The D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point Program provides comprehensive data from leading manufacturers to D-Tools SI software users at no charge to the user. D-Tools MVP members understand the importance of providing current, quality product specifications in order to better support their dealers in their client engagements. We would like to welcome our new and returning MVP Program partners in August, whose product data is available to all System Integrator users free-of-charge.
New MVP Members
Core Brands, LLC combines the product innovation and marketing strengths of iconic and award-winning audio, power management, and control brands to deliver a portfolio of connected home solutions to its channel partners and end-users. Visit www.corebrands.com for more information.
Core Brands is part of Nortek’s Technology Solutions Group (TSG), a group of top product brands that together offer a leading global portfolio of residential and commercial automation and control solutions and related products, delivering innovative entertainment, security, access and monitoring solutions to millions around the world. With leading brands including 2Gig GoControl, ELAN, Panamax, Geffen, Linear and SpeakerCraft, Nortek TSG has the largest install base of home control products of any provider. Nortek Inc. is a global diversified company with leading brands and innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. For further information, please visit: http://www.nortekinc.com/products/technology-solutions/.
Manufacturing since 1999, we take pride in our sound innovation, unprecedented custom work, flawless sonic reproduction and excellence in design and quality.
All James products are specially designed with minimal visual presence in your interior or landscape designs. The result is solid sonic precision in the beauty of your surroundings.
For more information on these products, visit www.jamesloudspeaker.com
Lightware USA is the US distributor of professional AV products manufactured by Lightware Visual Engineering in Budapest, Hungary. With the flexibility of the Lightware product line, the Lightware USA team is able to assist with the design for some of the highest performance systems in the world. Router sizes ranging from the robust UMX4x4-Pro up to the impressive 160×160 25G Hyrbid give Lightware USA the edge over the competition when it comes to routing multiple video sources to the ever changing variety of displays in the industry. Their array of solutions for extending the highest resolution video formats including 4K and 3D over Cat or Fiber put Lightware USA on the forefront of cutting edge technology.
For more information on these products, visit www.LightwareUSA.com.
Returning MVP Members
The combination of more components in a typical home theater or commercial A/V installation, more channels and more power per channel in amplifiers, more components that are always on, and more systems located in enclosures has created a need for effective, quiet ventilation. Active Thermal Management offers a complete line of very quiet cooling systems to cover virtually any situation the installer or designer may come across, whether it’s a cable box in a drawer, 4 tall racks in an equipment room, or a credenza in a training room.
In business since 1999, in the A/V industry for decades, and with almost 100,000 systems sold, we have the products and the experience needed to solve consumer and commercial electronics thermal problems. Phone in a question, e-mail a JPEG of the installation, or fax a cocktail napkin sketch; you’ll get the support you need from ATM.
Whether you’re a systems integrator, installer, architect, contractor, or home theater enthusiast, the solution to your thermal problem is as close as your phone or keyboard.
For more information visit www.activethermal.com
Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.belden.com
Based in Glenview, IL, Crimson AV manufactures a comprehensive yet uniquely differentiated lineup of display mounting solutions designed for Commercial, Pro, and Residential audio-visual applications. Combining enhanced product design techniques, extensive manufacturing expertise, and lean business practices, Crimson has developed a proprietary business model that delivers superior products for maximum value. Customers benefit from professional-grade products that are backed by unparalleled service and technical support. Uncompromising design and build quality requirements and an industry-leading 10-year warranty ensure each Crimson AV mount will be trouble-free for years to come. Interested parties can learn more about Crimson mounting solutions by visiting www.crimsonav.com, by calling 866-MOUNT-TV, by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions.
The company is an Energy Star Partner and complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to demonstrate its deep commitment to preserving the planet. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives.
For more information, visit www.fsrinc.com.
What do we do here at Kimber Kable? The same thing we’ve been doing for over 30 years; making some of the finest audio and video cable available.
For more information, visit www.kimber.com
For more than 30 years, Nexus Technologies has been designing and building A/V comparison and distribution systems for the commercial HiFi retail trade industry. Applying the uncompromising performance needs of these demanding systems, Leaf was born to bring these cutting-edge audio/video distribution and switching solutions to residential applications. With a wide range of technologies for delivering integrated entertainment throughout the home, Leaf products include HD splitters, matrix devices, scalers, amplifiers, and more for distributing HD content over HDMI using a range of configurations including HDBaseT and HDBaseT Lite technologies.
For more information about custom Leaf AV solutions, please visit
Luxul is a leading innovator of high performance Wi-Fi and wired networking products that are powerful, cost-effective, and easy-to-deploy. We are experts in delivering highly reliable solutions for use in the most demanding network deployments—ranging from residential and commercial LANs and WLANs to mobile Wi-Fi connectivity in heavy industrial and military applications.
Core to Luxul’s success and customer satisfaction is our technology that allows for maximum network performance and reliability while also enabling integration simplicity and ease of use. Luxul Products are used in networks worldwide to:
- Simplify and optimize complete network installations
- Increase Wi-Fi coverage by 400% or more over traditional wireless technologies
- Maintain highest possible data rates across the entire network
- Eliminate roaming issues in mobile Wi-Fi environments
- Reduce infrastructure, installation and maintenance costs
For more information about custom Leaf AV solutions, please visit www.luxul.com
Salamander Designs, Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of premium quality, highly customizable furniture for residential and commercial audio/video integration that complements any space. Heralded for fusing visual design with functional engineering and advanced manufacturing methods, Salamander’s advanced product lines feature a high level of configurability and adaptability that allow users to best meet their present and future needs. Salamander’s A/V furniture lines include the Chameleon Collection, the Archetype System, the Synergy System and theater/lounge seating solutions. Salamander also makes a wide variety of accessory products that complement their A/V furniture. Products are built to order in the USA and quick ship within days. See more at www.salamanderdesigns.com
SANUS, a division of Milestone AV Technologies, designs and builds fine AV mounts, furniture, stands and accessories. Every SANUS product is engineered to enhance AV systems and the surrounding décor. Today Sanus offers more than 300 home theater units, TV and audio stands, mounts, speaker supports, AV equipment racks and accessories. SANUS products are available at thousands of retail locations worldwide and can be seen at the company’s website: www.sanus.com.
Established in 2005 and based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SnapAV is a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 1,500 installation-friendly audio, video and CCTV products for residential and commercial A/V integrators. SnapAV empowers integrators to run more efficient businesses by providing high-quality products supported by best-in-class online ordering and award-winning customer service. All products are protected by zero-tolerance Internet sales policies and many feature lifetime warranties. Additional information about SnapAV and its product brands can be found at www.snapav.com
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, www.vaddio.com or at (800) 572.2011.