D-TOOLS DESIGN AWARD WINNERS AND FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Stunning electronic system design projects specified using D-Tools System Integrator platform showcases scale & scope of software as well as the innovation of its users

CONCORD, CA—OCTOBER 3, 2016 - D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, has announced the Winners and Finalists for its annual 2016 D-Tools Design Awards. Showcasing the best project designs and greatest success stories of the D-Tools System Integrator software platform, the contest was sponsored by MVP (Manufacturer Vantage Point) Program partners Atlona, Autonomic, Avenview, IC Realtime, Kramer, KanexPro, KEF, Leon Speakers, and LILIN.


The D-Tools Design Awards winners and finalists are selected from a diverse group of D-Tools user projects and include categories for Best Residential, Best Commercial, Most Unique, and Best Overall. The winning entries were chosen by D-Tools product team members and select certified partners, and were judged on a number of criteria; originality, overall system design, depth and breadth of D-Tools' software usage as well as demonstrated proficiency with the platform.

2016 D-Tools Design Awards Winners & Finalists:
• Best Commercial:
Atea - Higher Ed Campus Project - Submitted by Peter Mejer
Project overview: AV and IT installation for Denmark connected campus including three auditoriums, three gyms, one cantina, one atrium, two drama halls, one dance hall, and one student's café.

• Honorable Mentions, Commercial:
AVIO - Sports Bar Project - Submitted by Nathan Haynes
Project overview: AV construction for Vancouver's premier sports bar location. The facility overlooks the arena bowl and incorporates house feeds and local feeds in audio and video. A high-end DJ setup also lets the DJ manage content throughout the space in real time.

• Best Residential:
Controltech - Home Automation Project - Juan Clement
Project overview: Automation of house including lighting, 6 zones of audio, 5 TV zones and preparation for two more, irrigation control, CCTV, security system, touchscreens, video doorbell and access control.

• Honorable Mention Residential:
Homeplay Ltd and Draw4 - London Townhouse Project - Submitted by James Ratcliffe and James Owens
Project overview: Renovation of a 4 bedroom townhouse with a complete installation overhaul of AV, control, and security systems.

• Most Unique:
Residential Media Systems - Custom Home Project - Submitted by Zach Boyd
Project overview: Custom home project for a family preparing to re-locate contained 21 zones of audio including 7 which paired with centralized video, exterior lighting control and cameras, and motorized shades to soften some very large south-facing windows.

• Best Overall:
Hausba Smarthomes - Whole Home Automation Project - Submitted by Chibuzo Nwankpo
Project overview: Full automation project comprising whole house AV, smart lighting, IP surveillance, and a dedicated home cinema room.

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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 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 5,000 leading companies in 87 countries 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, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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