design-awards-2016D-Tools picks several stunning electronic system design projects specified using D-Tools System Integrator software, showcasing the power of the software and the innovation of its users.

D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today named the annual 2016 D-Tools Design Awards Winners and Finalists. Showcasing the best project designs and greatest success stories of D-Tools System Integrator software, the contest categories sponsored by MVP (Manufacturer Vantage Point) Program partners Atlona, Autonomic, Avenview, IC Realtime, Kramer, KanexPro, KEF, Leon Speakers, and LILIN, included Best Residential, Best Commercial, Most Unique, and Best Overall.

D-Tools Design Award winners and finalists are selected from a diverse group of D-Tools user projects, the winning entries were chosen by D-Tools product team members and select certified partners, and were judged on a number of criteria; originality, depth and breadth of D-Tools’ software usage, overall system design, and demonstrated proficiency with the platform.

2016 D-Tools Design Awards Winners & Finalists are as follows:

  • Best Commercial:

ATEAAtea – Higher Ed Campus Project – Submitted by Peter Mejer
Project overview: AV and IT installation for Denmark connected campus including three auditoriums, three gyms, one cantina, one atrium, two drama halls, one dance hall, and one student’s café.

  • Honorable Mentions, Commercial:

AVIO – Sports Bar Project – Submitted by Nathan Haynes
Project overview: AV construction for Vancouver’s premier sports bar location. The facility overlooks the arena bowl and incorporates house feeds and local feeds in audio and video. A high end DJ setup also lets the DJ manage content throughout the space in real time.

  • Best Residential:

ControlTech LogoControltech – Home Automation Project – Submitted by Juan Clement
Project overview: Automation of house including lighting, 6 zones of audio, 5 TV zones and preparation for two more, irrigation control, CCTV, security system, touchscreens, video doorbell and access control.

  • Honorable Mention Residential:

Homeplay Ltd and Draw4 – London Townhouse Project – Submitted by James Ratcliffe and James Owens
Project overview: Renovation of a 4 bedroom townhouse to with a complete installation over hall of AV, control, and security systems.

  • Most Unique:

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Residential Media Systems – Custom Home Project – Submitted by Zach Boyd
Project overview: Custom home project for a family preparing to re-locate contained 21 zones of audio including 7 which paired with centralized video, exterior lighting control and cameras, and motorized shades to soften some very large south-facing windows.

  • Best Overall:

hausba-logoHausba Smarthomes – Whole Home Automation Project – Submitted by Chibuzo Nwankpo
Project overview: Full automation project comprising Whole House AV, Smart Lighting, IP Surveillance, and a dedicated home cinema room.


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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 platform. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a robust solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio to facilitate comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools enables residential and commercial integrators to streamline business processes and increase revenues while reducing the time and cost associated with the installation and integration of low voltage electronic systems. More than 5,000 leading companies in 87 countries currently use the award-winning D-Tools platform to reduce time, costs and to streamline the system integration process. Product updates and related information can be obtained by following D-Tools on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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