Extending its offering of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for broadcast, production, postproduction and quality control, RTW has announced new firmware for its TouchMonitor TM7 and TM9 series.
With the update, TM7/TM9 TouchMonitors now offer up to four parallel instances of stereo vectorscope metering, allowing simultaneous monitoring of transmission streams. A 12th-octave filter bank has been added to the RTA (Real Time Analyzer) feature set for better graduated frequency distribution analysis. A custom password feature has also been implemented for increased security against unauthorised adjustment changes. In addition, v6.0 supports four-channel operation of a TouchMonitor without a multichannel licence, allowing operation with RTW’s TMR7. Alongside the new features, bug fixes have also been implemented, as well as adjustments to the recent changes in the loudness standards around the world.
The new firmware can be installed into all RTW TM7 and TM9 series instruments, as well as into TMR7 units. TM7 and TM9 TC Electronic devices can be updated to benefit from bug fixes. To access all new features and functions these devices must be upgraded with the SW20021 TC Conversion Kit.
The TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitors, which include the innovative Magic LRA instrument, feature a seven and 9-inch touch-sensitive display, respectively, and provide flexibility and modularity combined with intuitive control. Based on the same technology and flexible, modular configuration as RTW’s TM7 TouchMonitor, the four-channel TMR7 TouchMonitor, featuring a 7-inch touch screen, integrates all metering options required for loudness monitoring for radio broadcasting. Similar to all of RTW’s audio metering and additional equipment, the TM7, TMR7 and TM9 are compatible with EBU-R128 and all other major global loudness standard specifications.
‘We pride ourselves on listening to the needs of our customers. As a result, we are constantly developing and updating our products and software to enhance the efficiency of our customer’s workflows,’ says RTW CEO, Andreas Tweitmann.