Custom Consoles Media Wall installed at BBC World Service
World Service has joined the growing number of broadcasters using Custom
Consoles’ Media Wall monitor support system. The installation is of unusual
configuration as the Media Wall was required to span a window between the
control room in which it was installed and an adjacent radio studio, maintaining line-of-sight view. Loudspeakers, clocks,
cue lighting and video monitors are attached to the Media Wall, the video
monitors being positioned at high viewing level across the window.
“The studio in which this Media Wall was installed is used very intensively,” comments Custom Consoles’ Sales Manager Gary Fuller. “We were awarded the
contract on the basis that we could assemble the unit over a weekend when the
studio schedule was relatively light. The entire mechanical installation was
completed in a single day.”
Custom Consoles’ Media Wall is designed to accommodate large or small arrays of
flat-panel monitors and ancillary equipment. It incorporates height-adjustable
horizontal beams suspended between 2 meter high silver-anodised aluminium
supports. Beams are available in 1,500, 2,000 and 2,500 mm widths and allow easy
attachment of large and small panels using pivoting VESA and plasma-mount fittings.
A horizontal cable duct beneath each monitor mounting beam routes to a vertical
coil, enabling easy and expandable housing of power and video wiring. Equipment
pods with 19 inch racking behind removable vented panels can be accommodated at floor-level.
Based at Bush House between
Aldwych and The Strand, BBC World Service (www. www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice)
transmits in 33 languages to many parts of the world. In May of this year, the
BBC reported that the World Service’s average weekly audience had reached 183
million people, beating the previous record of 163 million listeners set 2006.