D-Tools Announces Annual Design Award Winners D-Tools recognizes and celebrates the most outstanding projects of the year By RS Staff Published: February 8, 2018 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 D-Tools Annual Design Awards winners represent the best commercial, residential, security, and higher education design and integration projects utilizing the D-Tools System Integrator (SI) platform. 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 contest was sponsored by D-Tools MVP partners IC Realtime, KanexPro, Logitech, and Terra Speakers. D-Tools Design Awards entries were diverse and demonstrative of solid system design acumen and included a project description, proposals, and designs created in D-Tools, according to the judges. The D-Tools 2017 Design Awards Winners are: Best Residential Project – Inspired Dwellings, Heathrow, UK. This is 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. This restaurant AV and control project features 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. This custom Sprinter van features 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. This is a residential multi-room AV and lighting control project supported by a robust network infrastructure (submitted by Joakim Ekberg) For more information about these projects or to learn more about the D-Tools System Integrator platform, visit http://d-tools.com/design-award-winners-2017/.