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Custom Consoles Module-R and MediaWall Chosen for Trading House Control Room

Monday, May 23rd, 2016


Three Custom Consoles Module-R control desks plus a MediaWall monitor support have been chosen for an expanded studio control room at one of Europe’s largest financial trading houses. The studio and its supporting technical facilities are used to create news and comment for broadcasters around the globe.

“Module-R has been deployed in many highly successful control room installations over the years,” says Custom Consoles’ Sales Manager Gary Fuller. “Being inherently modular, it forms a basis from which control room furniture can be created in any required combination, with integral cable ducting and easy access to installed equipment. MediaWall provides an equally efficient basis for configuring robust and space-efficient monitor displays. These can be free-standing or, as in this case, alongside a wall.”

Largest of the desks is a 4 metre wide three-operator in-line main production with an inset Ross vision switcher panel at mid-left, a centrally positioned Soundcraft audio mixer and a Strand lighting control console on the right hand side. Space is also provided for two desktop keyboards. The desk includes eight sloping desktop equipment bays providing a total 32U of rack space. Five Ergotron user-adjustable monitor support arms are fitted along the rear left and centre desk positions. Immediately in front of this desk is a 5 metre wide twin-frame MediaWall supporting a horizontal row of four 50 inch flat-panel monitors.

To the right of the main production desk in the control room is a single-operator L-shaped auxiliary production desk with an inset Ross vision switcher panel and Soundcraft audio mixer plus space for a two computer keyboards. This desk incorporates three 6U high equipment sloping desktop equipment bays and an Ergotron monitor support arm.

The third desk is a one metre wide single-operator station with two 3U high sloping equipment bays. This is located in a central position slightly behind the main and auxiliary production desks.

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 facilities, computer-controlled cutting machinery and a thermoform press. These resources provide the dual benefits of precise quality control and prompt delivery times, typically 21 days from receipt of order. Custom Consoles’ 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: