Ignite Control Room
Shown here in a design rendering, this new Ignite control room for KIRO mimics the room we designed, built, and installed at sister station WFTV in Orlando FL. This one has a mirror-image layout, a longer rear console, and the same five-panel, pivoting monitor wall that allows for precise adjustment of viewing angles. The interchangeable, easily movable elements of RACKBLOCKS© provide the flexibility to modify the consoles later, as needs may change. All the consoles and the monitor wall hav¬e slotted tracks throughout, to mount monitor arms or other accessories, internal cable management, and fully enclosed bases.
We also provided many custom touches on this project, such as a recessed Vinten controller, angled so that the top of the joystick was just below counter level. Since the room was under renovation, we worked exclusively from the architectural plans to determine the ADA clearances and maximum console sizes, and used 3D modeling to illustrate the layouts. KIRO’s new Ignite control room will be operational in the spring of 2014.