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RTW Delivers TouchMonitor Units To WDR
RTW recently delivered 145 TM3 TouchMonitor units to German broadcaster WDR...

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ased in Düsseldorf, WDR
is Europe's second-largest
broadcaster after the BBC, with
eleven regional studios and five
regional offices.
The feature-rich TM3 TouchMonitor
units, which WDR has installed in its
regional studios and editing suites,
enable the broadcaster to comply
with EBU R128 loudness metering.
With the development of EBU
R128, the audio metering reference
has shifted from PPM to loudness,
with a peak level (QPPM) of -9 dBFS
to a loudness target of -23 LUFS
(Loudness Unit Full Scale). Since
August 2012, when all German
broadcasters agreed to implement
EBU R128-compliant loudness
metering, WDR has employed
a large number of TM7 and TM9
units. Installing the TM3 for EBU
R128-compliant loudness metering
in smaller editing suites was a
natural next step.
WDR opted for the TM3,
the smallest member of the
TouchMonitor family, because
it offers not only PPM and truepeak meters, but also supports
all current loudness metering
functions compliant with the major
international standards (including
EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771,
ATSC A/85 and ARIB) for up to
six channels.
The broadcaster also liked that the
TM3 could display measurements
by single channels, summing
bar graphs, loudness range or
numerically, with the capability
of separating displays as needed
for easy viewing by multiple users.
The TM3's flexibility and easy-touse setup software, which offers
customisable administrative support,
was also a factor in its purchase.
"The display provides excellent
readability and the software offers
great views for a large number of

applications,"
says Friedrich
Neher, Head
of The Master
Unit Service
Group at WDR.
"In addition, the
similarity to the
TM7 and TM9
units already
in use at WDR
was an attractive
point. Also, we
liked the idea of
using the TM3
as a standalone
device. The
separation of the
display unit and
the breakout box
were critical, as
this considerably
increases
the flexibility
compared to
competing
products."
M a r t i n
Leuenberg,
Head of Sales
At RTW, also
noted that while
plug-in solutions
might seem
like a realistic The Devicer DC1 setup software component for the TM3 allows for preset customisation
alternative, they
meter handles analogue (balanced
cyan-coloured needle depicts one of
have two major drawbacks. "First,
or unbalanced) as well as digital
the three summed loudness values
any user can change presets or
stereo signals (AES, S/PDIF). The - M, S, or I - on a separate scale. It
the setup. Second, this would
TM3-6CH version accepts up to six
is helpful for the intuitive display
have added another GUI to an
AES3 input signals.
of loudness to be on target with
already cluttered screen area," he
The easy-to-use interface ensures
a fixed relative-loudness scale (-9
says. "While you might think that
fast and intuitive touch operation.
to +9 LU). The Moving Coil license
an integrated plug-in would ensure
The supplied factory presets
option requires users to install the
provide a good set of samples
clarity, it comes at the cost of
current firmware version 2.50 and
for the supported applications,
precious display area."
the current Devicer DC1 version 2.50.
As freelancers and full-time
connection options and standards,
Finally, offered as part of firmware
employees share the same work
and also allow for out-of-the2.50, users can employ this sub
menu to set the parameters for
areas at WDR, the company requires
box operation. Plus, the existing
a powerful administration solution
presets can be customised easily
starting and stopping loudness
to ensure seamless workflows. The
using the Devicer DC1 software for
measurement functions. In addition
Devicer DC1 setup
Windows and Mac OS.
to a manual control enabled by
software component
Recently, RTW also introduced
on-screen keys and/or the GPI
for the TM3 allows for
the TM3-SWMC software license
interface, full or semi-automatic
preset customisation,
that expands the functionality of
measurements can also be defined.
allowing users
the TM3 TouchMonitor series with
Therefore, the user can choose
to
configure
PPM, VU, loudness and a new
between an autostart after loading
administration rights
combination of PPM and loudness
a preset or autostart when reaching
moving coil instruments.
for the application,
the value of an adjusted gate, with
making sure that
The display features vertical
or without an automatic reset
only authorised
or horizontal orientation and
of previous values. Users can
terminate loudness measurements
employees can
numeric and peak indicators
change the setup.
manually with on-screen keys
with single, double and stereo
R T W 's
TM3
channel instruments. For stereo
and/or GPI commands, as well as
To u c h M o n i t o r
groups in the PPM moving coil
automatically by defining a threshold
comprises
a
mode, additional M/S moving coil
value and time span.
horizontally or
emulation is selectable.
The combination of those
Based on a concept developed
vertically mounted
parameters allows users to set
display unit for easy
by the BBC, the TM3-SWMC
an automatic, semi-automatic or
readability along
software license option implements
manual loudness measurement
with a separate
a combined PPM and loudness sum
process as required for different
German broadcaster WDR has ordered
145 TM3 TouchMonitor units
interface box. The
display. On this instrument, a third
applications.

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