What is it?A stand-alone loudness meter featuring a touch screen with flexible layout options and offering compatibility with American, European and Japanese broadcasting standards. DetailsSaid to offer “an extremely consistent loudness readout” the TM9 is a full-featured stereo and multichannel loudness and true-peak level meter suitable for broadcast ingest and transmission. It features a 9” touch screen and a comprehensive set of I/O options, including 16 (balanced) analogue, eight analogue/eight digital (bal/unbal.) and 16 digital channels. A broad range of flexible features allow the user to create a screen layout with (for example) the Radar Meter along the left (or right) side of the screen and the remaining space used for other instruments such as a phase meter or a surround sound analyser. Originally developed by German manufacturer, RTW, the TM9 provides “easy and fast” touch screen control, context-sensitive on-screen help plus re-sizing and positioning of any instrument (meter type). The onboard DSP offers parallel display of multiple instruments while the flexible I/O options include connections for analogue, AES3, AES3id etc. Further connectivity options include Ethernet/LAN, USB, VGA and GPIO ports. Also available is smaller TM7 model fitted with a 7” screen and like the TM9, it can be expanded or upgraded by installing optional software instruments such as the Radar Display or upgraded to Multichannel Mode. A 3G SDI option is also available.