Custom Consoles Finds Increased Business For Flexible Technical Furniture

In the area of technical furniture, increased requests for more robust and flexible products is leading to increased business at Custom Consoles, based in Leighton Buzzard, UK.

Custom Consoles recently outfitted a new broadcast facility for a major Asian network operator. The desks were created from Custom Consoles’ Module-R product series. The largest of these are two curved units for a 320 square meter master control room. The 14.8 meter wide forward desk is designed for use by up to nine operators. Behind this is a 17.4-meter wide desk for up to 13 operators.

Several Module-R as well as MDesks and MediaPosts were selected by local system integrator Altered Images as the core technical furniture for a new television studio gallery at Coventry University in the UK Midlands. The facility is being used as a training resource for students of broadcasting, journalism and drama. It also allows the production of high quality programs supporting a wide range of undergraduate courses.

“An important aspect of this contract was to ensure it reflected current best practice in the broadcast industry to which many students will migrate after graduation,” said Tim Cunningham, regional development manager at Altered Images. “Custom Consoles was the logical source both for the main control desk, rear operational support desks and video display screen mounts.”

Available in a number of colors and textures, the Module-R series is a modular control room furniture system designed to provide the user with an attractive ergonomic working environment and the ability to easily plug the units together for fast installation. Customers choose from a number of component blocks to build their custom ergonomic desk. After installation the equipment pods are still interchangeable with the rear worktops. This allows the desk to be reconfigured for future requirements. Module R is an ideal solution for control room furniture, regardless of the application. All systems include integral cable management, 19-inch racking and continuous brush strip cable access to the front work surface. When ordering, customers simply provide the room layouts and preferred equipment positions and receive a 3-D layout and full equipment list.

Operating from a 1,200 square meter UK-based production facility equipped with 3D computer-aided-design facilities, computer-controlled cutting machinery and a thermoform press, Custom Consoles Ltd manufactures project-specific and modular broadcast, process-control and security furniture. The product range includes motorized, manually adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings.

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