RTW to Announce Key Product Updates During NAB 2011
TouchMonitor Series, TM9 and TM7
On display for attendees will be the company’s latest introduction, the TouchMonitor series, which has a new software version that provides additional features and display modes. TouchMonitor is a new range of products that RTW developed, from the ground up, which is sure to set new standards in professional audio metering. The TM9 and the TM7 combine unprecedented flexibility and modularity with an intuitive user interface. First introduced during the 2010 NAB show last April, the TouchMonitor series of products began shipping in December 2010.
RTW will also introduce new software and hardware upgrades for the 31900/31960 SurroundControl series, 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 one single system, the SurroundControl 31960, a compact, 3-RU rack-mountable module that fits into half the space of a standard 19-inch installation rack for waveform monitors, is perfect for studios working on video production, post-production and live entertainment projects. At the heart of the 31960 series is RTW’s unique Surround Sound Analyzer, the house-shaped display offering an easy-to-read visual report of overall sound loudness and sound pressure level, phase correlation and level differences among channels.
Also on display will be a new software version 3.0 for the company’s line of DigitalMonitor 10500X-PLUS instruments. A reliable and standardized method for evaluating program loudness that is essential for audio and video professionals faced with the challenges of loudness control, the DigitalMonitor 10500X-PLUS features an integrated loudness measurement as per the recent ITU BS.1771 loudness standard for stereo signals. These loudness measurements can be selected as an alternative to the usual peak meter bar graphs. Presets enable the user to switch between the two modes at any time. Selection of the new mode activates an ITU-compliant scale for the loudness display calibrated in loudness units (dB LU) or LKFS from –21 up to +9. Finally, RTW executives will be on-hand at the show to discuss hot-button topics including recent developments with industry loudness standards both in the U.S. and abroad, and how the company is helping broadcasters adjust to them with its current line-up of product offerings.
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 30 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing sophisticated recording-studio systems. The company focuses its business on peak meters and audio vectorscopes, which are in use in the leading recording studios as well as by radio and TV broadcasters worldwide. The current product portfolio includes multichannel TFT-based monitoring systems for integrated surround-signal visualization using the unique and the groundbreaking Surround Sound Analyzer. In June 2008, RTW was certified for the internationally accepted DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 quality-management standard.RTW