SnapAV’s line of value-priced custom integration products to be directly available to users of System IntegratorTM software
CONCORD, CA – FEBRUARY 24, 2009 – D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced that SnapAV, a manufacturer and exclusive distributor of audio video products specifically targeted for the custom install market has joined the D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program, making its detailed product specifications directly available to users of D-Tools System IntegratorTM software for use in their client engagements.
“Integration of our nearly 550 product offerings – many of which are everyday staples for the custom integrator – into the D-Tools System Integrator program is in keeping with our mission of helping CI’s improve their logistical efforts,” said SnapAV President Jay Faison. “We look forward to a long, mutually beneficial partnership that will benefit our joint customers.”
“SnapAV has a unique product mix that is tailored to meet the needs of the custom install and AV markets,” said Adam Stone, President of D-Tools. “Our business philosophies are closely aligned in that we are both looking to make our customers more efficient and ultimately more profitable – with this partnership we are providing dealers with a wider range of product solutions for their clients.”
D-Tools System Integrator 5.5 software enables systems integrators and custom installation professionals to create detailed projects managed with automated proposals, scheduling, pick lists, purchase orders, drawings and additional documents that streamline the integrated installation of audio and video products. By using a single, shared project file, system integrators and custom installers can download free product information from D-Tools’ comprehensive database of tens of thousands of products and their accessories, giving them the distinct advantage of designing systems using the most current product information, while saving hours of product research time.
Established in 2005 by Jay Faison, the owner of Zobo.tv, a custom integration company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SnapAV is the manufacturer and exclusive distributor of nearly 500 high-quality products for the custom A/V channel, covering a wide breadth of categories, serving both the US and Canada.
From the outset, SnapAV’s business model has been focused on enabling custom audio / video installers to increase profitability in 3 distinct ways:
1. Saving dealers money by providing comparably performing products across key custom A/V categories that significantly reduce dealer’s cost of goods.
2. Protecting dealer margins by implementing price-protection policies and zero-tolerance Internet sales policies.
3. Simplifying dealers operations through best-in-class online ordering; installer-friendly product designs and customer service policies.
Current SnapAV product brands include EpisodeTM (Speakers & Electronics); DragonflyTM (Film Screens); StrongTM (Mounts & Racks); BinaryTM (Cables, Baluns & Bulk Wire); Old CamdenTM (CineCabinets) and WirepathTM (Structured Wiring). Find us online at www.snapav.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. The company’s flagship product, System IntegratorTM (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 2,500 leading companies use D-Tools software to reduce time and costs and streamline the system integration process. D-Tools is the recipient of the Consumer Electronics Association’s Mark of Excellence Award (2004, 2005, 2006), National Systems Contractors Association and Sound and Video Contractor’s Innovations in Technology for Business Productivity Award (2004, 2005) and CE Pro’s High Impact Award for Design Software.
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