Focal continues to increase its presence within the CI and home theatre markets by joining the multiple award winning, global cloud-based design software, The CEDIA Designer online database.

Integration has become an important area of development for Focal, reflecting the CI-focussed product ranges available from the brand within TCD, which are suitable for smaller media rooms, as well as immersive audio home cinemas.

Crucially, using The CEDIA Designer allows integrators to confidently design technically impeccable immersive audio home theatres in a matter of minutes using the speakers and subwoofers available in the software’s substantial manufacturer 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.

‘We are very excited about the high-end integration options The CEDIA Designer calculates in regard to optimised speaker locations for bespoke acoustic environments,’ said Andy Oattes, Head Of Sales UK, Focal. ‘By appearing in The CEDIA Designer’s database, our customers can get 100% out of Focal loudspeakers’ performance, confident in the knowledge that if the cinema is designed using The CEDIA Designer, our loudspeakers will be specified correctly. TCD is used by integrators all over the world, and we are excited about being able to reach so many international, quality-based installers by joining the platform.’

The CEDIA Designer 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 is available to users all over the world and helps to provide relevant documentation for home cinema designs being submitted for the CEDIA Awards, regardless of the size of the organisation.

The CEDIA Designer is offering any Focal dealer free webinar training, which will guide the attendee through the entire cinema room design process using Focal loudspeakers. Those wanting to take advantage of this should email to book a training session. Alternatively, all integrators are welcome to join any of TCD’s monthly, free tutorial demo sessions.

Installers are required to create a TCD account to start designing home cinemas and media rooms. For more info on TCD’s subscription options and pricing, click here.

About The CEDIA Designer

The CEDIA Designer (TCD) is a double 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 30+ 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.

For more information about The Cinema Designer’s subscription options and to create an account, visit the website at

If you need any further information, please contact Andy Napthine at / +44(0)7920 425166