Companies show support through sponsorship of winning categories and offering over $20,000 in prizes. 2008 Sponsors include APC AV, Atlantic Technology, Draper, Inc., and Middle Atlantic Products
CONCORD, CA, AUGUST 21, 2008 - D -Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, is pleased to announce the official sponsors of the 2008 Design Awards. This annual contest recognizes excellence in System Integration projects utilizing D -Tools SI 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 November at D -Tools University (DTU) in Atlanta, GA.
2008 Design Award category Sponsors include:
• Best Overall -Atlantic Technology
• Most Unique - Draper, Inc.
• 1st Place Residential - Middle Atlantic Products
• 1st Place Commercial - APC AV
• Prizes for All Entrants - D -Tools, Inc.
"We are pleased to announce the sponsors of the 3rd annual D -Tools Design Awards," said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D -Tools. "The winning projects exemplify our software's robust capacity, professionalism, and dynamic design capabilities and we are truly honored to offer this years sponsored prizes from highly respected and world -class manufacturers."
About D -Tools, Inc.
D -Tools, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software. The company's flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a total design solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio for comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D -Tools SI allows commercial integrators to streamline their business processes to increase overall revenues while reducing the time and costs associated with the installation and integration of low -voltage systems. 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.
About American Power Conversion
APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data center and factory floor applications. Backed by the strength, experience, and wide network of Schneider Electric's Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC delivers pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications. In 2007, Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined it with MGE UPS Systems to form Schneider Electric's Critical Power & Cooling Services Business Unit, which recorded 2007 revenue of $3.5 billion (EUR 2.4 billion) and employed 12,000 people worldwide. APC solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruXure® architecture, the industry's most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution. Schneider Electric, with 120,000 employees and operations in 102 countries, had 2007 annual sales of $25 billion (EUR 17.3 billion). For more information on APC, please visit www.apc.com. All trademarks are the property of their owners.
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.
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. 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.