04.12.2011 03:45 PM
RTW Takes Aim at Global Loudness
German audio and metering products manufacturer
RTW said all its units will meet worldwide
loudness standards starting in July 2011.
RTW is showing upgrades to its Digital-Monitor 10500X-PLUS, SurroundControl
31900/31960 and SurroundMonitor 11900
lines of products, Michael Kahsnitz, RTW
technical director, said at a Monday press
conference. The upgrades update the loudness
functionality of these instruments to
current guideline and standards.
Those products “can handle all the loudness
standards worldwide, including for the United
States, Japan and Europe,” Kahsnitz said.
In addition, RTW introduced new monitoring
software for the TouchMonitor series
of audio metering products. The upgrade
includes performance and stability optimizations,
new functional enhancements, improvements
to the touchscreen-based operating
concept and better ergonomics.
With the upgrade, TouchMonitor series
units can measure loudness in either two
streams of 5.1 or in a single 5.1 stereo stream,
according to Kahsnitz. No matter which
stream is used, it provides the user with “a lot
of information on the audio off your streams.”
The firmware update is available for all
TouchMonitor users via the company’s website.
— J.J. Smith, Government Video