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The CEDIA Designer FAQs

  • Q: HOW IS CEDIA INVOLVED WITH THIS DESIGN TOOL?

  • Q: ABOUT CEDIA

  • Q: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO CEDIA MEMBERS?

  • Q: HOW DO I LOG IN?

  • Q: HOW WILL THE TOOL ADD VALUE TO MY BUSINESS?

  • Q: HOW DOES A MANUFACTURER JOIN TCD AND WHAT IS THE COST?

  • Q: IF I SUBSCRIBE TO CINEMA ROOM PRO, DO I HAVE ACCESS TO MEDIA ROOM FUNCTIONALITY?

  • Q: HOW MUCH TIME IS SAVED USING THE CEDIA DESIGNER?

  • Q: HOW MUCH IS TCD, AND WHAT SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

  • Q: WHAT IF MY LOUDSPEAKERS OR OTHER PREFERRED PRODUCTS AREN’T IN THE DATABASE?

  • Q: IF I SUBSCRIBE TO TCD, BUT WANT TO UPGRADE TO A HIGHER TIER, WHAT DO I DO?

  • Q: HOW MANY DESIGNS DOES A SUBSCRIPTION GIVE ME?

  • Q: WHAT DOES THE 'EDIT' FUNCTION ALLOW ME TO EDIT?

  • Q: WHY ISN’T THERE A TRIAL VERSION?

  • Q: WHY IS THE PRICING SET THIS WAY?

  • Q: WHAT IF I DON’T DO 30 DESIGNS PER MONTH?

  • Q: HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE A DESIGN IN TCD?

  • Q: WHERE CAN TCD BE USED?

  • Q: HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN USE ONE LOG-IN?

  • Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO USE TCD?

  • Q: WHAT DOES TCD CALCULATE AND PRODUCE?

  • Q: DO I HAVE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL INSTALLER TO USE TCD?

  • Q: DOES THE RENDER TCD PRODUCES REFLECT WHAT THE ROOM WILL ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE?

  • Q: CAN YOU EDIT THE RENDER WHEN EDITING A PREVIOUS DESIGN?

  • Q: HOW DOES TCD'S IMMERSIVE VR RENDER WORK?

  • Q: HOW DO I VIEW TCD'S VR / IMMERSIVE RENDER FILE?

  • Q: WHAT IF MY ROOM IS NOT SQUARE?

  • Q: EXPLAIN THE ROOM MEASUREMENTS THAT NEED TO BE ENTERED

  • Q: WHY ARE THE FONT IN-WALL SPEAKERS POSITIONED OUTSIDE OF THE ACOUSTICALLY TRANSPARENT SCREEN IN MY TCD DESIGN?

  • Q: HOW DO I USE THE 3D CAD TO GET THE SPEAKER PLACEMENT AND EQUIPMENT MEASUREMENTS?

  • Q: I AM A DEALER OF A TCD MANUFACTURER MEMBER - IS TCD AVAILABLE VIA THE MANUFACTURER?

  • Q: HOW DOES TCD'S D-TOOLS INTEGRATION WORK?

  • Q: DOES TCD CALCULATE HIGH RENDER CHANNEL COUNT SPEAKER PLACEMENTS?

  • Q: HOW DO SUBSCRIBERS MANAGE OR CHANGE CARD PAYMENTS?

  • Q: HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH IF I EXPERIENCE ANY ISSUES OR NEED GUIDANCE?

  • Q: WHAT TRAINING IS AVAILABLE?

  • Q: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR TCD?

  • Q: CAN YOU EXPORT A LIST (CSV OR SIMILAR) OF CONNECTIONS FOR ADDING TO CABLE SCHEDULE?

From The TCD Blog

Krix Joins The CEDIA Designer Database

by User Not Found | Jun 24, 2019

Krix has reinforced its commitment to the dedicated home theatre sector by joining TCD's online database. Effective immediately, integrators using TCD can begin designing immersive audio home theatres and simpler media rooms – complete with full project documentation – using Krix’s range of dedicated home cinema loudspeakers and subwoofers, in minutes.

Included within TCD’s product database are Krix’s Series MX modular behind-screen speaker systems, the Series SX in-room, in-wall, on-wall speakers and subwoofers and the Series X range of speakers and subwoofers, designed to sit behind acoustically transparent screens in large cinema rooms.

The CEDIA Designer software allows home cinema professionals to design any dedicated cinema or media room in minutes using products from the best manufacturers the residential theatre industry has to offer. 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. 

The software – which can be used by home cinema professionals anywhere in the world – creates peer-reviewed standard cinema designs and documentation, allowing users to produce technically correct dedicated cinema and media room designs, comprehensive support documents, renders (including immersive VR renders)accurately reflecting the finished room, in addition to producing a 3D CAD drawing of any room design in under 30 seconds. 

Crucially, using TCD allows integrators to confidently design technically perfect high render channel count home theatres in a matter of minutes using the Krix 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 accurate high render channel count immersive audio home theatres in such a short space of time.

“We’re proud to be partnering with The CEDIA Designer,” said Michael Cox, Marketing Manager at Krix. “The tool’s step-by-step approach simplifies the process of designing a high-end cinema room to specification. While the process is relatively quick and simple, it's obvious that a lot of hard work and industry experience have gone in behind the scenes - resulting in a tangible proposal that many clients will see value in.”

Integrators are required to create a TCD account to start designing Krix 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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