The CEDIA Designer (TCD) has released a host of valuable upgrades. TCD is a cloud-based design tool that allows home cinema professionals to design any dedicated cinema/media room in minutes.
The CEDIA Designer upgrades include:
- Ability to generate documentation report in Spanish
- Ability to specify sound bar products
- A new Project Progress feature
“The new features in The CEDIA Designer showcase our commitment to continuous improvement,” said TCD creator Guy Singleton. “The addition of Spanish language documentation, sound bar products and Project Progress builds on TCD’s status as the most powerful cinema design tool around. Integrators deserve software that responds to and evolves with their needs and these upgrades deliver.”
The Project Progress feature allows users to demonstrate each stage of a project. Project managers can use this to validate to customers the phase a project has reached, including sales agreed, trim out, first fix and second fix stages.
TCD allows integrators to enter in-room dimensions and materials, equipment choices and placement. It then produces a client-ready 30+ page cinema design proposal. The CEDIA Designer guides users through the design process and the resulting design report is complete in minutes, rather than hours or days.
“From the sightlines to the seating and screen types to the projector selection and proper Dolby Atmos speaker placement, the documentation includes everything,” said LED Systems LLC Chief Technologist Lewis Franke. “TCD paid off for me immediately during the first project I used it. I delivered a more expensive proposal than the other bids because the software helped me show the client the necessary changes and accommodations others were leaving out.”
The new CEDIA Designer developments follow several others recently announced, including immersive virtual reality render capabilities and the introduction of Samsung’s The Wall (a consumer modular MicroLED 146-inch display). Both features are available to TCD users at the Cinema Room Pro tier.
In addition to a complimentary subscription to the Media Room tier of TCD, a CEDIA membership unlocks significant discounts to all other TCD tiers. Learn more about the software and find out how to subscribe to it, here.