SIX_2013_ScreenCE Pro Brand Leader program honors D-Tools for being a complete estimation, design, and project management software solution that helps firms increase revenues while reducing time and costs associated with the integration of low-voltage systems

CONCORD, CA, USA – JUNE 4, 2014 D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system-integration software, today announced that D-Tools System Integrator has been named the Top System Design and Proposal Software Platform for the Audio Video industry by CE Pro magazine for the third year in a row. The CE Pro Brand Leader program exclusively recognizes products and solutions that are most often utilized by the top revenue-generating integration firms in the industry. CE Pro Brand Leaders are identified from the results provided by a thorough revenue analysis undertaken by CE Pro editors to identify product category sales trends by Integrators ranking in the CE Pro Top 100[1], an annual listing of the highest revenue residential integration companies in North America. CE Pro’s Top 100 integrator list consists of a variety of integration firms from custom retailers and traditional A/V and control-based systems integrators to recurring monthly revenue (RMR)-based security companies that have entered the home automation market. In aggregate, this group reported a remarkable $1.7 billion in cumulative revenues.

D-Tools’ System Integrator platform is a complete estimation, design, and project management software solution that helps firms increase revenues while reducing time and costs associated with the integration of low-voltage systems. D-Tools’ data-driven workflow links equipment lists to project documentation, including estimates, and drawings via Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio, and enables the creation of Work and Service Orders to effectively manage projects to completion.

“Being named Top System Design and Proposal Software Platform for the Audio Video industry by CE Pro magazine for the third year in a row is significant in many ways but the true significance is that D-Tools is being recognized by the people who matter most – our customers. And not just any customers – the industry leaders, the most successful companies in the industry,” stated D-Tools president, Adam Stone. “These companies are not just investing in a product, but they are investing in and praising D-Tools as an organization. I am proud of what D-Tools has evolved into, honored by the recognition the product and our team has received, and look forward to the continued expansion of our leadership position as we continue to build and release additional productivity solutions.”

Featuring the largest aggregated software-based product database available for the electronics system integrator, D-Tools provides more than 4,500 systems designers, specifiers, integrators, and installers in the Residential and Commercial Audio Video, Security, and IT Networking industries the most up-to-date and detailed product information available, delivering data to its users in a format that can be easily utilized in a cross-functional capacity resulting in maximum workflow efficiency. The versatile platform provides a high degree of synchronization, increased performance, added flexibility, better communication, and advanced customization options, delivering finished solutions that can have a dramatic, positive impact on business efficiency and profitability.

Highly scalable, D-Tools is a robust business process automation platform that continues to dynamically evolve. To better facilitate the ever-changing needs of the systems integration community, D-Tools recently launched its first native iOS application—Mobile Quote. Enabling the specification of products from any jobsite in the world, The D-Tools Mobile Quote iPad app is now available for download from the Apple App Store and carries a monthly subscription fee per user/device.

Furthermore, as part of an aggressive push towards industry standardization, the D-Tools System Integrator™ electronic system estimation, design and documentation software platform features fully integrated SIA/IAPSC Security Drawing Symbols and InfoComm J-STD-710 Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols. Straightforward and easily recognized, these Industry Standard Drawing Symbols are used for planning electronic system installations to facilitate system designs, blueprints, or schematics, and are consistent with symbols used by Builders, Architects, Consultants, Electronic Systems Contractors, and other professional trades to design and integrate all aspects of audio, video, IT networking and security installations in commercial and residential applications.

By utilizing the D-Tools System Integrator platform for their system design and documentation practices, integrators are able to more clearly communicate with project partners across trades. Not only does this provide needed clarity and consistency between project partners, it also provides systems integrators an opportunity to compete for bids at a higher level, earn and maintain project access, streamline processes, and boost their bottom line.

To learn more about D-Tools System Integrator or how electronic systems integrators are using the powerful platform to streamline complex system design, proposal and estimation processes, please visit www.d-tools.com, phone (866) 386-6571 ext. 1, or e-mail info@d-tools.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 platform. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a robust solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio to facilitate comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools enables residential and commercial integrators to streamline business processes and increase revenues while reducing the time and cost associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage electronic systems. More than 4,500 leading companies currently use the award-winning D-Tools platform to reduce time, costs and to streamline the system integration process. Product updates and related information can be obtained by following D-Tools on Twitter and on Facebook.

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Tim Bigoness
D-Tools, Inc.
(925) 270-4102
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www.d-tools.com

Katye (McGregor) Bennett
KMB Communications
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MVP Contact
Josh Carlson
D-Tools Inc.
(925) 270-4105
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[1] TheCE Pro Top 100 consists of a variety of integration firms, from custom retailers and traditional A/V and control-based systems integrators to recurring monthly revenue (RMR)-based security companies that have entered the home automation market.