Custom Consoles reports demand in broadcast control rooms and edit suites


Custom Consoles has reported a surge in demand from broadcasters for technical desks and monitor screen mounting systems. Highlights of 2018 included projects for RT in Paris, BBC Studioworks in London, NEP Sweden in Stockholm, BBC Scotland in Glasgow, Cambridge-based Intergence, various events during the 2018 ‘summer of sport’ and a substantial contract currently in progress for a Greek television channel.

“Business levels in the European broadcast market have been strong this year with many networks renewing their technical facilities or upgrading from standard-definition to high-definition,” commented Neil Reid, MD, Custom Consoles.

Working in partnership with UK based broadcast system integrator Megahertz Ltd, Custom Consoles completed a studio furniture project for the Paris studios of global news network RT. The new facility has two master control rooms, engineering and audio control, audio post-production, two dubbing suites, an Avid ProTools suite, five edit suites, and a graphics suite. The BBC Studioworks project, at White City, includes electrically-height-adjustable desks for use in the edit suites, plus 20 U high equipment racks from the Custom Consoles SystemTwo product range.

Five control room desks were provided for NEP Sweden’s television production facility on the outskirts of Stockholm in cooperation with Broadcast Solutions GmbH.. This new facility is Sweden’s top location for productions of large programmes with up to on-site 1,600 spectators. In co-operation with ATG Danmon, it provided a 7 metre wide desk and 4.23 metre wide MediaWall display mounting grid for the bulletin control room at the Pacific Quay headquarters of BBC Scotland.  The project for Cambridge-based IT services specialist Intergence Systems comprised seven SystemTwoLite desks, a dual MediaPost and single MediaPost display screen supports plus 10 desk-mounting computer screen support arms. 30 Custom Consoles desks were deployed across sports events this summer by the large-scale OB companies, including the world football championships in Russia, and the US East Coast for tournaments in the 2018 tennis calendar.

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