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Custom Consoles studio furniture chosen by Teuve, Barcelona

Monday, August 18th, 2008

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Custom Consoles announces the completion of a major broadcast furniture installation for Teuve, one of Spain’s leading broadcasters. The contract comprises five desks from the Module-R range, seven System 2 desks, Barco monitor wall cladding and 25 Ergotron LX monitor arms.

“This new installation forms part of an expansion programme to equip our new Barcelona headquarters with the latest file-based digital production and post-production equipment,” explains Cosme Rubio, Technical Director at Teuve. “Module-R was a logical choice for the technical areas as it allowed us to configure the furniture for ourselves. All the desks as well as the monitor wall are finished in maple. Besides being very robustly built and aesthetically attractive, Custom Consoles’ Module-R gave us the freedom to specify exactly the features we needed from a range of standard desk components. A 7 metre wide two-operator Module-R desk has been installed in our master control room, configured with six desktop equipment pods, two floor-to-desk-height storage bays and 14 monitor arms. The desk ends are slightly angled inwards to maintain good viewing angles for the desktop control screens. We also chose two dual-operator Module-R desks for the ingest suite. Each of these has nine desktop equipment pods with eye-level LCD monitors mounted on Ergotron arms above 16 of the pods. Two additional single-operator Module-R desks accommodate Digidesign ProTools audio production and editing workstations. These house a 24-channel sound control desk between two desktop equipment pods plus a floor-to-desktop-level storage bay on the right-hand end.”

Custom Consoles’ Module-R product range is a pick-and-mix control room furniture system combining aesthetically pleasing design with high durability. Typical environments include broadcast control rooms, security control rooms, network operation and industrial process control centres. 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, worktops, rear tops, end-panel modules and legs. The desk pods are available as single-bay sections with up to 12 U chassis capacity. Cabinet construction is in high-quality veneered MDF. Additional features include 19 inch rack housings, integral cable management and continuous brush-strip cable access.

Four of the System 2 desks supplied to Teuve are located in Avid video editing suites, two in the graphics area and the seventh in a music production suite. Each of the System Two desks and matching shelves is 50 per cent larger than standard. Both desks are electrically adjustable allowing individual operators to set their chosen viewing height from a seated to a standing position. System Two is supplied complete with cable management and IEC outlets to power equipment.

Teuve is a leading provider of content and services for pay-TV market Spanish, marketing its 12 channels and content aggregation for video on demand , IPTV and mobile TV services. Teuve is also actively involved in digital satellite TV and digital terrestrial. Teuve currently has approximately 120 staff based at its 4,000 square metre premises in the 22nd district of Barcelona.

Founded in 1996, Custom Consoles Ltd is a UK-based specialist in furniture design and manufacture. An independent manufacturer of broadcast control-room 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 major broadcasters and independent production facilities 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.

Media contacts:

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

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