CONCORD, CA – MARCH 03, 2011 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) announced that D-Tools, Inc. was named a finalist for the 2010 Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by CEA’s TechHome Division. CEA’s Mark of Excellence Awards recognizes System Integrator 5.5 Software (SI 5,5) for outstanding achievement and innovation in trend setting custom home electronics as a finalist in the in the Software Application of the Year category. Award entries will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts and submitted in two categories: Supplier and Systems Integrators.

D-Tools SI5.5 is a fully integrated software package that ties together the entire system integration process into one complete solution. D-Tools SI5.5’s data-driven processes enable system integrators to generate fast, accurate proposals and system designs that will help win more jobs, and powerful project management and reporting tools to help ensure that projects are completed on-time and to-budget.

“We’re pleased and honored to be named as a finalist for this prestigious award,” said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D-Tools. “We are constantly enhancing our software with new features and tools to help our users grow their businesses and enable them to reach their potential through improved workflow and increased profitability. We are motivated to continuously deliver the best system integration software in the industry and we are honored to be recognized for that.”

Winners will be recognized at the Mark of Excellence Awards Reception on Friday, March 18 at the eleventh annual Electronic House Expo (EHX) Spring 2011, in Orlando, Florida.

Each year manufacturers, distributors and systems integrators enter to compete in award categories for this coveted honor. Each of the TechHome Mark of Excellence Awards categories has a four-member judging team comprised of systems integrators, manufacturers, members of the trade press and industry consultants to determine both finalists and winners.

For a full list of all Mark of Excellence finalists, please visit

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 3,000 leading companies use D-Tools software to reduce time and costs and streamline the system integration process. D-Tools is a three time recipient of the Consumer Electronics Association’s Mark of Excellence Award, multiple recipient of Custom Retailer’s Excite Award (2007,2008,2009,2010), Multi-Room Audio Video Awards – Best Installation Aid, National Systems Contractors Association, Sound and Video Contractor’s Innovations in Technology for Business Productivity Award and CE Pro’s High Impact Award for Design Software.

For more information, contact D-Tools at (866) 386-6571, e-mail at or visit D-Tools online at

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $165 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES – Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at

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