RTW TouchMonitor TM7-Studio

RTW TouchMonitor TM7-Studio

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RTW TouchMonitor TM7-Studio Desktop Audio Meter

7" Desktop TouchMonitor Audio Meter for Audio Production and Post Production

The RTW TouchMonitor TM7-Studio is a 7 inch desktop audio meter with a 16:9 TFT touch screen display designed for audio production and post production. TM7-Studio features 8 channel digital AES3-format I/O and 8 channel analog inputs both via D-sub 25p-f. Also includes VGA video signal output, RJ-45 Ethernet connectivity, 2 USB 2.0 ports, a GPIO port and a 24 V DC interlocking power connector Binder 710 type. Comes with Basic Software but a variety of optional software modules are available to expand feature set.

RTW TM7-Studio Features:

  • 7 inch TouchMonitor desktop unit
  • 8 channel AES3 digital I/O via 25p-f d-sub
  • 8 channel analog inputs via 25p-f d-sub

Recommended software licenses

  • SW20001 Multi-channel operation
  • SW20002 CalmAct, ITU, EBU, Loudness and SPL display
  • SW20004 Surround Sound Analyzer
  • SW20006 Up to four audio vectorscopes, Multistandard PPM/VU moving coil emulation

TM7 - TouchMonitor Audio Meter

In an ideal world, the human ear would be the best instrument any of us could use for quality control and impartial judgment of your daily work. However, it is just not that simple. The introduction of HD and surround sound, as well as loudness control issues have triggered an increasing demand for quality control and monitoring of audio signals. Fast perception and accurate assessment of audio levels using visual representation methods are indispensable elements of daily work. RTW's easy-to-use Audio Monitors are the obvious choice.

Simple and flexible

The graphical user interface used in the TouchMonitor range is controlled simply by using your finger. Instruments can be scaled, randomly positioned and combined in almost every way for optimized use of available screen space. Even multiple instruments of the same type, assigned to different input channels and configurations, can be displayed simultaneously. Plus, a comprehensive on-screen help feature supports the user, al- lowing him to make setup changes with ease.


For environments where space is an issue, TouchMonitor TM7 is an ideal choice. Combining the simple and flexible operational concept and GUI of the TM9 with a 7" high-grade touch screen, the TM7 lets you configure the instruments of your choice with ease. Instruments can be scaled, randomly positioned and combined for optimized use of available screen space. The modular software concept lets you purchase exactly the features you actually require.

Different Housings

Beside the OEM version of TouchMonitor TM7 special versions are available for a seamless integration of TM7 into 19"/3U standard racks or into standard 19" rack-mount cabinets for waveform monitors for video studios.

Expanded basic software and instruments

The latest firmware version expands the basic software to 4-channel display, 4 x Mono, 2 x Stereo, 2 x Mono and 1 x Stereo can be measured without the need of an activated Multichannel licence. RTA provides a 1/12-octave mode, Cinema Loudness standards (LEQ(M), TASA, SAWA) have been implemented, and the Audio Vectorscope instrument allows up to 4 instances. The output routing can individually be adjusted for each preset, all presets can be exported or imported at the same time. Further details can be found in the Release Notes (included in the update package), or in the data sheet.

TM7 Features:

  • Easy and fast touch screen control with on-screen help
  • Highly flexible screen layout options with scalable instruments
  • Powerful DSP platform for parallel display of multiple instruments
  • Audio interfacing including analog, AES3, AES3id, and 3G-SDI (depending on TM7 or TM9 hardware version)
  • 3G-SDI interface option for retrofitting into all TM9 audio interfaces
  • Fully scalable, modular software approach for flexible configuration and easy on-site upgrades
  • Ethernet/LAN, USB, VGA and GPIO ports
  • Available as table-top or OEM units
  • Adapters for mounting TM7 into 19“ environments

Hardware Options:

With the mounting adapters available as additional hardware options, the TM7 units can be adapted to different environments such like standard 19“ sub-racks or standard 19“ rack-mount cabinets for video racks.

Audio I/O options

TouchMonitor TM7 and TM9 perfectly integrate with today‘s analog and digital audio and video studio environments. They handle up to 16 input signals in analog, AES3, and AES3id formats (depending on selected I/O option). 3G/HD/SD-SDI interface options in different types for TM7 and TM9 are also available increasing the number of input channels for simultaneous processing and display.

TM7-MA3U (3U mounting adapter for 20700OEM)

Mounting kit including a 19“/3U/42HP rackmount panel (half-19“/3U) and fastening material for mounting 20700OEM into standard 19“ sub-racks.

TM7-MAVID (VID mounting adapter for 20700OEM)

Mounting kit including a half-19“/3U plug-in panel and fastening material for mounting 20700OEM into standard 19“ rack-mount cabinets for video racks.

TM7-MADT (Table-top mounting adapter for 20700OEM)

Mounting kit including a table-top frame, robust swivel-mounted table-stand, housing cover, and mounting material for remodeling 20700OEM to a table-top unit.

Software Modules:

Build your meter!

A totally modular software concept means that you have to purchase features that you actually require. This puts you in control, defining the functionality of an individual TouchMonitor that suits your needs best. New instruments and functions can be added as software modules (licenses) to the device at any time. Many display functions from RTW products well known and used for years are available to choose from.

SW20001: Multichannel Mode

This module expands the signal routing to Mono, Stereo, 5.0 Surround, 5.1 Surround, 7.1 Surround and Multichannel (2 to 8 channels in one block, up to 2 blocks).

SW20002: Loudness and SPL Display

This module expands the basic stereo PPM with Loudness measuring functions as described in EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771, ATSC A/85, and ARIB guidelines, and the LRA instrument for the graphical display of the Loudness Range. A customer-specific mode allows the user to modify parameters. In addition the module provides the SPL display mode with various weighting filters and integration times as well as reference level adjust to calculate an SPL value from an electrical signal. For signals with more than two channels software module SW20001 is required.

SW20003: RTA - Real Time Analyzer

This module provides on 31 bands a spectral distribution display for single channels, channel pairs or groups plus HP HF band. For signals with more than two channels software module SW20001 is required.

SW20004: SSA - Surround Sound Analyzer

--- Precondition: Software module SW20002 is already installed! ---
This module is a powerful tool for visualizing the interaction of all important parameters of surround signals. The dynamic behavior of all display elements (House display) corresponds to the subjective listening impression, enabling you to see the balance of a surround programme intuitively and at a glance.
For signals with more than two channels software module SW20001 is required.

SW20005: Radar Display

--- Precondition: Software module SW20002 is already installed! ---
This module provides a high resolution circular Loudness display for Momentary values and history, enhanced with numerical display of measuring time and two descriptors. The Radar Display equals the Loudness Radar Meter of TC Electronic®. For signals with more than two channels software module SW20001 is required.

SW20006: RTW Premium PPM

This module expands the Basic Stereo PPM (standard software) with additional scales (Zoom, SMPTE, NHK, ARD+9, et al.), additional display modes (segment, classic), and moving coil instruments with different scales and functions. It also provides a 2-channel Audio Vectorscope and a separate phase meter.
With software module SW20001 installed also the Multichannel PPM is extended with these functions and enhanced with the Multi-Correlator (up to 10 phase meters). The Gain Reduction is added with Multi-Channel mode.

SW20013: BLITS

--- Precondition: Software module SW20001 is already installed! ---
This module is a tool to allow generating digital line test signals according to EBU 3304, GLITS, and BLITS definitions as well as automatic and significant analyzing of channel allocation, level, phase and delay, and polarity of received BLITS 5.1 test signals.

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