STV upgrades its Studio 1 with Custom Consoles Module-R and MediaWall
STV is renewing its production control gallery for the Studio 1 at its main centre in Pacific Quay, Glasgow. The company has relied on Custom Console to complete the Module-R studio control desks and MediaWalls, including front and rear production control, audio control and traffic-area control desks.
STV’s Studio 1 production control gallery is equipped with a 13-bay in-line Module-R front desk configured for use by up to six operators. A vision switcher is integrated into the desk just left of centre and camera control panels are inset on the right. 20 RU of equipment storage is provided at desktop level in six pods. Supplementing this desk is an 11-bay in-line rear desk designed for use by a team of four people. This is also fitted with Ergotron-mounted monitor screens and four 3 RU equipment pods.
The sound control installation comprises two desk units positioned alongside a 1.8 metre wide audio production console to form a 3.5 metre wide L-shaped structure. Maple-finished equipment storage pods with 17 RU of rack-mount capacity plus adjustable shelves are also incorporated.
The production control gallery MediaWall is a 6.3 metre wide three-span unit supporting 65 inch, 55 inch, 32 inch and 25 inch video display panels plus compact monitor loudspeakers. An additional MediaWall was chosen for the sound monitoring suite, equipped with one 65 inch display, two 25 inch displays and two loudspeakers.
“Our design strategy when we created Module-R was to offer the greatest possible freedom of choice in terms of desk size, configuration and facilities,” says Neil Reed, Custom Consoles’ co-founder and Managing Director. “The result is arguably the widest range of features and options ever achieved within the technical control furniture category. Unlike one-piece control room furniture, Module-R desks can be expanded in width, converted from rectangular to corner configuration or even to U-shaped semi-surround. Auxiliary pods of various sizes for broadcast industry standard 19 inch rack-mounting equipment can be specified for Module-R desks at the time of installation or, in many instances, added later. Individual elements such as desktops can be replaced easily if required for operational or aesthetic reasons.”