CONCORD, CA— MAY 06, 2011 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced call for entries for their annual contest PROJECT: Success Design Awards. D-Tools is pursuing SI5.5 user’s greatest success stories and project designs that display how the software has positively affected their business and ROI. Winning success stories submitted by some of most distinguished System Integrators will be selected from the D-Tools user base. The contest is sponsored by D-Tools MVP Partners Atlantic Technology, URC and Atlona Technologies. Winners will be announced in September at CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Winners will be selected by the D-Tools Executive team. The winning entries will be judged on a number of criteria, including originality, use of D-Tools’ software, overall design and which entries best communicate and demonstrate the system designer’s grasp of the software.
Winners will receive considerable prizes valued at over $3200.00 supplied by the contest sponsors and D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) partners :
1st place – Atlantic Technology – FS-5000
This sleek, 50”-long unit contains three extremely powerful, front speakers—left, center, and right—in a single enclosure. It’s perfect for the person who has a large flat-screen TV in a very big room, and simply wants an attractive, one-piece speaker solution without all the visual clutter of separate left, center, and right speakers.
2nd place – URC – MX 5000
The MX-5000 is a 2-way wand-style touch screen color remote control that provides network control of many popular IP-based components. In addi¬tion to its stunning design, it offers a fully cus¬tomizable GUI on a large color screen that sends vibrating “haptic” feedback confirm¬ing each button selection. The revolutionary MX-5000 brings the power of WiFi networking to the home theater without compromising simplicity.
3rd place – Atlona Technolgies DIS7-PROHD
Atlona Technologies presents the greatest tool any custom installer or integrator will ever buy. The DIS7-PROHD is a rugged 7” display designed to test any AV system. Able to capture EDID from displays, and display complete information including HDMI, DVI, VGA, Component, and 3D signals it is perfect for testing any complex system. With the DIS7-PROHD, say goodbye to wasting valuable time and money, ripping apart walls and ordering multiple testing equipment in order to trouble-shoot install issues.
“We look forward to our annual contest every year because the submitted entries show off the most outstanding and distinguished residential and commercial system integration projects created with our software,” said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D-Tools. “We invite our users to submit their best projects for a chance to win amazing prizes. This year’s sponsors, Atlantic Technology, URC, and Atlona Technologies, have lined up top-notch, highly-admired prizes within the industry and we’re pleased to provide our winners with products of this caliber.”
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 http://www.atlantictechnology.com or call 781-762-6300.
URC is The Pioneer in Control Technology. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Harrison, N.Y., URC has sold more than 80 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, residential and commercial 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 http://www.UniversalRemote.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. 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 http://www.URCControlRoom.com.
About Atlona Technologies
Atlona Technologies® is a global manufacturer of cutting-edge digital connectivity solutions. The company supplies an extensive range of high-quality products — from cables, splitters, and extenders to distribution amplifiers, converters, switchers, and much more — to a diverse client base spanning the consumer electronics, home theater, computing, retail, systems integration, professional A/V, broadcast, entertainment, medical digital imaging, and digital signage markets. Made from the finest materials and offering unique feature sets, the company’s value-added products can be found in installations worldwide. Atlona provides a wide range of solutions from all three of its comprehensive product lines: Atlona CE (consumer electronics), Atlona Si (systems integration), and Atlona Signature (professional and commercial). More information about Atlona Technologies is available at http://www.atlona.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.
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