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Custom Consoles Module-R desks and Media Walls chosen for BT International Media Centre

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

London, UK, October 2, 2014: Custom Consoles announces the completion of a new Module-R desk and Media Wall monitor-support installation at the BT International Media Centre (IMC). Located in the BT Tower, one of London’s tallest buildings, the IMC provides technical facilities for practically every television company broadcasting in the UK. BT recently awarded the contract to rebuild the main IMC area at the BT Tower to broadcast systems integrator VSC Design.

“The core of this project was a 39 seat operations area which is being used to monitor and control BT’s media services and platforms for BT Sport and external clients,” comments Martyn Hales, Managing Director of VSC Design. “The BT Tower’s circular footprint allowed a departure from the rectangular layout of traditional process control suites. Custom Consoles’ Module-R technical furniture gave us the freedom to specify desks from an established and proven range of modules. These are configured as two V-shaped units with eight operator positions at the front and nine and the rear.

“To the rear left are additional desks in three rows with seating for a total of 11 operators. These face a 5 metre wide Media Wall. A symmetrical but otherwise identical group of three desks and Media Wall is located to the right. Media Wall gave us similar freedom to design support racks for large picture monitor panels which can be assigned to specific video sources or multiplexed. Custom Consoles assembled the furniture on site and our technicians then completed the equipment installation. Everything was completed and live in time for the Commonwealth Games”

“Each control position has storage space for two computers in a ventilated storage bay below the desktop,” adds Custom Consoles Sales Manager Gary Fuller. “Every operator also has direct access to two 4U high sloping equipment pods, three 22 inch flat-screen displays on Ergotron manually adjustable support arms plus a recessed power and data distribution module. The desks are finished in maple with hard-wearing blue-grey Marmoleum work-surfaces. We have also supplied a customised circular printer-support unit in matching finish. This is constructed around one of the tower support columns.

A mix-and-matchable control room furniture system, the Module-R product range allows aesthetically attractive and long-life desks to be configured to meet specific shapes and dimensions from a selection of high-quality pods, base sections, 19 inch rack housings, worktops, end-panel modules and legs. Coordinated desk pods are available as single-bay sections with up 10U chassis capacity.

Custom Consoles Media Wall allows flat-screen monitor displays of practically any width to be constructed from standard horizontal and vertical support elements. It can be used as a fully self-supporting structure or coupled directly to the studio wall. Individual screens can be positioned so that their edges meet exactly to form a continuous horizontal display limited only by the boundary of the monitor panel itself. All wiring is fully concealed and can enter or leave the structure at any desired point. Media Wall is available in a silver-anodised or black-powder coated finish and in any specified element widths.

VCS Design

VSC Design ( is based in Teddington, South West London close to Heathrow Airport and 45 minutes from the centre of London. We have a proven pedigree in the broadcast and professional sector, installing systems from a single edit suite up to multichannel playout systems and studio production centres. We can handle all stages of a project from inception to a sucessful completion. We have well established relationships with all the major vendors but remain independent in our equipment proposals and strive to give not only the best value but the best functionality across the board. Our design, procurement and testing regimes are all fully documented as part of our ISO9000 compliance and as such you can expect a consistant and reliable end product. VSC is experienced in working overseas with proven expertise in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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: