RTW to show updated products at NAB2008

The SurroundControl family is adding new capabilities for the monitoring and analysis of broadcast audio streams.
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The SurroundControl 31900SD is among the new RTW products ready for display at this year’s NAB.

At the upcoming NAB2008, RTW will display its completely overhauled SurroundControl family in booth N3223. These eight-channel systems allow control, monitoring and analysis of surround sound using RTW's Surround Sound Analyzer. Developed by RTW, the Surround Sound Analyzer is the house-shaped display known throughout the industry for its easy-to-read manifestation of overall sound, including loudness and sound pressure level, phase correlation and level differences among channels.

The SurroundControl 31900 is designed for audio studios and fits in a 19in, 1RU case, while the SurroundControl 31960 is sized as a half 19in, 3RU rack-mountable module for use with standard 19in installation racks for waveform monitors in video studios.

The SurroundControl 31900SD and 31960SD feature an HD- and SD-capable SDI de-embedder interface as well as analog and digital audio ins and outs. The new SDI interface can access all 16 (4 x 4) audio channels implemented in SDI streams and use them for both visual display and audio monitoring. All standard and SDI versions of SurroundControl are available with a Dolby E and Dolby AC-3 decoder option, giving direct access to coded data streams for analysis and control without the need for external decoding. Like the standard SurroundControl 31900/31960, the extended SD versions feature an eight-channel surround monitoring controller with downmix matrix and Surround Sound Analyzer.

RTW will also show the SuroundMonitor 11900 and 11900SD, an eight-channel measuring system that features the Surround Sound Analyzer to analyze both digital and analog multichannel and 3.1, 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 surround sound. It is ideal for displaying stereo, multichannel and surround sound according to metrological and acoustical criteria. The SD version adds an HD- and SD-capable SDI de-embedder interface for visualizing all 16 (4 x 4) channels implemented in SDI streams, as well as a Dolby E/Dolby AC-3 decoder option for the analysis of coded data streams without the need for external decoding.

For more information, visit www.rtw.de/english/news/SC_31900SD.html.