technology and production center (tpc) in Zurich, Switzerland, has ordered seven TM3 units from RTW’s TouchMonitor range, prior to the official introduction of the product. tpc is the first company to take delivery of the entry-level audiometer. Decibel S.A., RTW’s Swiss distributor, supplied the TM3s to the production facility. The company will employ the units in its newly installed edit suites, which will be used primarily for sports programming. tpc ordered the six-channel version of the TM3, as it needs to monitor multiple stereo outputs in parallel. Alfio Di Fazio, audio-project manager, tpc, said “When the larger TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitors were first introduced, the R128 national group and I talked with Michael Kahsnitz, head of engineering at RTW, about a smaller version specifically made for video edit suites. The TM3 seems to meet our requirements in this area perfectly.” “tpc is a world-renowned service provider in the broadcast industry,” said Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “We are very happy to have them as the first TM3 TouchMonitor user worldwide. RTW designed the new TM3 as a technologically sophisticated yet reasonably priced solution specifically for broadcast journalist work spaces, edit suites and small control rooms.” The RTW TM3 TouchMonitor comprises a display unit featuring a 4.3-inch touch screen for horizontal or vertical use and a separate interface box. The operating concept allows for fast selection of presets that are configured using the Device DC1 software, which is available for Mac and Windows. In addition to PPM and true-peak instruments, the TM3 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, loudness range and numerical displays. The TM3 stereo version handles analogue and digital audio, while the TM3-6CH version also supports six-channel digital input. www.rtw.de
technology and production center (tpc) in Zurich, Switzerland, has ordered seven TM3 units from RTW’s TouchMonitor range, prior to the official introduction of the product. tpc is the first company to take delivery of the entry-level audiometer.