Forecast Consoles Inc., a Hauppauge, N.Y. producer of technical furniture and consoles for broadcast control rooms and edit rooms and workstations, unveils a production control room console that eliminates the need and expense for an elevated platform at the back deck of a PCR.
Forecast Consoles’ Production Series Producer-Client Console-Standing Height (PCC-SH) is designed to have the countertop reach “standing height” (38 inches-42 inches above a finished floor) and which is specifically engineered to eliminate the need for a PCR to have an elevated platform.
“This control room console can be built in any width, depth or height as a non-custom unit at standard pricing,” said Bill Haberman, Forecast Consoles’ president and CEO. Coupled with a “Humanscale Freedom Chair,” sightlines remain the same in either sitting or standing working positions, and easily clear the heads of the director and technical director seated forward, while providing a direct sight line to the forward most monitor wall, he said.
The value of the PCC-SH console is in the elimination of platform construction, and the resultant cost and safety savings, as well as the added flexibility to a user’s space, Haberman says.
Platforms are usually permanent, and once built—they are normally field-constructed by carpenters—they limit the distance and relative position of the console to the front deck and monitor wall, he said. In addition, they often complicate wiring and access capability.
Platforms also require ramps for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, special lighting and railings, and there is the potential for injury caused by tripping or rolling the chair off the platform, which is common, he said.
Forecast Consoles’ PCC-SH console may be positioned at any point behind the monitor wall and directors console, he said. In addition, the console may be relocated to yet another room