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Custom Consoles Module-R Desks Chosen for IENA Stadium MCR

Image shows the larger of the two Custom Consoles Module-R desks in the IENA Stadium master control room.

Custom Consoles announces the completion of a twin-desk project for Switzerland’s National Equestrian Institute (IENA). Working in partnership with the Geneva, Zurich and Lugano based broadcast systems integrator Visuals, two desks based on the Module-R series have been produced and installed in a sports broadcast master control room at the IENA stadium in Avenches.

Visual’s Broadcast Systems Project Manager Peter Sullivan comments:

“The new facility essentially replaces a large outside broadcast trailer which IENA transported to various venues. As a subsidiary project, we have equipped a new smaller mobile vehicle for coverage of sport events at other locations. Our role at the Avenches stadium was to de-install the equipment from the trailer and mount it permanently in the new control room. We have worked with Custom Consoles before and find the Module-R series an ideal basis for progressing from initial planning phase to fully functioning control desks. We made a draft layout showing what equipment was going where. Custom Consoles then did fine-tuning. Space was a key issue, resolved by choosing desks with shorter front-to-back dimensions and compact 3U high equipment pods rather than the taller and deeper 6U.”

Largest of the two desks is a 2.6 metre wide by 950 cm front-to-back five-bay rectangular unit with a centrally inset Sony vision switcher and, to the right, six inset camera control units. Each of the five bays is fitted with a 3U high equipment pod. A 2.6 metre wide monitor rack supports live source, preview and transmission video displays plus near-field monitor loudspeakers.

Located just over a metre behind the main desk is a 1.6 metre wide second desk with a Panasonic camera controller allowing up to 100 IP-connected remote cameras to be operated from a single joystick. The camera controller bay incorporates a 3U equipment pod. To its right is an audio production position with a custom inset well to mount the Yamaha DM1000 audio mixer and a monitor bridge.

A mix-and-matchable control room furniture range, Custom Consoles’ Module-R enables aesthetically attractive long-life desks to be configured in a variety of 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 rack unit 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 enables easy reconfiguration.

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. The company 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 governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

Contacts for further information

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Custom Consoles: Gary Fuller
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Custom Consoles Ltd, Leedon House, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4TN, UK
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