Ideal Systems Singapore completes first broadcast interior
SINGAPORE: Ideal Systems Singapore recently completed its first ‘cutting-edge’ broadcast interior for a major Singapore broadcaster. The broadcast facility design company specialises in applying ‘advanced’ design software – such as virtual 3D models of complex broadcast control rooms ¬– and rendering said software into ‘almost lifelike’ 3D views of the finished rooms.
The result is that broadcasters can not only visualise the look of new facilities, but also confirm the layout and spatial array of racks of equipment and multiple displays.
‘The utilitarian interiors of past master control rooms looked more like the control rooms of nuclear power stations,’ said Fintan McKiernan, CEO of Ideal Systems Singapore. ‘Operations areas are now being brought into the 21st century by incorporating highly functional, ergonomic and aesthetic interiors that enhance the transition of broadcast equipment to centralised software-based systems, allowing control room operators to do more from one or two PCs than ever before.’
For the company’s most recent project, the control rooms are said to provide a ‘much more comfortable workspace for control room operational staff’. As the operator's range of motion was built into the design process before the room was built, the facility is operationally ready without the need for retrofitting or remodelling.
‘With more and more channels in Asia going to 24-hour coverage and with live feeds arriving continually, there is a consistent increase in round-the-clock shift workers in broadcast facilities,’ he continued. ‘Those operators require a considerably higher level of comfort in their work environment, which is essential for both their health and operational performance.’