RTW demos 'smart' TouchMonitors at NAB
March 21, 2018

RTW demos 'smart' TouchMonitors at NAB

COLOGNE, GERMANY — RTW (rtw.de), a vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is featuring its TM3 Smart and TM3-3G Smart TouchMonitors at this year’s NAB show (Booth N6924). RTW is also displaying its popular TM7/TM9 TouchMonitors, MM3 MusicMeter and TM3-Primus, its software and plug-in solutions, along with Nixer Pro Audio’s PD-Dante, a small portable monitoring and diagnostic system that is now available through the company’s worldwide distribution network. 

“RTW created these very flexible and fully functional Smart versions of the TouchMonitors for our customers so that they don’t have to worry about the additional cost of licenses,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO of RTW. “Instead, these products can be used right out of the box. We look forward to promoting these smart versions at this year’s NAB as we expect to see the exact audience the products were designed for.”

The TouchMonitor TM3 Smart, handling a maximum of six channels, is wellsuited for editorial offices, edit suites, small control rooms and applications that requires clear loudness-compliant level control. The unit’s flexible user interface allows for the selection of presets quickly and simply with just the swipe of a finger. 

The TouchMonitor TM3-3G Smart is a compact and versatile solution for metering, deembedding and monitoring of 3G-SDI audio signals using a display unit for vertical or horizontal use. With its integrated 3G-SDI deembedder interface, the TM3-3G displays level and loudness of any eight 3G-SDI audio channels. Independently from this, up to 16 SDI audio signals can be sent to eight AES3 outputs. Therefore, customers do not need an external deembedder. Both models allow users working with stereo, 5.1 or multichannel signals to easily create several configuration sets with different presets with the Devicer DC1 Software. The preloaded presets provide ease-of-use for first time users. The models feature a space-saving size with a 4.3-inch touchscreen and interface box. 

Both products can also be mounted in a 19-inch rack. This allows the metering equipment to be set up as a table-top unit next to a mixer in the studio, mounted in a rack in the studio, or in the master control room, meeting the needs of various users. In addition to PPM and True Peak instruments, the TM3 and TM3-3G Smart models feature comprehensive loudness measuring features conforming to all relevant international standards (EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, ARIB, OP-59, AGCOM, CALM Act). Loudness instruments include single-channel and summing bar graphs, loudness range, loudness chart (TP, M, S, or I value over time) and numerical displays.