Singapore, September 2nd, 2021 – System integrator Elevate Broadcast has chosen Custom Consoles control room and studio desks as part of a large-scale project for an APAC free-to-air television and radio network.
"Custom Consoles' technical furniture has always proved a good investment, appreciated by operators and engineering-support staff as well combining good styling with a long working life," says Russ Jones who supervised the project on behalf of Elevate. "The project included nine desks to be installed among five television studios and two radio studios. All nine are based on the Module-R series which allows us to specify exactly what is needed both from an operational perspective and to fit the available space. A crucial factor for every desk is being able to accommodate relevant equipment, power cables and signal feeds while ensuring access from front and rear for routine maintenance. We specified and integrated a total of five TV studio control desks, two audio control desks and two radio studio control desks, plus a music studio desk, two transmission control desks and two studio interview tables."
"We normally install Module-R on site," adds Custom Consoles' sales manager Gary Fuller. In this instance, we shipped the various preassembled elements for integration by the Elevate team. That is routine for our EditOne and EditOne-Radio series, which are shipped as flat-packs, but was a first time for Module-R. Russ and his colleagues handled the build very professionally, as we were confident they would, guided by our reference documentation."
All of the control desks in the project have unified styling, including dove grey Marmoleum worktop surfaces, grey front and side surfaces, back-tilted desktop equipment pods, Ergotron user-adjustable video monitor support arms and silver anodised extruded aluminium legs with black floor skids. Maintenance access doors are located at the front and rear of each knee-level equipment bay.
TV studio galleries 1 and 2 are configured as almost identical 13-bay-width in-line Module-R desks with 8U equipment pods above each of two camera operations bays and 3U pods further to the right. Both desk worktops were pre-cut to accommodate the control panel of a vision mix/effects switcher. Shared between the TV studio galleries is six-bay audio control desk with an inset audio mixer, a 13U-high floor-to-desktop equipment pod and three 4U desktop pods.
Elevate specified an eight-bay inline Module-R desk with 4U-high equipment pods above bays 1, 5, 7 and 8 for the third TV studio. A 13U-high pod is located below the right-hand bay. Audio mixer and vision switcher control panels are integrated into the worktop. Two additional TV studios are equipped with 7-bay inline Module-R desks, again with 13U supporting pedestals at each end. Both desks are fitted with four 4U equipment pods, a freestanding audio mixer and an IP-interfaced vision switcher.
Radio Studio 1 has a six-bay inline Module-R with a 13U supporting level pedestal at each end and three 4U-high desktop equipment pods. The Radio Studio 2 desk is a four-bay variant with an inset audio mixer and a supporting floor-to-desktop equipment pedestal. Largest of the audio-related desks is a 10-bay inline music studio unit with 13U supporting pedestals at each end four 4U-high desktop pods. A four-module digital audio workstation panel is mounted on the worktop.
Also included in the project were two four-bay wide transmission control desks with left and right supporting equipment pods and four 4U-high back-tilted equipment pods, plus two studio interview tables with acoustically treated worktops.
About Elevate Broadcast
Based in Singapore, Elevate Broadcast (www.elevatebroadcast.com) offers extensive consulting, design, installation and support services. Our strong partnerships with manufacturers and suppliers in the region also enable us to provide first tier product and support services to our customers. We help identify the purchase costs plus the ongoing operating expense and complexity. In today’s rapidly changing world of broadcast, corporate, government and entertainment media, customers trust Elevate Broadcast to keep them at the forefront of innovation, allowing them to realise their business objectives.
About Custom Consoles
Custom Consoles Ltd (www.customconsoles.co.uk) is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of project-specific and modular broadcast, process-control and security furniture. Its product range includes motorised and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. The company operates from a 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 governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.