D -Tools System Integrator™ Wins 2006 Innovative Housing Technology Award

D-Tools, Inc., today announced that D-Tools System Integrator 4.5 is the winner of the 2006 Innovative Housing Technology Award for Best Computer Aided Design and Drafting product.

CONCORD, CA - FEBRUARY 1, 2006 - D -Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced that D -Tools System Integrator 4.5 (SI 4.5) is the winner of the 2006 Innovative Housing Technology Award for Best Computer Aided Design and Drafting product.


The IHTAs - - which are sponsored by TecHome Builder magazine, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and NAHB Research Center - - recognize significant advances by product manufacturers in technology development specific to the residential construction industry. The awards were judged by a panel consisting of five home builders and two prominent industry editors.

"This year's International Builder's Show drew more than 100,000 housing professionals from home and apartment builders to product manufacturers. The Innovative Housing Technology Awards winners represent the leading edge in products that will support these homebuilding industry professionals as they take their products to market," says Jason Knott, editor -in -chief, TecHome Builder Magazine. "D -Tools' System Integrator 4.5 was selected as a winner because of its industry -specific functionality."

The winner in the Computer Aided Design and Drafting category demonstrated a software product that supports residential homebuilders in the critical function of automating the design and development of architectural drawings for home building.

"We're pleased and honored to win this prestigious award," said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D -Tools. "Back in 1997 we set out to create a product that would enable our customers to increase their productivity and profitability, and that goal has always been first and foremost what drives us as a company. It is gratifying for us to be recognized for having accomplished our goal - to help our customers become more successful through the use of our software."

D -Tools System Integrator 4.5 enables systems integrators and custom installation professionals to create detailed projects managed with automated proposals, scheduling, pick lists, purchase orders and additional documents that streamline the integrated installation of audio and video products. By using a single, shared project file, system integrators and installers can pull information from a comprehensive database of tens of thousands of products, giving them the distinct advantage of designing systems using the most current product information, while saving hours of product research time.

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. Over 2,000 leading companies use D -Tools software to reduce time and costs and streamline the system integration process. 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), CE Pro's High Impact Award for Design Software, the 2005 EHX Multi -Room Audio/Video Award, and the 2006 IHTA award for best Computer Aided Design and Drafting product.

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.

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