RTW TO HIGHLIGHT NEW TM3 TOUCHMONITOR AT BIRTV 2012
TM7, TM9 and 31960SD SurroundControl Will Also Be Available For Demos
BEIJING, CHINA, AUGUST 6, 2012 ─ RTW, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices, will display its new TM3, the latest addition to RTW TouchMonitor family of products, at BIRTV 2012 (Hall 8, Booth 8B23B). The company will also exhibit its desktop TM9 TouchMonitor, a rack mount TM7 TouchMonitor and the flagship SurroundControl 31960SD, which supports the new EBU/ITU loudness regulations.
TouchMonitor Series, TM3
The new TM3, which saw a successful launch and continues to far exceed its original order goals, includes features of the larger TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitor versions and is controlled using a touch-sensitive display. With its budget-friendly base price, 4.3-inch touch screen and stylish exterior allowing for horizontal and vertical placement, the TM3 is a highly appealing, compact solution ideal for editorial offices, edit suites and small control rooms. Featuring PPM and true-peak instruments, the TM3 offers comprehensive loudness metering in compliance with all globally relevant standards, including EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-2/1771, ATSC A/85 and ARIB. Instruments include single-channel and summing bar graphs, an LRA instrument and numerical displays. The basic version handles analog and digital stereo audio, while the 5.1 option adds the support of six-channel digital input.
TouchMonitor Series, TM9 and TM7
Introduced in 2010, the TouchMonitor series is a new range of products that RTW designed to support all relevant loudness recommendations, such as EBU R128 or ATSC A/85, with true peak metering, flexible I/O options with up to 16/32 input channels, a fully modular software design and more. On display will be the TM9 and TM7, which both combine unprecedented flexibility and modularity with an intuitive, 9- or 7-inch GUI touchscreen. This summer, RTW introduced new firmware, version 2.38, for the TouchMonitor series, which includes various performance and stability optimizations, as well as new function enhancements and improved ergonomics.
RTW will also have on display it’s new software and hardware upgrades for the 31960SD SurroundControl, designed to support the new EBU/ITU loudness regulations. Combining control, analysis and monitoring of eight-channel 5.1 to 7.1 surround sound into a single system, RTW’s unique Surround Sound Analyzer is at the heart of the entire 31900 series. Its house-shaped display offers an easy-to-read visual report of overall sound loudness and sound pressure level, phase correlation and level differences among channels.
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the pro-audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post-production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness-metering systems have an excellent reputation all over the world. With ground-breaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.
RTW’s range of products currently includes the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling, and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range that truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. T he attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suits and small control rooms.
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