D-Tools System Integrator™ SIX Officially Launches at CEDIA Expo 2012
Next Generation of award-winning software foundation for future growth and makes it easier than ever to Sell, Design, and Deliver integration of low voltage systems
CONCORD, CA – AUGUST 02, 2012 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced the latest version of its award-winning System Integrator software, SIX. This major on-premise release has been re-imagined and re-architected to increase efficiency and productivity for integrators of low voltage systems. SIX leverages D-Tools’ expanded cloud infrastructure to deliver high quality equipment data, provide partners with direct marketing services, and establishes the foundation for future mobile and web-based applications. D-Tools System Integrator is currently used by over 4,400 integration companies to streamline the design, estimation, and documentation processes associated with the installation and integration of audio/video, energy/lighting, and security systems.
D-Tools SIX focuses on performance and ease of use and provides systems integrators and custom installation professionals with a robust solution for creating fast, accurate, data-driven project proposals and client documentation, detailed system designs in either Microsoft® Visio® or Autodesk® AutoCAD®, and powerful project management capabilities that help ensure that projects are completed on time and to budget. Users can download product specifications from D-Tools’ comprehensive database of hundreds of thousands of products and accessories, from major manufacturers giving integrators the distinct advantage of designing and documenting systems using current product information, while saving hours of product research time.
Some of the new features in SIX include:
• Re-designed Architecture – Comprehensive 64-bit support that takes advantage of the latest processors and 64-bit applications natively
• Speed and Performance – Enhancements to the SIX application framework delivers greater performance, stability and scalability
• Re-designed User Interface – Improved navigation and workflow makes it easier to get to critical elements of the software and increase productivity.
• Integrated Data Management – Tools and functionality geared towards increased efficiency and ease of use
o Cloud Architecture for Data services provides a fast and efficient way to download data from D-Tools comprehensive Data Library
o Expanded Data Library – up to 1,000,000 skus from thousands of manufacturers
o Quick Filters and Product Queries for more efficient data management
o Mass Update to quickly apply changes to products, labor items, or packages
o Price Rules can be created to quickly update products and labor skus
o Integrated data feedback – request new products, report errors, and vote on data quality.
• New Project Editor – The SIX project editor has been completely re-designed and enables users to add catalog items to projects in a number of ways
o Users can now perform most project related functions through a single interface via SIX’s new “Ribbon”
o New in SIX is the ability to add items via new Product, Labor, and Package Explorers
o Users can open multiple projects and select multiple items to drag and drop from one project to another
• Enhanced Reporting
o Combined Reports
o New Report Previews
o New Report templates (Client, management reports)
o Shared Custom Reports & Email Report Options
• RealPic” Library of Select MVP Visio Shapes
o New photo-realistic elevation shapes from select MVP manufacturers for stunning system designs. Bring rack elevations to life with examples of the actual products in use for client systems
• D-Tools Connect – The first release of D-Tools integrated analytics and communication system for manufacturers and the D-Tools user community from within the D-Tools System Integrator software environment.
o Direct messaging enables timely pricing updates, special offers, and other information relevant to the D-Tools system integrator community
o Subscribe, Comment, and Share Information with Peers: D-Tools Connect is the first release to incorporate social networking as an integrated part of the D-Tools SI workflow and business process
“We are extremely pleased to officially launch and make our latest release available to users at CEDIA,” said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D-Tools. “Our first version of the software premiered at CEDIA in 1998 and this show continues to be the premier venue for our major product releases. With this major upgrade we provide the foundation and begin the next generation of providing tools to help our customers better manage the project lifecycle – from data management, workflow, reporting, and providing a direct connection for our users and manufacturer partners to communicate – both on premise and for mobile applications – we will help our customers improve efficiency and ultimately, profitability.”
D-Tools will officially launch SIX at CEDIA EXPO, booth #4554 and will be available to customers on September 30, 2012.
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.
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