Winning companies reveal impressive projects that were created with D-Tools Award-winning System Integrator software. Prizes were donated by, Atlantic Technology, Brother Inc., Draper Inc, Eclipse Marketing, and Middle Atlantic Products.
LONG BEACH, CA, NOVEMBER 8, 2007 - D -Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2007 Design Awards. This annual contest recognizes excellence in System Integration projects utilizing D -Tools System integrator software in four categories; Best Overall Project, Best Residential, Best Commercial, and Most Unique (Residential or Commercial). Winners were selected by the D -Tools development and marketing teams. The winning entries were judged on a number of criteria, including originality, most thorough use of D -Tools' software functionality, overall visual quality of designs, plans, and schematics; and which projects best communicate the system designer's vision. The Design Awards were created to showcase the most dynamic and innovative residential and commercial projects created with D -Tools System Integration software, and this year's winners clearly demonstrate that.
The 2007 Design Award Winners Include:
Best Overall System was awarded to Daniel Tumata of T & T Communications. He created the best overall design, most extensive use of SI software, most detailed and extensive schematics, extensive plan views and overall very impressive work.
Most Unique System was designed by Eric Roy of AVIA, Inc. He created a full entertainment retrofit on a 160 ft. custom mega yacht. It is also the first time integration of water chilled HVAC system. His design included detailed schematics for every room of the yacht.
Best Residential System design was captured by Terence Mulholland of Beyond Home Theater, Inc. Superior overall use of the software, detailed drawings, effective use of packages, and off -page references in the schematic drawings.
Best Commercial System design was awarded to Eric Jones of Stanislaus Audio Video. Detailed line diagrams and schematics, impressive rack elevations, and detailed customer documentation, making for complete and impressive documentation.
Second place Residential design was awarded to Joe Tame of Code Jockeys and second place Commercial design was awarded to Mark Haffeman of Audio Video Planners.
"The Design Awards honor the most innovative and savvy SI projects and we commend each and every winner on their achievement," said Tim Bigoness, VP of Sales & Marketing for D -Tools. "We take great pride in our company and the quality of work we see from our users is what drives us to continue to improve our software and offer the best product on the market."
Winners will be showcased at D -Tools annual training event, DTU, November 7 -10 in Long Beach, CA. "It is an honor for us to be able to announce the winners at DTU," said Bigoness. "It is our premier training event and showcasing the outstanding work the winners produced truly is what motivates us to make the training better every year."
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 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 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, 2006), 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.
For more information, contact D -Tools at (866) 386 -6571, e -mail at info@d -tools.com or visit D -Tools online at www.d -tools.com. For more information about DTU, please visit www.d -tools.com/site/training/dtu_main.html.