Custom Consoles Provides Desks with Depth

Custom Consoles, a provider of a wide range of technical furniture and equipment stands, has introduced a new desk with a four foot (1,200 millimeter, front-to-back) depth that allows control surfaces such as video production switchers or audio mixers to be easily embedded into the main horizontal work surface.

Called the Custom Consoles Module-R Lite studio control desk, sales manager Gary Fuller said it is identical in structure to the company’s standard Module-R range but provides more than three feet (930 mm, front-to-back desk dimensions) to accommodate a variety of applications. The size is ideal for production staff working in support services such as graphics and editing. Users of the Module-R Lite desk also have the option of fitting monitor display screens above the rear edge of Module-R and Module-R Lite desks, making optimum use of available space.

The new Module-R Lite studio control desk will be on display at the upcoming CABSAT 2017 in Dubai, March 21-23, where the Custom Consoles exhibit stand will feature the Module-R as well as the latest version of the EditOne postproduction-suite desk, a MediaPost free-standing monitor mount and an example of the scalable MediaWall monitor display.

The Module-R desk series (it’s available in different sizes) is part of a Custom Consoles mix-and-matchable control room furniture system that allows aesthetically attractive and long-life broadcast control-room furniture 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 desktop-level pods are also available as single-bay sections with up to 10U chassis capacity.

Custom Consoles also markets the Module-R Lite range of desks, which are available with the same wide range of matching equipment pods and storage modules as the Module-R range, with correspondingly adjusted front-to-back dimensions if required.

Both product ranges enable systems integrators to create control-room desks from a selection of standard interlocking elements, including high-quality single-bay, dual-bay and triple-bay desk sections with front or rear access, work surfaces in matching widths, corner desk sections in 90 degree, 45 degree or 30 degree angles with integral worktops, slide-out keyboard drawers, equipment pods with 3 RU, 6 RU or 8 RU capacity, 19 in storage pedestals and 27 RU equipment bays.

The latest version of the EditOne desk features an enhanced surface finish while retaining the distinctive horizontal and vertical profiles that have made it a popular choice for video and audio postproduction suites. The new version follows the existing structural configuration but has powder-coated underside legs and pods. Work surface and shelf finishes are now available with oak-effect foil applied by a thermoform press which follows the precise contours of the base to which it is applied. The entire EditOne range of furniture is designed for flat-pack delivery, allowing very fast delivery to the site. Assembly can be performed quickly and easily by the customer using the supplied Allen key and screwdriver. An on-site assembly service is available.

Custom Consoles' MediaWall allows flat-screen monitor displays of practically any width to be constructed from standard horizontal and vertical support elements. MediaWall can be deployed as a fully self-supporting structure or coupled directly to the studio wall. Individual screens can be positioned so that their edges meet exactly to form a continuous horizontal display limited only by the boundary of the monitor panel itself. All wiring is fully concealed and can enter or leave the structure at any desired point. MediaWall is available in a silver-anodized or black-powder coated finish and in any specified element widths.

Developed as an offshoot of Custom Consoles' MediaWall, MediaPost is a free-standing monitor mount constructed from extruded aluminum profiles, black or silver anodized, forming a 1,806 millimeter high rigid column. These are supported by a 700 mm wide x 590 mm front-to-back base fitted with rear wheels to allow easy positioning. The base and a middle-height equipment shelf are finished in a matte black powder coating. Loudspeaker mounts are available if required. An optional horizontal beam matches the finish of the vertical columns. MediaPost is height-adjustable to ensure operators' sight lines are optimized when using tilting screen mounts. Cables can be fully concealed behind removable covers. Like MediaWall, MediaPost comes with a two-year guarantee against component failure during normal use.

The Custom Consoles product range includes motorized, manually adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. Clients include broadcasters, production and post production studios, governmental and corporate organizations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

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