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. Read on to find out the newest Manufacturers to the program  and  partnerships that have been renewed this month.

The following Manufacturers are new MVP Partners this month:

The company was founded in 1961 by Raymond Cooke OBE (1925–1995) and was initially headquartered in a Nissen Hut on the premises of Kent Engineering & Foundry (from where the name KEF is derived) – a metal-working company on the banks of the River Medway, near Maidstone in Kent. Cooke, an ex-BBC Electrical Engineer, was keen to experiment with new materials and technologies in order to create products with superior acoustic quality that could reproduce recordings as natural as the original performance. From the very beginning, the pioneering inventiveness of KEF loudspeakers was undeniable and now for several decades, audiophiles around the world have revered KEF for its innovative, high-performance loudspeakers.

The following Manufacturers have renewed their partnership this month:

Anthony Gallo Acoustics has become a world-renowned speaker manufacturer, and the company’s award-winning products are sold in over 40 countries. Featuring revolutionary technological breakthroughs such as the patented CDTII™ tweeter and S2 technology, Anthony Gallo Acoustics loudspeakers provide peerless sound at an outstanding value. Perhaps most importantly of all, every Gallo model is a uniquely-designed work of art that fits beautifully into any home theater or stereo design.  Visit Anthony Gallo Acoustics online at www.roundsound.com

From its inception in 1989, Atlantic Technology’s mission has been to produce home entertainment products that exemplify the very best in both performance and value. The company specializes in complete high-performance multi-channel speaker systems, state-of-the-art home theater electronics components, and products for custom audio/video installation. For more information on Atlantic Technology and its many fine products for home theater and custom audio/video installation, visit www.atlantictechnology.com

Canton has been offering perfect surround sound with minimal time and effort since 2007 with its systems from the digital movie series (DM 1 and DM 2). Virtual surround is the key word, and it results in a great home theater with very little effort – in maximum listening pleasure with minimal installation. Visit Canton online at www.canton.com

Cool Components, Inc. is located in Tampa, Florida and has been manufacturing innovative cooling solutions since 2004.  Our primary focus is to offer top-quality products at reasonable prices and in a timely manner.  We have also established a solid reputation with our customers by not only offering great thermal management products but by also providing customer service and support that is second to none.

HAI (Home Automation, Inc.) is a privately held manufacturer of integrated automation and security products for residential and commercial use based in New Orleans, LA.  Incorporated in 1985, HAI has developed a full line of award-winning automation products, including home control systems, programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches, Whole Home Audio systems, video surveillance equipment, access control products, Touchscreen interfaces, and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet.  All products are sold through HAI’s worldwide network of Distribution Partners and installed by trained dealers in over 80 countries.

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., (www.lutron.com) headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of lighting controls, lighting control systems, and shading solutions for residential and commercial applications. For more information on Lutron products, please visit www.lutron.com.

30 years ago, NAD (originally an acronym for New Acoustic Dimension) set out to create a new kind of audio company. We were a group of audio-industry veterans: manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and — above all — listeners. We were driven by passion for great sound and by the desire to cut through the marketing hype and over-elaboration that had become pervasive in the audio industry. We wanted to provide what people really wanted instead of what they were being sold. Visit NAD online at www.nadelectronics.com

PSB Speakers International is now located in Ontario, Canada, and the company has been designing and engineering loudspeakers under the registered name since 1972. Today, PSB is a well known and respected leader in the consumer electronics industry for audio, creating a broad range of high performance, high-value loudspeakers for music and home cinema applications. PSB designs are a collaboration between founder and chief designer Paul Barton and the rest of the PSB team. This team continually challenges themselves as they bring new speaker products to market; their emphasis is on making those products innovative. In order to remain fresh and current, PSB has developed outstanding partnerships with leading industrial designers and manufacturering engineers in support of the PSB design mission. Visit PSB online at www.psbspeakers.com

Since entering the US home theater market in 1999, SIM2 USA, under the guidance of its parent, SIM2 Multimedia (established in 1995), has dedicated its resources to marketing and servicing products that meet the demands of the US market. SIM2 Multimedia is a leading worldwide manufacturer of home theater products and leading provider of high-end performance large screen systems (for control rooms, information, communication, and simulation), and professional projection systems for E–cinema applications. Over the years, SIM2 has gained a reputation for meeting the industry’s demands for new, emerging technologies, offering high-quality and reliable products that meet the customer’s need in any application.