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Gearhouse chooses Custom Consoles Module-R for UEFA Match Control Room

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

UK-based systems integrator Gearhouse Broadcast has chosen Custom Consoles Module-R furniture for a major technical installation at the Swiss headquarters of the UEFA sports federation. Located at Nyon on the north-west shore of Lake Geneva, the new facility includes a Match Control Room with three tiered desks facing a front monitor wall.

“All three desks together with the monitor wall surround are finished in white laminate, “comments Custom Consoles Sales Manager Gary Fuller. “Every desk is equipped to seat six operators and is a variant of our Module-R range. This specific design has a shallower frame than standard, being optimised for the latest ultra-compact control and communications equipment.

“Each operator position has two 22 inch widescreen monitors attached to the desk via vertical supports. Monitor cabling runs inside these supports. Also accessible to each operator is a three rack-unit equipment bay with a sloping control surface. These bays provide desktop access to talkback communications equipment. Every operator position also includes power outlets plus space for a laptop computer which can be docked into the MCR network.

“The monitor wall houses eight 52 inch Barco rear-projection displays. This structure was supplied on its own frame which we then clad in the same laminate as the desks. Locating the middle and rear desks on raised platforms ensured that all operators are able to see the Barco screens. Light beige carpet, white ceiling and light blue side curtains contribute to an outstandingly clean and modern working environment.”

Custom Consoles’ Module-R product range allows customers and system integrators to create robust, efficient and attractive control-room desks from a selection of standard interlocking elements. These include high-quality single-bay, dual-bay and triple-bay desk sections with front or rear access, work surfaces in matching widths, corner desk sections in 90 degree, 45 degree or 30 degree angles with integral worktops, a slide-out keyboard drawer, equipment pods with 3U, 6U or 8U capacity, a 19 inch storage pedestal and 27U equipment bay.

Module-R furniture is available as off-the-shelf units in beech, cherry, maple or oak finish with a choice of hard-wearing arabesque, black or blue marmoleum worktops. Cabinet construction is in veneered MDF with continuous brush-strip edging and easy cable access.

Gearhouse Broadcast provided consultancy and project management throughout the contract and carried out the systems integration on site. A leading international broadcast services company with offices located in the UK, Australia, USA, India and Doha, it offers a comprehensive range of broadcast services including project solutions, systems integration, equipment sales and equipment hire.

Founded in 1996, Custom Consoles Ltd is a UK-based independent manufacturer of project-specific and modular broadcast, process-control and security furniture. The product range includes motorised, manually-adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. Custom Consoles operates from a 1,200 square metre production facility equipped with 3D computer-aided-design and computer-controlled cutting machinery. This provides the dual benefits of precise quality control and prompt delivery times, typically 21 days from receipt of order. The company’s client base includes broadcasters, production and post-production studios, governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

Contacts for further information

Custom Consoles: Gary Fuller, Sales Manager, Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909

Newsmedia support: David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants, Tel: +44 (0)1342 311 983 | stylusmedia@gmail.com

Custom Consoles Ltd, Leedon House, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4TN, England, Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909, Fax: +44(0)1525 370 237, Web:www.customconsoles.co.uk