Chosen finalists reveal impressive stories and projects utilizing D-Tools Award-winning System Integrator software.  Prizes were donated by D-Tools MVP Partners Atlantic Technology and Universal Remote Control.

CONCORD, CA, JUNE 22, 2010 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2010 D-Tools contest, Project:SUCCESS. This contest recognizes excellence in system integration projects utilizing D-Tools System Integrator software. D-Tools held the contest to pursue SI5.5 users’ greatest success stories about how the software has positively affected their business and returned a significant ROI.  Success stories of some of most distinguished system integrators were submitted by the D-Tools user base.  The contest is sponsored by D-Tools MVP Partners Atlantic Technology and Universal Remote Control.

The six finalists were selected by the D-Tools Marketing team and were judged on a number of criteria, including originality, project complexity, use of D-Tools’ software, and which stories best communicate the user’s expertise of the software.

The 2010 Project:SUCCESS Finalists:

Mike Koellsted of Solaris

Since Solaris implemented D-Tools, the company has grown into a global company, expanding operations from their San Jose, CA location into Mexico. Solaris has also experienced a substantial increase in profitability directly attributable to their use of D-Tools SI5.5.

Luke Nelson of Vanns

The use of D-Tools SI5.5 has allowed Vanns to be more efficient, more profitable and has allowed them to take on larger projects than in the past. Their impressive contest entry included project design and details about a 24 hour health club project that integrated audio/video distribution and a communication system throughout the whole facility.

Rich Hoppe of Multi-Media Solutions

Based in North East Indiana, Multi-Media Solution’s knowledge and expertise of D-Tools software landed them not only one but two opportunities to design and install all the systems for largely recognized franchises. They consistently win bids over competitors because of their straightforward, uncomplicated, yet clear and concise system designs created with D-Tools.

Brady Elsenpeter of Jbecher & Associates

Jbecher & Associate’s proposals are at such a professional level that jobs are won easier, saving the company time on bidding. Their clients are impressed with the proposals, thus they are able to sell additional products to their customers. D-Tools SI5.5 has helped Jbecher & Associates reduce the time spent creating proposals by half, while revenues and profit per project have increased significantly.

Eric Crawford of Home Theater & Automation, LLC

D-Tools SI5.5 has allowed Home Theater & Automation to properly track the installation time on a rather large project.  As the project progressed and they began placing purchase orders, D-Tools demonstrated it’s true value.  SI5.5’s full integration into QuickBooks allowed them to easily generate POs specifically for this job, making it easy to specify what was ordered and nothing extra, creating a detailed record of the project and enabling them to more accurately track costs.

Scott Hovhannissian Limelight Systems

When bidding for a high-profile job, having been a longtime D-Tools user, Hovhannissian was able to see missing pieces and potential conflicts of competitor’s proposals that he had avoided, which gave him the upper hand. They were able to put together a comprehensive design that can not only be presented as a whole, but broken up to present to each department involved. D-Tools SI5.5 provided an easy way for Limelight to stay one step ahead of the competition.

“We enjoyed reading our users’ SI5.5 success stories and learning how each company has integrated the software to fit their particular projects and work environment,” said Adam Stone, President and CEO for D-Tools. “It is gratifying to know that our users continue to expand their businesses and succeed with the use of our software because it’s what drives us to keep improving and producing the highest quality of software to our customers.”

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be determined by the D-Tools Executive team and will be announced in July.

About Atlantic Technology

From its inception in 1989, Atlantic Technology’s mission has been to produce home entertainment products that exemplify the very best in both performance and value. The company specializes in complete high-performance multi-channel speaker systems, state-of-the-art home theater electronics components, and products for custom audio/video installation. For more information on Atlantic Technology and its many fine products for home theater and custom audio/video installation, visit or call 781-762-6300.

About Universal Remote Control

URC is The Pioneer in Control Technology. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Harrison, N.Y., URC has sold more than 50 million remote controls in the last 10 years alone. A world leader in high-quality control design, engineering, manufacture and distribution, URC is widely regarded as a category innovator by consumers, subscription broadcast providers, retailers, custom installers and OEM partners. URC has built its reputation by delivering exceptional levels of quality, training, reliability and support to its customers. Visit URC at Installers can keep up to date with the latest URC news, training and support, as well as communicate directly with the company and their peers, at

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.

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

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