D-Tools MVP Partners enlist to support the Launch of SIX at CEDIA 2012

CONCORD, CA – AUGUST 14, 2012 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced the Launch Partners for the upcoming launch for the latest version of award-winning System Integrator software, SIX. The launch is set for CEDIA Expo Sept 5-8 2012 in Indianapolis, IN. This major on-premise release has been re-imagined and re-architected to increase efficiency and productivity for integrators of low voltage systems.

The Partner Launch Program was created to assimilate MVP Partners in the anticipation of the launch, highlight the companies in the marketing and advertising efforts associated with the release, as well as provide a strong representation at CEDIA. Through becoming a SIX Launch Partner, these manufacturers support the release by maintaining a current database within D-Tools flagship software and providing critical information to the D-Tools user-base.

The 2012 SIX Launch Partners are:
• Active Thermal Management
• Atlona
• D-Box
• Definitive Technology
• Kaleidescape
• Kordz
• Liberty
• Lowell
• Lutron
• Luxul
• Monster
• Noble Fidelity
• SI
• SnapAV
• Speakercraft
• SunbriteTV
• Tannoy
• Triad
• Wisdom Audio

“We are extremely honored to have this outstanding collection of manufacturers stand behind the launch of SIX,” said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D-Tools. “Our entire team has been completely focused on this release and we have been overwhelmed with the amount of support we are receiving from our partners. We look forward to providing our customers with the next generation System Integrator platform and we could not ask for a better backbone of support from our MVP Partners.”

D-Tools will officially launch SIX at CEDIA EXPO, booth #4554 and will be available to customers on September 30, 2012.

About Active Thermal Management
Active Thermal Management, the leading manufacturer of quiet thermal protection products for home and commercial installations, provides highly specialized products for almost every conceivable installation and application. Overheated rack, closet, video projector, or cabinet, let ATM’s tech support and quiet cooling systems make your thermal problems go away. For more information, please visit http://www.activethermal.com

About AMX
AMX hardware and software solutions simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments. With the increasing number of technologies and operating platforms at work and home, AMX solves the complexity of managing this technology with reliable, consistent and scalable systems. Our award-winning products span control and automation, system-wide switching and audio/video signal distribution, digital signage and technology management. They are implemented worldwide in homes, conference rooms, classrooms, network operation / command centers, hotels, entertainment venues, broadcast facilities, among others.

About Atlona
“Connecting Technology to Your World” is not just our slogan, it’s what we do. Since 2003, Atlona has been supplying an extensive range of analog and digital connectivity solutions to a global client base spanning a diverse range of markets – from consumer electronics and home theater to broadcasting and digital signage.

Atlona has distinguished itself as a leader in these markets by listening attentively to our customers, understanding their needs, and making quick and effective decisions to not only meet, but to exceed, these demands with cutting-edge solutions.

Through this commitment to our customers, Atlona has maintained its reputation as a company that customers can rely on to deliver high-quality products and unmatched service. Atlona has three major product lines that deliver true value and business results to our customers. When our customers are successful, so are we.

About D-BOX
D-BOX Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures and markets cutting-edge motion systems intended mainly for the entertainment and industrial simulation industries. This unique and patented technology, D-BOX Motion Code, uses motion effects specifically programmed for each visual content which are sent to a motion system integrated into either a platform or a seat. The resulting motion is perfectly synchronized with the on-screen action, thus creating an unmatched realistic immersive experience. As of today, many Hollywood studios offer D-BOX Motion Code on their motion pictures in commercial theatres, on DVDs and Blu-rays. By reaching agreements with various industry leaders, D-BOX’s award-winning motion technology is gradually proving itself as a new global standard.

About Definitive Technology
Definitive Technology has been committed to building superior sounding home audio and home theater loudspeakers since 1990, when the company was founded by three lifelong audiophiles and experts in speaker design, acoustics and marketing. Definitive Technology loudspeakers are among the most positively reviewed and most often honored high performance loudspeakers on the market, as well as being the best-selling premium home loudspeakers in the U.S.A.

Definitive Technology’s mission is to design and produce audio products that:

• Deliver superior sound quality for music and movies
• Are easy to position and set up to achieve optimal performance
• Feature unique and beneficial technologies
• Feature state of the art components and build quality
• Are elegantly styled
• Deliver outstanding value for the money

About FSR
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.

FSR complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is a woman owned business. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information visit http://www.fsrinc.com

About Kaleidescape
Kaleidescape designs and manufactures the world’s leading DVD and Blu-ray movie servers, products that deliver the premier movie-watching experience for your home. The Kaleidescape System, renowned for its intuitive user interface, presents your entire collection of movies on any TV in any room, and forever changes the way you enjoy movies. Kaleidescape’s innovative products and services are protected by 67 patents issued and pending. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Kaleidescape sells its movie servers through custom audio and video installers throughout the world.

For more information, please visit http://www.kaleidescape.com.

About Kordz
Kordz was founded in Australia in 2003 to address the specific needs of the custom AV installation community by delivering dependable high definition connectivity solutions. In the years since, Kordz has evolved into a well respected, multi-award winning brand, specializing particularly in reliable long reach HDMI since becoming an HDMI Adopter member in 2005. We are committed to a high standard of practical and graceful design, partnered with quality manufacturing and supporting education, all of which are key to the custom installers’ successful product integration. Put simply, Kordz Connects Well.

About Liberty Cable
Long known as a leader within the AV marketplace for its wide-ranging catalog of wire, cable, and connectors, Liberty AV Solutions has expanded its product offerings to include AV integration components ranging from digital solutions and rack and mount systems to a number of other new brands and product lines including those from Intelix, a company that manufactures a variety of digital and analog products that is now a division of Liberty. Liberty’s industry-leading PanelCrafters™ division offers a range of stock plates and custom, premium-quality panels used in a variety of applications. These products, combined with Liberty’s labor-saving services, make them a preferred partner on any project.

About Lowell
Lowell is an American manufacturer serving professional AV integrators with high quality racks and enclosures, AC power strips and panels, surge suppressors and audio equipment including loudspeakers for indoor/outdoor applications. Products are designed and built with labor-saving features to streamline installations for commercial and custom installation markets.

About Lutron Electronics (http://www.lutron.com)
Lutron Electronics, headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, designs and manufactures energy-saving light controls, automated window treatments and appliance modules for both residential and commercial applications. Its innovative, intuitive products can be used to control everything from a single light, to every light, shade and even stand-by power in a home or commercial building. Lutron products make any space more versatile, while enhancing ambiance, comfort and productivity. They also save energy and make light bulbs last longer, making them an eco-friendly addition to the home and workplace. Founded in 1961, Lutron estimates that the installed base of its products saves the nation nearly 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. Lutron manufactures more than 16,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world.

About Luxul
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.

About Monster®
Monster was founded by “Head Monster” Noel Lee over 30 years ago as a company dedicated to creating products that enhance the sound quality of music. Recently, the company collaborated with Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ to create the acclaimed Beats sound and has since become the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance, sonically superior headphones. Monster is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium headphones and 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. Under its Monster Cable® brand, the company leads the way in advanced audio, video, and data connectivity solutions, and under the Monster Power® brand, it provides high-performance AC power line conditioning and protection products for audio/video systems. Monster continues to lead in innovation with nearly 400 U.S. and international patents and 100 pending, offering more than 6,000 products in over 120 countries worldwide.

Explore the world of Monster at http://www.monsterproducts.com. To become a fan of Monster products, please follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/monsterproducts) or Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/monsterproducts).

About Noble Fidelity
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.

Noble Fidelity
P.O. Box 33777
Reno, Nevada
Tel: 888-808-4434
Web: http://www.noble-fidelity.com

About Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI)
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.

Additional information on RTI and its innovative control solutions is available at http://www.rticorp.com.

About SI
Screen Innovations (SI) is a leading manufacturer of projection screens and associated technologies for residential and commercial applications. Best known for Black Diamond™, the world’s first and only multi-directional ambient light rejection technology, SI has effectively revolutionized the two-piece projection category by producing screens which deliver an unparalleled video image in either light or dark environments.

With the introduction of Black Diamond Zero Edge G2 at CEDIA Expo 2012, SI raises the stakes by delivering a rigid, slender framed, ambient light rejecting screen that is aesthetically pleasing, competitively priced and visually superior to any other brand or model available on the market today. Black Diamond Zero Edge G2 offers integrators a compelling and lucrative display alternative for a wide range of installations.

Sold at affordable price points and designed to blend flawlessly with surrounding décor, SI projection screens deliver stunning images and a fully immersive entertainment experience, rivaling or surpassing traditional displays. Operating under the principle that “No matter the budget; Screen Innovations has the best available screen solution to suit your needs,” SI produces a comprehensive assortment of screens and accessories for nearly any budget or application. Interested parties are encouraged to visit http://www.screeninnovations.com or call (512) 839-6939 to learn more about the SI family of products and services available.

About SnapAV
Established in 2005 and based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SnapAV is a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 1,000 installer-friendly products for the custom A/V channel. SnapAV empowers custom installers to run more efficient businesses by providing high quality, profitable 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. For more information visit http://www.snapav.com.

SnapAV’s brands include Episode® (Speakers and Electronics), Wirepath™ (Surveillance and Structured Wiring), Binary™ (Media Distribution and Cables), Strong™ (Racks and Mounts), Dragonfly™ (Film Screens) and Camden™ (Cinema Furniture).

About SpeakerCraft
Since its founding in 1976, 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 support programs that ensure smooth and trouble-free business operations. SpeakerCraft, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.

For further information about SpeakerCraft and its product lines, contact Ken Furst at ken@furstmarketing.com or (973) 655-0260. For more information, go to speakercraft.com or write to us at SpeakerCraft, LLC 940 Columbia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507. Our toll-free phone number is (800) 448-0976 and we can be faxed at (800) 787-8747.

About SunbiteTV
SunBriteTV’s all-weather televisions have been time-tested in home installations, outdoor sports arenas, restaurant and hotel patios and even on military vehicles participating in field operations. All models are available through SunBriteTV’s network of Authorized Dealers. To inquire about becoming an Authorized Dealer, contact SunBriteTV at 866.357.8688, or visit SunbriteTV online at http://www.sunbritetv.com.

About Tannoy
Tannoy is a leading innovator of premium audio solutions utilizing cutting edge acoustic, electronic and digital expertise.
Music and movie lovers throughout the world choose Tannoy’s technically advanced home theater, custom install and hi-fi loudspeakers for their accuracy, clarity and expansive imaging.

About Triad Speakers
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. Visit Triad athttp://www.triadspeakers.com

About Wisdom Audio
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 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, and 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 multi-award winning Sage Series architectural products are handcrafted in limited quantities by specialized craftsman at its headquarters in Carson City, Nevada.

For more information, please visit http://www.wisdomaudio.com or call (775) 887-8850.

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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