Archive for November, 2006

33 Custom Consoles M-Desks chosen for European broadcast newsroom

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Custom Consoles has completed its largest-to-date single order for office-based furniture. The order includes 33 M-Desks, supplied to one of Europe’s largest broadcasters as the basis of a parliamentary news facility. The desks will accommodate computer workstations employed to edit the large amount of video and audio content that results from live continuous television and radio coverage of legislative proceedings.

The M-Desks supplied are all 1,600 mm-wide single-level versions. Each desk can be adjusted in height to suite the needs of different users and to allow changes in working posture throughout the day. This adjustment is made using a telescopic handle which can be recessed back into the desk when not in use. An Ergotron LCD monitor arm is mounted on every desk and is itself adjustable in height and angle to suit individual staff preferences.

M-Desk is available in 1200, 1300, 1600 and 1800 mm widths (models MD-1200, MD-1300, MD-1600 and MD-1800 respectively). All four versions have an 800 mm depth and are supplied complete with cable management. Each desk can be supplied with rigid feet or lockable castors. A dual-level version is also available, enabling picture monitors and loudspeakers to be housed on an independently height-adjustable shelf above the main desk surface.

Founded in 1996, Custom Consoles Ltd is an independent company manufacturing a broad range of control room and office furniture. This includes motorised, manually-adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. Custom Consoles has built its name in the design and manufacture of bespoke furniture to a client base that includes major broadcasters in Britain, mainland Europe and the Far East. The high quality and ergonomic efficiency of Custom Consoles furniture are recognised by other industries such as security, air traffic control, process control, corporate training and network monitoring. Based in Bedfordshire, England, Custom Consoles Ltd is active worldwide.

Acompanying image: Custom Consoles’ height-adjustable M-Desk.

Media contacts:

Gary Fuller, Custom Consoles
t: +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

G4S chooses Custom Consoles M-Desk for major installation

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Custom Consoles has completed the installation of a major M-Desk system for Group 4 Securicor, Britain’s largest security company. G4S specialises in all aspects of security, including the deployment of security officers, electronic solutions, monitoring, crisis management, planning and training, and security advice. The installation includes a V-shaped main operating desk accommodating eight workstations. Each workstation is equipped with three 19 inch PC LCD screens on Ergotron monitor supports also supplied by Custom Consoles.

A kidney-shaped M-Desk located at the apex of the operating desk gives the duty supervisor line-of-sight contact with each member of the team. Two additional M-Desks are housed in an adjacent administration area. A third M-Desk in the manager’s office incorporates a semicircular auxiliary table for impromptu meetings. Custom Consoles was also chosen to provide matching storage furniture in the main operating room, administration and manager’s offices.

“Group 4 Securicor’s decision to blend the room decor with the blue Marmoleum work surfaces and light maple woodwork of the M-Desk furniture and storage cabinets has resulted in a very harmonious overall working environment,” comments Custom Consoles’ Sales Manager Gary Fuller. “Each branch of the V-shape desk is curved, adding to the spacious effect while at the same time allowing easy front and rear access to the computers and concealed cabling. Patterned ventilation slots are located in the side and rear panels of the main operating desk and supervisor’s desk.”

The furniture was specified by Remtech (Computer Security) Ltd (www.remtech.uk.com). Based in Epsom, Surrey, Remtech provides independent design services for and builds high-security environments for control rooms, computer rooms and storage areas using its unique ModuSec modular panel system.

“We were very impressed both by the build quality and versatility of the M-Desk range” adds Remtech Managing Director Mike Lawrence. “Custom Consoles was able to create a fully bespoke installation within the price level and delivery timescale normally associated with standard-design furniture.”

Media contacts:

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