RTW Monitoring Meets Audio over IP
available 2nd quarter 2023
Meet TouchControl 5, our Dante® based AoIP monitor controller with metering.
Built on our long and proud legacy of making broadcast-ready monitor controllers, it features a 5” intuitive touchscreen and a small footprint that preserves valuable space at your desktop.
It even features RTW standard precision metering, including SPL, measured using the built-in microphone.
TouchControl 5 is born and raised as a network device. Therefore, it does not need many connections to the outside world, which is how we have been able to build a device with a very small footprint.
The network port not only provides the audio channels, 32 in and 32 out, but also includes power. On top of that, you’ll also find a pristine 24 bit/96 kHz IO section.
On the front of TouchControl 5, the integrated microphone feeds the SPL measurement, and it can also be used for talkback. The 5” touchscreen is user configurable, as is the pushable rotary knob.
Surround Control Engine. Tried, Tested and Approved.
Tried, tested, and approved by many broadcast engineers around the world, you find the very same monitor control engine that you might know from our legacy surround monitor controllers.
The list is long, but let’s emphasize Downmix, Source A/B Compare, SPK Select, Calibrated Monitoring (using the internal microphone OR manual set), SPL Readout, Solo, Cut, Swap, Phase, Mono, Dim, Mute and Test Tone Generator.
Monitor Control from Stereo to 22.2
With support for up to 32 Dante® channels in and out, TouchControl 5 can easily handle channel configurations from stereo to 22.2.
Built for Dante® Audio over IP networks
TouchControl 5 is built for Dante® Audio over IP networks.
It supports 32 channels in and out, up to 96 kHz.
Built-in Microphone for SPL or Talkback
TouchControl 5 features a built-in microphone that can be used for calibrated monitoring.
Alternatively, it acts as a talkback microphone that can address any node in the audio network.
As you know, metering plays a significant role in any RTW device, and so it does in the TouchControl 5.
The PPM metering engine is taken from our high-end TouchMonitor meters, and you get a wealth of ways to tailor your own metering experience, including scales, color settings and more.
True Peak metering is of course part of the metering story, as well as VU and ‘British PPM’.
Easy Setup with Web-based Interface
Being a true network device, the setup of TouchControl 5 is done through the network, using a standard web browser.
This is where you make the overall settings, manage presets, handle licenses and more.
You can also control the access to the device, including limiting operation to only certain features, avoiding un-intentional use during showtime.
Watch our TouchControl 5 video
Built on the Power of RTW Legacy
TouchControl 5 is built on our long and proud history of making high-end monitoring controllers. Many SurroundControl 31900 and 31960’s are still in use at large broadcast stations around the world.
On the outside, you can clearly see the similarities when comparing with the 30050 Remote Control.
On the inside, you will find even more similarities, as the monitoring engine of TouchControl 5 is built on the monitoring engine from 31900.
Features described might require additional licenses.
Basic Features (no license required)
Ethernet Power Injector
Many ethernet switches provide Power over Ethernet (PoE), so in many cases, an additional power supply (ethernet power injector) is not needed for TouchControl 5.
In cases where you do need it, we offer the Power Injector with mains cable for different regions.
Europe or similar: Order number 14554-EU
US or similar: Order number 14554-US
Australia or similar: Order number 14554-AU
UK or similar: Order number 14554-GB
International (all cables): Order number 14554-IN
1166 - Metal Mounting Plate
Using the mounting plate, TouchControl 5 can be mounted on a mic stand or similar (3/8").