D -TOOLS ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT AND EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

The D-Tools Si v3 Value Edition features ground breaking functionality for a sub-$1000 price point. To be distributed exclusively in the United States by the EDGE Group.


INDIANAPOLIS, IN - September 1st, 2003 - Today, D -Tools announced an agreement with the EDGE Group to distribute their latest product, D -Tools Si v3 Value Edition. The Value Edition has the same powerful estimating engine that the D -Tools full line products have, along with the Project DataMatrixTM, client proposal reports and purchase orders. In addition, Si VE includes Microsoft Visio for the elevation view and line view drawings, all for an MSRP of $999. The Si v3 Value Edition may be upgraded at any time to the full line versions of the D -Tools product suite.

"The Value Edition is an extremely important step in the future of our company," said Adam Stone, President of D -Tools. "It is geared for the smaller system integrator, giving them an affordable choice to upgrade the way they do business."

The Value Edition will be sold exclusively through distribution. In the United States, D -Tools has finalized an agreement with the EDGE Distribution Group. "We are extremely excited to be working with EDGE Group," said Stone. "The customers they interact with every day are the businesses that will benefit most from this product."

D -Tools has also announced an agreement with Intéligos, SA de CV of Mexico to distribute the Value Edition in that country.

To learn more about the Value Edition, or for a product demonstration, visit the D -Tools' booth at CEDIA (#514). To purchase a copy of the Value Edition visit the products section of the D -Tools web site: www.d -tools.com.

D -Tools Si v3 Value Edition is the latest version of D -Tools®, Inc.'s revolutionary software that helps systems integrators by providing a fast, intuitive toolset for designing, engineering, documenting and estimating. D -Tools Si ties together the management of all these processes into a single portable project file so that everybody using the software is working from the same project data. For unprecedented ease of use, D -Tools Si v3 uses Microsoft® Visio® for the graphic interface, which makes it easy to produce professional line diagrams and elevations.

Founded in 1998, D -Tools Inc. is a worldwide leader in easy -to -use, highly accurate system design software. The company, based in Concord, California, offers a wide range of products and services created to simplify the complicated design, engineering, documentation and estimating processes that accompany large -scale installation projects.

EDGE Group

The EDGE Distributors Group is a nationally renowned organization of distribution professionals dedicated to the sales, marketing and warehousing of high -end single or multi -room home theatre and entertainment systems, systems integration, home automation and communications systems including custom lighting to the sophisticated custom installers, system designers and specialty audio video retailers.

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