Forecast Consoles and the Broadcast Industry
For decades, Forecast Consoles has specialized in providing technical and console furniture for the broadcast market, our first primary industry.
When we first started out in the 1980s, our team was mainly outfitting small A/V related projects, in addition to boutique recording studios and specialty projects for independent production houses. Eventually, the industry matured, and broadcast networks started doing larger projects.
However, while many set designers built control rooms, specialty equipment and monitors required more technical expertise than was available at the time. This meant that networks needed a company that specifically knew how to build complete, custom control rooms. It was at this point that Forecast Consoles as we know it was born.
What Sets us Apart
One of our greatest strengths lies in our ability to adapt to rapid industry changes with ease. Initially, all our custom-built designs were hand-sketched by our founder, Bill Haberman. However, as the industry grew, the size and scale of projects increased, which required us to standardize products to ensure their use without sacrificing our signature quality.
It was also at this time when the industry started to become less about design and more about customizing furniture and consoles to fit a space. Then, fast-forward to the early 2000s with MASTERail, it became more about creating components that can be reused and reconfigured to acclimate to the number of operators, the size of rooms and even equipment.
A Design Build Firm
Although we still do custom work, most of our projects are based on product lines. But at our core, we’re more than just manufacturers—we’re a “Design Build Firm” that formulates furniture and consoles around the specific needs of our clients and their spaces.
We have taken decades of experience and utilized our knowledge to ensure products are properly optimized for best use. In the end, our goal is to ensure what is installed is exactly what our customer envisioned for their space.
The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel The Weather Channel Control Room Talk about high stakes: The Weather Channel is responsible for broadcasts that can save lives. So when they needed a new mission critical facility at their Atlanta, GA headquarters they turned to us. This buildout required some pretty unique customization and creative problem solving for an institution [...]
Nasdaq Nasdaq Control Room Think your control room is tiny? Imagine running NASDAQ out of it. This is one of our favorite case studies to highlight--not just because NASDAQ was an incredible client to work with, but also because it was a chance to create something truly custom--the curved monitor wall that required the curved [...]
Vice Media VICE Media Broadcast Control Room Forecast Consoles was proud to partner with Vice Media to create a custom control room environment using our MasterVision line of production consoles. Thank you to the team at Vice for helping guide the development and improvement of our MasterVision consoles. Partners Little Bay Broadcast Get Started With [...]
Live X Live X Live X presented us with the unique challenge of requiring a state-of-the-art master control room in a building over 150 years old with uneven floors and some pretty nonstandard dimensions. That means their project required customized solutions--and that sounds like fun to us. See the video for a full breakdown. Owner [...]
Cheddar Cheddar Broadcast Control Room Forecast Consoles was proud to work with Cheddar to create their custom control room environment. The team at Cheddar came to Forecast with a very specific list of needs. Cheddar needed the console furniture to fit their workflow and their space. To meet their needs Forecast created a completely custom [...]
HBO Latin America
HBO Latin America HBO Latin America Several years ago, we were presented with an incredible opportunity to construct a unique Mission Critical control room for HBO Latin America. They were building a new 4acre Facility in Sunrise, FL and needed a total revamp of their technical control center. The design was unprecedented and required significant [...]