Archive for October, 2008

Custom Consoles Module-R chosen for Middlesex University security control room

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Custom Consoles announces the completion of a security control furniture system for Middlesex University’s Hendon campus in north London. The installation includes an eight-bay in-line Module-R desk facing a 4 metre wide Media Wall flat-panel display mount which in turn supports eight 32 inch LCD monitor screens.

Six Ergotron monitor arms are mounted at the rear of the Module R desk, each supporting a 19 inch LCD monitor. The desk is finished in steamed beach with a grey Marmoleum worktop. Six equipment pods in standard 19 inch rack configuration are located at floor level below the Media Wall, finished to match the desk. Each pod can accommodate up to 8 U of ancillary equipment.

“I visited Custom Consoles’ headquarters in Leighton Buzzard and was favourably impressed by the versatility of the Module-R system,” comments security consultant Peter Purnell who commissioned the new installation on behalf of Middlesex University. The high standard of workmanship Custom Consoles achieves was evident throughout its product range. The entire furniture system was installed within four weeks of order.”

“We are very gratified by the sustained popularity and success of Module-R both in the security and process-control sectors,” adds Gary Fuller, Sales Manager at Custom Consoles. “It enables us to meet almost any furniture system specification from a standard range of modules without introducing the delays and expense associated with bespoke design.”

Middlesex University is an international provider of higher education with an outstanding academic credential. Its history began in the late 1880s with the foundation of St Katherine’s College and the Hornsey School of Arts and Crafts. Both became part of Middlesex Polytechnic, founded in 1973, advancing to university status in 1992.Image above shows an example of a Custom Consoles Module-R furniture configuration.

 

Founded in 1996, Custom Consoles Ltd is a UK-based independent manufacturer of security 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.

Media contacts:

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

 

David Kirk, +44 (0)1342 311 983

Custom Consoles secures three major orders at IBC2008

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Custom Consoles has confirmed three major orders for broadcast furniture following a highly successful IBC2008 trade show in Holland. Held from September 12 through 16 at the RAI Centre, Amsterdam, the exhibition was one of the most successful in its 41-year history with over 1,400 exhibitors and nearly 50,000 visitors.

“The broadcast marketplace is gradually expanding and looks set to do so at accelerating speed given the potential of IP-TV technology to increase the number of channels far beyond the capacity of traditional terrestrial and satellite transmission,” comments Gary Fuller, sales manager at Custom Consoles. “We experienced very healthy visitor traffic throughout the show and three new orders were confirmed immediately afterwards. BBC Training ordered the new version of our Media Desk with a 13 U pedestal for installation at Wood Norton. And BBC Television ordered two of our new System 2 desks. The third order was for a five-bay Module R placed by the systems integration division of Shepperton-based reseller Altered Images Ltd. It will be an in-line desk with custom cut-outs in the worktop for the sound, lighting and vision. An 8 U equipment rack will be incorporated behind each of the five bays. The desk will be finished in maple with a blue Marmoleum worktop.”

“We were greatly attracted by the Module-R design,” adds Peter Gibbons, project manager at Altered Images. “It will be installed at a UK government department in a professional-grade television studio used for staff training. The Module-R design is highly configurable, superbly built and easy to install. Custom Consoles as a company has proved very co-operative and accommodating. Until now we had not been able to find a supplier who could bring us the cost-efficient solutions we need to provide in the current economic climate.”

Custom Consoles’ Media Desk forms the basis of an ergonomically-efficient and cost-effective working environment for desktop editing systems, allowing users to adjust working posture at their own desk or when operating across several locations. Height adjustment can be made quickly and easily using a retracting handle operating through a geared drive. Media Desk is constructed using Custom Consoles’ proven M-Desk silver extruded aluminium desk legs. New features include a front-facing cable-access slot eliminating the need to loop cables from the rear, improved finish including an oak laminate worktop, impact-resistant liquid-moulded edge, and a redesigned 13 U side pedestal with improved ventilation.

System 2 is a multi-element furniture system designed to accommodate free-standing or pod-mounted equipment such as graphics workstations and editing terminals. The latest version, introduced at IBC2008, has a front-facing cable-access slot eliminating the need to loop cables from the rear, improved finish including an oak laminate worktop, an impact-resistant liquid-moulded edge and a redesigned 13 U side pedestal with improved ventilation. The System 2 range includes the S2-01B desk and S2-2B, both electrically adjustable in height from 660 to 1,200 mm. Desk and shelf each come complete with cable management and IEC power outlets. Aesthetic features include large-diameter radial corners. Additional components in the System 2 series consist of the S2-03B dual-VTR pedestal, S2-05B 4 U slide-out VTR tray, S2-06B under-shelf equipment pod, S2-07B 27 U front-glazed quiet bay and S2-08B 27 U equipment bay.

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. Recent additions to the range include new 19 inch rear-desk equipment pods, new front-access panels with increased ventilation, and optional hardwood worktop buffers.

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.

Media contacts:

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

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