ISE 2016: New Cinema Design Software Helps Integrators Design Complete Home Theater

Debuting at ISE 2016, Cinema Design Software from Cinema Designer enables dealers to quickly produce full home theater designs complete with 3D CAD placement drawings and specification data.


The new U.K.-based software company Cinema Designer is introducing its first product, the Cinema Design Tool, at ISE 2016

Cinema Designer says the online design tool has been developed to allow custom electronics professionals to create home theater designs, support documents and aesthetic renderings within minutes. 

According to the British company, until the creation of the Cinema Design Tool the design of home theaters had been a labor-intensive process, and now with new surround sound formats coming into the market such as Dolby Atmos, Auro and DTS:X, the design process is even more difficult. 

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The software features brands such as Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), Barco, Triad, Classe Audio, Procella Audio and Screen Research in a database that is continually growing, and it adds the tool accurately specifies equipment based on proper design principles and performance data. With the new software tool users can complete full designs, including 3D CAD placement drawings, specification data, material bills and detailed photo renderings quickly and accurately.

Cinema Designer explains that all users need to do is enter a few basic details such as room dimensions and screen size and the software will calculate an arithmetrical design within minutes. The software also generates design documents within a minute, and the company adds the software can also be used for combined cinema and media room installations. 

The Cinema Design Tool will be introduced at ISE 2016 in Amsterdam, and it become available to installers on Feb. 17.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.