Cologne, Germany (September 18, 2008)–RTW has been commissioned by BSkyB, through dealer Audio & Design, to supply a modified, customer-specific version of the SurroundMonitor 10600 for its production and broadcasting studios in London.
RTW’s SurroundMonitor 10600 is a system for monitoring digital stereo, multi-channel and surround audio signals. Featuring an integrated Surround Sound Analyzer, the current model has an integrated loudness display in compliance with the ITU guideline BS.1771 for stereo and 5.1 surround operation and a new full-screen mode.
The customized version of the 10600, produced in close cooperation with BSkyB, has two horizontal lines in the program meter display at -10dBFS and -18dBFS. These lines represent two key thresholds for Sky and enable the user to see clearly when they are exceeded. The loudness meter’s color scheme is also customized to BSkyB’s television requirements. Another modification is the special integration time of 10ms for the PPM display and peak hold function.
The BSkyB TV monitor systems, like all the other systems of this type, have the new ITU-conforming loudness display and full-screen mode. A software update is available to enable both of these functions in all previously supplied 10600 units.