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Custom Consoles Desk and Media Wall Chosen for BCR Project at BBC Scotland

Thursday, July 5th, 2018






Glasgow, Scotland, July 5, 2018 – Custom Consoles announces the completion of a 7 metre wide desk and 4.23 metre wide MediaWall display mounting grid for the bulletin control room at Pacific Quay headquarters of BBC Scotland. The desk and MediaWall are designed for simultaneous use by a five-strong team. The project was performed in cooperation with ATG Danmon, one of Britain’s leading system integrators.

Based on the Module-R Lite series, the desk incorporates a 2.23 metre wide audio control wing positioned at 90 degrees to the main section. This houses a Calrec Brio audio mixing console within easy reach of the technical operator.

“Module-R Lite and Media Wall were the logical choice as they provided all the features required within very compact front-to-back dimensions,” comments ATG Danmon managing director Russell Peirson-Hagger. “Module-R and Module-R Lite gave us the freedom to match the precise requirements without incurring the cost and time issues associated with bespoke furniture. Custom Consoles also has long experience in detailed aspects of desk and display-wall manufacture such cable management and equipment access for post-installation maintenance. The company also excels in terms of robust construction, good ergonomics and attractive styling.”

“Module-R Lite has the same work surface dimensions as the standard Module-R but a front to back depth of just 95 centimetres compared with 120 centimetres,” adds Custom Consoles’ sales manager Gary Fuller. “This offers a significant advantage where space is an issue. The BCR desk is configured with 14 bays. Two are assigned to the news editing position, three shared between the teleprompter and producer, three to the director and six bays plus the right-hand desktop to the technical operator. The desk faces straight on to the Media Wall which is centrally positioned for easy viewing by all five members of the bulletin control room team.”

A mix-and-matchable control room furniture range, Custom Consoles’ Module-R allows aesthetically attractive 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 10 U chassis capacity. Module-R has been tested by FIRA to ensure compliance with current ISO standards. It is supplied with full cable management and internal 19 inch racking, accessible via removable front and rear cover panels. All rear surfaces and pods are completely interchangeable. A full length cable brush allows easy reconfiguration.

Based in Glasgow, BBC Scotland ( currently transmits three TV channels (BBC One Scotland, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Alba) and two radio stations (BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio nan Gàidheal). It currently produces approximately 15,000 hours of television and radio programming per year.

Part of the Danmon Group (, ATG Danmon has been at the forefront of the transition to the file-based technology now used throughout the industry. It has also assisted many clients in the construction of IT-based automated file workflow systems, high-definition studios, master control rooms and playout facilities, as well as the upgrade of existing SD systems to HD and UHD. ATG Danmon also offers a comprehensive range of products and services including transcoding and automated workflow management, accelerated global file transfer, media workflow-design, project-planning, equipment installation, software-configuration, commissioning, documentation, on-site training plus ongoing support and maintenance.

Custom Consoles Ltd,, is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of project-specific and modular broadcast, process-control and security furniture. Its 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, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909 | Fax: +44(0)1525 370 237