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Custom Consoles at IBC2008 (Preview)

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Custom Consoles returns to IBC this year, exhibiting major enhancements to its range of control room desks, graphic-suite furniture, storage pods and monitor display mounts on stand 8.A40. The IBC2008 exhibition takes place from Friday September 12 through Tuesday September 16 at the RAI Centre, Amsterdam.

Expanded: System 2 multi-element furniture system
Custom Consoles’ System 2 is a multi-element furniture system designed to accommodate free-standing or pod-mounted equipment such as graphics workstations and editing terminals. It includes the S2-01A desk and S2-2A, both electrically adjustable in height from 660 to 1,200 mm. Desk and shelf each come complete with cable management and IEC power outlets. Features include large-diameter radial corners with high-density curved edging and a choice of hard-wearing upper-surface finishes. Additional components in the System 2 series include the S2-03A dual-VTR pedestal, S2-05A 4 U slide-out VTR tray, S2-06A under-shelf equipment pod, S2-07A 27 U front-glazed quiet bay and S2-08A 27 U equipment bay.

Expanded: Media Desk editing workstation
Custom Consoles’ Media Desk forms the basis of an ergonomically-efficient working environment for desktop editing systems, allowing users to adjust working posture at their own desk or when operating across several locations. Media Desk is constructed using Custom Consoles’ proven M-Desk silver extruded aluminium desk legs. Features include large-diameter radial corners with high-density curved edging and a choice of hard-wearing upper-surface finishes. A matching 13 U pedestal is available. This has extruded pillars with maple infills.

Expanded: Module-R control room furniture
Custom Consoles’ Module-R product range is a pick-and-mix control room furniture system combining aesthetically pleasing style with high durability. Typical environments include broadcast control rooms, security control rooms, network operation control and industrial process control. Module-R enables robust, efficient and attractive control-room desks to be produced to meet specific needs from a selection of high-quality pods, base sections, 19 inch rack housings, worktops, end-panel modules and legs. The desk pods are available as single-bay sections with up 10 U chassis capacity. Cabinet construction is in high-quality veneered MDF.  Other features include continuous brush-strip cable access to front worktops. Additions to the range including new 19 inch rear-desk equipment pods, new front-access panels with increased ventilation, and optional hardwood worktop buffers.

Showcasing: Media Wall
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 metre high silver-anodised aluminium columns. Beams are available in 1,500, 2,000 and 2,500 mm widths and allow easy attachment of large and small panels using pivoting VESA and plasma-mount fittings. Horizontal cable trunking is provided at the rear of each beam and vertical trunking at the rear of each column, 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.

Custom Consoles staff attending IBC2008:
Neil Reed, Gary Fuller

Founded in 1996, Custom Consoles Ltd is a UK-based independent manufacturer of broadcast and process-control furniture. The company operates from a 1,200 square metre production facility equipped with 3D computer-aided-design and computer-controlled cutting machinery. Custom Consoles has built its name in the development and manufacture of bespoke furniture for a client base that includes governmental and corporate organisations in Britain, mainland Europe and Asia. The product range includes motorised, manually-adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. Custom Consoles Ltd is active worldwide.

The accompanying image shows a typical Custom Consoles Module-R control room installation.

Media contacts:

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

David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants: +44 (0)1342 311 983