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 back the following Manufacturers to the MVP Program as our returning partners in July. Their data is available to all System Integrator users free-of-charge.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Kaleidescape is pioneering the development of movie servers that redefine how film enthusiasts purchase, organize and enjoy their movie collections. Featuring a breakthrough user interface that gives viewers unprecedented flexibility and control over the movies they watch, the Kaleidescape System makes it easy for customers to select and enjoy their DVD, Blu-ray and downloaded movies from any television in the home. Kaleidescape products are available at www.kaleidescape.com, and through custom installation dealers and fine audio/video retailers throughout the world.
Established in 2003, Kordz recognized a gap in the home cinema market between the mass of low-end cable options and high-end alternatives (well, just high-end price with some of them). Precious few offered genuine performance with appreciable value for money.
The KORDZ® brand of interconnects has quickly grown to a highly reputable level, offering true mid-to-high end performance with a primary focus on what really matters – proven construction methods and an unswerving dedication to quality and provable performance. Visit Kordz online at www.kordz.com
Liberty AV Solutions is recognized as a leading supplier of audio-visual integration products, including industry-leading digital solutions. Liberty is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and operates offices in Colorado, Arizona, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Europe. Liberty remains focused on customer service and education while continuing to provide the broadest range of professional AV products available. Liberty AV Solutions is a subsidiary of WESCO Distribution, Inc., a publicly-traded Fortune 500 holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Lowell is a precision manufacturing company that began making communications products in 1947. They have a long history of satisfying customer desires with innovative products, friendly service, and dependable follow through. Their objective is to provide contractors and systems integrators with quality products and honest, dependable service so their installations in stadiums, arenas, airports, offices, schools, and buildings of all kinds go in smoothly and perform beyond the expectations of the project architect, developer, and consultant. Visit Lowell online at http://www.lowellmfg.com
Luxul is a leading innovator of high performance networking solutions for implementing superior residential, commercial, industrial and mobile military network solutions. Designed for use in residential and commercial environments, the new Luxul Xen family offers a complete line of pre-configured modular solutions that simplify network design and deployment—resulting in a scalable network that is both powerful and easy to install. The complete Luxul Xen line includes High Performance Wireless Access Points, Gigabit Ethernet Switches, Commercial Grade Routers, and Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) solutions for residential or business networks. In addition to the Luxul Xen family, the company also offers a line of rugged solutions for mobile network deployments. For a complete list or Luxul products, visit http://www.luxul.com. Luxul products are widely used in residential, hospitality, healthcare, mining, military/defense, education, and mesh networking applications.
Monster was founded over 30 years ago by Head Monster Noel Lee, who was recently honored with the prestigious Plus X Award®: Lifetime Achievement Award, as a company dedicated to creating products that enhance the sound quality of music. The company engineered the sound of the acclaimed Beats by Dr. Dre® headphones, and has become the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance, sonically superior headphones, all of which feature the company’s Pure Monster Sound™. Monster is also the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced connectivity solutions for high-performance home entertainment, audio, home cinema, computer and gaming as well as a leading innovator in the field of mobile accessories and professional audio. The company also provides high-performance AC power line conditioning and protection products for audio/video systems, as well as energy-saving power products. Monster continues to lead in innovation with over 300 U.S. and international patents and dozens pending, offering more than 4,000 products in over 134 countries worldwide.
Loudspeakers without peer in their Dealer or Consumer price ranges. Embodying the classic limited distribution business model, only genuine, licensed, Installing Dealers of Audio/Video products are eligible for Authorized Dealership. Noble Fidelity products are not available through or left to the marketing practices of wholesale distributors. Authorized Dealers enjoy geographic territories free of profit eroding conflicts.
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Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a leading control systems manufacturer offering innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems. The company’s wide array of award-winning handheld and in-wall universal controllers, central processors, audio distribution systems, and accessories are marketed exclusively through a worldwide network of professional integrators. For complete control and monitoring over electronic systems from virtually anywhere in the world, the power of RTI is available on iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, and Android™ devices through the company’s RTiPanel application, just as the award-winning RTI Virtual Panel program offers access and control via any PC running Microsoft® Windows®. All RTI solutions are programmed through the company’s world-renowned Integration Designer® software, easily allowing dealers to provide a completely customizable user interface for intuitive command over the entire electronics system.
Founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market, RTI offers a number of award-winning support and incentive programs to its dealers, including educational opportunities through the Advanced Control University (ACU), and the popular Control Bucks and Dealer Accommodation programs. In addition, through RTI’s Integration Partner Program, the company has reached out to manufacturers across the industry to ensure that RTI products integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of components and systems.
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.
Current SnapAV Brands include Episode® Speakers and Electronics, Wirepath® Surveillance and Structured Wiring, Binary™ Media Distribution and Cables, WattBox™ Power and Surge, Strong™ Mounts and Racks, Camden™ Cinema Furniture, and Dragonfly™ Projection Screens.
Headquartered in San Clemente, California, Sonance was founded by Scott Struthers and Geoff Spencer who introduced the world’s first in-wall loudspeaker system to the consumer-electronics market in 1982. With distribution in over 70 countries, Sonance remains at the forefront of technology by offering innovative design solutions that harmoniously blend sound with designs favored by leading custom integrators, architects, interior-design professionals, and design-conscious clients throughout the world.
SpeakerCraft, LLC has built an internationally-recognized brand of architectural loudspeakers and electronics. The company is a leader in the residential custom-installation industry and attributes this to its dedicated customer service and technical support that ensure smooth and trouble-free backing for the installing-dealer community. SpeakerCraft, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.
Established in 1982 by President Larry Pexton (a founding member of CEDIA), Triad Speakers, Inc. is a steadily growing provider of complete loudspeaker solutions for multi-room residential and home theater system applications. A top choice by many custom integrators nationwide, Triad has made significant advancements in the arena of front-channel speakers, surrounds, subwoofers, distributed audio speakers via enclosed in-wall, in-ceiling, on-wall and freestanding designs. Over 80% of Triad’s products are manufactured daily in Portland Oregon, in a pure build to order operation with no work in progress and no finished goods inventory of the US built products. In the 2006 – 2010 Inside Track Supplier Loyalty Tests, Triad ranked #1 in the category of Custom Installation Company.
Wisdom Audio is the leader in designing and manufacturing high-performance planar magnetic transducers for architectural speaker applications with more than 100 man-years experience. Wisdom Audio was founded in 1996 to create no-compromise planar magnetic hybrid loudspeaker systems for the most demanding and critical audiophiles.
Wisdom Audio systems employ proprietary, custom-made planar magnetic and dynamic transducers optimized for high performance, including high-end architectural audio reproduction applications. Its hybrid-technology systems have earned praise and awards from the specialized media, while satisfying a growing base of customers and dealers worldwide. Wisdom Audio’s products, including their multi-award winning Sage Series architectural models, are handcrafted in limited quantities by specialized craftsman at its headquarters in Carson City, Nevada.