Trading House Control Room Gets Facelift With Custom Consoles

One of Europe’s largest financial trading houses has installed three Module-R control desks and a MediaWall monitor support from technical furniture maker Custom Consoles as part of an expansion of its studio control room. The studio and its supporting technical facilities are used to create news and comment for broadcasters around the world.

The largest of the desks is a 4 meter wide, three-operator in-line main production with an inset 

Ross Video 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 center desk positions. Immediately in front of this desk is a 5-meter 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 meter wide single-operator station with two 3 RU high sloping equipment bays. This is located in a central position slightly behind the main and auxiliary production desks.

Gary Fuller, Custom Consoles' Sales Manager, said that by being inherently modular, its control room furniture can be created and used in a variety of combinations, 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 freestanding or, as in this case, alongside a wall,” he said.

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