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D-Tools Announces Annual Design Award Winners

D-Tools recognizes and celebrates the most outstanding projects of the year

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)

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