Archive for October, 2011

Custom Consoles Module-R furniture chosen for Mediahouse/IMG HD studio control rooms

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Gearhouse Broadcast’s Systems Integration division has chosen Module-R bespoke furniture from Custom Consoles for two new high-definition control galleries at the Mediahouse division of IMG Worldwide. The new installation is equipped to deliver round-the-clock coverage of major-league football to UK broadcasters. It doubles the number of HD-capable studios at Mediahouse.

“Custom Consoles’ Module-R product series gives us the flexibility to design and deliver a matching system of high-quality desks, monitor walls and storage bays without the severe cost overhead normally incurred when installing bespoke furniture,” comments Kevin Moorhouse, Chief Operating Officer at Gearhouse Broadcast. “The new installation at Mediahouse consists of four-operator and five-operator master control desks plus an 18-screen Media Wall; a three-operator desk including lighting control and 12-screen Media Wall; plus a single-operator sound control desk with twin desktop rack bays. Equipment housed in the desks includes a 3D-capable Sony MVS-8000 vision switcher, Yamaha DM2000 audio mixer, Miranda routers, Vutrix monitor splitters and Axon glue.”

A mix-and-matchable control room furniture system, Custom Consoles’ Module-R product range allows aesthetically pleasing and long-life control-room desks to be produced from a selection of high-quality pods, base sections, 19 inch rack housings, worktops, end-panel modules and legs. Co-ordinated desk pods are available as single-bay sections with up 10 rack-unit chassis capacity. Module-R cabinets are constructed from high-quality veneered MDF. Other features include continuous brush-strip cable access to front worktops, ventilated front-access panels and hardwood worktop edging.

Gearhouse Broadcast’s Systems Integration division offers solutions for new installations and upgrades to existing systems. The division’s expertise includes the provision of solutions for studios, outside broadcast facilities, transmission and automation, master control rooms and broadcast cabling. Gearhouse has carried out numerous high-definition installations for studios, outside broadcast facilities and venues across the globe.  The company offers the ability to provide temporary broadcast facilities at short notice whilst the permanent solution is in progress.

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.

Contacts for further information

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

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

Custom Consoles Module-R furniture chosen for transportable broadcast control centre

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Presteigne Charter, one of the world’s leading broadcast dry hire and systems rental specialists, has chosen Custom Consoles Module-R studio furniture for a transportable International Broadcast Centre (IBC) to be used during a major series of marine sports events.

Working in association with the event organisers, Presteigne Charter will design, integrate, operate and maintain the IBC as a fully-equipped custom-built structure occupying eight 40 foot containers. These will provide the resources needed to televise the regattas to viewers around the world.

“Module-R gives experienced clients the freedom to design their own module combinations to meet the exact requirements of a specific project,” explains Custom Consoles’ Sales Manager Gary Fuller. “The total system being configured by Presteigne Charter for this series of regattas includes 15 Module-R desks to be used in master control, production and lighting control, video editing suites and an audio area. Module-R is a highly robust system, fully capable of withstanding the rigours of being transported to the many locations necessary for coverage of these events.”

A mix-and-matchable control room furniture range, Custom Consoles’ Module-R allows aesthetically pleasing and long-life control-room desks to be produced from a selection of high-quality pods, base sections, 19 inch rack housings, worktops, end-panel modules and legs. Co-ordinated desk pods are available as single-bay sections with up 10 rack-unit chassis capacity. Module-R cabinets are constructed from high-quality veneered MDF. Other features include continuous brush-strip cable access to front worktops, optional 19 inch rear-desk equipment pods, ventilated front-access panels and hardwood worktop edging.

Presteigne Charter Ltd is one of the world’s most innovative and respected broadcast dry hire and systems rental specialists. It is based in Crawley, West Sussex, with a branch network covering Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Asia and Australia. The company is wholly owned by Avesco Group Plc.  Avesco’s core activity is the provision of specialist services to the entertainment, event and corporate communications markets. The Avesco Group has companies across the globe including: UK, USA, mainland Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

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.

Contacts for further information

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

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

Sean Bradley, Presteigne Charter Ltd | Tel:  +44 01293 651 300