Velodyne Acoustics Upgrades D -Tools MVP Membership from Silver to Gold

D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program makes detailed Velodyne product information instantly available to System Integrator™ software users.

CONCORD, CA - NOVEMBER 15, 2006 - D -Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced that Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program Member, Velodyne Acoustics, has upgraded their membership level from Silver to Gold, better enabling D -Tools System Integrator™ users to specify Velodyne products to their end customers.

Velodyne's upgrade to MVP Gold level membership will provide them with additional beneficial features including SecureConnect™, AutoAccessories™ Attachment Selling Feature, Brand -Specific System Packages, Monthly Dealer Download Reports, and additional co -marketing opportunities that will provide them with additional exposure to D -Tools' customer base of system integrators, installers, and dealers.

Velodyne Acoustics is the recognized industry leader in subwoofer styling, performance, and value. A member of the MVP program since 1999, Velodyne Acoustics recently teamed up with D -Tools for the 2006 D -Tools Design Awards by sponsoring the 2nd place Residential category. The winner received Velodyne's state -of -the -art Bass Management Kit, MIC -5.

"As a long -time supporter of the D -Tools MVP program, we have experienced a growth in our dealer base and increased exposure for our products," said Ann Gargiulo, Marketing Communications Manager for Velodyne Acoustics. "With the introduction of our new SubContractor Series subwoofers designed especially for custom installers, we wanted to take advantage of the additional opportunities to connect with potential dealers and further strengthen our partnership with D -Tools."

The D -Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program helps to provide system integrators with the most up -to -date product information to over 2,000 companies using D -Tools System Integrator software. D -Tools MVP members are dedicated to helping companies streamline the design process and making it easier for system integrators and installers to provide accurate, professional proposals to their clients.

"We are proud of the outstanding relationship we've forged with Velodyne over the past 7 years, and are pleased to take it to the next level," said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D -Tools. "Velodyne has supported the program for years and we are pleased that it has been successful enough for them to want to invest more into it. Their products and expertise have been outstanding from the beginning, which has greatly benefited our SI users and we look forward to continuing to build on our successful relationship."

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

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 or visit D -Tools online at www.d


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