Mississauga, Ontario – June 18, 2018 – Paradigm and Anthem have announced that both brands’ extensive range of home theatre products are now available within multiple CEDIA Award winning, global cloud-based design software, The Cinema Designer’s (TCD) online database. Using TCD, integrators can quickly design technically accurate home theatres and media rooms using Paradigm and Anthem’s prestigious product lines, confident in the fact that the room will have predictable results based on industry standards.
Paradigm’s comprehensive product range is now live within the software, so whether you’re an integrator or dealer wanting to quickly design a classic two-channel stereo media room using bookshelf or floor-standing speakers, or are looking to design an enveloping multichannel home theatre system using Paradigm’s custom install, immersive audio in-ceiling or in-wall loudspeakers and subwoofers – TCD caters for all levels of theatre design.
Anthem’s product offerings have also been updated within the online design software to reflect the very latest product releases, including the brand’s range of immersive audio AV processors and AV receivers, integrated amplifiers, power amplifiers and preamplifiers – allowing TCD users to confidently design multi-channel Anthem home theatre systems.
Crucially, using TCD will allow integrators to confidently design technically perfect immersive audio Paradigm and Anthem home theatres in a matter of minutes, 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.
“Paradigm and Anthem products are high performance tools that enable specialty AV professionals to deliver amazing experiences for their clients—of course, the better the home theater speakers and electronics, the greater the potential for an exceptional experience. However, that potential can only be fully realized when products are properly positioned, set up, and performance optimized. The Cinema Designer software is a great tool to help our dealers achieve that goal,” says Keith Dowd, Paradigm & Anthem, Director of US Sales.
Built by home theatre designers, for home theatre designers, TCD 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. TCD creates peer-reviewed standard cinema designs and documentation, allowing users to produce technically impeccable dedicated theatre 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.
TCD 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.
“TCD is bolstered by the products that we have in the tool, and I know from experience as an integrator that Paradigm and Anthem are very widely used and are hugely popular within the CI community,” said TCD inventor, Guy Singleton. “By updating Anthem’s newest products in the software and by introducing the Paradigm range, we are confident that we are continuing to bring good brands into the fold for the benefit of our users worldwide. From reference theatres to small media rooms, Anthem and Paradigm cater for all levels of home cinema installs, and we are so pleased to have them join the TCD family.”
TCD integrates with D-Tools’ SI 2017 software, offering installers and dealers a powerful 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 labour and associated costs, in addition to importing TCD’s 3D CAD drawings into Visio.
TCD provides all relevant documentation for home cinema design, allowing any company to meet the minimum criteria to enter the CEDIA awards, regardless of the size of the organisation.
TCD is offering any Paradigm or Anthem dealer free TCD webinar training, which will guide the attendee through the entire cinema or media room design process using Paradigm and Anthem products. Those wanting to take advantage of this should email [email protected] to book a training session.
Installers are required to create a TCD account to start designing home cinemas and media rooms. For more info on TCD subscription options and pricing, click here. To check if your preferred Paradigm and Anthem product is in TCD, search for the model number on TCD’s brands page.
Since 1982, innovative design, advanced materials, in-house manufacturing and state-of-the-art engineering have made Paradigm an international leader in speaker design. With more than 400 industry awards for audio excellence and numerous rave reviews from around the world, Paradigm is committed to staying at the leading edge of speaker technology, consistently achieving the ultimate in sound for music and home theater.
Anthem is a leading manufacturer of award-winning high-end electronics for music, home theater and distributed sound systems sold internationally under the brand names Anthem™ and Anthem™ Statement. Anthem products are used at all levels of music reproduction and allow you to virtually “be there” every time you listen to a favorite piece of recorded music or experience the excitement of surround-sound home theater.
The Cinema Designer (TCD) is a double CEDIA Award-winning cloud-based, interactive, standards-driven online tool that calculates in minutes what would typically take an experienced cinema designer weeks to design, producing a complete 40+ page cinema design proposal including audio and video calibration reports, aesthetic renders accurately reflecting the finished room, and 3D CAD drawings of the room. TCD brings the entire cinema design process into one place: the user enters in the dimensions of the room and then works methodically through the entire cinema design. TCD specifies the precise location of the loudspeakers, screen, seating, projector, provides amplification and processor requirements, calculates the RT60 value, and much more. 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 software is available to users all over the world, producing documentation that meets the minimum standard required to enter the CEDIA Awards in its cinema and media room design categories.