Services

Blue Cow provides key solutions to the broadcast and multimedia industries: Please also peruse the case study projects listed here, and many others, on our Showcase page.

Consultancy

We offer a consultancy service in many areas - from feasibility studies and technical needs assessments, to studio and acoustical design, as well as project management and system optimisation.

Acoustic Design

Everything you want to near is sound, everything else is noise. We can advise on materials and techniques to reduce noise and increase soundproofing. We are able to perform sound measurements of the acoustic quantities in rooms and venues. We manufacture a range of custom acoustic treatment products and can also supply off-the-shelf acoustics materials to enhance your critical (or pleasurable) listening experience. We have designed and managed the construction of several studio complexes working in partnership with building contractors, advising on specific construction techniques and monitoring building work on behalf of our clients, to ensure that  acoustically sensitive spaces perform as desired.

System Optimisation

In many instances, owners do not have the luxury of designing and installing a production system from scratch. Often the  system is pieced together over several years, using different technologies from different vendors. This can result in a system that does not perform as well as the sum of its parts would suggest. Blue Cow can assess systems and suggest ways equipment can be made more compatible, operations more reliable, and workflow more efficient.

Equipment Supply and Installation

We match client's needs to the right tool for the job. This demands that we supply a comprehensive range of professional equipment to meet any requirement. A list of some of the product lines that we supply is here.


However, supplying equipment is rarely the whole job. Those boxes need to talk to one another before anything happens! System integration is the art of turning boxes of equipment, rolls of wire and all the supporting hardware into attractive, functional finished systems. We are system integrators. Our service is to ensure that the most appropriate equipment is securely installed, correctly wired and in the right position for the task.  

Training and Technical Support

We have a record of providing highly specific training. From presenting semester courses at tertiary level to on-site training in the operation of specific hardware and software, we have developed an archive of technical training material and techniques that has been widely acclaimed.

Service and Maintenance

We consider service and maintenance to be a speciality, and have developed a comprehensive system for service and maintenance of studio equipment. In much the same way one maintains the good running of one's car, our system of studio servicing is based on regular, annual maintenance.During each service, a vast number of service items are checked to ensure that problems are caught before they impact on the running of the facility. Through our relationships with independent service engineers and the agents of most major equipment brands, we offer a comprehensive repair and spares supply service.

Technical Furniture, Accessories and Custom Cable Manufacture

Blue Cow manufactures custom studio furniture, accessories and audio, video and data cabling.

Technical Furniture

Using the latest materials and manufacturing techniques, combined with the power of computer-aided design, Blue Cow is able to produce attractive, durable and individually customised studio and technical furniture. That matches functionality with great looks. We make furniture by design and every aspect is considered down to the millimetre, assembled with precision and finished to the client's particular material and colour needs.

Accessories

We manufacture a variety of custom studio and acoustic accessories, including on-air lights, acoustic panels and absorbers and custom "black boxes". We make extensive use of LED's for lighting systems, to combine minimum  power consumption with maximum working life.

Cables

We make up custom audio and video cables, connector panels and cable patching systems. These range from heavy-duty multi-core audio cables to specialised video and computer cables. We are very serious about quality cable and connectors. Professional cables should provide a lifetime of silent and unnoticed service, and not be a source of problems.