The 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 the following Manufacturers to the MVP Program as our newest partners. Their data is now available to all System Integrators free-of-charge.

Fortress, Inc. has been manufacturing furniture for over 70 years. Originally a desk and chair manufacturer Fortress now manufactures a full line of made-to-order home theater seating under the brand Off Broadway Home Theater Seating. Home theaters and media rooms present some very unique challenges. With over 70 years of experience in the furniture industry Fortress is well equipped to solve these challenges. We have gained a reputation for quality seating and unsurpassed service that is recognized globally.

Based in Southern California, Fortress products are marketed by independent representatives and sold through authorized dealers worldwide. www.fortresseating.com; 800-873-2828

Monitor Audio is a British owned, designer and manufacturer of high quality, award winning loudspeakers. A solutions based company with 12 categories of loudspeakers including Sound Frame, the new Shadow Series and a wide range of Custom products, with and without back – boxes, Monitor Audio continue the tradition they started in 1972 of combining style, high performance and value, into everything they do.

One of the keys to their success lies in the innovation of the C-CAM Driver – Ceramic coated, aluminum magnesium driver. These drivers wide bandwidth, have high power handling capabilities, virtually no distortion and their maintain control and accuracy when driven hard.

Monitor Audio’s attention to detail, performance capabilities and fit n’ finish are second to none. Whatever your taste and budget, you’ll discover a Monitor Audio product that, with a combination of superior design and build, answers your desire for great sound.

Schneider Optics is the U.S. subsidiary of the world-renowned German optical manufacturer, Schneider-Kreuznach. Schneider has been producing the highest quality optics on the market for over 90 years, offering solutions for large-format photography, photo enlarging, motion picture projection, optical filtration, and industrial applications. In 2000, Schneider Optics acquired Century Precision Optics, adding its over 50 years experience manufacturing superior attachments for film and video.

We would like to welcome back the following Manufacturers to the MVP Program.  Companies that have  renewed their MVP Partnership this month include:

The Leon Speakers Corporation, established in 1995 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a worldwide leader in high-performance, audiophile-grade on-wall loudspeakers. Leon Speakers pioneered the design, research and development, and refinement of high-fidelity on-wall loudspeakers. Today, we meticulously handcraft a full range of elegant loudspeaker solutions, seeking to bring immersive home theater experiences into luxury living spaces. Visit Leon Speakers online at. www.leonspeakers.com

Salamander Designs, Ltd. is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of modern furniture, storage, seating and mounting systems for contemporary Home Theater and A/V entertainment systems. Its versatile, advanced products bridge the gap between home furnishings and home electronics with an unstinting dedication to quality, and a broad range of solutions employing the simple, refined lines of modern design. Salamander’s A/V furniture lines – the Chameleon Collection, the Synergy System and the Archetype System -accommodate virtually any design preference and A/V requirement. Its handsome Home Theater seating can be similarly customized with a variety of materials, styling options and accessories, and its new mounting systems for plasma and other flat-panel displays make them easier than ever to integrate with A/V furniture or independently mount onto a wall or ceiling. Salamander Designs was founded in 1992 in Hartford, Connecticut, and is now based in Bloomfield. For further technical information, visit Salamander’s Web site at www.salamanderdesigns.com.

Velodyne Acoustics, Inc., founded in 1983, is universally recognized as the leading manufacturer of high-performance, low distortion powered subwoofers at all price levels. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, the company’s technically innovative audio products are available through a select group of authorized dealers, custom installers, and distributors worldwide. For more information visit www.velodyne.com.