Archive for March, 2006

Custom Consoles reports successful IFSEC 2006

Friday, March 31st, 2006

CUSTOM CONSOLES REPORTS SUCCESSFUL IFSEC 2006

Custom Consoles, Europe’s leading manufacturer of specialised furniture for security applications, reports a highly successful IFSEC 2006.

“We were impressed by the number of visitors to our booth and by their serious interest in the security furniture we were showing,” observes Gary Fuller, Custom Consoles’ Sales Manager. “IFSEC has proved to be genuinely international in the attendance it attracts, no doubt because of the National Exhibition Centre’s easy accessibility for attendees arriving by air. Around half the visitors to our stand were from overseas, including many from the Middle East. We received many referrals from other exhibitors who were using our furniture on their booths. Custom Consoles will certainly be back at IFSEC next year.”

Launched at IFSEC 2006, Custom Consoles’ Media Wall is designed for the new generation of LCDs and plasma-panels which are increasingly replacing bulky CRT picture displays in traffic monitoring and security surveillance systems. Media Wall enables display grids of almost unlimited size to be installed quickly and easily. The design centres on 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, structured to allow easy attachment of large and small panels using pivoting VESA and plasma-mount fittings. Cable ducting is integral and floor-level equipment pods with 19 inch racking behind removable vented panels can be incorporated.

In addition to Media Wall, Custom Consoles introduced enhancements to its Module-R range of furniture which allows control-room desks to be assembled to individual requirements from a range of high-quality pods, base sections, worktops, rear tops, end-panel modules and legs. Desk pods are available as single-bay sections with a choice of 3U, 6U or 8U chassis capacity. Cable management ducts are integrated into all desk sections.

Also exhibited, Custom Consoles’ Media Desk is height-adjustable between 650 and 900 mm or can be ordered in fixed height format if preferred. Media-Desk is available in a choice of colours together with an optional range of adjustable LCD monitor screen supports.

Now in its 10th year, 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. The company is active worldwide.

Custom Consoles introduces upgraded System Two workstation

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Custom Consoles, Europe’s leading manufacturer of specialised furniture for studio, office and security applications, has announced a major upgrade to its System Two motorised workstation. Developed for use as an editing or graphics workstation with advanced ergonomic features, System Two features independent electrically motorised height adjustment of the main desk surface and rear monitor shelf.

Designed to meet BS EN ISO 9241, System Two is ideal for 24/7 environments in which workstations are shared by different staff as it allows individual users to change height settings quickly and easily to match their preference. The design also enables operators to vary their working posture during the course of a working day, reducing the risk of fatigue or RSI. Desk dimensions are 2000 width x 750 mm front-to-back. The monitor shelf is also 2000 wide and 500 mm front-to-back.

“System Two has proved popular among broadcasters and postproduction houses,” comments Custom Consoles sales manager Gary Fuller. “The new version incorporates an electronic anti-collision sensor which halts and reverses the desk or monitor-shelf on contact with an obstacle. The maximum height of the monitor shelf has been increased from 1106 to 1200 mm. Minimum height remains 660 mm. A wide range of supporting accessories is available, including a 13 U equipment storage pedestal with stabiliser, an under-shelf pod for central or side-by-side mounting, a VTR bay, a 27U standard bay and a 27U quiet-bay. Designed to minimise the noise of PC disk drives and fans, the quiet bay has a 610 x 885 mm footprint, glazed front door and rear fan unit with temperature readout.”

“It is reassuring to see a responsible manufacturing company working towards compliance,” adds FIRA ergonomist Levent Caglar. “Understanding and implementing health and safety regulations in this difficult area results in better working environments for users who subsequently work more efficiently and safely.”

Produced in high-grade MDF, System Two comes in maple finish with arabesque Marmoleum worksurfaces. Other finishes are available on request. Delivery is within seven to 10 days of order.

Now in its 10th year, 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. The company is active worldwide.

Media contacts:

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

St Regis Paper chooses Custom Consoles furniture

Friday, March 17th, 2006

St Regis Paper Company Ltd, Britain’s largest manufacturer and recycler of paper, has chosen Custom Consoles’ furniture for the central control room at one of its production plants. Located at Wansbrough Mill in Watchet, Somerset, the plant manufactures coreboard, corrugated and envelope paper. Wansbrough Mill produces around 150,000 tonnes of paper each year and can convert in excess of 50,000 tonnes of coreboard.

Custom Consoles has provided an 8 metre U-shaped Module-R desk with storage drawers, an M-Desk, a meeting table with matching book-case, four Status Seating Endurance chairs, and two Ergotron tilting wall mounts to support 42 inch flat-panel video monitors. All the wooden surfaces are finished in oak.

Adrian Clark, Divisional Process Control Engineer at St Regis Paper, comments:

“We were attracted to Custom Consoles by the modular concept of their desks, for their evident experience and their ability to meet our relatively tight timescale: six weeks from order to delivery.”

Introduced in 2005, Custom Consoles’ Module-R series of technical furniture enables robust, efficient and attractive desk systems to be configured for a wide variety of supervisory environments. Module-R technical control desks can be integrated to individual requirements from a selection of high-quality desk pods, base sections, worktops, rear tops, end-panel modules and forward-angled silver-finished steel legs. The desk pods are available as single, dual and triple-bay sections with a choice of 3U, 6U or 8U chassis capacity. Cabinet construction is in high-quality grey-finished MDF with hard-wearing Linoleum work surfaces. Cable management ducts are integrated into all desk sections.

Suitable for a wide range of applications, Custom Consoles M-Desks are available as standard with a choice of light grey, steamed-beech or white beech work surfaces. They can also be supplied in client-selected colours. The desk top is 720 mm high on the fixed unit and 660 to 900 mm high on the adjustable version. A rotating handle on the latter desk enables individual users to adjust their operating position to a specific level or to vary the height while working. The handle is telescopic and can be retracted into the desk when not required. Independently height-adjustable feet at the base of each desk allow fine adjustment for variations in floor level. M-Desk is available in 1,200, 1,300 and 1,600 mm widths (models MD-1200, MD-1300 and MD-1600 respectively). All three desks have a 900 mm depth and are supplied complete with cable management and keyboard storage. Each desk is available with rigid feet or lockable castors.

Two 42 inch LCD display screens on the Ergotron tilting wall mounts enable St Regis’ staff to view key operational parameters and quality measurements throughout the plant.

The Status Seating Endurance chairs are fitted with a thick layer of pressure-sensitive foam which distributes body weight more evenly over a larger surface area than any ordinary foam product. It also softens at body temperature to provide perfect support. When a new user sits down, the foam rapidly conforms to his or her shape.

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.

Media contacts:

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