CEDIA CEO will kick off D-Tools and Consumer Technology Publishing Group's online training event and user conference slated for December 1-3, 2009 Virtual trade show will enable attendees to interact with peers, trainers, and sponsors
CONCORD, CA - AUGUST 6, 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 that CEDIA CEO Utz Baldwin will be the keynote speaker for 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.
"We are honored to name Utz Baldwin as our keynote speaker for this landmark online training event," said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D -Tools. "Our annual DTU event is our most important customer event of the year, and we are looking forward to incorporating the new technologies available to help make it more widely accessible to the entire D -Tools community. Utz is the perfect person to help us launch this new component of education, product training, and social networking that well could be a new blueprint for industry events moving forward."
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.
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.
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.
CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA Members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's Web site at http://www.cedia.org.
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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