D -Tools and Crestron announce plans to link System Integrator and SystemBuilder™ software

Projects created in SystemBuilder will import into System Integrator in December 2005

CONCORD, CA, September 6, 2005 - D -Tools, the leader in system integration design software for the custom residential, commercial systems design and installation industries announced today that they have joined Crestron's award winning Integrated Partner program to link D -Tools System Integrator software with Crestron's award winning SystemBuilder™ 2.0 software. The proposed plan will allow dealers to use Crestron's SystemBuilder software to design, program and document their Crestron systems then export them into a new or existing System Integrator project with just a few mouse clicks.

"D -Tools System Integration software is a natural companion product for Crestron users to design, engineer, document, estimate, sell and manage custom systems," said Adam Stone, President. "We see this partnership as a benefit that enables our mutual dealers to be more responsive to their client's needs."

"D -Tools continues to be a strong partner in both the commercial and residential markets as they are the innovator in project management system design software." Says Chris Wildfoerster, Crestron's Director of Market Development, "This new interface saves our dealers time and money by exporting work done in Crestron's SystemBuilder directly into D -Tools."

The link between Crestron and D -Tools software will create many benefits for dealers using both systems. D -Tools System Integrator users will be able to import a SystemBuilder system into a new or existing D -Tools project with a couple of mouse clicks where the devices will automatically be dropped into the software. Crestron SystemBuilder users will be able to launch D -Tools System Integrator and create a new project from within the SystemBuilder application. Dealers will also be able to take advantage of existing data Crestron SystemBuilder users have already created. In addition, users of SystemBuilder will be able to take advantage of all the features of System Integrator including the reports which shows images of all devices in the system, connected Crestron devices and connection information in the schematic view.

One of the biggest advantages is that exporting SystemBuilder data into the D -Tools software package saves time. After a user exports the information to System Integrator, the data that is entered consists of all of the Crestron devices and their associated accessories. There will be no need for the dealer to enter the information twice.

About D -Tools, Inc.

D -Tools is a worldwide leader in easy -to -use, highly accurate system design software. The company, founded in 1998 and 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 residential and commercial installation projects of any size. D -Tools is the recipient of the Consumer Electronics Association's Mark of Excellence Award (2004, 2005), National Systems Contractors Association and Sound and Video Contractor's Innovations in Technology for Business

Productivity Award (2004, 2005) and CE Pro's High Impact Award for Design Software.
For more information, contact D -Tools at (866) 386 -6571, e -mail at info@d -tools.com or visit D -Tools online at www.d -tools.com.

About Crestron Electronics, Inc.
For 35 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate boardrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes.
In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.
For more information about Crestron go www.crestron.com, email crestron@crestron.com or call 800 -237 -2041.

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