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RTW announces products meet latest ITU loudness metering directives
RTW announced this week that its full loudness family product line is available and will continue to meet the latest International Telecommunications Union (ITU) directives on loudness metering.
From its DigitalMonitor units to the SurroundControl 31900/31960, RTW offers tailor-made solutions for every market segment —from production and quality control to broadcast and documentation. These devices allow for consistent and functional loudness metering of stereo, multichannel and surround audio either alone or with conventional peak meters.
The members of the EBU P/Loud Group are developing a method for measuring and controlling loudness. The methods will be obligatory for broadcasters in the future. The group is also defining a numerical loudness-normalization standard to be applied to all programming. This will enable elimination of annoying loudness changes between programs broadcast by the same station as well as between different stations.