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Custom Consoles introduces SteelBase-Lite heavy-duty control room desk

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Leighton Buzzard, UK, July 31, 2014: Custom Consoles announces a new addition to its range of control room furniture. SteelBase-Lite is a heavy-duty desk developed to meet the demand for ultra-robust furniture in environments such as the oil and gas industry.

“Developed from our established SteelBase series, Steelbase-Lite is a compact and cost-efficient desk designed around a 1.2 metre steel frame,” says Custom Consoles’ Managing Director Neil Reed. “It can be delivered in flat-pack form for easy assembly by the customer or by on-site installers. Each unit incorporates a PC storage base with two hinged removable access doors at front and rear. All doors have ventilation ports running almost the full height.”

Each SteelBase-Lite desk unit is equipped with cable management ducts plus easy cable access from the computer housing via a brush strip running the full width of the worktop. Adjacent to this is a video display support frame with two VESA monitor mounts which attach to height-adjustable horizontal aluminium-frame beams. Robust steel arms and profiled legs integrated with the main desk unit give SteelBase-Lite very high strength and rigidity.

Doors, worktop and side panels of made of high quality MDF. The desktop has a robust surface laminate. All steel surfaces are powder coated in textured black. IT faceplate mountings are fitted inside each computer storage bay. Power distribution and data panels are available as options.

SteelBase-Lite meets all current European standards for desk ergonomics (ISO11064 part 4 and ISO9241 part 5). The worktop is 740 mm high and provides British Standard leg clearance (EN527 part 1). The desk’s front-to-back size is 1,000 mm and height including monitor support frame is 1,150 mm.

SteelBase-Lite was launched at the IFSEC 2014 exhibition in London, June 17-19 where it formed the centrepiece of the Custom Consoles stand. “Interest in the new design was very high including a potential order for 200 units from a single customer,” comments Sales Manager Gary Fuller.

Custom Consoles

Founded in 1996, Custom Consoles Ltd ( is an ISO 9001 certified 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 UK-based 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 clients include broadcasters, production and post-production studios, governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

Contacts for further information

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

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

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: