Archive for March, 2015

Custom Consoles reports successful CABSAT 2015

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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Leighton Buzzard, UK, March 25, 2015: Custom Consoles reports strong interest in its range of broadcast control room and edit suite furniture at CABSAT 2015. Held at the World Trade Centre in Dubai March 10-12, the exhibition and its parallel conference attracted visitors from Africa, the Middle East, India and Asia.

“CABSAT is a show we find well worth attending, along with IBC.”, says Custom Consoles Managing Director Neil Reed. “We meet a lot of existing and potential clients who find its location more convenient than Amsterdam. 2015 was no exception. Quite a lot of new projects were under discussion which is always a useful indicator of potential business. This year we expanded our booth size from 12 to 18 square metres. That gave us space to promote the latest versions of our Module-R, SystemTwo and SystemTwo Lite ranges of technical furniture. All are long-established and in successful use around the world. The latest versions are available with an expanded selection of finishes, including high-strength profiles panels.

“Module-R continues to attract strong demand both for its inherent robustness and versatility. It gives system integrators or indeed end users the ability to configure robust and attractively styled desks to match practically any desired width. The Module-R range includes a choice 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 10 rack-unit chassis capacity. Monitor display screens can be attached easily to the desks either on fixed brackets or operator-adjustable Ergotron arms. These are frequently specified for computer displays.

“We also exhibited a compact example of our MediaWall monitor support system. This is used by many of the world’s leading broadcasters for large video displays. The latest version incorporates a series of improvements including narrower front-to-back depth, reduced from 600 to 500 millimetres. MediaWall is fully self-supporting and retains the option of adding coupling brackets directly to the studio wall. Another important recent refinement allows individual display screens to be positioned so that their edges form a continuous horizontal monitorscape. MediaWall incorporates height-adjustable horizontal beams suspended between 2.3 metre high aluminium columns. Equipment pods with 19 inch racking behind removable vented panels can be incorporated at floor-level.

“We also showed at CABSAT our SystemTwoLite multi-element furniture system. This retains the electric adjustability of the standard SystemTwo but is is a simpler structure with dual flat-screen monitor mounting arms. The SystemTwo range includes the S2-01B desk and S2-02B shelf, both electrically adjustable in height from 660 to 1,250 millimetres. It can accommodate free-standing or pod-mounted equipment such as graphics workstations and editing terminals.

About 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

ITN chooses Custom Consoles desks for Channel 4 News

Monday, March 9th, 2015

See Custom Consoles on stand E3-31 at CABSAT 2015, Dubai World Trade Centre, March 10-12

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Leighton Buzzard, UK, March 9, 2015: ITN, one of the world’s leading news and multimedia content producers, has chosen Custom Consoles technical furniture as part of a new studio installation for Channel 4 News. The project comprised a 7.5 metre wide production desk from the Module-R series plus a bespoke communications desk for the sound control suite and mobile trollies.

The main production desk is designed for use by a team of up to seven production staff. Integrated into the centre of the desk is a Grass Valley Kayenne 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 incorporating a forward-angled equipment bay with 4 rack-unit capacity and dedicated monitor screens.

To the right of the vision mixer is a camera and lighting control position. This incorporates five equipment bays , each 9 rack units 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.

“Custom Consoles furniture has proved reliable and successful over many years both here at our Gray’s Inn Road headquarters and at subsidiary production sites,” comments Andrew Colgan, ITN’s Senior Technical Project Manager. “The Module-R range forms a basis from which we can specify desks with exactly the capabilities required, within a practical timescale and at a sensible price. Our production staff appreciate the robust build quality and the styling. Our technical staff appreciate the easy access to equipment during initial installation and routine maintenance.”

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.

About ITN

ITN (www.itn.co.uk) is one of the world’s leading news and multimedia content companies creating, packaging and distributing news, entertainment, factual and corporate content on multiple platforms to customers around the globe.

The news programming produced for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 reaches around 10 million people every day, providing comprehensive, impartial news provision for the British public. ITN’s news is watched by millions of viewers worldwide, through partnerships with global news outlets such as Reuters, CNN and NBC and online partners such as Livestation, YouTube and MSN.

As well as providing television news ITN operates two other divisions: footage sales arm ITN Source, and video creation business ITN Productions.

About 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