Panamax and D -Tools Team Up

Power Products Manufacturer Partners with Software Developer to Provide Dealers Greater Efficiency in Designing Custom Home Systems

PETALUMA, CA - September 2, 2004 - Panamax, the leading designer of power conditioning technology, announced today it has joined D -Tools' Manufacturer's Partner Program. As a program partner, Panamax's products are included in D -Tools' award -winning System Integrator software. This popular software program is used by custom installers to design, engineer, and estimate costs for electronic home entertainment and automation systems. Users of the System Integrator software can now easily select Panamax's products when specifying the best components in their system installations.

"We're excited to have our products included in D -Tools' custom installer -focused software," said Don King, director of product marketing at Panamax. "Panamax is a company that's focused on maintaining exceptional customer service, and since many of our dealers find D -Tools' software essential to running their businesses, it's natural that we support them by partnering with D -Tools. It's now easier than ever for installers to integrate the benefits of our power conditioners and surge protectors in the earliest stages of system design."

"Many of our customers have asked that Panamax's products be added to System Integrator, said Ingo Schmoldt, director of manufacturer partnerships for D -Tools. "Now that Panamax is included in our software, installers can create precise home system designs that include top -quality power protection. This new partnership benefits Panamax as well as its dealers, who enjoy faster system design, increased job turnaround, and a greater level of service to their customers."

The D -Tools Si v3 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, elevations, floor plans and schematic drawings with full interfacing capability with AutoCAD.

About D -Tools, Inc.

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.

Panamax - The Industry's Leader in Innovation and Technology

Panamax has been the premier power -conditioning manufacturer in the consumer electronics industry for nearly 30 years. Panamax has a staff of 5 full -time research & development specialists, and has introduced many technological innovations to the power -conditioning product arena. Panamax also has a high -power test laboratory that is certified by CSA to perform agency testing, and has drawn on an unparalleled understanding of noise filtration and surge protection to create the finest power -conditioning products available in the market today.

About Panamax

For nearly 30 years, Panamax has specialized in producing the most innovative power -conditioning products available to protect home and small business electronics equipment from damage caused by power surges and lightning. The company's extensive line of award -winning power conditioners is designed to safeguard a wide array of electrical equipment including computers, telephone systems, copiers, domestic appliances, home theater and direct broadcast satellite systems. Panamax is ISO 9001 certified and it markets its line of power conditioners throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Pacific Rim. The company has earned numerous industry awards, and is backed by outstanding customer service and the best warranties the industry has to offer.

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