Latest version of award-winning software makes it easier than ever to design, estimate, and document integration of low voltage systems
CEDIA EXPO, DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 14, 2006 - D -Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced the latest version of its award -winning System Integrator software, SI 5. D -Tools System Integrator is currently used by over 2,000 companies to streamline the design, estimation, and documentation processes associated with the installation and integration of low voltage systems.
D -Tools System Integrator 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 integration of audio and video products. By using a single, shared, data -driven project file, system integrators and custom installers can better communicate all project details amongst team members, clients, and other trades. Users can download free product information from D -Tools' comprehensive database of tens of thousands of products and their accessories, giving them the distinct advantage of designing systems using the most current product information, while saving hours of product research time.
New features in SI 5 include:
- Ease of Use
SI5 is now easier to Install, Register, and Configure than any previous version of SI. Additionally, the Navigator and the most common user interfaces have been completely redesigned to make them easier to use - increasing productivity while creating a more pleasurable user experience.
- Improved AutoCAD Features - including Schematics
D -Tools' AutoCAD interface is now feature for feature on par with our Visio interface, including schematics. Users can now work natively in AutoCAD or Visio or both without much difference in functionality.
- Improved Proposal Generation
Allows user greater flexibility to filter, group, and sort products on Proposals, making it easier to achieve a particular look.
- Improved Product Data Matrix
Dramatic improvements to the Product Data Matrix make it easier to organize and view products in a project.
- Manage My Product Data
The User Interface for managing D -Tools' product database has been vastly improved, making it easier to keep the user database updated. Includes the ability to import and export from CSV for bulk editing in Excel or other spreadsheet programs.
- One -to -One Product Shapes
D -Tools will supply an increasing number of Visio shapes/AutoCAD blocks which will be based on actual manufacturer product designs.
- Grouped Connectors
Sometimes a single wire will connect to more than one I/O port. SI5 will be able to show this on the schematic view while still maintaining the single wire for estimating, wire labeling, etc.
- XML Reporting Schema
Allows users to easily create custom reports in any MS Office or other XML -compatible application.
- Spell Check
Spell check capability will be available for all fields where descriptive text is entered, reducing the likelihood of errors.
"We're extremely pleased to make these dramatic improvements to our application - making it even easier for system integrators to increase their productivity," said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D -Tools. "Our business has been built around a single objective - to help our customers become more successful through the use of our software. That singular focus is what motivates us to continue to improve our software and ensure that our customers have a reliable, scalable business platform on which to grow their business, and SI 5 is our latest achievement towards that objective."
D -Tools will be demonstrating SI 5 at CEDIA EXPO, booth #126, and will be available in the fourth quarter of 2006.
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