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.
IBC2013: TC Electronic debuts UpCon, Broadcast 6000
Two new products – the UpCon up-convert for 5.1 HDTV and the Broadcast 6000 – were introduced on the HHB stand at IBC in Amsterdam, where it was also announced that the company will now serve as TC Electronic's exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland.