Timeline Television invests in Custom Consoles Module-R desks for new Ealing Broadcast Centre

Timeline Television has invested in Custom Consoles Module-R desks for a video production gallery, MPX suite and audio control studio at its newly opened Ealing Broadcast Centre. The facility was commissioned in time for the remote production coverage of the Paralympic Games in Japan from late August through to early September.

“Custom Consoles technical furniture has proved very robust over the years and a good investment both from technical and operational viewpoints,” said Timeline’s head of operations David Harnett. “Module-R is a particularly effective choice as it lets us specify the exact features we need from a range of standard modules, eliminating the long delivery times and high cost associated with tailor-made studio desks. The Custom Consoles approach also ensures we can obtain extra components to allow changes in workflow or future expansion.”

Five rectangular Module-R desks have been supplied. The new production control gallery is equipped with a 10-bay-wide desk configured for use by four operators. It includes four 3U-high sloping-front equipment pods located along the worktop rear plus an embedded vision mix/effects control panel spanning bays five to seven.

Positioned in parallel rows behind the front desk are two nine-bay-wide desks, each equipped with four 3U-high sloping-front equipment pods.

The largest of the five Module-R desks is the 12-bay-wide four-operator desk located in the MPX suite immediately behind the production control gallery. This has the same design theme as the production control desks plus two additional 3U-high sloping-front equipment pods.

For the sound control suite, Timeline specified a 2.4m-wide desk comprising two single-bay 13U-high equipment pods bridged by a 32-channel audio mixer. A desktop work surface with an additional 3U of equipment storage forms the top of each pod.

“We are very pleased to have been selected as supply partners in this high-profile project,” said Custom Consoles sales manager Gary Fuller. “Module-R continues to prove itself as the logical choice among broadcasters here in Britain and in many markets around the world.”

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