MVP News Logo 2015The 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, whose product data is available to all System Integrator users free-of-charge.


New MVPs

bose-Logo-jpegBose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, then a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Today, the company is driven by its founding principles, investing in long-term research with one fundamental goal: to develop new technologies with real customer benefits.  Bose® innovations have spanned decades and industries, creating and transforming categories in audio and beyond.  Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic.  From the company’s home entertainment systems and Wave® music systems, to high-quality audio and noise cancelling headphones, digital music systems, Bluetooth® speakers and professional solutions, Bose has changed the way people listen to music.

Bose Corporation is privately held.  The company’s spirit of invention, passion for excellence, and commitment to extraordinary customer experiences can be found around the world — everywhere Bose does business.

For more information, visit www.pro.bose.com.

 

Canon logoCanon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

 

DirectConnect LogoSince 1996, DirectConnect® has been a leading manufacturer of products and solutions designed specifically for the custom integration industry, specializing in the installation of sophisticated audio, video, security, telecom, and data networking systems. Based in Houston, TX,  DirectConnect® offers a wide range of electronic and installation products. Additionally, DirectConnect® manufactures patented and patent-pending products, wall plates, baluns, distribution panels, and many other valuable solutions and applications that address custom installation needs. Information about DirectConnect® is available at www.directconnecthome.com or by calling 800-531-3224. Send inquiries regarding DirectConnect® products to Larry Treibel at 800.531.3224 or email at larryt@directconnecthome.com

 

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Our mission is unique: In addition to building components that home theater enthusiasts love, we’re also out to design and create components that set new standards for system integration, upgrade capability and multi-zone expansion. So to say that Integra is a premium audio video line is an understatement-world-class components are our lives.

Our passion with what reaches your eyes and ears begins in the minds of our people. We find engineers and designers who are more than just good at what they do-we find the fanatics. Then we provide them with the absolute finest parts and materials, the most sophisticated test and measurement equipment available and facilities that are second to none.

For more information, visit www.integrahometheater.net

 

onkyo_logoSince 1946, Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality, and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award-winning products that are lauded by industry-leading publications. The company’s philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obvious quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it’s turned on.

For more information, visit www.onkyousa.com.

 

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Sony Electronics is a leading provider of audio/video electronics for consumer and professional markets. We have played a key role in the development of Blu-ray Disc, CD, DVD and Super Audio CD technologies, among many others. Today we produce and sell a wide range of high-performance goods including BRAVIA 4K televisions and the premium ES line of Hi Res Audio players, AV Receivers and 4K Home Theater Projectors.

For more information, www.sony.net

 


 

Returning MVPs

LuxulLogo-Blk-375SpotLuxul 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

Regardless of your network requirements—whether for use in ResidentialCommercialIndustrial or Militaryenvironments—Luxul has a solution for you.

 

Pro-Control-LogoPro Control, a division of RTI, combines advanced capabilities with unprecedented value to provide the ultimate control solution for professionally installed entertainment systems. The product line includes handheld remote controls, control processors, and advanced software for programming and integration. The stunningly elegant handheld remotes have color touch-screen displays and are completely customizable. They can act as stand-alone remotes or sync with control processors using IR, ZigBee®, or RF communication. The control processors provide rock-solid reliability along with advanced features such as control and feedback from iPad® and iPhone® devices, A/V receivers, Internet radio, lighting systems, security, and HVAC systems. Efficient, automated PC programming and cost-effective price points make Pro Control products the perfect solution for conference rooms, theaters, media rooms, and multiroom integration. Additional information on Pro Control and its innovative control solutions is available at www.procontrol.com.

 

rti_logoRemote 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.

For more information, visit www.rticorp.com.

 

Salamander LogoSalamander 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. Built-to-order products are made in the USA and quick ship within days.

See more at: www.salamanderdesigns.com

 

New Savant LogoSavant is a recognized leader in home control and automation, and one of the fastest-growing Smart Home companies in the luxury and mid-market. Savant’s powerful technology brings the four pillars of automation – climate, lighting, entertainment and security – together in a single application interface for the homeowner. This comprehensive whole-home control, termed The Single App Home, delivers the premium experience in all of Home Automation and is offered through both an iOS and Android application. Today, Savant is deployed in some of the most valuable mansions, yachts and castles across the globe, and the company is increasingly making the award-winning Savant Home system available to a broader set of customers through its affordable Smart Line of products. Headquartered in Hyannis, Mass., Savant has offices in San Francisco and Salt Lake City, and an experience center in New York. Savant Systems are sold globally through a network of Certified Savant Home Integrators and through Magnolia Design Centers. Learn more at www.savant.com.

 

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Established in 1982 by President Larry Pexton (a founding member and Chairman 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.  www.triadspeakers.com

 

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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.