D -Tools, Inc. Announces 2006 Design Awards Call for Entries

The 2006 D-Tools Design Awards showcase the best residential and commercial system integration projects created with D-Tools' award-winning System Integrator™ software. Winners will be announced at CEDIA EXPO in September.

CONCORD, CA - MARCH 16, 2006 - D -Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced the 4th annual D -Tools Design Awards call for entries. The 2006 D -Tools Design Awards showcase the best residential and commercial system integration projects created with D -Tools' award -winning System Integrator™ software. Winners will be announced at CEDIA EXPO in September.


Outstanding projects will be selected from the following categories for this year's Design Awards: Best Residential System, Best Commercial System, Most Unique System (residential or commercial), and Best Overall System.

Winners will be selected by the D -Tools development team and D -Tools Certified Partners. The winning entries will be judged on a number of criteria, including originality, most thorough use of D -Tools' software functionality, overall visual quality of designs, plans, and schematics; and which projects best communicate the system designer's vision.

Winners in each category will receive an impressive award for display in their office and a copy of D -Tools System Integrator 4.5 Standard - a $3,000 value - as well as prizes supplied by D -Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) members. All entrants will receive recognition for their submissions with a prize package valued at $100.


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.

"We're pleased to announce the opening of this year's Design Awards," said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D -Tools. "We're very proud of the great work our customers have created with our software, and this is a great opportunity for them to be recognized for their achievements and showcase them at the premiere industry event."

For more information on the 2006 D -Tools Design Awards or to submit an entry please visit www.d -tools.com or send an email to designawards@d -tools.com.

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) 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.
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