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Custom Consoles completes large-scale Module-R furniture project for AABC, Kuala Lumpur

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Custom Consoles has completed the second of two major contracts to supply studio furniture for Malaysia-based broadcaster Astro All Asia Networks. Both orders were placed in partnership with UK-based systems integrator ATG Broadcast. The first was for a total of 30 desks installed in 2006 at Astro’s Cyberjaya Broadcast Centre (CBC). The latest contract is for an additional 30 desks which have been installed at Astro’s All Asia Broadcast Centre (AABC) at Kuala Lumpur. All 60 desks are from Custom Consoles’ Module-R range.”Technical facilities at the two sites are almost identical in appearance and operation,” comments ATG Broadcast Sales Director Alan Pimm. “This allows staff to work efficiently at either location and gives Astro a very high level of operational resilience. The AABC and CBC are both large-scale facilities capable of handling a very high number of channels. Custom Consoles’ Module-R system enabled us to commission control desks that exactly matched the required configurations and dimensions without the high cost associated with individually customised furniture.”

“The Module-R series was designed for exactly this type of application,” adds Custom Consoles Sales Manager Gary Fuller. “It is based on long experience of broadcasters’ requirements, including issues such as ergonomic efficiency, long product life, attractive styling, easy equipment accessibility, integral cable ducting and effective ventilation. Module R allows us to match a very wide range of client needs while still achieving the fast delivery times that result from combining essentially standard structural components. It also gives us the ability to supply exactly matching additional furniture when clients wish to expand existing systems.”

The newly installed Custom Consoles furniture at Astro’s Kuala Lumpur premises includes three ingest control desks with VTR racks, two editing desks with 22 U acoustic rack, 10 compliance desks with divider screens, subtitling and ingest supervisor desks, a six-position transmission control desk, transmission supervisor desk, 13-position master control desk, four reactive-suite dual desks, four voiceover desks, a lines desk plus a large number of auxiliary fittings including 55 Ergotron adjustable monitor arms.

Custom Consoles’ Module-R product range is a pick-and-mix control room furniture system combining aesthetically pleasing style with high durability. It 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.

Astro All Asia Networks is a public company engaged in content creation, aggregation and distribution activities, including the provision of direct-to-home subscription television, radio broadcasting services, library licensing, multimedia interactive services, magazine publishing, Malaysianfilm production, talent management, computer animation, interactive content and television content distribution.

ATG Broadcast Ltd is an industry-leading international systems integrator with an unsurpassed reputation for the technical stability, operational efficiency and affordability of its installations. ATG Broadcast Ltd is part of the Danmon Systems Group, a division of Dan Technologies. The company combines long experience of traditional broadcast equipment and computer-based media management systems. ATG Broadcast’s purchasing power and impartial choice of equipment enable the optimal combination of available products and technologies to be provided for each project.

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