October 24, 2013
By Eugene Nonis
Jackshoot, one of Europe’s leading online broadcast service-providers, has taken delivery of the first Custom Consoles EditOne desk. Installed at Jackshoot’s UK headquarters, the EditOne is being used as a live control station for switching, editing and monitoring live programme content immediately prior to live internet-based transmission.
“The EditOne desk is brilliant,” comments Jackshoot’s director and co-founder Simon Haywood. “It is highly robust, the ergonomics are excellent and the styling blends in well with a modern broadcast operations environment. Our EditOne desk is configured for simultaneous use by two operators. It accommodates an SDI patching matrix, monitor displays, live broadcast encoders, an Apple post-production system running Final Cut Pro with live editing facilities, hard disk drives and main-plus-redundant power supplies. The equipment is installed in the rear-access bay below the main work surface and in the auxiliary pedestal.”
“The entire EditOne range of furniture is designed for flat-pack delivery which allows very fast despatch to site,” adds Custom Consoles sales manager Gary Fuller. “The desk can be assembled in less than an hour using the supplied Allen key and screwdriver. All other elements in the series will be equally easy to transport and assemble.”
Developed for use in video editing suites and broadcast graphics areas the Custom Consoles EditOne desk goes beyond the traditional rectangular configuration by using sculpted MDF support panels rather than metal legs. The curved theme is carried through to the desktop and a raised monitor shelf.
Front and rear corners of the EditOne desk and optional pedestal are curved, eliminating any possibility of collision with sharp protrusions and contributing to the ultra-modern styling. The worktop and monitor base also have hard-wearing and operator-friendly curved edges at front, sides and rear. Finish is in oak with contrasting black powder-coated MDF.
The EditOne desk incorporates three equipment pods with a collective nine units of rack space. These form the base of a monitor shelf. Full cable management is provided. Power distribution is optional. An auxiliary equipment pedestal with an additional eleven units of rack space and an integral worktop is also in production.
Jackshoot is a full service production company with over 25 years of collective experience in the new media production industry. Its innovations have led to hugely successful broadcasts based on the convergence of satellite and internet broadcasting.
Providing innovative services and solutions, Jackshoot has successfully delivered for high profile entertainment clients such as Michael Jackson, Robbie Williams, Madonna, Kylie Minogue and corporate names like BAE Systems, The O2/ AEG, Microsoft, HP, AOL, ASDA and MYSPACE.
Founded in 1996, Custom Consoles Ltd is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of project-specific and modular broadcast, process-control and security furniture. The product range includes motorised, manually-adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings.
Custom Consoles operates from a 1,200 square metre UK-based production facility equipped with 3D computer-aided-design and computer-controlled cutting machinery. This provides the dual benefits of precise quality control and prompt delivery times, typically 21 days from receipt of order. The company’s clients include broadcasters, production and post-production studios, governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.