The winners of the D-Tools Annual Design Awards have been selected and are now being celebrated around the world. Sponsored by D-Tools MVP partners IC Realtime, KanexPro, Logitech, and Terra Speakers, the D-Tools Design Awards recognize the best commercial, residential, security, and higher education design and integration projects which showcase how the D-Tools System Integrator (SI) platform can be used to achieve the best possible installation and integration of electronic systems components.

Entries were diverse and demonstrative of solid system design acumen and included a project description, proposals, and designs created in D-Tools. The D-Tools Executive and Product teams judged each submission based on a number of criteria, including originality, overall design, and the design team’s usage of, and demonstrated design proficiency with, the D-Tools platform.

The D-Tools 2017 Design Awards Winners are:

Best Residential Project – Inspired Dwellings, Heathrow, UK
An integrated home system that includes audio/video, data, lighting, and CCTV systems (submitted by Rachel Threadingham)

Best Commercial Project – AVIO Designs, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Restaurant AV and control project featuring full IP video distribution, high-end audio design, and third-party automated control (submitted by Nathan Haynes)

Most Unique Project – One Touch Automation, Carmel, Indiana

Custom Sprinter Van with custom designed interfaces, a unique exterior video system, robust mobile communication, and audio/visual components (submitted by Calvin Garraway)

Best Overall Project – Aloud AB, Stockholm, Sweden

Residential multi-room AV and lighting control project supported by a robust network infrastructure (submitted by Joakim Ekberg)

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About D-Tools, Inc.

D-Tools, Inc., founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software platform. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a robust solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio to facilitate comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools enables residential and commercial integrators to streamline business processes and increase revenues while reducing the time and cost associated with the installation and integration of low voltage electronic systems. More than 5,500 leading companies in 87 countries currently use the award-winning D-Tools platform to reduce time, costs and to streamline the system integration process. Product updates and related information can be obtained by following D-Tools on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.