D-Tools annual contest, Design Awards, receives considerable amount of industry support from Manufacturer Partners.

CONCORD, CA MAY 21, 2013 D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced the sponsors for its annual contest, the Design Awards. The company recently announced the contest call for entries and is pursuing System Integrator software users’ greatest success stories and project designs that display how the software has positively affected their business and ROI.  Winning success stories will be selected from a diverse group of D-Tools users.  Winners will be announced at CEDIA Expo in Denver, CO in September. Contest categories include Best Residential, Best Commercial, Most Unique, and Best Overall.

Winners will receive considerable prizes valued at over $8700.00 supplied by the contest sponsors and D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) partners:

  • Anthony Gallo Micro SE Speakers and TR-1D Sub
  • Atlona LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System
  • ELAN HR2 Remote
  • Proficient MaxTV
  • Vaddio AV Bridge
  • VidaBox “iPad mounting & charging solution” package
  • VidaBox LiivNAS
  • Zektor Clarity Audio 16X16

“We are blown away by the generosity and amount of support received from our Manufacturer Partners who enlisted to sponsor the 2013 Design Awards,” said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D-Tools. “This contest not only honors and showcases our top software users but it also brings Manufacturers and Integrators together creating a community that promotes exceptional project designs and the system integration industry as a whole. We cannot wait to see the entries this year!”

For additional information about the contest and detailed information about the prizes, please visit:




About Anthony Gallo Acoustics:

Anthony Gallo Acoustics (AGA) has been raising the bar in loudspeaker design and technology since their formation in 1994.  Specializing in audio products that exemplify the term “price-to-performance ratio,” AGA is a pioneer in spherical enclosure technology. In addition, the company’s patented S2 technology helps create their famous 3-D, holographic soundstage, which has become an AGA hallmark, winning awards the world over. Today, AGA’s products are sold in more than 73 countries, including a complete line of desktop speakers, stereo speakers, home theaters speakers & systems, powered subwoofers and installation accessories.

For more information visit:  www.roundsound.com or Facebook.com/AnthonyGalloAcoustics

About Atlona
Atlona® is a leading provider of innovative, reliable AV and IT connectivity solutions. Since 2003, the company has been designing and engineering award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets, including education, business, government, entertainment, and healthcare.

Atlona’s products and services enable system designers, integrators, consultants, and installers to simplify installation, minimize maintenance, and maximize the versatility of premier automated control solutions. Atlona’s vision is simple: deliver customer-driven products designed and developed with the features, performance, and reliability that industry leaders demand; and deliver the best value in the industry.

About ELAN® Home Systems:

Founded in 1990, ELAN® Home Systems is an industry leading manufacturer of innovative, award-winning whole-house entertainment and control systems that are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select dealers and distributors throughout the United States, Canada and more than 58 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

ELAN is part of the Core® Brands division of Nortek, Inc. Core Brands combines the product and marketing strengths of ten iconic audio, power management and control brands into a single business unit that includes ATON®, BlueBOLT®, ELAN®, Furman®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, SpeakerCraft®, Sunfire® and Xantech® brands.

ELAN is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc., a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortekinc.com for more information.

About Proficient®

Proficient Audio Systems has delivered top-notch product and industry-leading service. It is now known as one of the residential custom install industry’s most innovative brands.

Proficient®  is a registered trademark of Core Brands, LLC, a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. Nortek is a global, diversified company with a wide array of innovative, technology-driven brands for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.corebrands.com or www.nortekinc.com for more information.


About VidaBox LLC

VidaBox LLC digital entertainment and control solutions seamlessly combine premium media systems, audio servers, and integrated home control and automation products into complete A/V distribution ecosystems to provide an unparalleled user experience. The company’s reliable multiroom Blu-ray™ & DVD media NAS and server products support the latest options, and enable comprehensive yet intuitive control of any device on any iOS or Android device. As highly scalable systems that integrate smoothly with multizone audio and smart home technologies, VidaBox products can be installed simply and cost-effectively all at once or over time. Competitive pricing of the full VidaBox line offers exceptional value to professional integrators and their customers. More information is available at www.vidabox.com or by phone at +1 516-730-7500.
About Vaddio

Vaddio is the leading manufacturer of specialty PTZ cameras and camera control systems used in the audiovisual, videoconference and broadcast industries. Your customers demand cutting-edge technology that’s simple to use. You want equipment that’s easy to install and reliable to operate. Vaddio serves integrators and operators alike – with broadcast-quality PTZ cameras and control systems that deliver the performance you need with the convenience you demand. More information can be found on the Vaddio website, http://www.vaddio.com or at (800) 572.2011.

About Zektor
Since  2002, Zektor has become one of the most recommended brands for audio / video distribution in the custom installation market.  Zektor is renowned for our highly featured Clarity Audio™ audio matrix series, Clarity HD® HDMI matrix switches and our SoloCAT™ HD HDBaseT extenders.  Our products work seamlessly with all major control partners providing unmatched reliability and ease of use for commercial and residential projects.  Zektor continues to design and manufacture  many of our products here in the USA.  Come and see why we are the choice of designers and integrators across the globe.  For more information on current and future products, please visit us on the web at www.zektor.com.   Designed by you. Built by Zektor™.


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 4,400 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 (2007,2008,2009,2010,2011), 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.


For more information, contact D-Tools at (866) 386-6571, e-mail at info@d-tools.com, follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DTools, like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/beatoolor visit D-Tools online at http://www.d-tools.com