D -Tools and Consumer Technology Publishing Group Team Up to Produce the CE Industry's First Online Virtual Training & EXPO
Annual D-Tools University training event and user conference will be held December 1-3 Virtual trade show will enable attendees to interact with peers, trainers, and sponsors
CONCORD, CA - JULY 20, 2009 - D -Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, and the Consumer Technology Publishing Group, publishers of Dealerscope, CustomRetailer, Picture Business, Home Furnishings Business and E -Gear Magazines, today announced the first annual Virtual D -Tools University, taking D -Tools' annual training event and user conference to an online environment. This unique blend of online training, networking and a virtual trade show environment is scheduled for December 1 -3, 2009.
The D -Tools University Online Training & EXPO will offer attendees intensive training on D -Tools' award -winning System Integrator 5.5 software, education on best practices for generating winning system designs and proposals, and show attendees how to maximize the business and project management capabilities of the software. The Virtual EXPO will feature online trade show "exhibits" from leading CE manufacturers, and will provide online attendees with social networking opportunities and other special virtual online event experiences. The three -day online event will also be archived and available to attendees for 90 days following the event.
"We are very pleased to partner with CTPG to produce our industry's first virtual Training and User Conference," said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D -Tools. "Our annual DTU event is one of the best ways for us to connect with our community of users. In today's tough economic environment we saw the opportunity to put together a cutting -edge virtual event that will provide our users with the same high level of training, help us retain the connectedness and fun of our annual user conference and eliminate the time and money associated with travel costs. We believe this is yet another 'first' for D -Tools and we are excited to produce a memorable event that will enable our users to get world class training and the ability to network with D -Tools users from around the world."
As part of the DTU Online Training & EXPO, the 7th annual D -Tools Design Awards winners will be announced. The 2009 D -Tools Design Awards showcase the finest residential and commercial system integration projects created with D -Tools' award -winning System Integrator™ software.
"We are delighted to partner with D -Tools University as collaborators to produce our industry's first Virtual Training & EXPO experience, "said Carol Campbell, Publisher of CustomRetailer. "Who better than the consumer electronics industry to benefit from the advantages of taking online training to a whole new level. We look forward to working together with the D -Tools team to create a landmark event and blueprint for industry events moving forward."
To learn more about the DTU Online Training & EXPO please visit www.d -tools.com or send an email to sales@d -tools.com. For DTU sponsorship opportunities please contact Carol Campbell, Publisher of CustomRetailer or any of the CTPG sales team. Ccampbell@napco.com 323 -871 -1990.
About Consumer Technology Publishing Group
The Consumer Technology Publishing Group (CTPG), a division of North American Publishing Company covers the entire spectrum of products and services associated with the consumer electronics industry. CTPG is the publisher of Dealerscope, CustomRetailer, Picture Business, Home Furnishings Business and E -Gear Magazines along with integrated websites and E -newsletters. CTPG offers a custom publishing service that is successful in producing specialty products such as The Official International CESâ Pre -Show Planner, Directory, Show Guide and Addendum, The CEA's TKO Tour/E -Gear's Guide to Collegiate Gadgets, CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles®, HD Living and the HTSA Quarterly for the Home Theater Specialists of America and the Home Entertainment Source® Insider Magazine.
CTPG also creates dynamic specialty supplements such as How to Buy HDTV and How to Sell HDTV, How to Buy Audio and How to Sell Audio, and How to Sell Security for the industry and for consumers that keep our readers up to date on the latest technology.
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 residential and 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.
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.
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