Archive for February, 2006

Custom Consoles introduces Media Wall

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Making its worldwide launch at IFSEC in May (NEC, Birmingham, May 8-11), Custom Consoles’ Media Wall is designed to accommodate large or small arrays of
flat-panel monitors and ancillary equipment. Media Wall incorporates
height-adjustable horizontal beams suspended between 2,000 mm high
silver-anodised aluminium supports. The beams are available in 1,500, 2,000 and
2,500 mm widths and are structured to allow easy attachment of large and small
panels using pivoting VESA and plasma-mount fittings. A horizontal cable duct
beneath each monitor mounting beam routes to a vertical coil, enabling easy and
expandable housing of power and video wiring. Equipment pods with 19 inch
racking behind removable vented panels can be accommodated at floor-level.

“Media Wall is designed to meet a wide range of applications, including
multichannel broadcast monitoring, security and traffic control,” adds Custom
Consoles’ Sales Director Gary Fuller. “It combines high strength with attractive
appearance, allowing standalone displays or entire monitor walls to be
installed quickly and easily. Based on the vertical profiles of our proven
Module-R furniture, Media Wall comes with a five-year guarantee against
component failure. Now a standard item within our product range, Media Wall can
be delivered within seven to ten working days of order.”

Custom Consoles (www.customconsoles.co.uk) manufactures a broad range of studio
and technical-support furniture including motorised, manually adjustable and
fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. Based in
Britain, the company is active worldwide.

Media contacts:

Gary Fuller, Custom Consoles
+44 (0)1525 379 909 / gary@customconsoles.co.uk

Custom Consoles furniture chosen for University of Dundee

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

A Custom Consoles Media Desk and auxiliary furniture form the centrepiece of a new video suite in the Interaction Design Laboratory at the University of Dundee. A joint venture between the Department of Applied Computing and the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, the Interaction Design Laboratory is located in the prestigious new Queen Mother Centenary Research Centre.

The Media Desk houses HDV (High Definition Video) editing equipment, enabling students to obtain practical experience of 1080i and 720p digital cinematography as well as standard definition television programme production. The desk has dual worksurfaces finished in Marmoleum with hard-moulding edges. Overall desk dimensions are 1.8 m wide by 1.1 m front to back. Both worksurfaces can be individually adjusted in height from 660 to 900 mm using rotary handles.

The rear surface is designed to support LCD or traditional CRT picture monitors; two 3 U equipment pods are mounted below. A 13U high pedestal was also supplied. The Media Desk and pedestal are constructed of maple-veneered MDF with aluminium vertical supports.

Custom Consoles (www.customconsoles.co.uk) manufactures a broad range of studio and technical-support furniture including motorised, manually adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings.

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Accompanying 300 DPI JPEG shows Dr Catriona Macaulay, Director of the Interaction Design Laboratory’s Interaction Zone, seated at the Custom Consoles Media Desk.
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Contacts for further information:

Gary Fuller, Custom Consoles
+44 (0)1525 379 909
e: gary@customconsoles.co.uk

David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
t: +44 (0)1342 311 983
e: stylusmedia@gmail.com

Custom Consoles awarded major university contract

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

The University of Newcastle has placed a major order with control room and office furniture specialist Custom Consoles. A custom-built video monitor wall, control desk and storage facilities for the campus’ CCTV security centre are included in the contract. The centre is used to ensure the security of students, staff, visitors and property at the university’s five sites.

“We were recommended by another client in the security business” comments Gary Fuller, Sales Manager at Custom Consoles. “This installation is an excellent example of what can be achieved using custom-designed furniture within limited room-space. The furniture was pre-assembled at our Leighton Buzzard factory and completed onsite.”

Built on an MDF frame, the monitor wall is surfaced in beech veneer with sprayed grey texturing to minimise reflections around the screens. The wall accommodates twenty-seven 21 inch JVC CRT-based colour monitors in three rows of nine set above eight storage cupboards with matching beech doors. For health and safety and maintenance purposes, each monitor is housed on a pull-forward sliding steel tray.

The control desk is 3 metres in width. It is surfaced in hard-wearing blue Marmoleum and provides seating space for up to three security staff. Six Ergotron LX monitor arms are attached to the rear of the desk, each providing independently adjustable support for a 19 inch PC display screen.

The University of Newcastle traces its origins to a School of Medicine and Surgery (later the College of Medicine), established in Newcastle in 1834, and to Armstrong College which was founded in the city in 1871 for the teaching of physical sciences. These two colleges formed one division of the federal University of Durham, the Durham Colleges forming the other division. The Newcastle Colleges merged to form King’s College in 1937 and, in 1963, when the federal University was dissolved, King’s College became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Sustained expansion since 1945 has resulted in the development of a modern University campus, around the original Armstrong College buildings, on a 45-acre site close to the centre of Newcastle. A vigorous building programme over the past 30 years has created other additions to the campus.

Custom Consoles (www.customconsoles.co.uk) manufactures a broad range of studio and technical-support furniture including motorised, manually adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound- insulated equipment housings.

Contacts for further information:

Gary Fuller, Custom Consoles
t: +44 (0)1525 379 909
e: gary@customconsoles.co.uk