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BT International Media Centre chooses Custom Consoles

29 September 2014
BT International Media Centre chooses Custom Consoles

A new Module-R desk and Media Wall monitor-support installation has been completed at the BT International Media Centre (IMC). Located in the BT Tower the IMC provides technical facilities for practically every television company broadcasting in the UK. BT recently awarded the contract to rebuild the main IMC area at the BT Tower to broadcast systems integrator VSC Design.

“The core of this project was a 39-seat operations area which is being used to monitor and control BT’s media services and platforms for BT Sport and external clients,” commented Martyn Hales, managing director of VSC Design. “The BT Tower’s circular footprint allowed a departure from the rectangular layout of traditional process control suites. Custom Consoles’ Module-R technical furniture gave us the freedom to specify desks from an established and proven range of modules. These are configured as two V-shaped units with eight operator positions at the front and nine at the rear.

“To the rear left are additional desks in three rows with seating for a total of 11 operators. These face a 5m wide Media Wall. A symmetrical but otherwise identical group of three desks and Media Wall is located to the right. Media Wall gave us similar freedom to design support racks for large picture monitor panels which can be assigned to specific video sources or multiplexed. Custom Consoles assembled the furniture on site and our technicians then completed the equipment installation. Everything was completed and live in time for the Commonwealth Games.”

Custom Consoles Media Wall allows flat-screen monitor displays to be constructed from standard horizontal and vertical support elements. It can be used as a fully self-supporting structure or coupled directly to the studio wall.

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