Gravity Media invests in technical control desks by Custom Consoles

Gravity Media, a provider of live broadcast facilities and production services, has invested in Module-R desks for a newly completed multi-suite at its Production Centre in Chiswick. The facility is an addition to the wide range of broadcast support resources that Gravity Media offers for coverage of major events such as live sport.

Source: Gravity Media / Custom Consoles

The project includes eight rectangular Module-R Lite desks. Designed specifically for use with latest-generation equipment, these have a space-efficient 950 mm front-to-back depth compared with the 1,200 mm of standard Module-R desks. Each multi-suite desk comprises five in-line bays and is configured for use by several operators and producers. A 3U equipment storage pod with a 45 degree sloping front panel is integrated at the desktop rear above each bay. Four monitors are attached to the rear of the desk via support arms.

Largest of the desks are two 4.2 metre wide eight-bay rectangular match-control units for use by a four-strong team. Each of the eight positions is fitted with a 3U equipment pod to the rear of the worktop, plus an operator-specific computer monitor display. These desks are housed an in adjacent suite and face towards two 3.4 metre wide MediaWall frames, each allowing user-configurable mounting of video display screens and monitor loudspeakers.

All 10 desks have graphite-finished Marmoleum worktop surfaces with black PVC edging, grey CDF side panels and extruded aluminium legs with silver anodised floor skids.

Custom Consoles' Module-R is designed to offer a high level of choice in terms of desk size, configuration and facilities. Unlike one-piece control room furniture, Module-R desks can be expanded or reconfigured at any time during their working life. Auxiliary pods of various sizes for broadcast industry standard 19 inch rack-mounting equipment can be specified at the time of installation or added later. Individual elements such as desktops can be replaced easily if required for operational or aesthetic reasons.

Customers can select from a wide range of options including single, double or triple width base units, 15, 30, 45 or 90 degree angled corner units, or curved desk sections to follow any radius. Control panels of practically any size and depth can be embedded into the desktop at any time. Space is provided for equipment, with easy front and rear access via removable front and rear cover panels. Power and signal cable routing is fully integrated within every Module-R desk via transverse ducts across each frame and vertical ducts through the supporting legs.






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