Custom Consoles Outfit Timeline’s Newly Opened Ealing Broadcast Centre

Timeline Television has invested in Custom Consoles Module-R desks for a video production gallery, MPX suite and audio control studio at its newly opened Ealing Broadcast Centre. The facility was commissioned in time for the remote production coverage of a large-scale sports event held in Japan from late August through early September.

Five rectangular Module-R desks in total have been supplied. The new production control gallery is equipped with a 10-bay wide desk configured for use by four operators.  It includes four 3U-high sloping-front equipment pods located along the worktop rear plus an embedded vision mix/effects control panel spanning bays five to seven.

Positioned in parallel rows behind the front desk are two nine-bay wide desks, each equipped with four 3U-high sloping-front equipment pods.

Largest of the five Module-R desks is a 12-bay wide four-operator desk located in the MPX suite immediately behind the production control gallery. This has the same design theme as the production control desks plus two additional 3U-high sloping-front equipment pods.

For the sound control suite, TimeLine specified a 2.4 metre wide desk comprising two single-bay 13U-high equipment pods bridged by a 32-channel audio mixer. A desktop work surface with an additional 3U of equipment storage forms the top of each pod.

Originally launched in 2005,Module-R is designed to offer the greatest possible freedom of choice in terms of desk size, configuration and facilities. Unlike one-piece control room furniture, Module-R desks can be expanded or reconfigured at any time during their working life. Auxiliary pods of various sizes for broadcast industry standard 19 inch rack-mounting equipment can be specified for Module-R desks at the time of installation or added later. Individual elements such as desktops can be replaced easily if required for operational or aesthetic reasons.

Module-R is fully IT-friendly. Brush-strip-protected slots running the entire width of each desktop allow easy connection of cables to and from IT accessories such as computer keyboards and tracking tools. Predrilled monitor mounts are included as standard along the rear of every Module-R frame so that customers can add, remove or relocate monitors to match changes in operating procedure during the desk's lifetime. The inherent modularity of Module-R desks makes relocation relatively easy if or when a control suite is relocated. 

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