237
Web: www.customconsoles.co.uk

NEP chooses Custom Consoles desks for Sweden’s largest television production facility

April 20th, 2018

Accompanying images show the camera control desk, video production gallery and audio suite.

 

 

Stockholm Sweden, April 20, 2018 – Custom Consoles announces the completion and installation of five control room desks for NEP Sweden’s television production facility on the outskirts of Stockholm. The project was performed in cooperation with one of Europe’s largest system integrators, Broadcast Solutions GmbH.

“Custom Consoles has a proven excellent reputation for high build quality, good ergonomics, attractive styling and close attention to details such as cable management,” says NEP Sweden’s technical director Jens Envall. “It was also able to deliver within the very demanding time schedule. The new control rooms replace OB vehicles which were previously used for technical supervision of three studios, Studio 1 being the largest in Sweden. The complete system is designed to operate in HD and UHD.

“All five desks are based on our Module-R series but specified with greater than usual worktop depth,” adds Custom Consoles’ sales manager Gary Fuller. “The two largest desks are 5.154 metres wide with 10 3U-high sloping-front equipment bays positioned along the desktop rear. These are assigned as front and rear control desks for the production gallery. A GVG Karrera vision switcher control panel is set into to front desk.”

“The third desk is a 3.1 metre wide unit with six 4U-high sloping equipment bays, deployed to control incoming camera feeds. This includes a support frame accommodating a four-wide by two-high monitor array mounted direct to the rear of the desk.”

“Desks four and five are a mirror-image design configured as left and right audio control workstations. Each of these is 2.1 metres wide and equipped with two 3U-high sloping-front equipment bays. All five desktops are finished in a leatherette effect laminate. Side panels are in oak-veneered MDF with a stained finish.”

The new facility is Sweden’s top location for productions of large programmes with up to 1,600 spectators, including nationwide hits. Broadcast Solutions implemented the ambitious project within just two months, from the start of detailed planning to commissioning. It includes 200 square metres of space, two large production desks, eight 55 inch multi-viewers, one 5.1 audio room, one engineering room and a central apparatus room. First show produced in the new facility was Stjärnornas stjärna (Star stars) on March 17, managed with complete success.

Custom Consoles Ltd, www.customconsoles.co.uk, is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of project-specific and modular broadcast, process-control and security furniture. The product range includes motorised, manually-adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. Custom Consoles operates from a 1,200 square metre UK-based production facility equipped with 3D computer-aided-design facilities, computer-controlled cutting machinery and a thermoform press. These resources provide the dual benefits of precise quality control and prompt delivery times, typically 21 days from receipt of order. Custom Consoles’ clients include broadcasters, production and post production studios, governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

Custom Consoles Ltd, www.customconsoles.co.uk, is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of project-specific and modular broadcast, process-control and security furniture. The product range includes motorised, manually-adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. Custom Consoles operates from a 1,200 square metre UK-based production facility equipped with 3D computer-aided-design facilities, computer-controlled cutting machinery and a thermoform press. These resources provide the dual benefits of precise quality control and prompt delivery times, typically 21 days from receipt of order. Custom Consoles’ clients include broadcasters, production and post production studios, governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

Contacts for further information

Newsmedia support: David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
Tel: +44 (0)1342 311 983 | Email: stylusmedia@gmail.com

Custom Consoles: Gary Fuller
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909

Custom Consoles Ltd, Leedon House, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4TN, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909 | Fax: +44(0)1525 370 237
Web: www.customconsoles.co.uk

Custom Consoles desks chosen for BBC Studioworks’ facility at Television Centre London

April 3rd, 2018

Image shows one of the Custom Consoles edit desks, based on SystemTwo, supplied to BBC Studioworks in White City.

 

 

 

London, UK, April 3, 2018 – Custom Consoles announces the completion of a multi-desk project for BBC Studioworks in White City. Electrically-height-adjustable desks have been provided for use in the edit suites, plus 20U high equipment racks from the Custom Consoles SystemTwo product range.

“The desks are variants of our standard SystemTwo series, 2.6 metres wide and each configured for use by two operators,” says Custom Consoles’ sales manager Gary Fuller. “Three pods are positioned to the rear of each desktop, accommodating in total up to 9U of equipment. These pods also function as a support bridge for up to three video monitor displays which are mounted on individually adjustable Ergotron support arms. Worktop height can be varied from a minimum of 67 to a maximum of 125 centimetres, giving editors the freedom to work while standing or seated. Each desk is finished with hard-wearing graphite-coloured laminate on the worktops and above the equipment pods. Three steel legs with a horizontal crossbeam support each desk, the legs and crossbeam being silver-finished. The result is highly robust, attractively styled to match modern media suite environments, and very user-friendly.”

A commercial subsidiary of the BBC, BBC Studioworks (www.bbcstudioworks.com) provides studios and post production services to all the major TV broadcasters and production companies, including the BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5 and the Endemol Shine Group.

Across its three studios at Television Centre in White City, BBC Studioworks has over 22,000 square feet of TV studio space as well as scalable post production facilities. The facility is served by an array of flexible technical and support areas including tapeless recording facilities, apparatus rooms, dressing rooms, green rooms, production offices and a storage area. Television Centre is the centrepiece of what is emerging as a vibrant and creative media quarter in London’s White City.

From its Elstree location, BBC Studioworks offers fully equipped HD TV studios totalling up to nearly 60,000 square feet of studio space. The studios are capable of holding audiences up to 800 people and are supported by 50 ancillary rooms including standard, star and superstar dressing rooms, green rooms, group rooms, production offices, make up and wardrobe rooms. BBC Studiowork’s flexible and scalable post production services feature the very latest video and audio editing technology.

Custom Consoles Ltd, www.customconsoles.co.uk, is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of project-specific and modular broadcast, process-control and security furniture. The product range includes motorised, manually-adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. Custom Consoles operates from a 1,200 square metre UK-based production facility equipped with 3D computer-aided-design facilities, computer-controlled cutting machinery and a thermoform press. These resources provide the dual benefits of precise quality control and prompt delivery times, typically 21 days from receipt of order. Custom Consoles’ clients include broadcasters, production and post production studios, governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

 

Contacts for further information

Newsmedia support: David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
Tel: +44 (0)1342 311 983 | Email: stylusmedia@gmail.com

Custom Consoles: Gary Fuller
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909

Custom Consoles Ltd, Leedon House, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4TN, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909 | Fax: +44(0)1525 370 237
Web: www.customconsoles.co.uk