Custom Consoles Completes New Technical Furniture Projects for Radio Télévision Suisse

August 19th, 2019

 

Image shows the video playout control desk (left) for RTS’ radio newsroom in Lausanne with radio control desk in background.

 

August 19th, 2019 – Custom Consoles announces the completion of technical furniture projects for Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS). These include six desks for a radio news control room at the RTS radio facility in Lausanne. A second Module-R desk for a colour-grading suite plus 22 custom-designed height-adjustable edit suite desks have also been provided at the network’s headquarters in Geneva.

“We are very pleased to have been selected for these projects,” comments Sales Manager Gary Fuller. “A long-established Custom Consoles customer, RTS already has a large Module-R dual-desk ingest news ingest suite, nine edit-suite desks, a grading suite desk and a MediaWall monitor display mounting system.”

The radio news control room comprises three workstations. Largest of this group is a triple-operator U-shaped desk from the Custom Consoles’ MDesk Technical range, visually linked to the news presentation studio by a large window. The desk houses three audio mixing panels embedded in the work surface.

An additional desk in the control room, designed for single-operator use, is used for control of the streaming radio-news-related video to the internet. A third desk, from the MDesk Technical range, is a double sided unit for use by journalists and auxiliary staff.

In the adjacent room is a 2 x 1.75 metre L-shaped desk with an integral audio mixer plus two rectangular monitor display screens on Ergotron operator-adjustable arms. The Ergotron arms are mounted at the rear of most desk positions. Each desk is finished in black with a light-grey worktop.

“The 22 edit suite desks provided for RTS’ Geneva HQ are all 2.2 metres wide by 1 metre front-to-back,” Gary Fuller adds. “Height-adjustable desks have become the industry-wide preference among video editors and graphics staff rather than being viewed by their supervisors as a luxury. This is partly due to the increase in hot-desking. The edit suite desks we designed for RTS are based on our SystemTwo but with an additional centre-rear leg to provide even greater stability that the standard mode. Each desk is equipped with three electrically motorised legs which can be set to any required height from 67 cm to 1.25 metres above floor level. Two monitor mounting pillars are positioned at the rear of each desk plus a third pillar to support an audio mixer.”

The colour grading suite desk is designed for single-operator use and is fitted with a Filmlight Blackboard 2 control surface embedded in the worktop plus user-adjustable monitor mounts. It is similar in styling and facilities to an existing Custom Consoles colour grading suite desk at RTS.

 

ABOUT RADIO TÉLÉVISION SUISSE

Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) is a public service company belonging to the SSR (Swiss Broadcasting Corporation) media group. RTS offers programmes on four radio channels, two TV channels and numerous digital platforms. With an annual budget of 380 million francs and nearly 2,000 employees, it operates studios in Geneva and Lausanne and has an office in each canton of French-speaking Switzerland as well as correspondents in Bern, Zurich, Lugano and the main international capitals.

ABOUT CUSTOM CONSOLES

Custom Consoles Ltd 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. The company 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 governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

CONTACTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Newsmedia support: David Kirk, Stylus Media Communications
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

Be tv Belgium Selects Custom Consoles Module-R Desks

August 13th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image shows the 4.7 metre wide curved Module-R desk at Be tv Belgium.

August 13th, 2019 – Benelux broadcaster Be tv has chosen Custom Consoles Module-R studio control desks as part of a major expansion of its technical facilities. This new project comprises a total of seven desks which will integrated into Be tv’s headquarters in Charleroi.

“We were attracted to Custom Consoles by their evident long experience in producing attractively styled, ergonomically efficient and robust broadcast control room furniture,” says Be tv’s Broadcast Engineering & Maintenance Manager Serge Daneels. “The Module-R series formed a basis from which we could specify exactly the style and size of desks we needed without the high cost of commissioning tailor-made designs.”

Largest of the desks is a 7.27 metre wide by 2.64 metre curved master control room console designed for simultaneous use by up to eight production staff. Each team member has access to a dedicated 4U equipment pod positioned at the rear of the work surface.

Second in size is a 4.7 metre wide desk, also curved. Each of the the outer bays is equipped with two 4U equipment pods.

Desk 3 is an L-shaped design, 4 metres wide by 2.5 metres deep, with a 45 degree angled corner unit and a total of nine 4U high equipment pods. This is configured for use by four master control room operators.

Fourth desk in the project is a rectangular 2.2 metre wide ingest console with two bays, each bay equipped with dual 4U equipment pods. The left-hand bay is extended to provide additional horizontal space behind the worktop.

Desk 5 is a rectangular live production console, 3.1 metres in width and configured as two identical bays. Each bay of this unit is equipped with dual 4U high equipment pods offset to the right. An EVS vision mixer control panel is embedded directly into the left segment of the right-hand bay.

Desk 6 is similar in configuration to Desk 5 but with an EVS vision mixer control panel embedded into the left-hand bay and a total of five 4U high equipment pods. This too is assigned for use as a live production console.

The seventh desk is a compact single-bay live production console, just over 1 metre in width and fitted with two 4U high equipment pods.

All seven desks are finished in grey with dark blue Marmoleum worktop surfaces and silver anodised extruded aluminium legs with steel skids. All equipment pods adjoin the worktop rear and are positioned with the front facias sloping back at 45 degrees from vertical. Concealed cable ducting from floor level for is provided via the legs and between all desk bays.

A mix-and-matchable control room furniture range, Custom Consoles’ Module-R enables aesthetically attractive long-life desks to be configured in a variety of 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 rack unit 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 enables easy reconfiguration.

Serving viewers in Belgium and Luxembourg, Be tv (www.betv.be), formerly Canal+ Belgique (launched on September 27th, 1989), is a digital cable television platform which commenced transmission on August 29th, 2004. Based in the Evere district of Brussels, Be tv transmits a multiplex comprising 10 television channels: Be 1, Be 3D, Be 1 HD, Be 1+1h, Be Séries HD, Be Ciné HD, Be Sport 1 HD, Be Sport 2 HD and Be Sport 3 HD.

Custom Consoles Ltd 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. The company 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 governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

 

Contacts for further information

Newsmedia support: David Kirk, Stylus Media Communications
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

IBC 2019 Preview: Custom Consoles Announces Refinements to MediaWall, Module-R and SystemTwo

July 16th, 2019

Custom Consoles will exhibit the latest refinements to its MediaWall studio monitor mounting frames and Module-R control room furniture on stand 8.B38 at IBC 2019 Amsterdam, September 13th-17th. Also on show will be an enhanced version of the SystemTwo motorised height-adjustable edit-suite desk with greater lifting power.

“Originally developed for STV in Scotland, MediaWall has become one of our best-selling products with customers such as Al Sharqiya, Associated Press, Azerbaijan Parliamentary Television, BBC Scotland, BBC Studios & Post Production, BT Sport, ICS Media Production, Mediahouse, Radio-Television Slovenia, Radio Television Suisse, RT, RTL City, TBN and Telegraph Media,” comments Custom Consoles Managing Director Neil Reed. “The enhanced version incorporates redesigned lateral support beams which allow display panels to be attached more easily. Cable management is now via steel ducts rather than PVC. The new ducts are stronger and more attractively styled, which customers will appreciate in open-plan control rooms. The supporting legs are now a silver extrusion with a black cable management insert, to match the Module-R desk styles which we introduced at IBC 2018.”

“Our latest-generation Module-R desks also now come with a steel cable tray as standard rather than PVC, providing greater strength and eliminating the environmental issue of recycling plastic components.”

“Additionally on the show stand will be an example from our SystemTwo range of desks, now equipped as standard with heavier duty lifting pillars. Support capacity has been increased from 140 to 240 kg.”

Custom Consoles’ MediaWall allows flat-screen monitor displays of practically any width to be constructed from standard horizontal and vertical support elements. MediaWall can be used as a fully self-supporting structure or coupled directly to the studio wall. Individual screens can be positioned so that the edges meet exactly to form a continuous horizontal display limited only by the boundary of the monitor panel itself. All wiring is fully concealed and can enter or leave the structure at any desired point. MediaWall is available in any specified element widths.

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 10U 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.

Designed for use in edit suites and graphics areas, SystemTwo comprises a rectangular desk and parallel monitor shelf, both being electrically height adjustable from 660 to 1200 mm. This gives operators the choice of working while seated or standing. Other elements in the SystemTwo series include an 11U equipment pedestal, underslung 3U equipment pod and 27U equipment bay.

Custom Consoles Ltd 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. The company 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 governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

 

Contacts for further information

Newsmedia support: David Kirk, Stylus Media Communications
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