CEDIA 2014 - D-Tools Announces 2014 Design Awards Contest Sponsors

D-Tools MVP Partners Anthony Gallo Acoustics, Atlona, IC Realtime, Kordz, Kramer, Stealth Acoustics, and Vaddio support annual design competition; winners to be announced and celebrated during booth reception at CEDIA Expo 2014

CONCORD, CA, USA - AUGUST 6, 2014 - D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced sponsors for its annual contest, the Design Awards.

The company recently announced the contest call for entries and is pursuing System Integrator software users' greatest success stories and project designs that display how the Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio-based platform has positively affected their business and ROI. Winning success stories will be selected from a diverse group of D-Tools users worldwide and winners will be announced at CEDIA Expo in Denver, CO in September. Design Award contest categories include Best Residential, Best Commercial, Most Unique, and Best Overall.

Winners will receive considerable prizes provided by the contest sponsors and D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) partners:

• Anthony Gallo Micro SE System with TR-1D subwoofer
• Atlona KIT-PROHD3 test kit
• IC Realtime IHD7210 7-inch monitor with IHC6260 outdoor station
• Kordz PLX-HD50 HDMI Over Dual Cat 6 Extender with HDMI cable
• Kramer 840Hxl test pattern generator
• Stealth Acoustics StingRay-8 outdoor speakers
• Vaddio AV Bridge

"We are extremely grateful for the generosity and extensive support we have received from our Manufacturer Partners who are sponsoring the 2014 Design Awards," said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D-Tools. "This contest not only showcases some of the industries' best work from our community of users, but it also simultaneously honors manufacturers and integrators and promotes both exceptional project designs and system integrations within our industry. We're looking forward to this year's entries and will be excited to celebrate with everyone at the reception during CEDIA Expo."

A ceremony celebrating the winners in each of the D-Tools Design Awards categories will take place Friday, September 12, 2014 during CEDIA Expo in D-Tools booth #526. The deadline for submitting projects is August 22, 2014. D-Tools customers can submit their entries by visiting http://d-tools.com/design-awards/ or by sending an email to Josh Carlson at JoshC@d-tools.com.

About the D-Tools Design Awards Sponsors
Anthony Gallo Acoustics
Anthony Gallo Acoustics (AGA) has been raising the bar in loudspeaker design and technology since their formation in 1994. Specializing in audio products that exemplify the term "price-to-performance ratio," AGA is a pioneer in spherical enclosure technology. In addition, the company's patented S2 technology helps create their famous 3-D, holographic soundstage, which has become an AGA hallmark, winning awards the world over. Today, AGA's products are sold in more than 43 countries, including a complete line of desktop speakers, stereo speakers, home theaters speakers & systems, powered subwoofers and installation accessories. Visit www.roundsound.com for more information.

About Atlona
Atlona is a leading provider of innovative, reliable AV and IT distribution and connectivity solutions. Since 2003, the company has been designing and engineering award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets, including education, business, government, entertainment, and healthcare. Atlona's products and services enable system designers, integrators, consultants, and installers to simplify installation, minimize maintenance, and maximize the versatility of premier automated control solutions. Atlona's vision is simple: deliver customer-driven products designed and developed with the features, performance, and reliability that industry leaders demand; and deliver the best value in the industry. More information about Atlona is available at www.atlona.com.

About IC Realtime
IC Realtime is a leading manufacturer of commercial grade advanced video surveillance systems and custom software applications. We consistently push technology to the limit to produce the industry's highest compression, which makes our systems use the least amount of storage space and bandwidth. All of our products are assembled by hand and tested within our own facilities based in USA. Our products are listed on the GSA schedule, which provides every Government agency the ability to procure all of our products. Our systems are all designed to be viewed seamlessly across all major platforms. From PCs to Macs to Smartphones and Tablets they all connect up to Verizon's 4G LTE Network. Visit www.icrealtime.com for more information.

About Kordz
Kordz was founded in Australia in 2003 to address the specific needs of the custom AV installation community by delivering dependable high definition connectivity solutions. In the years since, Kordz has evolved into a well-respected, multi-award winning brand, specializing particularly in reliable long reach HDMI since becoming an HDMI Adopter member in 2005. Kordz is committed to a high standard of practical and graceful design, partnered with quality manufacturing and supporting education, all of which are key to the custom installers' successful product integration. Visit www.kordz.com for more information.

About Kramer
Founded in 1981, with its world headquarters in Israel, Kramer Electronics Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality analog and digital audio, video and computer signal management products for the ProAV, Presentation, Production, Broadcast, Home Theater, Houses of Worship, Digital Signage and Security markets. Kramer's product line includes audio, video and computer signal processing equipment including: distribution amplifiers (DAs), switchers, matrix switchers, scalers, presentation scaler/switchers, digital and analog decoders and encoders, fiber and twisted pair range extenders, table mounted cable management products, cables, cable accessories and more. Kramer also offers broadcast quality routers, distribution amplifiers, multi-viewers and controllers through its Sierra Video product line, digital signage products and high-end rental and staging scaler/switchers.

Aside for its headquarters in Israel, Kramer has corporate sales and distribution offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, India, China, Thailand, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia. Visit www.kramerus.com for more information.

Stealth Acoustics
Based in Mount Vernon, Washington, Stealth Acoustics is a globally-focused US manufacturer of award-winning totally invisible in-wall / in-ceiling loudspeakers, invisible subwoofers, StingRay outdoor speakers, custom art-speakers and power amplifiers. For use in program audio reinforcement and home or commercial sound applications, Stealth Acoustics' professional-grade products offer an alternative to the unsightly grills and boxes that clutter and compete with the decor of your environment. Visit www.stealthacoustics.com for more information.

Vaddio
Vaddio is the leading manufacturer of specialty PTZ cameras and camera control systems used in the audiovisual, videoconference and broadcast industries. Your customers demand cutting-edge technology that's simple to use. You want equipment that's easy to install and reliable to operate. Vaddio serves integrators and operators alike - with broadcast-quality PTZ cameras and control systems that deliver the performance you need with the convenience you demand. More information can be found on the Vaddio website, www.vaddio.com.

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 platform. The company's flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a robust solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio to facilitate comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools enables residential and commercial integrators to streamline business processes and increase revenues while reducing the time and cost associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage electronic systems. More than 4,500 leading companies currently use the award-winning D-Tools platform to reduce time, costs and to streamline the system integration process. Product updates and related information can be obtained by following D-Tools on Twitter and on Facebook.

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