Middle Atlantic, Crestron, and Xantech were the top 3 manufacturers downloaded by D-Tools users in 2003.

LAS VEGAS, NV - January 6th, 2004 - Leading System Integration software company, D -Tools, announced today that users of their software downloaded over 8,500,000 manufacturer product data skus through 2003.

"The sheer volume of products downloaded really underscores the importance of the Manufacturer Partner Program," said Ingo Schmoldt, Director of Manufacturer Partnerships. "When you think that it takes the average user 3 -5 minutes to create a single product sku from scratch in our program, the time savings to the system integrators is absolutely staggering."

The top three manufacturers downloaded over the course of the year were: Middle Atlantic Products with 492 companies downloading their products in 2003, Crestron was second with 439 companies, and Xantech was third with 382 companies.

Middle Atlantic's Mark Tracy, Director of Marketing said upon hearing the news, "We are very pleased to be the number one downloaded manufacturer for 2003. This is a testament not only to the power of the D -Tools software, but also to the strength of the Middle Atlantic/D -Tools partnership. Most importantly, thanks to the Middle Atlantic Products customers for specifying our products and making this possible!"

Chris Wildfoerster, Director of Market Development, was happy to hear that Crestron finished second in the number of dealers who downloaded products. "D -Tools is an invaluable resource for our dealers and we suggest that any manufacturer in the custom integration market take advantage of the services they offer."

Morris Bekas, VP Sales & Marketing was pleased with the position of Xantech in the Top 3.
`It reinforces our strategic direction as one of the leaders in the custom installation industry. Supporting our dealers with automation, control and distribution products that we design, engineer and build ourselves is what sets us apart from the rest. Dealers, installers and integrators understand that quality cannot be compromised and Xantech delivers that quality...others simply source products from unknown suppliers. Xantech looks forward to further growth in 2004 and continues to support D -Tools enthusiastically.`
The Manufacturer Partner Program allows manufacturers to include their entire product lines in the D -Tools software. This data is downloaded for free by users of the D -Tools software. Manufacturer provided information helps cut down on errors in the data entry process, but can also help the manufacturer increase the sales of their own product. "We've picked up multiple dealers because of D -Tools," said Brent Howard, President of TruAudio Speakers, "They (dealers) told us to get on D -Tools and they would start carrying our products."

The D -Tools Manufacturer Partner Program starts at $1995 a year for a manufacturer and the resultant data is made available to the D -Tools users free of charge. For more information on the D -Tools Manufacturer Partner Program, visit http://www.d -tools.com/partner_signup.html or
e -mail MPP@d -tools.com.

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