D -Tools Announces 2011 Project:SUCCESS Finalists

Chosen finalists reveal impressive projects utilizing D-Tools Award-winning System Integrator software. Prizes were provided by D-Tools MVP Partners Atlantic Technology, URC, and Atlona Technologies.

CONCORD, CA, NOVEMBER 01, 2011 - D -Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2011 D -Tools contest, Project:SUCCESS. This contest recognizes excellence in system integration projects utilizing D -Tools System Integrator software. D -Tools held the contest to pursue SI5.5 users' greatest success stories and designs about how the software has positively affected their business and returned a significant ROI. Designs from some of most distinguished system integrators were submitted by the D -Tools user base. The contest is sponsored by D -Tools MVP Partners Atlantic Technology, URC, and Atlona Technologies.


The seven finalists were selected by the D -Tools Marketing team and were judged on a number of criteria, including originality, project complexity, use of D -Tools' software, and which stories best communicate the user's expertise of the software.

The 2011 Project:SUCCESS Finalists:

Bill Cole, Elite Media Solutions, Wellesley Hills MA

Jamie Dull, Lewis Audio Video, Newberg, OR.

Carl Ambrus, T & T Automation Ltd., Essex GB

Andy Nerdahl, Service TECH, Inc., Cedar Park, TX

Mauricio Barrientos, Independent AV Design Engineer, Blairstown, NJ

Robert Mathews, ONEPATH Systems, LLC., Murietta, GA

Stewart Mullins, London Media Rooms, London, GB

"Each year the submitted entries are more complex and visually impressive than the previous contest and this year is no exception," said Adam Stone, President and CEO for D -Tools. "It is gratifying to see these reputable companies excelling with our software. The finalists have produced some of the best designs and most complex systems we have seen created with our software and it will certainly be a tough decision selecting the winners."

Winners will receive considerable prizes valued at over $3200.00 supplied by the contest sponsors and D -Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) partners :

1st place - Atlantic Technology - FS -5000
This sleek, 50″ -long unit contains three extremely powerful, front speakers -left, center, and right -in a single enclosure. It's perfect for the person who has a large flat -screen TV in a very big room, and simply wants an attractive, one -piece speaker solution without all the visual clutter of separate left, center, and right speakers.

2nd place - URC - MX 5000
The MX -5000 is a 2 -way wand -style touch screen color remote control that provides network control of many popular IP -based components. In addition to its stunning design, it offers a fully customizable GUI on a large color screen that sends vibrating "haptic" feedback confirming each button selection. The revolutionary MX -5000 brings the power of WiFi networking to the home theater without compromising simplicity.

3rd place - Atlona Technolgies DIS7 -PROHD
Atlona Technologies presents the greatest tool any custom installer or integrator will ever buy. The DIS7 -PROHD is a rugged 7″ display designed to test any AV system. Able to capture EDID from displays, and display complete information including HDMI, DVI, VGA, Component, and 3D signals it is perfect for testing any complex system. With the DIS7 -PROHD, say goodbye to wasting valuable time and money, ripping apart walls and ordering multiple testing equipment in order to trouble -shoot install issues

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be determined by the D -Tools Executive team and will be announced in November 2011.

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 http://www.atlantictechnology.com or call 781 -762 -6300.

About URC
URC is The Pioneer in Control Technology. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Harrison, N.Y., URC has sold more than 90 million remote controls in the last 10 years alone. A recognized world leader in high -quality control design, engineering, manufacture and distribution, URC is widely regarded as a category innovator by consumers, subscription broadcast providers, retailers, residential and commercial custom installers, and OEM partners. URC has built its reputation by delivering exceptional levels of quality, training, reliability and support to its customers. Visit URC at http://www.UniversalRemote.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Installers can keep up to date with the latest URC news, training and support, as well as communicate directly with the company and their peers, at http://www.URCControlRoom.com.

About Atlona Technologies
Atlona Technologies® is a global manufacturer of digital connectivity solutions, poised on the bleeding edge of Audio Video technology. The company supplies an extensive range of high -quality products - from cables, splitters, and extenders to distribution amplifiers, converters, switchers, and much more. Our product line has grown to cover almost every conceivable solution in the Audio Video industry with new innovative products in development continuously. Atlona has been consistently first to market without sacrificing quality. Made from the finest materials and offering unique feature sets, the Atlona Advantage can be found in installations worldwide. Atlona provides a wide range of solutions from all three of its comprehensive product lines: Atlona Home (consumer electronics), Atlona Professional (residential), and Atlona Industrial (Industrial and commercial). More information about Atlona Technologies is available at http://www.atlona.com.

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 3,000 leading companies use D -Tools software to reduce time and costs and streamline the system integration process. D -Tools is a three time recipient of the Consumer Electronics Association's Mark of Excellence Award, multiple recipient of Custom Retailer's Excite Award (2007,2008,2009,2010,2011), Multi -Room Audio Video Awards - Best Installation Aid, National Systems Contractors Association, Sound and Video Contractor's Innovations in Technology for Business Productivity Award 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 http://www.d -tools.com.

Press Contacts:
D -Tools
Jill Reddy
Marketing Manager
925 -270 -4111
jillr@d -tools.com
Twitter: DTools

Atlantic Technology
Steve Feinstein
Director of Marketing
781.762.6300 x 124
sfeinstein@atlantictechnology.com

URC
Joe Paone
Bee Elevated Communication
215 -495 -3235
beeelevated@gmail.com
Twitter: URCRemotePatrol

Atlona Technologies
Raymond Moore
PR and Media Director
(408) 962 -0515 x123
ray.m@atlona.com
Twitter: Atlona

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