D-TOOLS 2013 DESIGN AWARDS CONTEST ENTRIES CLOSE ON AUGUST 23, 2013

Winning submissions will be announced during Design Awards Ceremony taking place at CEDIA EXPO, in Denver, CO

CONCORD, CA - AUGUST 14, 2013 - D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced the call for entries for its annual contest, the Design Awards, will close on August 23, 2013. D-Tools is pursuing System Integrator SIX software users' success stories and project designs that best represent how the platform has positively affected their business and ROI, as a way to showcase not only their efforts but also to demonstrate the benefits of using system integration design-estimation-proposal programs.


Sponsored by Vaddio, Anthony Gallo Acoustics, Atlona, Zektor, Vidabox, and Core Brands, Design Awards contest categories include Best Residential, Best Commercial, Most Unique, and Best Overall. Winners will be selected from a diverse group of D-Tools users and chosen by a group compiled of D-Tools product team members and select certified partners. The winning entries will be judged on a number of criteria, including originality, depth and breadth of D-Tools' software usage, overall system design, and demonstrated proficiency with the platform.

"Every year some of the most distinguished residential and commercial system integrators share their outstanding D-Tools designs and stories with us through the D-Tools Design Awards," said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D-Tools. "We eagerly await submissions from this annual contest as it provides us incredible insight into how companies are utilizing and succeeding with our solution, and anticipate this year's group to be the most innovative yet."

Winning submissions will be awarded prizes from the contest sponsors and D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) partners. Winners will be announced during CEDIA EXPO during a ceremony being held at 3pm on Friday September 27, 2013 in D-Tools booth # 922. D-Tools customers can submit their entries through August 23rd by visiting www.d-tools.com/2013designawards or by sending an email to Aaron Stone at aarons@d-tools.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 4,400 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 Mark of Excellence Award, Commercial Integrator BEST Award (2011, 2013), multiple recipient of Custom Retailer/Technology Integrator Excite Award (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Multi-Room Audio Video Awards - Best Installation Aid, National Systems Contractors Association, Sound and Video Contractor Innovations in Technology for Business Productivity Award and CE Pro High Impact Award for Design Software.

More information can be obtained by calling (866) 386-6571, e-mailing info@d-tools.com, or visiting D-Tools online at www.d-tools.com. Follow D-Tools on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DTools and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beatool.

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