RTW adds to Touchmonitor range
RTW has announced the latest addition to its TouchMonitor range, the TM3. The new unit includes features from the larger TM7 and TM9 versions and is controlled using a 4.3-inch touch-sensitive display.
‘The TM3 is modern, sleek and, with its 4.3-inch touchsceen, a more compact version of the TM7 and TM9,’ said Andreas Tweitmann, CEO of RTW. ‘It offers an affordable yet highly advanced solution for pro audio professionals faced with the changing needs of loudness control in the broadcast industry.’
Featuring PPM and true-peak instruments, the TM3 reportedly offers 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 analogue and digital stereo audio, while the 5.1 option adds the support of six-channel digital input.
The TM3 comes with a separate I/O unit that is connected with a single cable for audio transmission and power supply.
Also new from the manufacturer is a 3G-SDI add-on interface for the TouchMonitor TM9. The new 3G-SDI option can be installed in all previous and future TouchMonitor TM9 units. In addition, new TM9 units can be ordered with the interface option already installed.
The SDI interface for the TM9 supports the SD, HD and 3G-SDI formats. The through-port of the 3G-SDI interface forwards the SDI input signal. De-embedded SDI signals may be routed to any existing AES output. With the 3G SDI option fitted, the TouchMonitor TM9 can display up to 32 channels of audio from any combination of inputs.
Shipping: Q2 2012