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James River Assembly Sings the Praises Of New Outline GTO Line Array Speaker System

System Provides the Clarity and Punch Necessary for Sermons and Music

OZARK, MO, NOVEMBER 27, 2012 – James River Assembly recently upgraded its aging sound system with Outline’s GTO line array loudspeaker cabinets as the sonic centerpiece. The new system, designed and installed by Special Event Services (SES), literally blew away the competition by providing the clarity and punch necessary for sermons, a contemporary house band and concerts. The church seats approximately 3,400 congregants and everyone from the pastor to those sitting in the back row can feel the power of the word through the GTO cabinets.

“We needed to put in a system that conveyed the spoken word throughout the auditorium, as well as have enough horsepower to present the music in an effective way,” says Jason Farah, vice president of SES. “The church members charged with the upgrade were very diligent about listening to various top-shelf systems to evaluate the sound characteristics and quality. The staff even went around the country listening to many systems. In the end, the Outline GTO simply outperformed the other systems, providing the ‘wow factor’ necessary for the final decision.”

The GTO system is comprised of two main left/right arrays, each with six GTO cabinets and one GTO down-fill speaker at the bottom of the array. The subwoofers are Outline Lab 21 HS, employing 21-inch bass speakers. The seating area in the main room is in a 280-degree arc to center stage. Because the platform is so big, the subwoofers are lined up stage center behind the scenic pieces on the stage floor as a sub arc delay system. This ensures that all areas of the room enjoy equal bass coverage. The extreme right and left sides are covered with Outline Doppia II speakers. The GTO series of line array speakers offer a unique combination of high-power output in a compact and relatively lightweight form factor. The cabinets deliver clear, non-colored, high-SPL audio capable of bringing studio environment quality to the live event experience.

“We all agreed that the time had come to upgrade our sound system to meet our evolving style of presentation and worship,” says Stephen Maddox, audio director for James River Assembly. “Our lead pastor, John Lindell, had a vision about how the new system should sound, and after listening to many systems here and in other parts of the country, SES brought in the GTO. The GTO speakers were superbly clear and present without being overbearing. We just loved how it worked, how it sounded, and how it responded. The system is very deep but at the same time warm and inviting. This system truly brings us into the future.”

About Outline
Outline S.r.l., based in Brescia, Italy, is a leading manufacturer of high quality loudspeakers of both powered and un-powered configurations. Founded in 1973, the company has a rich history in the development of high quality loudspeaker systems, test and measurement systems, and holds numerous technology patents. With offices in Italy, The UK, and the USA and over 50 distributors on five continents with more than 4200 venues and users to its credit, Outline has assumed its place among the leaders in the professional audio market.

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Adaptive Video Walls and Displays Designs 3×3 LCD Video Wall for Orange County Water District Boardroom

Adaptive Collaborated with Integrated Media Systems to Upgrade Rear Projection Screen System

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA — Adaptive Video Walls and Displays, a division of Adaptive Technologies Group and the premier provider of innovative wall-mountable, floor-standing, and flyable LCD video wall frames, teamed up with Integrated Media Systems (IMS), a leader in the design, integration, and support of presentation, videoconferencing and communication environments and their supporting systems, to install a 3×3 LCD video wall in the Orange County Water District’s (OCWD) boardroom. The new video wall, which was part of an overall audio/visual upgrade for the entire Fountain Valley, CA facility, was designed to replace the outdated projector and rear screen that the OCWD had been using for many years. more

Sound Devices Brings Array of Audio and Video Production Solutions to CCW 2012

NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 — Sound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, showcases its latest audio and video production gear for content creation professionals at this year’s CCW (Booth 946). The company is exhibiting the recently upgraded PIX 240i and PIX 260i Audio/Video Recorders, as well as the 664 Production Mixer.

Sound Devices’ PIX 240i Audio/Video Recorder features a five-inch, IPS-based LCD panel with accurate color rendition and consistent off-axis viewing response. The upgraded display is essential in the field, providing users with immediate confirmation of framing, exposure, focus, audio-metering and setup menu selections. It also offers higher contrast and better off-axis viewing. PIX 240i users can monitor an image’s exposure with Exposure Assist, a feature that depicts either false-color or multilevel zebra stripes. It comes equipped with Focus Assist, which includes a peaking filter and 1:1 pixel zoom. Monitor brightness, contrast and chroma adjustments are also now available. PIX 240i provides standard definition recording (NTSC and PAL) and support for using simultaneous analog and SDI/HDMI audio inputs.

Users can connect the PIX 240i to cameras with HDMI (plus SDI with the PIX 240i) and record directly to QuickTime using Apple’s ProRes or Avid’s DNxHD codecs. Use of these codecs enables files recorded in the field to be used directly in post production, making the workflow simple and fast. The audio circuitry on the PIX 240i is based on Sound Devices’ award-winning 7-Series Digital Audio Recorders. The low-noise (-128 dBu EIN), high-headroom, high-bandwidth inputs are mic/line switchable and include limiters, high-pass filters and phantom power.

Also on display is the Sound Devices PIX 260i Production Audio/Video Recorder. Based on the field-proven PIX 240i recorder, the rack-mounted PIX 260i is a file-based audio/video deck that seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments, while offering 32 tracks of audio record/playback. Using the Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs, the PIX 260i records and plays files at up to 220 Mbps in high-quality, 10-bit 4:2:2 video. It also records 32 tracks of 48-kHz audio. Files from the PIX 260i are ready for direct import into the Avid and Final Cut Pro editing platforms, eliminating time-consuming transferring and transcoding. Files can also play out of the PIX 260i for real-time applications.

The PIX 260i has a built-in, five-inch 800 x 480-pixel IPS video display that allows users tto view video and setup-menu selections. With its extensive control capabilities, the PIX 260i is a flexible video playback source, compatible with Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X and Avid Quicktime files. The PIX 260i can be controlled by both external RS-422 and via Ethernet through its embedded Web server, allowing for machine transport control over Ethernet-based networks.

Up to four SATA drives can be connected to the PIX 260i simultaneously. For RAID-type redundancy and to eliminate the need for post-record copying when multiple copies are required, users can record to all four drives simultaneously.

As with the PIX 240i, the PIX 260i includes a built-in Ambient Clockit time-code generator/reader with genlock output for rock-steady, multi-camera and double-system sound applications. In addition to generating ultra-stable time code, time codes can be read from the SDI stream, the HDMI stream or from an external source.

Sound Devices will also be featuring its 664 Production Mixer at CCW 2012. The 664 was designed to build upon the powerful features of the company’s best-selling line of field and production mixers and offers expanded input/output connectivity and recording capabilities, along with greater flexibility and ease-of-use. The flagship recorder’s six input channels have dedicated controls for trim, fader, pan and PFL. The inputs and four output buses are all recordable, for a total of 10 tracks of recording.

The 664 contains six ultra-low noise, high-dynamic range and transformer-less preamps, which accept mic- or line-level signals and include analog peak limiters, high-pass filters, input trim control and direct outputs on every channel. Featuring full analog audio paths for high-performance audio and superb power efficiency, the 664 also has numerous digital capabilities. Inputs 1 and 6 can be selected as AES3 or AES42 inputs for digital microphones, each with its own SRC for simplicity in system clocking.

The 664 can record up to 10 tracks of 16- or 24-bit broadcast WAV files to SD and/or CompactFlash cards. All inputs and outputs are individually selectable for recording, enabling the mixer to record all 10 channels of audio. With the 664’s dual card slots, content can be recorded to either or both cards simultaneously, with the added ability to assign different tracks to each memory card.

Sound Devices is also highlighting a companion accessory, the CL-6 Input Expander, for the 664 Production Mixer. It is designed specifically to add six analog line-level inputs to the mixer. With the CL-6 attached, the direct output connectors are available as inputs, controlled by faders located on the CL-6 front panel. The CL-6 also offers additional LED output metering and duplicate-recording transport controls. With the 664 Production Mixer connected to the CL-6 Input Expander, users can now record all 12 input channels and four outputs, for a total of 16 tracks.

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and digital video recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. The fourteen-year old company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices website, www.sounddevices.com.

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CLEAR-COM NAMES CHRISTIAN EBERLEIN NEW DACH AND POLAND REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

ALAMEDA, CA ─ Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, has named Christian Eberlein as its new Regional Sales Manager for DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and Poland. As an industry veteran with substantial experience in sales and marketing, Eberlein will play an important part in deepening Clear-Com’s presence in these regions. His addition to the already strong sales team will certainly drive significant business to the DACH region and Poland. more

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BEXEL’S CUSTOM RENTAL PACKAGES SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL COVERAGE OF 2012 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Turnkey Solutions Include ENG Equipment For Press Reporting From Battleground States

BURBANK, CA, NOVEMBER 7, 2012—As U.S. citizens prepared to vote in the 2012 presidential election, Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services, was busy providing custom ENG equipment rental packages to international media outlets covering the vote in key battleground states.

Credit: Christopher Accetta

Credit: Christopher Accetta

Supporting numerous clients, networks and truck companies with the latest broadcast solutions, Bexel’s custom rental packages included cameras, flypacks, microwave links, wireless microphones, IFBs and headsets. In addition to providing gear, Bexel also provided on-site engineering services in support of these packages for the duration of the rental.

“Since the majority of the international broadcasters flew in from overseas, we prepped the gear and shipped it to meet the engineers on location in the select swing states from which they planned to broadcast,” says Marcos Nieves, senior account executive of technical sales and business development, Bexel. “The equipment packages we put together were ready to go, so everything was racked and configured. All the broadcasters had to do was show up, plug and play, and they were ready to cover the election.”

The international broadcasters using Bexel’s services for election coverage included Britain’s BBC and ITN of London, Germany’s ZDT TV and ARD TV, Swedish television and Aljazeera English.

“Providing turnkey solutions for broadcast clients traveling to the U.S. to cover the elections is a perfect fit for Bexel, as we have the ability to provide multiple product categories and services,” adds Nieves.

About Bexel:
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers – including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit http://www.bexel.com.

About the Vitec Group:
Capture the moment™
For over 100 years, through every innovation in photography, film and digital image-making, Vitec businesses have developed a powerful portfolio of brand and products that have enabled some of the most amazing moments to be captured under some of the most challenging conditions. Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast photographic and military aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Vitec is based on strong, well-known premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Videocom, Imaging and Services Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Imaging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Service provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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BEXEL WRAPS UP BIGGEST SUMMER OF SPORTS TO-DATE

BURBANK, CA—This summer, Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, supported more sports broadcasts than any other summer in its history, successfully providing major broadcasters with equipment and engineering expertise during the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 2012), 2012 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Paralympics and 2012 U.S. Open. Working together with SOS Global Express, the team (and equipment) traveled more than 12,000 miles in three months. more

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Clear-Com Announces Expanded Partnership with Optocore at AES 2012

Continued Partnership Broadens Clear-Com Product Portfolio with New Audio Interfaces for Ultra-fast, Low-latency and Redundant Distribution of Audio, Data, Video and Intercom Signals Over Fiber

SAN FRANCISCO, OCTOBER 27, 2012 — Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, is announcing its continued distribution and technology partnership with Optocore and its new subsidiary, BroaMan. Two new models of the BroaMan DiViNe V3R-FX-ICOM-SDI video and intercom signal transport interface will be shown at AES 2012 in the Clear-Com booth 1218 along with other Optocore intercom/audio interfaces. By combining these new BroaMan interfaces with its current offering of wired, wireless, and IP intercom systems, Clear-Com is the one-stop-shop for audio customers seeking a complete solution for production communications and signal transport.

The DiViNe V3R-FX-ICOM-SDI intercom and video interface is ideal for any setup that requires distribution of multiple feeds of high-quality audio, HD video, data and intercom. For intercom and audio, the V3R-FX-ICOM-SDI is equipped with (four) four-wire RJ45 ports. The ports are duplicated with reversed wiring so that a matrix or intercom key-panels can be connected to the unit using standard CAT cables. Each port can be used as an independently routed analog line level audio input and output.

The V3R-FX-ICOM-SDI comes with up to five SD/HD/3G-SDI coaxial video inputs or outputs that are converted to and from single-mode DiViNe optical fiber links. The model V3R-FX-ICOM-SDI-1-4 features one video input and four video outputs, while the V3R-FX-ICOM-SDI-4-1 will be supplied with four video inputs and one video output. A video clock output module can be installed in either device. This Black Burst output is derived from a synchronized video source. The V3R-FX-ICOM-SDI can also be equipped with a CWDM module with auxiliary fiber ports to allow for connection of external fiber systems.

“We are happy to continue our partnership with Optocore to bring a variety of signal distribution options to our users,” says Simon Browne, Director of Product Management, Clear-Com. “With the DiViNe V3R-FX-ICOM-SDI, V3R-FX-INTERCOM and X6R-FX-INTERCOM, users have the option of transporting audio, video, data and intercom in a very scalable solution.”

The V3R-FX-INTERCOM and X6R-FX-INTERCOM are intercom/audio interfaces without video for the Optocore™ distribution network, and will be featured at Clear-Com’s AES booth. When connected over the Optocore network using the V3R-FX-INTERCOM and X6R-FX-INTERCOM devices, intercom audio can be efficiently routed between Clear-Com Eclipse matrices to Clear-Com intercom key-panels. This adds the benefit of dual redundancy and ultra-low latency.

About Clear-Com®
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analogue and Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

About HME
HM Electronics, Inc. is a diverse group of companies providing solutions that enhance productivity and customer service in markets including restaurants, sports and professional audio. Founded in 1971, we sell, service and support products in 89 countries worldwide, via company-owned offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and China, and an extensive network of HME-authorized distributors, dealers and service agents. Every day quick service restaurants take over 24 million orders using HME systems. With the recent acquisition of Clear-Com, HME is the world’s leading provider of professional intercom systems. To learn more, visit www.hme.com.

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RTW SHOWCASES 3G SDI INTERFACE AND 7.1 SURROUND FORMAT FOR SURROUNDCONTROL AND SURROUNDMONITOR LINES AT AES 2012

Enhanced Surround Sound Analyzer Now Supports Blu-ray Disc 7.1 Format

SAN FRANCISCO, OCTOBER 28, 2012 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, will introduce at the AES 2012 show (Booth 1144) new options and functional enhancements for its SurroundControl 31900/31960 and SurroundMonitor 11900 ranges. The SD device versions of these products are shipping with a new 3G-enabled SDI de-embedder and Dolby(r) E, DD+ and AC-3 decoders.

The current device firmware now supports the 7.1 DD+ format, ensuring compliance with current 7.1 surround formats for Blu-ray discs and other applications. The 7.1 DD+ format has been implemented alongside the existing 7.1 cinema format on the SurroundControl and SurroundMonitor systems.

RTW’s Surround Sound Analyzer, included in all products in the SurroundControl and SurroundMonitor series, brings the clear and intuitive display method of the original 5.1 format to the enhanced 7.1 environment. Similar to the center channel, the unit displays the newly added side channels using color-coded lines. This way, the user can assess the relationship between the side channels and the phantom sources produced by the lateral-front and rear channels at a glance.

The new software release, featuring a correlation display depicting all possible 7.1 signal combinations, is ideal for professional users working with the 7.1 format. The multicorrelator display has been expanded to read out low-frequency phase errors of all channels versus the LFE, allowing users to make any corrections before phase problems show up acoustically or in bass-management systems.

Featuring the integrated monitoring controller, as well as an optional 3G SDI de-embedder and Dolby decoder, the SurroundControl 31900/31960 flagship unit integrates seamlessly into the production workflows of today’s broadcast applications. The units implement all major loudness standards, including EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771, ATSC A/85 and ARIB. RTW’s Loudness Range (LRA) instrument features the MagicLRA mode, a simple and intuitive view displaying integrated loudness and loudness variances within short time periods. Apart from the monitoring controller, the eight-channel SurroundMonitor 11900 implements all the same metering functions from the SurroundControl systems.

“Due to Blu-ray discs and other current distribution formats, there is a clear increase in the demand for 7.1 audio,” says Mahmoud Chatah, director of marketing and sales, RTW. “The integration of the 7.1 DD+ format in the SurroundControl 31900/31960 and SurroundMonitor 11900 product lines once again demonstrates RTW’s constant commitment to its customers’ evolving needs.”

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Clear-Com Features Helixnet Partyline at AES 2012

World’s First Networked Partyline Intercom System Delivered Flexibility and Cost-Savings at the 2012 London Summer Games

SAN FRANCISCO, OCTOBER 27, 2012 ─ Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, is featuring the HelixNet™ Partyline intercom system at AES 2012 (Booth 1218). The industry’s first networked partyline intercom arrives at AES after successfully showcasing its capabilities at 31 sports venues during the 2012 London Summer Games. With 50 HelixNet main stations and 550 HelixNet beltpacks in operation across the game venues, the production teams were able to take advantage of the systems’ efficiency, cost savings and flexibility from setup to operation and maintenance.

Under the initial release of HelixNet Partyline, audio professionals can purchase the HMS-4X main station, HBP-2X HelixNet beltpacks and the HLI-2W2 two-wire and HLI-4W2 four-wire interface modules. They can then experience the first system to combine a revolutionary platform with the superb audio clarity of the digitized Clear-Com sound and the ruggedness to withstand virtually all types of environmental conditions. Also, as users can perform the central administration of the entire system from the main station with a single cable, including firmware upgrades and maintenance, HelixNet can work off one’s existing cable infrastructure.

HelixNet’s ability to be run over cabling that is already in place enables easy deployment and expansion as needed, making it the ideal solution for the Summer Games. Many of the venues where the events were held already had an established cable infrastructure, so integrating the HelixNet with these setups was simple. The committee in charge of selecting audio equipment had specified digital communication systems for the events. The HelixNet partyline system fit this bill perfectly, providing audio professionals with all the functionality of an analog partyline within a digital environment.

“HelixNet offers such audio professionals as those at the London Games the simplicity of running cable anywhere without worrying about each cable type or where it will run,” says Dan Muchmore, Regional Sales Manager, UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, Clear-Com. “Essentially, they only have to run one long cable, along which all of the channels can be run. It doesn’t matter how or where the cable is run—users will have access to every channel. At the beltpack end, audio professionals can choose what channel they want or need to run. Another advantage of HelixNet is that it can operate over inexpensive cabling, such as CAT-5, keeping the cost of deployment low. The ease of setup and reduced costs made possible by the system were a few of the main reasons HelixNet was selected as the intercom system of choice for nearly all of the venues at the games.”

Clear-Com was contracted for the games’ overlay functions, requiring it to provide communications for three separate groups. These included announcers and commentators, along with the on-venue results (OVR) people—who were the primary HelixNet users—as well as the production people who manage the stadiums and events. As the HMS-4X HelixNet main station and interface modules feature a high channel density and professional audio capacity, it was able to provide access to many people and areas at once.
HelixNet’s sleek 1RU main station fits into any standard 19-inch rack, and can provide power and four channels of audio to support up to 20 digital beltpacks. Unlike standard analog systems, the all-digital HelixNet system is immune to electro-magnetic interference and ground loops, so there is never any hum or buzz. The main station settings and menus are quickly accessible, highly flexible and offer intuitive professional audio operations. The system’s firmware maintenance and upgrades can also be achieved easily via USB ports, and it offers greater connectivity with existing analog intercom systems and audio devices.

The expansion bay in the main station allows the optional HLI-2W2 two-wire and HLI-4W2 four-wire interface modules to connect easily with existing analog intercom systems and audio devices, while preserving high audio quality that is free of hum and noise.

Boasting an especially clear audio signal, the HBP-2X HelixNet beltpack offers high channel density and selectable channels to save resources. The rugged, ergonomically designed unit is a two-channel beltpack that can access two of any four system channels, connect program audio and provide individual level control over just one single cable, while distributing networked audio over a twisted pair. These features decrease the required number of cables. The beltpacks are also simple to read and operate, with optimally positioned buttons and volume knobs that are easy to locate, identify and control. Channel labels are simple to read on the high-contrast, ten-character OLED displays. The flexibility of the units allow them to be set up in daisy chain or star configurations, with no need for active split boxes.

The HelixNet beltpacks are highly durable, fabricated from lightweight cast aluminum and come with a sturdy beltclip, rubber bumpons and an integrated strap guide, offering a variety of practical mounting options.

About Clear-Com®
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

About HME
HM Electronics, Inc. is a diverse group of companies providing solutions that enhance productivity and customer service in markets including restaurants, sports and professional audio. Founded in 1971, we sell, service and support products in 89 countries worldwide, via company-owned offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and China, and an extensive network of HME-authorized distributors, dealers and service agents. Every day quick service restaurants take over 24 million orders using HME systems. With the recent acquisition of Clear-Com, HME is the world’s leading provider of professional intercom systems. To learn more, visit www.hme.com.

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RTW TOUCHMONITOR TM3-3G TO MAKE ITS U.S. DEBUT AT AES 2012

Latest Version Includes 3G SDI Interface, Eight-Channel Level and Loudness Instruments,16-Channel 3G SDI De-Embedder with AES3 Outputs and an Integrated Monitoring Controller with Stereo Output

SAN FRANCISCO, OCTOBER 27, 2012 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, will showcase at AES 2012 (Booth 1144), the TouchMonitor TM3-3G, the latest version of its successful TM3 unit. The TouchMonitor TM3-3G seamlessly allows the TM3′s current hardware and software design to visualize, convert and replay 3G SDI signals in TV and video production and post-production applications, offering a feature set unrivalled in its class.

The TouchMonitor TM3-3G is a compact yet versatile solution for metering, de-embedding and monitoring 3G SDI audio. It features a 4.3-inch touch screen for horizontal as well as vertical orientation that can display any of the eight audio channels contained in a 3G SDI stream. For that purpose, it includes a large number of graphical and numerical instruments depicting single-channel and summing loudness bar graphs, PPM, true peak, SPL, loudness range (LRA), dialnorm and correlation. The TM3 offers comprehensive loudness metering in compliance with all globally relevant standards, including EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-3/1771, ATSC A/85 and ARIB. It also features the Magic LRA mode, specifically designed by RTW, for intuitive visualization of the loudness range and integrated-loudness parameters.

If equipped with the corresponding software license option, the integrated de-embedder also outputs up to 16 audio channels from the 3G SDI signal on eight AES3 two-channel ports. The output signals are independent from the visualized audio. In addition, the TM3-3G can be upgraded with a built-in monitoring-controller license. This uses an on-screen fader for output-volume adjustment, a stereo output and a phones out. The optional timecode license expands the feature set of the TM3-3G to allow external or SDI timecode signals to be decoded, displayed and used for additional functions.

The intuitive operating concept of the TM3 allows for quick and easy selection of presets that can be configured using RTW’s Devicer DC1 software (available for Mac OS X(r) and Windows(r)). Using custom presets, the user can easily switch between the various sources, loudness standards and instrument layouts. The configuration software allows users to freely scale and place the required instruments virtually anywhere on the screen.

“With its SDI interface, the de-embedder featuring AES3 outputs and the integrated monitoring controller with headphones out, the TM3-3G will be a welcome addition to any pro audio engineer’s toolbox,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “The TM3-3G is just another example of RTW providing the broadcast industry with innovation solutions for its ever-evolving needs.”

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