Archive for June, 2017

Custom Consoles announces EditOne-Radio desk

Monday, June 26th, 2017

See Custom Consoles on stand 8.B38 at IBC 2017, Amsterdam, September 15-19

 

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Accompanying image shows an example on an EditOne-Radio desk configuration.

Leighton Buzzard, UK, June 26, 2017: Custom Consoles announces a new addition to its range of broadcast and post-production studio furniture. The EditOne-Radio desk is designed for use in radio interview suites, presentation studios and voiceover booths.

“EditOne-Radio is a very versatile desk which can be configured to match a wide range of audio production environments including live radio broadcasting,” says Custom Consoles Managing Director Neil Reed. “Developed from our established EditOne edit suite desk, it shares the same modern styling and goes beyond traditional studio furniture construction by using sculpted MDF support panels rather than metal legs.”

“Studio guest work surfaces can be attached to left or right the side of the EditOne-Radio desk, or on both sides, bridging across to an optional pedestal accommodating up to 11 rack units of equipment. Three mounting points are located along the rear of the desk to accommodate a microphone and flat screen display monitors. An additional mounting point can be used to support the guest microphone. The guest’s work surface is fitted with an acoustically damped surface to minimise noise.”

EditOne and EditOne-Radio are both available as flatpack workstations which can be assembled in less than an hour using the supplied Allen key and screwdriver. An on site assembly service is available if required.

Dimensions of the EditOne-Radio desk including one studio-guest position are 2770 mm wide by 1625 cm front-to-back by 740 mm high. The presenter’s work surface is 2000 mm wide x 1140 mm front to back, allowing plenty of space for freestanding equipment. Standard worktop finish is a hard wearing foil applied by a thermoform press, with powder coated underside surfaces. Other finishes can be supplied to order.

In addition to the 11U pedestal, options available for EditOne-Radio desk include a computer mounting kit, mains power distribution and a USB hub.

The EditOne-Radio desk will make its world-first exhibition appearance at the Custom Consoles stand (8.B38) at IBC 2017, Amsterdam, September 15-19.

Celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2017, 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 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: stylusmedia@gmail.com

Custom Consoles: Gary Fuller
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909 | Email:gary@customconsoles.co.uk

Custom Consoles Ltd, Leedon House, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4TN, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909 | Fax: +44(0)1525 370 237
Web: www.customconsoles.co.uk

BCE Chooses Custom Consoles Studio Furniture for RTL City

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

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Accompanying image shows one of over 50 new Custom Consoles desks integrated into RTL City.

 

 

 

Kirchberg, Luxembourg, June 1, 2017: Custom Consoles announces the completion of a major studio furniture project for RTL City, one of Europe’s largest broadcast media centres. The new building is also the headquarters of Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) which provides broadcast support services to around 400 clients.

“We were keen to source all the desks from a single supplier to keep the task of equipment installation and wiring as consistent as possible,” says BCE’s special projects manager, Costas Colombus. “It was also a logical decision in terms of efficiency, future maintenance and unified visual styling.

“A very careful study of the available furniture products was made before we chose Module-R and EditOne desks from Custom Consoles. They sent samples for us to evaluate and provided constructive ideas based on the high degree of design flexibility made possible by combining elements within the Module-R product range.

“Module-R proved a much more attractive option than working with vendors who could only offer one-piece desks of fixed sizes. We were able to specify furniture which exactly fitted the various room dimensions without incurring the potentially high cost of commissioning entirely new designs.

“Custom Consoles prefabricated the Module-R desks at their UK factory before joining the large elements together on site. They were very precise with their sizes so incorporating technical equipment such as desktop control panels proved quite straightforward. Cabling was very easy and our entire team liked the quality of the final product. Our operators are very happy with the ergonomics of the installed furniture which looks great and feels very robust.

“EditOne desks were chosen for the edit suites where the equipment integration requirements were less elaborate. For many of our display mounting requirements, Custom Consoles Media Wall and Media Post between them proved very versatile.”

RTL City’s technical facilities are located on three floors with a very large apparatus room at ground level. Floor 2 houses seven broadcast control suites plus the network operations centre. The broadcast control suites are each equipped with a Module-R desk and MediaPost video monitor display mount. Module-R desks and Mediapost video monitors were also provided for ingest rooms adjacent to the broadcast control suites.

Also on Floor 2 is the Network Operations Centre. BCE specified a 6 metre wide x 3 metre U-shaped desk facing a Media Wall with 12 55-inch video monitor screens in a 2 high by six wide array plus three loudspeakers.

For the NMC1 network master control suite, Custom Consoles produced two 5.9 metre wide rectangular desks positioned as front and back rows facing a ten-55-inch-screen monitor wall. A vision switcher is integrated into the front desk together with equipment pods accommodating an auxiliary panel for the switcher plus talkback. Camera control panels are integrated into the rear desk.

Two desks were commissioned for NMC2. Largest is a 5 metre wide rectangular design with a 2.7 metre left-hand spur. The main section incorporates an audio mixer panel, vision switcher and camera control units plus auxiliary equipment pods. The desk faces a Media Wall supporting four side-by-side 55 inch monitors and four monitor loudspeakers. The second desk in this suite has two 3U-high desktop equipment pods is designed for single-operator use.

A curved desk for use by up to three operators has been provided for the BCO2 operations suite. This incorporates a worktop-embedded routing control panel and three 3U-high desktop equipment pods. The desk faces four Custom Consoles MediaPost monitor mounts, each supporting an NEC 55 inch display screen to form a concave configuration.

Adjacent to the NOC is the System Administration Room. Custom Consoles supplied a bespoke desk, that fills three walls of room, maximising the available space. Media Wall elements are incorporated to mount 35 flat screen monitors.

Also on Floor 2 are six digital media operations rooms, each with a five-bay Module-R desk and 13U high equipment pod.

The technical suites on Floor 1 are similarly furnished mainly with Module-R except the edit suites where Custom Consoles EditOne desks provided optimal solutions in terms of size, facilities and cost-efficiency.

Fitted to many of the desks are B-Tech computer display support arms. Custom Consoles also supplied KAB Controller chairs designed for staff working long shifts.

 

Custom Consoles

Celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2017, 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 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: stylusmedia@gmail.com

Custom Consoles: Gary Fuller
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909 | Email:gary@customconsoles.co.uk

Custom Consoles Ltd, Leedon House, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4TN, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909 | Fax: +44(0)1525 370 237
Web: www.customconsoles.co.uk