Enables D-Tools users to request pricing and other manufacturer information directly through award-winning system integration software
EHX SPRING 2006, ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 30, 2006 - D -Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced the availability of SecureConnect™ a new feature to their award -winning System Integrator 4.5 (SI 4.5) software. D -Tools SecureConnect provides an automated way for manufacturers and the D -Tools user community to communicate directly from within D -Tools System Integrator software in 2 significant ways:
1. SecureConnect provides a way for D -Tools MVP manufacturer members to provide accurate, up -to -date dealer product information to their authorized dealers who are using D -Tools SI 4.5, in a completely secure and confidential environment - instantly, electronically and automatically.
2. A method of providing D -Tools users a way to instantly request confidential dealer pricing, MSRP updates, and requests to become authorized dealers directly from SI 4.5 software. Information is sent back to the user as safe, high -security encrypted files. These encrypted files can be instantly and automatically imported into the user's D -Tools product database, for use in D -Tools projects, without error.
SecureConnect creates value for D -Tools MVP manufacturers and D -Tools users by establishing an easy -to -use communication vehicle that can be accessed by the D -Tools system integrator community.
D -Tools MVP member NetStreams, leading provider of IP -based networked audio/video distribution, who recently participated in the SecureConnect pilot program realized an immediate benefit from this automated communication vehicle. "We've been a D -Tools MVP member since the inception of our company and recognized early on the importance of having our product data readily available through the software to our target audience," said Petro Shimonishi, VP Marketing of NetStreams. "SecureConnect is a great next step that will enable us to build on our established relationships and create new ones -helping us to achieve one of our company goals - to make the dealer's job easier."
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.
"Our development team is constantly working to improve the day -to -day business processes for our customers and MVP manufacturer members by enhancing our featureset," said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D -Tools. "With the addition of SecureConnect, we've now made it even easier for our user and partner community to streamline their business processes and realize significant ROI from the use of our software."
SecureConnect is immediately available to new customers in D -Tools System Integrator 4.5 and is available as a free download to registered D -Tools SI 4.5 customers.
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.