D -Tools SI 4.5 Named as Finalist for 2006 CEA Mark of Excellence Award

D-Tools System Integrator 4.5 has been named as a finalist in the CEA® 2006 Mark of Excellence Awards in the Supplier's Best Installation Product category. The awards will be announced at an awards banquet on Friday, March 31 during EHX Spring 2006.

CONCORD, CA - MARCH 6, 2006 - D -Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced that D -Tools System Integrator 4.5 (SI 4.5) has been named as a finalist in The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) 2006 Mark of Excellence Awards in the Supplier's Best Installation Product category. The awards are presented by CEA's TechHome Division and will be announced at an awards banquet on Friday, March 31, 2006 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, during the Electronic House Expo Spring 2006 (EHX).


CEA's Mark of Excellence Awards recognize the top achievements in industry -leading custom electronics products, services and installations - setting the trends in the ever -changing home automation industry. Award entries are submitted in four categories - Supplier, System Integrator, System Integrator of the Year and Training/Support - and are reviewed by a panel of industry experts.

"We're pleased and honored to be named as a finalist for this prestigious award," said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D -Tools. "Our entire organization is focused on a single objective - to deliver a product that enables our customers to reach their potential through improved workflow and increased profitability. It is gratifying for us to be recognized for having accomplished this goal, and continues to motivate us 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, drawings 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 download free product information from D -Tools' comprehensive database of tens of thousands of products and accessories, 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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