Archive for August, 2009

Custom Consoles’ new EditOne redefines the affordable workstation

Friday, August 21st, 2009

See Custom Consoles on stand 8.B15, IBC 2009, Amsterdam, September 11-15A highly innovative addition to Custom Consoles’ range of studio furniture, the new EditOne is designed to accommodate desktop editing and graphics workstations. A key feature of the new desk is its ability to be despatched as a 120 x 100 cm EUR 2 euro-pallet at much lower transportation costs than are required for pre-assembled furniture.

EditOne has a 2,300 by 1,030 mm footprint including a profiled horizontal worksurface with an optional dual 2 U desktop pod. A 13 U high equipment bay supports the left half of the desk which is set forward at a 15 degree angle for easy access. The equipment bay includes space for a tower PC. Fully integrated cable management allows wiring to be routed easily throughout the desk structure as well as enabling easy connection to external equipment and breakout boxes. The equipment bay is well ventilated and provides easy equipment access from front or rear. The EditOne desktop is curved at each corner and and protected by PVC edging. Desk height is 720 mm.

“Transport costs can easily add significantly to the price of a bespoke studio desk,” comments Custom Consoles’ Sales Manager Gary Fuller. “EditOne is our first-ever flatpack which means substantial savings in shipping costs. The desk can be assembled quickly and easily by the client while maintaining the same standards of robust construction, high ergonomic efficiency and attractive styling which clients naturally expect from Custom Consoles. It can also be supplied factory-assembled.

EditOne is available in a variety of worktop finishes to match specific room decor. The underside is surfaced in black melamine with a silver-anodise leg. EditOne conforms with current European standards for ergonomic and structural integrity and comes with a two-year guarantee. Manufactured at Custom Consoles’ UK factory, it can be delivered within typical lead times of seven to 10 working days.

Custom Consoles EditOne will be introduced at IBC 2009, Amsterdam, in September.

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

Newsmedia contacts:

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

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

Custom Consoles to launch SystemTwo – Lite motorised workstations at IBC 2009

Friday, August 14th, 2009

See Custom Consoles on stand 8.B15, IBC 2009, Amsterdam, September 11-15

Custom Consoles announces the first of two major new additions to its range of broadcast and post-production studio furniture. SystemTwo – Lite, to be launched at IBC 2009 in September, is a single-surface electrically height-adjustable desk designed specifically for use with flat screen monitors.

“The original SystemTwo desk has been one of our flagship products since its introduction nine years ago,” comments Custom Consoles’ Commercial Director Graham Buchanan. “It was designed to accommodate CRT-based Grade One picture monitors as well as flat-panel monitors on an optional second shelf above the main workdesk. Most post-production companies now use flat-panel monitors which are much lighter in weight and more space-efficient in terms of front-to-back depth. A natural progression of the earlier design, SystemTwo – Lite has an integral rear shelf which accept up to three adjustable monitor mounts providing scope for a variety of screen layouts. SystemTwo will remain in production as its dual-shelf configuration is still in demand for holding auxiliary equipment.”

At the touch of a button, SystemTwo – Lite can be adjusted in height between 660 and 1,200 mm, enabling operators to vary their seated or standing posture throughout the working day. An electronic anti-collision sensor safeguards the desk if it comes into contact with an adjacent object during height adjustment. The desk has a 2,000 by 900 mm footprint and curved corners with PVC edging. SystemTwo – Lite incorporates a wood finish with a hard-wearing Marmoleum dual-coloured work surface. Other finishes are available on request. Additional features include four front-facing worktop-mounted USB ports, five individually fused mains sockets and and two rear-facing RJ45 adapters.

SystemTwo – Lite is available with an optional matching 840 x 750 mm 13 U stabilised pedestal, a PC mounting kit and a 27 U equipment storage bay (610 x 810 mm footprint). A 27 U quiet bay with glazed front door, rear fan unit and temperature indicator are also available; this has a 610 x 885 mm footprint.

The entire SystemTwo – Lite range conforms to BS EN ISO9241-5 ergonomic standards, BS EN527-1 dimensional specifications, BS 6396 cable management and BS 4875/6/7 structural integrity standards.

Built at Custom Consoles’ UK manufacturing facility, the SystemTwo – Lite range is available with typical lead times of seven to 10 working days.

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

Newsmedia contacts:

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

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