Camera Controller Flypack Workstation
This case was designed for Novartis Pharmaceuticals and integrated by the Whitlock Group as part of a 3 case portable system that is designed to travel between buildings on their campus. This case is designed to compliment the main A/V control unit (more info on that case can be found HERE) by offering a independent camera control station. This case is designed to have the same depth and height as the main workstation allowing the two cases to have a similar esthetic and flow when working next to each other.
The case is designed to be used by an operator in the sitting or standing position. To achieve a multitude of monitor viewing angles, the LM Cases Custom Integration department employed the use of a custom position control board. The board uses position control hinges which allow the monitor to be angled 200 degrees without the need for stops or other holding devices to accommodate both standing and sitting operator positions. The monitor can be simply folded flat during transport.
The camera controller is mounted below the monitor on a sliding shelf. The shelf is made out of 3/4" Baltic Birch and mounted on HD Accuride drawer glides and features a multi-point locking mechanism which allows the shelf to be locked in any position.
Below the camera controller shelf are 4 drawers. Each drawer is built out of 1/2" Baltic Birch and is mounted on HD Accuride drawer glides. The bottom drawer features a removable 2RU rack shell for the rack mounted camera control unit. All interior components including the shelf, drawer and rack are finished with black texture coating. The LM Cases CI department also included a 30ft retractable cable reel that holds a AC extension cord allowing the case to be powered without the need to carry an extension cord. The reel and plug end are hidden behind a large recessed cable hatch on the right side of the case. The same cable hatch is also found on the left side of the case to allow additional IO cables to be connected and separated from the input power.
The exterior case is built out of 1/2" plywood laminated with silver ABS plastic. The exterior also features deep recessed handles, and 4" x 2" Colson casters.
Special thanks to Novartis and the Whitlock Group for a great project!
**A confidence monitor case was also created for this system, information on that case can be found HERE.