Latest version of award-winning software makes it easier than ever to Sell, Design, and Deliver integration of low voltage systems
CONCORD, CA - SEPTEMBER 3, 2008 - D -Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced the latest version of its award -winning System Integrator software, SI5.5. This upgrade will focus on adding to D -Tools' powerful project management capabilities. D -Tools System Integrator is currently used by over 2,500 companies to streamline the design, estimation, and documentation processes associated with the installation and integration of low voltage systems.
D -Tools System Integrator 5.5 enables systems integrators and custom installation professionals to create detailed projects managed with automated proposals, scheduling, pick lists, purchase orders, drawings and additional documents that streamline the integration of audio and video products. By using a single, shared, data -driven project file, system integrators and custom installers can better communicate all project details amongst team members, clients, and other trades. Users can download free product information from D -Tools' comprehensive database of tens of thousands of products and their accessories, giving them the distinct advantage of designing systems using the most current product information, while saving hours of product research time.
New features in SI5.5 include:
* Resource Management - Tools and functionality geared towards better management of system integration projects.
o New/Improved Scheduling Tools for both Work and Service Calls
o Service Orders to help manage and bill for warranty and maintenance calls
o Gant Chart View to visibly manage tasks and labor resources and dependencies
* Improved Remote User Connectivity
o Support for Corporate VPNs
o Support for Microsoft Terminal Services
* Outlook/Exchange Integration - Bringing together Contacts, calendars and task management and enabling support for Windows Mobile Devices.
o Assign Tasks and sync to Outlook's calendar for better communication
o Windows Mobile Support - Communicate new tasks to your installers in the field and keep them up to date on project or resource changes
* UI Improvements - Improved navigation and collapsible windows for smoother workflow
"We are extremely excited to unveil our newest version, SI5.5 at CEDIA this year," said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D -Tools. "As the complexity of integration projects continues to increase, we have focused our efforts on helping our customers better manage the entire customer and project lifecycle - by delivering new tools for labor scheduling, managing service and warranty calls, and providing an even deeper integration to Microsoft Outlook and Exchange - giving our integrators better visibility into their bottom line, and further improving efficiency."
D -Tools will be demonstrating SI5.5 at CEDIA EXPO, booth #209, and release is scheduled for Q4 2008.
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 residential and 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.