2014 will see a raft of new developments from German manufacturer RTW for its TouchMonitor range of audio metering and monitoring products designed for broadcast, production, post production, and quality control.
Following the recent release of the DPP’s recommendations that UK audio should be compliant to the EBU R128 Audio Loudness specification by October 2014, demonstrating compliance will be essential and the first of RTW’s developments, the Loudness Quality Logger, addresses this problem. LQL is a software module for loudness logging, true peak data analysis and reporting for the TM9, TM7, and TMR7 meters. Data from an LQL enabled TouchMonitor will be delivered via an IP connection to a PC installed with RTW’s free downloadable software where the loudness information will be logged and stored.
R 128 compliant loudness metering tools currently available for the TouchMonitor series include loudness and SPL display, loudness range (LRA), true peak, moving coil, and a loudness radar display.
RTW is releasing a Timecode Reader module to decode and display SDI-embedded or LTC timecode. In addition, the Timecode Reader is available for the LQL logging application.
The third innovation is a 16-channel AES3 I/O interface for the TouchMonitor TM7 for all digital environments.
All of these developments can be seen on UK distributor Aspen Media’s stand K34 at BVE 25-27 February at Excel London.