D-Tools and Klipsch Help Custom Installers Generate Fast, Professional Designs and Proposals

INDIANAPOLIS (March 13, 2006) - If you're a Klipsch custom installer who's struggling to produce professional and accurate business proposals that win the bid, then you may want to consider investing in D-Tools' System Integrator™ 4.5 (SI 4.5).

This system integration software streamlines the complicated design, engineering, documentation and estimating processes that accompany installation projects. Additionally, by using a single, shared project file, the software lets users download free product information from a comprehensive database of thousands of products, including Klipsch speakers.

As a D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program member, Klipsch manages its product specifications within the D-Tools database so that its installing dealers can create accurate designs and proposals using the most up-to-date Klipsch product information, while saving hours of research time.

Klipsch has also invested in the SmartShapes™ software enhancement so that its installers can drag and drop realistic speaker images into their designs and proposals rather than generic product shapes. These SmartShapes have detailed product specifications attached to them so that the proposals not only impress customers but also provide installers with accurate views of their system designs to scale.

"We joined the D-Tools MVP program to support our dealer network. It is a great solution that helps our business partners formulate precise client designs and proposals," said Ross Sexter, national AVIT manager for Klipsch. "D-Tools is especially great for contractors who don't have a retail location because the impressive graphics in the drawings and proposals serve as a virtual showroom."

"We're proud to name Klipsch as an MVP member. Klipsch is a globally recognized and well respected leader in the audio industry," said Adam Stone, president and CEO of D-Tools. "The addition of Klipsch product data combined with the ability to accurately portray the products visually in their designs will provide Klipsch dealers with the most efficient way to specify Klipsch products - directly within our software."

D-Tools System Integrator 4.5 also enables system integrators and custom installation professionals to create detailed projects managed with automated proposals, scheduling, pick lists, purchase orders and additional documents that simplify the integrated installation of audio and video products.

SI 4.5 is sold in a variety of package options - professional, standard, basic, lite and text - to accommodate every type of installer and budget. D-Tools also offers a wide range of training methods, including custom training at places of business, regional training sessions and online training modules.

About D-Tools

D-Tools is a worldwide leader in easy-to-use, highly accurate system design software. The company, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, offers a wide range of products and services created to simplify the complicated design, engineering, documentation and estimating processes that accompany residential and commercial installation projects of any size. Over 2,000 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), National Systems Contractors Association and Sound and Video Contractor's Innovations in Technology for Business Productivity Award (2004, 2005), CE Pro's High Impact Award for Design Software, the 2005 EHX Multi-Room Audio/Video Award, and the 2006 IHTA award for best computer Aided Design and Drafting product.