Multilink Broadcast, one of Britain's leading independent system integrators, has chosen a Custom Consoles Module-R desk and Media Wall monitor support frame to accommodate core control and monitoring equipment for the video and audio studio at the Telegraph Media Group headquarters in London Victoria. The control room and studio are used as a hub for realtime content gathering and distribution for various divisions within the group and are also available for use by to third-party clients.
"Module-R provided the basis from which we were able to specify exactly the combination of features required for the control desk," comments Multilink Broadcast Managing Director Dean McNally. "This is a 3.2 metre wide in-line design supported by a 14U high pod on the left and right sides. The centre span is four bays wide with storage space for addition equipment below the desktop. Four 3U high sloping pods for auxiliary equipment occupy the desktop rear, plus a 6U desktop pod on the right.
"The centre-left bay is fitted with a 19 inch liyama touch-screen monitor on an Ergotron operator-adjustable arm. Additional computer monitors are attached in the same way at top left and top right. A rear-sloping anodised aluminium leg provides additional support at the centre of the desk bridge.
"Module-R is very popular with our customers, for its stability and styling as well as its excellent ergonomics. It also provides easy front and rear access to equipment and wiring during initial installation and routine maintenance.
"Media Wall gave us a similar degree of freedom to configure a support structure for the control room's picture and sound monitors. The Media Wall in this case is 2.2 metres wide, 1.8 metres high and half a metre front-to-back. Located directly in front of the desk, it supports two 42 inch LCD screens plus a 24 inch display for the studio clock. Passive near-field loudspeakers are mounted at left and right."
A mix-and-matchable control room furniture system, the Custom Consoles Module-R product range allows aesthetically attractive and long-life desks 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 desk pods are available as single-bay sections with up 10U chassis capacity.
Custom Consoles' Media Wall allows flat-screen monitor displays of practically any width to be constructed from standard horizontal and vertical support elements. Media Wall can be used 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. Media Wall is available in a silver-anodised or black-powder coated finish and in any specified element widths.
Multilink Broadcast Ltd (www.multilinkbroadcast.co.uk) is made up of a number of experienced individuals from within the broadcast industry with a passion for what they do and a wide range of specialities. They are flexible, able to adapt, move quickly to meet your needs and thrive on unique and off-the-wall requirements. The company's highly skilled team have been employed by or worked on behalf of the many major broadcasters in the UK. Working in transmission, studios and outside broadcast, on large and small sport, music and entertainment productions, the team's broad range of skills and experience means it can be confident in completing projects to a high standard, on time and on budget.
Founded in 1996, Custom Consoles Ltd (www.customconsoles.co.uk) is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of project-specific and modular broadcast, process-control and security furniture. The product range includes motorised, manually-adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings.
Custom Consoles operates from a 1,200 square metre UK-based production facility equipped with 3D computer-aided-design facilities, computer-controlled cutting machinery and a thermoform press. These resources provide the dual benefits of precise quality control and prompt delivery times, typically 21 days from receipt of order. Custom Consoles' clients include broadcasters, production and post production studios, governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.