Archive for February, 2015

Custom Consoles experiences strong demand for Module-R and Media Wall

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

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Leighton Buzzard, UK, February 25, 2015: Custom Consoles reports strong demand in the broadcast sector for its range of control room desks and Media Wall monitor display supports. Recent projects include a 7.5 metre wide Module-R production desk for a globally active television news network based in the UK. The desk is designed for use by a team of up to seven production staff. Integrated into its centre is a vision mixer with five flat-screen monitor displays on Ergotron adjustable supports. Immediately left is the director’s position which accommodates talkback and server control equipment plus an additional display screen.

Four production-support positions are located to the left of the director, each with a 4U forward-angled equipment bay and dedicated monitor screens. To the right of the producer is a camera and lighting control position. This incorporates five equipment bays , each 9U high, and two flat-screen video monitor panels. Control panels for Shotoku robotic cameras are integrated into the desktop. A Strand Lighting control palette and expansion mixer are located at the far right of the production desk.

Following the recent completion of a new Module-R desk and Media Wall monitor-support installation at the BT International Media Centre, a second major broadcast content management and transmission service provider has chosen Custom Consoles technical furniture. Four Module-R desks, 15 height-adjustable MDesks and a five-unit Media Wall monitor display supports have been installed its London playout centre. The suite forms part of a newly equipped multichannel master control room and playout suite with 12 operator positions.

Each position incorporates a forward-sloping 4 x 3U pod to accommodate technical equipment. Other equipment is housed in the lower rear section of each desk with all cabling ducted to floor level inside the box-section aluminium legs. Similar cable ducting in the Media Walls ensures complete freedom from stray cables.

The monitorscape supports a total of 24 60-inch monitor screens in two horizontal rows of 12. Ten of the screens are mounted on two Media Wall frames in the MCR, the other 14 on three frames in the playout suite. Storage cabinets are located out of sight below the 60-inch monitors.

Also completed recently were two suites of bespoke technical furniture for compact mobile production vehicles which will be used by a UK-based university. Four operators in each vehicle have access to individual 24 inch video displays and 1U control panels set into the desktop.

A mix-and-matchable control room furniture system, the Custom Consoles 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.

Media Wall is a robust and efficient multiscreen mounting system. The latest version features a series of enhancements including narrower front-to-back depth, reduced from 600 to 500 millimetres. Like its predecessor, the new Media Wall is fully self-supporting and retains the option of adding coupling brackets directly to the studio wall. Freely adjustable horizontal and vertical screen spacing allows individual display screens to be positioned so that their edges meet exactly. Cable management within Media Wall is now along ducts with finger-trunking slots.

Custom Consoles’ focus is now on CABSAT 2015 which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, March 10-12. Exhibiting on stand E3-31, the company will show the latest version of its Module-R, Media Wall and SystemTwo Lite technical furniture which are now available with robust profiled panels offering a wider selection of finishes. “We have expanded our CABSAT booth size this year from 12 to 18 square metres, giving us space to exhibit a Module-R desk alongside our Media Wall monitor display mount and a SystemTwoLite edit solution in their new finishes,” adds Commercial Director Graham Buchanan.

Founded in 1996, Custom Consoles Ltd (www.customconsoles.co.uk) 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: stylusmedia@gmail.com

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: www.customconsoles.co.uk

Phillip Jameson joins Custom Consoles as Regional Sales Manager

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

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Leighton Buzzard, UK, February 3, 2015: Custom Consoles announces the appointment of Phillip Jameson as Regional Sales Manager. Based in the UAE, he will work in partnership with the management team at the company’s UK headquarters, including Managing Director Neil Reed, Commercial Director Graham Buchanan and Sales Manager Gary Fuller.

“Phillip is a highly accomplished broadcast engineer with 17 years of experience in project contracting and management,” comments Neil Reed. “He has also worked at the sharp end of live television news so understands both the operational needs of our customers and the importance of good ergonomics on a long shift. He has a good knowledge of the Middle East broadcast market and will be part of our show stand team at the March 10-12 CABSAT 2015 exhibition in Dubai.”

“Custom Consoles has an excellent reputation among European broadcasters and in other industries where process control furniture is required,” Phillip Jameson adds. “My task will be to spread the message to the global market, promoting in particular the Module-R range of desks and the Media Wall monitor display mounting system. The company also produces some very modern standard-alone media-equipment desks with options such as motorised height adjustment.”

Phillip Jameson studied electrical and electronic engineering to HND level at the University of Hertfordshire before commencing contractual engineering work (1998-2001) with Kingston inmedia, followed by eight years with the British Forces Broadcasting Service/SSVC, latterly as Engineering Manager in charge of broadcast resources. Subsequent roles included systems work for EADS Astrium, SNG contract engineer and cameraman with BBC News, Broadcast Installation Manager at Sky and Head of Engineering at MGI in Dubai.

Custom Consoles

Founded in 1996, Custom Consoles Ltd (www.customconsoles.co.uk) 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: stylusmedia@gmail.com

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: www.customconsoles.co.uk