Winning entries showcase exceptional projects and success stories utilizing D-Tools Award-winning System Integrator software.  D-Tools MVP Partners Atlantic Technology and Universal Remote Control provided prizes as the contest sponsors.

CONCORD, CA, JULY 13, 2010 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 D-Tools contest, Project:SUCCESS. This contest recognized excellence in system integration projects utilizing D-Tools System Integrator software. D-Tools held the contest in May 2010 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 winners were selected by the D-Tools Executive 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 Winners:

First Place: 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 the low voltage systems for largely recognized restaurant franchises. They consistently and effortlessly win bids over competitors because of their straightforward, uncomplicated, yet clear and concise system designs created with D-Tools.  Starting out as a small residential custom integrator, D-Tools has helped Multi-Media Solutions cross over to the world of Commercial sales & installation with each new sale totaling over 100K.  They continue to expand their business and have now won bids for franchises across the mid-west and east coast.  Rich’s comprehensive and exquisite knowledge of D-Tools software puts his company in a strong position to put their competition to rest.  The consistent success that Multi-Media Solutions upholds is what won Rich First Place.

Second Place: Scott Hovhannissian of Limelight Systems

When bidding for a high-profile job for a Connecticut based Medical Facility, Hovhannissian’s expertise of D-Tools software allowed him to see missing pieces and potential conflicts of competitor’s proposals that he had avoided.  They had the task of interfacing their control and communications system with a remote controlled surgical robot, and also broadcasting the procedure to several auditoriums on both the hospital campus and a facility located in a remote location. 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.  The complexity of this project in combination with how Hovhannissian leveraged D-Tools to ease the design phase landed LimeLight Systems Second Place.

Third Place: Luke Nelson of Vann’s, Inc.

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 Bermuda based 24 hour health club project that integrated audio/video distribution and a communication system throughout the whole facility. Nelson’s overall expertise of D-Tools software and how he used it to simplify a complex system won him Third Place.

“Choosing the winners for this contest was not an easy task. Each finalist presented unique project challenges they overcame, superb project documentation and significant business ROI they achieved with our software,” said Adam Stone, President and CEO for D-Tools. “We are proud to announce the winners of the contest and present them their prizes provided by our MVP partners.  We thank all the participants for the great submissions, and look forward to future success stories.”

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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Jill Reddy
D-Tools, Inc.
(925) 270-4111