Origin Acoustics has joined the global cloud-based design software: The CEDIA Designer (TCD) online database. Integrators using TCD can immediately specify Origin Acoustics’ range of home cinema loudspeakers, subwoofers and amplifiers while designing immersive audio home theatres and simpler media rooms, complete with full project documentation.
Included within TCD’s substantial product database are Origin Acoustics’ recently debuted in-wall and on-wall Marquee Cinema Collection, the in-ceiling Director Collection, the Composer Collection (comprised of sleek in-wall, theater-style, LCR style and two-way bezel-less frame loudspeakers), the in-ceiling, in-wall and retrofit in-wall Architectural Subwoofer range, Powered Subwoofers and associated amplifiers.
Built by home theater designers, for home theater designers, The CEDIA Designer software (formerly known as The Cinema Designer) allows home cinema professionals to design any dedicated cinema or media room in minutes using products from the industry’s best residential theater manufacturers.
TCD creates peer-reviewed standard cinema designs and documentation, allowing users to produce technically impeccable dedicated cinema and media room designs, support documents, aesthetic renders accurately reflecting the finished room, in addition to producing a 3D CAD drawing of any room in under 30 seconds.
The CEDIA Designer calculates and produces in minutes what would take an experienced cinema designer weeks to complete, quickly specifying the precise location of all cinema and media room equipment, while eliminating equipment combinations that won’t work.
Crucially, using TCD allows integrators to confidently design technically perfect high render channel count home theatres using the Origin Acoustics speakers and subwoofers available in the software’s database, eliminating the guesswork when it comes to placing all the required loudspeakers accurately in a room in a way that is relative to the listening area. Using TCD is the only way home technology professionals can accurately design technically perfect high render channel count immersive audio home theatres in such a short space of time.
The CEDIA Designer integrates with D-Tools’ SI 2017 software, offering installers an all-in-one cinema room design tool that allows users to export a TCD design into D-Tools via a CSV file, calculate local area pricing, TAX, required labor and associated costs, in addition to importing TCD’s 3D CAD drawings into Visio.
Integrators are required to create a TCD account to start designing Origin Acoustics home cinemas and media rooms. Visit TCD’s website for more info on TCD’s subscription options and pricing and for tutorial videos and documentation output examples. CEDIA member dealers have free access to TCD’s Media Room software (a $650 value) as a benefit of membership, while members also receive substantial discounts on the other usage tiers.
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