Companies show support through sponsorship of winning categories and offering over $20,000 in prizes. 2006 Sponsors include Atlantic Technology, APC AV, Brother International, Draper Inc., Middle Atlantic Products, NetStreams and Velodyne Acoustics.
CONCORD, CA, AUGUST 9, 2006 - D -Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, is pleased to announce the official sponsors of the 2006 Design Awards. This annual contest recognizes excellence in System Integration projects utilizing D -Tools SI 4.5 in four categories; Best Overall Project, Best Residential, Best Commercial, and Most Unique (Residential or Commercial). Winners will be selected by the D -Tools development team and D -Tools Certified Partners. The winning entries will be judged on 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 will be announced this September at CEDIA in Denver, CO.
2006 Design Award category Sponsors include:
•Best Overall - Atlantic Technology & NetStreams
•Most Unique - APC AV
•1st Place Residential - Draper, Inc.
•2nd Place Residential - Velodyne Acoustics
•1st Place Commercial - Middle Atlantic Products
•2nd Place Commercial - Brother International
•Prizes for All Entrants - D -Tools, Inc.
"We have a great selection of companies who are making generous contributions to the Design Awards, which is a key factor that makes the event so successful year after year", said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D -Tools. "Each sponsoring company delivers a superior product line and we look forward to presenting these products to our winners."
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, 2006), 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 Atlantic Technology
From its inception in 1989, Atlantic Technology's mission has been to produce home entertainment products that exemplify the very best in both performance and value. The company specializes in complete high -performance multi -channel speaker systems, state -of -the -art home theater electronics components, and products for custom audio/video installation. For more information on Atlantic Technology and its many fine products for home theater and custom audio/video installation, visit www.atlantictechnology.com or call 781 -762 -6300. CEDIA Booth #213.
About American Power Conversion
Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) (APC) is a leading provider of global, end -to -end solutions for real -time infrastructure. APC's comprehensive products and services for home and corporate environments improve the availability, manageability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes. APC offers a wide variety of products for network -critical physical infrastructure including InfraStruXure®, its revolutionary architecture for on -demand data centers, as well as physical threat management products through the company's NetBotz® division. These products and services help companies increase the availability and reliability of their IT systems. Headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode Island, APC reported sales of $2 billion for the year ended December 31, 2005, and is a Fortune 1000, Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 Company. All trademarks are the property of their owners. CEDIA booth # 629.
About Brother International
Brother in Bridgewater is the corporate headquarters for Brother in the Americas, (from Canada to South America) and has fully integrated sales, manufacturing, marketing, research and development capabilities, located here in the US. In addition to its headquarters in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Brother has branches in California, Illinois, Massachusetts and Tennessee, as well as subsidiaries in Ohio, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico. Also visit us at: www.brother.com. CEDIA booth #671.
In 1902, Luther O. Draper decided to go into business with a philosophy that was simple and straightforward - to endeavor to make a quality product and to offer it at a reasonable price. After 104 years, Draper, Inc. may have grown and changed with the times, but our philosophy remains the same. We offer the highest quality products to our dealers, including front and rear projection screens, motorized and manual window shades, motorized projector lifts, and projector and plasma screen mounts. We invite you to visit our booth, #121, to see for yourself or log onto our website at www.draperinc.com!
About Middle Atlantic Products
Middle Atlantic Products, Inc. is headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey and is an ISO 9001:2000 -registered leading manufacturer of state -of -the -art steel enclosure systems for a wide range of applications, including the commercial audio video installation, custom residential, broadcast, post production, structured cabling and premise wiring markets.
For over 25 years the company has been dedicated to the proposition that the enclosure system is as important as the equipment it protects. Middle Atlantic Products incorporates application -driven engineering into every system it designs in order to meet the individualized requirements of the broadest range of installers. CEDIA Booth #243.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NetStreams is the world leader in digital entertainment
networks based on Internet protocol (IP) technology. NetStreams' IP -Based and IP -controlled systems, designed for residential and commercial use, handle any number of digital or analog sources and deliver uncompressed content, including high definition audio and video, to an unlimited number of zones. By combining content and control signals in one data stream, NetStreams systems offer new levels of affordability, simplicity, reliability, and expandability, benefiting both installers and end -users with lower costs for installation, set -up, and support. For additional information on NetStreams and its innovative products, please visit www.netstreams.com. CEDIA booth # 366.
About Velodyne Acoustics
Velodyne Acoustics, Inc., founded in 1983, is universally recognized as the leading manufacturer of high -performance, low distortion powered subwoofers at all price levels. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, the company's technically innovative audio products are available through a select group of authorized dealers, custom installers, and distributors worldwide. For more information visit www.velodyne.com. CEDIA Booth: #276