Leader for advanced home, campus & building control automation utilizes award-winning platform for system design, estimation, and project management to create state-of-the-art experience center at Crestron world headquarters
CONCORD, CA – MAY 17, 2011 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced that Crestron, the world’s leader for advanced home, campus and building control automation utilized D-Tools’ award-winning System Integrator software for system design as part of their multi-million dollar interactive Design & Technology Experience Center, located at the Crestron world headquarters in Rockleigh, NJ. The Crestron Experience Center provides a fully interactive experience for architects, designers, and integrators, to demonstrate the latest in automation technology and meet with Crestron executives and team members.
D-Tools System Integrator 5.5 was used to create detailed system designs for the fully functional, state-of-the-art rooms which demonstrate how the latest automation and audio video technology looks, sounds, and functions in a real-world environment. Detailed drawings were created to help communicate to the integrators and installers off the multi-room systems the precise location of the various systems to be installed, all of the components to be used, signal flow, rack contents, and wiring detail.
System designs created in SI5.5 included Plan views, Elevations, Line diagrams, and Schematics – which show the actual connections between the components and enabled the creation of installation reports for the Crestron team to reference as the systems were designed and installed throughout the center.
“The Crestron Experience Center is not your typical showroom – it is a complete, immersive, real-world application of the highest quality audio/video and automation technology available today,” said Vincent Bruno, Director of Marketing for Crestron. “Complete and detailed documentation was required for us to be able to execute on our master plan for this facility, and D-Tools helped our teams create the detailed drawings and documentation we needed to deliver an un-rivaled multi-media experience that brings today’s technology to life.”
Since it’s opening in October 2009, the Crestron Experience Center has been a destination point for Crestron business partners, systems integrators, and potential clients. As one of the highlights of any tour of the Crestron campus, the Center shows the dedication and passion of the over 400 employees that are delivering next generation products to the market.
“We have a long-standing partnership with Crestron, and they are an active participant towards our goal of providing the most up-to-date and complete product data to our software user community, said Adam Stone, President and Founder of D-Tools. “We are pleased that our solution has also helped Crestron to deliver a world-class experience to the industry through the Crestron Experience Center, and we look forward to working together to help the industry move forward with next generation collaborative solutions.”
For 40 years Crestron has been the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology to simplify and enhance modern lifestyles and businesses. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life in commercial buildings, universities, hotels, hospitals and homes.
In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Australia. For more information please visit www.crestron.com.
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.