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Pre-production TM3s used for Formula One

RTW has shipped a further three pre-production units of its new, compact TM3 TouchMonitors to Cologne-based Wige Broadcast. RTW has yet to officially launch the TM3; however, the first units were delivered to Zurich’s technology and production centre (tpc) in April.

RTW has shipped a further three pre-production units of their new, compact TM3 TouchMonitors to Cologne-based Wige Broadcast. RTW has yet to launch the TM3’s officially, however as previously reported in PSNEurope, the first of the units were delivered to Zurich’s technology and production center (tpc) in April. Wige Broadcast used the TM3’s for the first Formula One races in Australia and Malaysia, which were broadcast by RTL in Germany. The units are part of Wige Broadcast’s mobile production system, which is set up on site at each race. “Even after countless transports, temperature fluctuations, and continuous assembling and disassembling, the units operated smoothly,” said Tobias Vees, executive manager for technical systems and business development at Wige Broadcast. “In addition, our on-site users liked the extremely straightforward operating concept of the TM3, as well as the option of placing the unit horizontally or vertically, as needed.” Vees (pictured, right, with RTW’s Martin Leuenberg) reported that Wige Broadcast had experimented with a variety of audio metering options, including plugins: “It soon became obvious, however, that a dedicated hardware solution offers many benefits compared to software metering. In addition to the display quality and speed, the accuracy of the metered values plays a key role. In my opinion, no plug-in was capable of achieving the same degree of reliability and display accuracy offered by the TM3,” he said. The TM3 is the compact version of RTW’s TouchMonitor range, featuring a 4.3-inch touch screen for loudness, true peak and PPM audio metering. The range also includes the TM7 (now integrated into Studer consoles) and TM9 units. www.rtw.de

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