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Firmware update 4-00 for TouchMonitor TM7, TMR7 and TM9 available

The new software provides Logging Data Server and Timecode Reader licence options

Cologne, January 6, 2014 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is shipping the new software licence options SW20014: Logging Data Server and SW20008: Timecode Reader for all TM7, TMR7, and TM9 units. This options are available with the current firmware update 4-00.

With the Logging Data Server licence SW20014 activated the Logging instrument is available. It is used to collect data of Loudness and TruePeak measurements and either to store them on a USB flash drive or to send them via IP connection to the LQL - Loudness Quality Logger PC software for analyzing (PC software available from RTW to registered users). The instrument allows two-stage definition of thresholds to indicate and to log the exceeding of limits set by legal or in-house regulations for example.

Depending on the selected mode (USB, IP, or off) and the executed actions, the top line of the instrument informs about the current state like Loudness Quality Logger access or data storage to an USB flash drive. The logged data of maximum two audio groups are stored in separate files. Use a SQLite compatible data base browser to view the files or to export them e. g. into a CSV file.

With the Timecode Reader licence SW20008 activated the corresponding function is available as a separate mode generating an individual audio group including the Timecode Reader instrument. It is used to decode and to display an SDI-embedded or LTC timecode using the 3G-SDI interface (if installed) resp. one of the selectable audio inputs.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional 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 throughout the world. With groundbreaking 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 include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which 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. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

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For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.

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