Brother and D -Tools launch integrated solution at EHX

D-Tools and Brother P-touch® Electronic Labeling Systems Announce Integrated Solution for Printing Cable Labels: Flexible Integration Allows Users to Design & Print Professional Quality Laminated Cable Labels


D -Tools and Brother P -touch® Electronic Labeling Systems Announce Integrated Solution for Printing Cable Labels: Flexible Integration Allows Users to Design & Print Professional Quality Laminated Cable Labels

BRIDGEWATER, NJ (October 24, 2005) - Brother International Corporation (Brother), a leading manufacturer of electronic labeling systems, and D -Tools, a worldwide leader in easy -to -use, highly accurate system design software, have worked together to provide a new solution for printing professional quality cable labels with P -touch PC connectable label printers.

End users such as audio/video designers and installers, as well as system integrators who use D -tools unique system integrator software to design, estimate and manage their products can now easily print cable labels directly from D -Tools System Integrator 4.5 software. This gives integrators, designers and installers the advantage of producing legible and extremely durable P -touch laminated labels, and helps eliminate costly problems caused by illegible, handwritten or incomplete labels, at a price that's more cost effective than other methods.

Brother's specially formulated P -touch Flexible ID tape is designed for wrapping around cylindrical surfaces, including wrapping and flagging cables and wires. Its unique adhesive allows tight wrapping without uncurling, and allows the tape to stick to itself for secure flagging and tagging.

"Cable label management is a critical part of every system integrator's productivity. Brother is pleased to be working with D -tools, an industry leader that has been recognized and awarded for its innovations in important technologies for system integrators," says Duane Yamashita, Marketing Manager for Brother International Corporation. "Marking cables with P -touch laminated labels satisfies labeling concerns over readability, accuracy and dependability."

This new integrated cable label management solution offers audio/video designers and installers a seamless and cost -effective way to print P -touch laminated cable labels directly from D -Tools System Integrator software, instead of running multiple, unlinked programs.

"We are very excited about working with Brother because this solution enables us to provide software that touches each phase of system integration projects - improving the quality of tasks accomplished, and ensuring that end users will not need to make software changes for each client and for every label printer," said Adam Stone, President of D -Tools. "We are pleased to be incorporating Brother's quality P -touch® products that are known for producing durable and legible labels. We will also be directly reselling selected P -touch models, such as the PT -9500PC."

D -Tools software, System Integrator 4.5 (SI 4.5), enables systems integrators and custom installation professionals to create detailed projects managed with automated proposals, scheduling, pick lists, purchase orders and additional documents, such as labels, that streamline the integrated installation of audio and video products. By using a single, shared project file, system integrators and installers can pull information from a comprehensive database of tens of thousands of products, giving them the distinct advantage of designing systems using the most current product information, while saving hours of product research time.

Brother currently markets more than 20 different P -touch Electronic Labeling Systems, encompassing handheld and desktop models and computer connected label printers. PC connectable units include models PT -9600, PT -9500PC, PT -1650, PT -1950/60, PT -18R, PT -3600, PT -2600/10, QL -500, QL -550, and QL -650TD.

With ink sealed between two tough polyester laminates, Brother's patented P -touch laminated labels are durable against extreme temperatures, moisture, abrasion, fading, exposure to chemicals and moisture, and other harsh conditions. The variety of P -touch tapes includes standard laminated tapes, available in dozens of sizes and colors; extra -strength adhesive laminated tapes for rough, textured or slippery surfaces; flexible ID tapes, for wrapping and flagging sharply curved surfaces, including cables and wires, and tamper -evident tape, designed for asset management.

About Brother

Brother in Bridgewater is the corporate headquarters for Brother in the Americas, (from Canada to South America) and has fully integrated sales, manufacturing, marketing, research and development capabilities, located here in the US. In addition to its headquarters in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Brother has branches in California, Illinois, Massachusetts and Tennessee, as well as subsidiaries in Ohio, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico. Also visit us at:

About D -Tools, Inc.

D -Tools, Inc. is a worldwide leader in easy -to -use, highly accurate system design software. The company, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, offers a wide range of products and services created to simplify the complicated design, engineering, documentation and estimating processes that accompany residential and commercial installation projects of any size. Over 2,000 leading companies use D -Tools software to reduce time and costs and streamline the system integration process. D -Tools is the recipient of the Consumer Electronics Association's Mark of Excellence Award (2004, 2005), National Systems Contractors Association and Sound and Video Contractor's Innovations in Technology for Business Productivity Award (2004, 2005) and CE Pro's High Impact Award for Design Software. Also visit us at:


Media Contact for Brother International Corporation:
Gigi Horowitz
MSA Public Relations
Phone: (212) 532 -5151 ext. 219

Company Contact:
Duane Yamashita
Brother International Corporation
(908) 704 -1700

Company Contact:
Tim Bigonness
D -Tools, Inc.
Phone: (925) 270 -4102
Email: timb@d
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