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NAB: Twin announcements for RTW

RTW’s TM7 TouchMonitors will be integrated into Calrec’s consoles, while Swiss technology and production center takes first delivery of the new TM3 units.

This year’s NAB Show saw two big announcements from audio metering manufacturer RTW. Firstly, the company has partnered with Calrec Audio to integrate its TM7 TouchMonitor loudness meters into Calrec’s line of digital audio consoles, including the Apollo, Artemis Shine, Artemis Beam and Artemis Light. As previously reported in PSNEurope, the TM7 has also been integrated into Studer’s Vista consoles. Henry Goodman, head of sales for Calrec Audio commented: “We are delighted to have reached this agreement with RTW. We have enjoyed a good relationship with RTW for many years, and this agreement enables us to continue to provide our customers with the right tools to meet the highest standards of broadcasting, as well as the ability to comply with new broadcast regulations.” The TM7 will also be available for retrofitting. In a second piece of news, Zurich’s technology and production center (tpc) is the first company to receive seven TM3 units, prior to the official introduction of the new audio meters. 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. Alfio Di Fazio tpc’s audio project manager ordered the RTW devices long before the actual market launch. “When the larger TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitors were first introduced, the R128 national group and I talked with Michael Kahsnitz, head of engineering at RTW, about a smaller version specifically made for video edit suites,” he said. “The TM3 seems to meet our requirements in this area perfectly.”