TouchMonitor TM3

Product Description

Loudness Simplified: Professional Loudness, True Peak and PPM metering at an affordable price with easy and flexible preset control.


New: Timecode Reader licence option available with the current updates for the firmware (3.00) and the Devicer (V3.00) (download at members area)!
Software licence TM3-SWTCR includes the Timecode Reader instrument allowing to decode and to display LTC timecode using one of the selectable audio inputs.

The compact TouchMonitor TM3 comes with a capacitive 4.3“ touch screen and intuitive preset control at an affordable price. With its feature list, it is the ideal solution for editorial offices, edit suites, small control rooms, and all applications with the need of easy readable loudness-compliant level control.

The Unit
TM3 consists of a display unit for vertical or horizontal use and a remote interface box. It handles analog or digital stereo signals (TM3) and digital 6-channel signals (TM3-6CH). TM3‘s flexible user interface allows the selection of up to 10 presets quickly and simply with just a finger swipe. The contained factory presets present a cross-section of the applications, audio connections and standards and allow you to start working right out of the box.

The Devicer Software
When it comes to configuring local presets using the Devicer DC1 software application (Windows® and Mac OS X® compatible), the TM3‘s power and flexibility really shines. Existing presets easily can be personalized and adapted to individual needs. Furthermore, Devicer DC1 allows to create several configuration sets with different presets, which may be uploaded to TM3 as required. (Devicer DC1 is available for free in the Audio Monitors/TouchMonitor TM3 section of the member area). Purchase and activation of software licences can also be managed with the Devicer.

The Instruments
Besides PPM and True Peak instruments, the TM3 features comprehensive loudness measuring features conforming to all relevant international standards (EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, ARIB, OP-59). Loudness instruments include single-channel and summing bargraphs, loudness range and numerical displays.

 

 

Features

  • 4.3“ Touch screen for vertical or horizontal use
  • Flexible display layout with scalable instruments
  • Separate interface box with audio I/O, USB, GPIO
  • Audio: analog balanced and unbalanced, S/PDIF, AES3
  • Stereo/6-channel operation (6-channel TM3-6CH only)
  • Retrofitable software licence for 6-channel measurements
  • Licence option for Moving Coil instruments
  • Loudness: EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771, ATSC A/85, ARIB, customer specific
  • Single channel and summing loudness bargraphs
  • Loudness Test Time Control
  • Loudness range (LRA) with MagicLRA
  • PPM & True Peak
  • SPL & Dialnorm
  • Correlation
  • Numerical display
  • Comprehensive set of presets
  • Personalization with Devicer DC1
    (The Device Configurator software for Windows® and
    Mac OS X® is available in the Audio Monitors/
    TouchMonitor TM3 section of the member area).

Models

Models

TouchMonitor TM3

The table-top units of the TouchMonitor TM3 series consist of a display with with fixed cable for data exchange and supply voltage and a remote interface box with processor and connectors.
The model versions differ in function range and number of channels being displayed at a time.


Hardware

  • Display Unit (Screen)
    • 4,3" capacitive touch screen
    • Flexible screen layout with scalable instruments
    • Vertical or horizontal operation
    • Fixed cable (approx. 2 m)
    • Dimensions: 82.5 x 138 x 50 mm (B x H x T)

  • Interface Box (Connection Options) 
    • Analog Stereo input (channels L and R) via 2 x RCA (unbalanced), with potentiometers adjustable from 150 mV to 30 V or
      analog Stereo input (channels L and R) via 25-pin Sub-D (balanced), +4/+6 dBu, with software adjustable from 0 to +10 dBu
      Cannot be used in parallel!
    • S/PDIF input via RCA and output via RCA (unbalanced, 75 ohm)
    • 3 digital AES3 inputs and 3 digital outputs via 25-pin Sub-D (balanced, 110 ohm)
    • Full speed USB 2.0 connection vis USB Mini-B socket for data exchange between TM3 and Devicer DC1
    • GPIO connection via RJ-11 (6P6C) socket
    • Locking 4-pin low voltage connector (type Binder 710) for power supply



Software (Display Options)

  • Loudness metering acc. to EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771, ATSC A/85, ARIB or customer specific
  • Bargraphs for single channel and summed Loudness display
  • Loudness Range (LRA) with "MagicLRA"
  • Numerical Loudness display
  • SPL meter
  • Peak, True-Peak, and correlation measurement
  • Comprehensive set of presets (personalizing with Devicer DC1)



Versions

  • TM3
    • 2-channel Stereo version
    • Display unit and interface box
    • Input sources alternatively selectable
    • a maximum of 2 input channels can be displayed at a time
    • Mains adapter included

  • TM3-6CH
    • 6-channel version (2-channel Stereo, multichannel, 5.1)
    • Display unit and interface box
    • Input sources alternatively selectable
    • a maximum of 6 input channels can be displayed at a time
    • Dialnorm measurement
    • Mains adapter included


Instruments

Instruments

This example shows in horizontal orientation the combined PPM and Loudness mode (BBC mode) of the activated Moving Coil licence. On this instrument, a third, cyan-coloured needle below the needles for the stereo signal shows one of the three summed loudness values M, S, or I on a separate scale. It is helpful for the intuitive display of loudness being on target.

Instruments can be scaled, randomly positioned and combined.
This example shows a combined Loudness Meter and Peak Program Meter (left), Loudness Range (LRA) instrument in MagicLRA mode with Integrated (I) Loudness bargraph and graphical display of the Loudness Range (right), and control buttons for the Loudness measurement (below). This combination may be useful for Loudness measurements of many Stereo applications.

This example shows VU needle instruments in vertical orientation which can be displayed with the activated Moving Coil licence. As other modes, Stereo or dual needle instruments with British IIa resp. British IIb or Loudness scales are selectable.

This picture shows an example for horizontal operation of the stereo version: Above on the left the Loudness Range (LRA) instrument in MagicLRA mode with Integrared bargraph and graphical Loudness Range display is running. An additional numerical display of the Integrated bargraph is on the left. Below left is the PPM with ARD+9 scale running. Below on the right the control buttons for the Loudness measurement is placed.

This example shows a display of the 6-channel version: On the left a 6-channel PPM in 5.1 mode with British IIa scale and segmented bargraphs is positioned. On the right the Loudness Range (LRA) instrument in MagicLRA mode with Integrared bargraph and graphical Loudness Range display is running. An additional numerical display of the Integrated bargraph is beneath. Finally, at the bottom the control buttons for the Loudness measurement are placed.

This example shows an arrangement of a multichannel application: On the left a True Peak Meter is displayed with its numerical display of the Integrated Loudness value above. On the right there is a digital peakmeter with its numerical display of the Integrated Loudness value above. Jointly used control buttons for the Loudness measurements are located at the bottom.

Options

Options

Software Modules:

With the software module (licence) you are able to expand the functionality of your TouchMonitor according to your individual needs.


  • TM3-SW6UPG
    Software licence for upgrading model TM3 for 6-channel processing. After activating the licence, the features are identical to the TM3-6CH version.

  • TM3-SWMC
    Software licence for expanding the feature set of models TM3 and TM3-6CH with the Moving Coil instrument for the display of needle instruments.
    Functions: L/R and M/S PPM modes (BR IIa/BR IIb scales), VU mode, Loudness mode, dual or single (stereo) displays horizontal or vertical, a combined mode with Dual-PPM and Loudness sum display (BBC) is also available.

  • TM3-SWTCR
    Software licence for expanding the feature set of the TM3 and TM3-6CH modells to allow external LTC timecode signals to be decoded, displayed and used.
    Functions: LTC timecode reader and display of an external analog or digital source.


Accessories

Accessories

1161   
Extension cable for TM3 interface box, 10 m, to enlarge the disatnce between TM3 interface box and TM3 display up to approx. 12 m. Set includes the required f-f adapter.

1162   
Snake cable, 2 meter, for TM3 interface box, distributes 25-pin. Sub-D-M to 2 x XLR-F (analog inputs), 3 x XLR-F (AES3 inputs), and 3 x XLR-M (AES3 outputs)

1166   
Metal mounting plate for TM3 display unit to be mounted with 3/8 inch holds (e. g. gooseneck, mic stand)

1168-R    
Wide range 100 - 240 V AC/24 V DC 2.7 A, table-top power supply with corresponding power cable for different power supply systems

Downloads

Downloads

Images

Images

With horizontal finger swipes it is easy to scroll through the available presets and to select the one meeting the needs of your application. Just touch the "Start" button to load and activate the preset.

TM3 may be operated in horizontal orientation. Counter-clockwise rotate the unit. Then you also can scroll through the available presets with horizontal finger swipes and select the one you need. Just touch the "Start" button to load and activate the preset for horizontal operation.

The TM3 recognizes the wipe orientation (lengthwise or crosswise) in order to switch between vertical and horizontal display modes. It doesn‘t use a motion sensor for this.

With Devicer DC1 software for Mac OS X® and Windows® the existing presets may be adapted to individual needs. All settings are made with the software on the computer screen. An animated preview is also displayed. After being uploaded to TM3 and being activated, the adapted presets are available for operation.