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CEDIA Acquires The Cinema Designer

Home theater design software brings significant value-add to members.

CEDIA has announced the acquisition of The Cinema Designer in a move that will offer members preferential access to this home theater design software. The name has changed to The CEDIA Designer, which nicely aligns with the often-used acronym TCD.

“The CEDIA Designer is an exceptional home theater and media room design tool,” says Tabatha O’Connor, CEDIA President and CEO. “The software was developed by renowned home theater designer Guy Singleton and has earned numerous industry awards since its launch in 2016. Most importantly, it has helped many integration firms save time and money in the design process while ensuring an outstanding client experience. The manufacturers like it because they can feel confident that their products are being specified correctly, with appropriate products being applied to appropriate-sized rooms.”

TCD is a cloud-based design tool that, minutes after entering room specs and design criteria, will produce a technically perfect home cinema or media room design with full documentation, a scale rendering of the finished theater, and a 3D CAD model. The CEDIA Designer calculates in minutes what would typically take an experienced cinema designer several weeks, saving crucial design time on projects.

The software will specify the precise location of loudspeakers, screen, seating, and projector. It provides amplification and processor requirements, needed acoustic treatments, and much more. All while adhering to the CTA/CEDIA CEB-22 and CEB-23 Home Theater Audio and Video Recommended Practices, improving performance and eliminating subjectivity in theater design.

Guy Singleton and the team behind the software are continuing on as consultants with a focus on product development, sales, and customer care. The team will continue to support, maintain, and develop The CEDIA Designer.

All CEDIA members will automatically gain a free subscription to use level I, the Media Room design software, a $625 value, as part of their membership. The three remaining tiers — Media Room Pro, Cinema Room, and Cinema Room Pro — are significantly discounted for members. CEDIA manufacturer members can join the 60 companies and over 1500 products in the tool and will benefit from a discounted rate when enlisting products into the service, saving $2000.

CEDIA will be demonstrating The CEDIA Designer at CEDIA Expo 2018 and a series of webinars are planned after the show. The schedule for both can be found below:

CEDIA Expo CEDIA Designer Demo Schedule

Thursday, September 6
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Room 32A – CEDIA Education Pavilion

Friday, September 7 
CEDIA Press Demo
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
CEDIA Booth #1527

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Room 32A – CEDIA Education Pavilion

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (in Spanish)
Room 32A – CEDIA Education Pavilion

Saturday, September 8
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
CEDIA Booth #1527

To find out more, visit booth #1527 at CEDIA Expo or go to