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Qatar TV gets new Custom Consoles desks
Custom Consoles has installed studio furniture at Qatar Television (Q-TV) that includes four Module-R desks, two Media Walls and 14 monitor arms.
The contract was placed by INC Broadcast, a systems integrator based in Kuwait. Completed at Custom Consoles’ headquarters in Leighton Buzzard, England, the furniture was shipped to INC Broadcast before being populated with technical equipment.
Each of the Module-R desks is finished in maple with hard-wearing Marmoleum work surfaces and satin-finished extruded-aluminum legs. The desk legs incorporate cable ducts rising from floor level and connecting with full-width lateral ducting.
Largest of the four Module-R units is a nearly 15ft-wide production control desk configured for a lighting manager, producer, graphics operator and teleprompter. A Thomson Grass Valley Kayak production switcher is recessed to worksurface level in front of the producer.
The production control desk incorporates four equipment bays plus three 19in LCD monitors mounted on Ergotron adjustable arms. The production desk is located in front of a 16ft-wide dual Custom Consoles Media Wall supporting no less than 32 19in LCD preview screens, two 26in picture monitors, 34 under-monitor-displays and a master clock. The screens are arranged in three horizontal rows above two four-door storage cabinets finished in matching maple.
Each of the other three Module-R desks is configured for camera control, audio control and VTR control respectively. The camera control desk incorporates three equipment bays and faces a single-unit Media Wall with eight 19in preview monitors, four 26in picture monitors, 12 UMDs and master clock plus four storage cupboards. VTR control is managed from a similar desk equipped with three equipment bays, four 19in LCD monitors on Ergotron arms, plus a two-drawer storage cabinet.
The fourth Module-R desk supports a Soundcraft audio mixing console and three 19in LCD video monitors with a single-bay equipment pod and two-door storage cabinet.
For more information, visit www.customconsoles.co.uk.