D-Tools Extends Data Services by Providing Access to AV-iQ Product Database for System Integrator™ Users

D-Tools Extends Data Services by Providing Access to AV-iQ Product Database for System Integrator™ Users

ONCORD, CA & ORLANDO, FL (June 12, 2019) D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in data-driven system integration software, and AV-iQ, the world’s largest database of AV products, have completed a software integration that will provide D-Tools System Integrator™ (SI) users with direct access to AV-iQ’s sponsor manufacturer product data for use in their client engagements.

D-Tools’ award-winning SI software utilizes product specifications from D-Tools’ comprehensive data library to drive estimation, system design, and project management of low voltage systems. Providing users with access to AV-iQ’s database of AV products will provide D-Tools SI users with another powerful resource to quickly and accurately find, select, and use that detailed information for their proposals and project documentation. Linking AV-iQ’s product database to project documentation through D-Tools software will result in a singular, connected process capable of producing more accurate proposals and estimates, while simultaneously reducing time and errors.

“AV-iQ’s strategic goal is to take the data we collect from brands throughout the audiovisual industry and find more ways to use it,” said AV-iQ general manager Mark Loftus. “AV-iQ provides a single point of entry for manufacturers to input their detailed product information, and then D-Tools enables us to deliver that information to resellers, integrators, and end-users through yet another popular platform, amplifying the visibility of the manufacturers in our program.”

 

“Our mission has always been to enable our users to be more efficient and effective through the use of our platform,” said Tim Bigoness, CMO of D-Tools. “Providing access to the AV-iQ catalog gives our users a powerful resource that will help them save time and ultimately deliver the right products for their client engagements.”   

Development of the D-Tools/AV-iQ integration is complete and will be demonstrated at the D-Tools booth (#2361) at InfoComm 2019 and is expected to be released in Q3 2019. In the coming weeks, D-Tools users will be able to access a growing library of detailed product information from AV-iQ’s database of sponsorship manufacturer members. Streamlining the transfer of product details while preserving data integrity will enable integrators to create more accurate proposals quickly, complete detailed system design drawings with the most up-to-date product information, and manage projects to completion on-time and on-budget.

InfoComm attendees are invited to visit D-Tools in Booth 2361 and AV-iQ in Booth L-4 to learn more about how this partnership will benefit integrators, designers, consultants, and other technology professionals.

To learn more about AV-iQ go to www.av-iq.com or contact sales@av-iq.com.

Additional information about D-Tools’ award-winning platform can be obtained by signing up for an online guided tour by visiting http://d-tools.com/live-demo-webinar/ or a free 30-day trial, which can be downloaded by visiting http://d-tools.com/30-day-free-trial/.


About AV-iQ

AV-iQ, owned by Future Plc, provides the largest, most comprehensive database of AV product information ever assembled and delivers that information with powerful search tools. AV installers, designers, architects, and sales professionals have come to trust AV-iQ as the fastest and best way to begin their projects. Get exclusive access to product news, industry updates, and tools by registering for MyiQ. For more information, visit www.av-iq.com.

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 Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.



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Media Contacts

Tim Bigoness, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4102, timb@d-tools.com

 

Mark Loftus, AV-iQ, (612-397-9281, mark.loftus@futurenet.com

 

Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640, katye@kmbcomm.com

AtlasIED’s New Texas Tough Equipment Racks Include Features Never Before Incorporated Into a Cabinet

AtlasIED’s New Texas Tough Equipment Racks Include Features Never Before Incorporated Into a Cabinet

Now shipping and on display at InfoComm 2019, new Texas Tough equipment racks are designed for durability, functionality, aesthetics, and security

 

Phoenix, AZ – (June 10, 2019) – AtlasIED—a global manufacturer of comprehensive audio solutions for commercial environments—now offers a new line of Texas Tough equipment racks, making it possible to keep mission-critical audiovisual gear safe and secure in nearly any environment.

On display at InfoComm 2019 in AtlasIED’s booth #5653 and Audio Demo Room W224F and as part of the “experience hubs” encouraging attendees to “Come on a journey with AtlasIED,” Texas Tough racks meet the needs of a variety of vertical markets, including hospitality venues, educational and healthcare facilities, retail, and corporate environments. Designed for durability, functionality, and aesthetics, Texas Tough racks lock equipment away for safety yet are easily accessible for equipment maintenance.

 

Through the DesignLab™ customization process, the innovative Digital Rack Crown can be delivered with the integrator’s name and contact information (or that of the client, tech support, etc.), making it easy for clients to request a service call quickly. The LED edge-lit Plexiglas badge can also be programmed to change color when an equipment fault occurs, thanks to an integrated circuit board and contact closure connected to a remote fault indicator that can also include an audible alarm.

 

The front and rear rails install to the DIN rails via the patented DINlok™ technology system. The installation is tool-less and positively locks the rail into a specific location within provided 1-inch increments. Racks are available in a variety of stocked sizes and can also be built to custom specification by adding additional parts to the rack, power strips, and more, as well as creating a Bill of Materials (BOM). All of this is configurable via AtlasIED’s Rapid System Configurator. Texas Tough racks can stand alone or lock together in a gangable array for the largest projects.

 

As an added bonus, AtlasIED Texas Tough racks conform to the “Buy America Act,” which means they will be BAA-listed and are not subject to tariffs.

 

Come on a Journey with AtlasIED at InfoComm 2019 to Find Solutions for Every Commercial Application

 

Commercial audio today must be engineered to meet the aesthetic demands of architects and designers, meet standards of operation for safety and sound masking in certain environments, and deliver the audio quality pro AV integrators expect from their installations.

 

AtlasIED delivers all that and more with a comprehensive lineup that meets or exceeds the needs of the architecture, interior design, and audiovisual integration communities alike without compromising on aesthetics, durability, or ease of use. See the newest solutions from AtlasIED in InfoComm booth #5653 and Audio Demo Room W224F from June 12 – 14, 2019.

 

To learn more about AtlasIED visit www.atlasied.com or email us at support@atlasied.com.

About AtlasIED

A global electronics manufacturer providing comprehensive audio solutions for commercial, corporate, educational, healthcare, retail, transportation, and government environments, AtlasIED brings together the legacy, engineering skills, and legendary service of Atlas Sound and Innovative Electronics Design. Offering industry-leading mass notification, life safety, VoIP, background music, paging, and sound-masking systems, AtlasIED delivers product lines that span wide and deep, with more than 2,000 innovative audio solutions for businesses of every size. Combined, Atlas Sound and IED products have been installed in more than one million businesses over the past 80+ years.

 

With nine locations and a network of manufacturer representatives and distributors around the world to provide superior support to dealers and customers, AtlasIED’s customer service is an industry benchmark that competitors strive to match. AtlasIED is family-owned, with manufacturing operations in the United States that hold an ISO9001:2008 Quality Standards Certification to ensure consistently high-quality products, service, and support.

 

For more information please visit www.atlasied.com or contact us at support@atlasied.com.

 

All products, product names, trademarks, and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

 

AtlasIED Media Contacts

Gina M. Sansivero, AtlasIED, (516) 901-8542, gina.sansivero@atlasied.com

 

Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640, katye@kmbcomm.com

AtlasIED Introduces the Industry’s First IP-enabled Pendant Endpoint at InfoComm 2019

AtlasIED Introduces the Industry’s First IP-enabled Pendant Endpoint at InfoComm 2019

Created for open ceiling environments, the IP-PM8GD offers inconspicuous installation and clear, consistent audio

 

Phoenix, AZ – (June 12, 2019) – Designed to deliver crystal clear audio in open ceiling environments, AtlasIED’s new IP- PM8GD pendant endpoint will be revealed for the first time to the commercial audiovisual integration community during InfoComm 2019 in booth # 5653. Available now for projects worldwide, the IP-PM8GD is unlike any other speaker on the market.

 

Enabling an inconspicuous installation in open ceiling environments, the IP-PM8GD IPX pendant endpoint can be used anywhere within a building for consistent sound and audio broadcasting of network-based communications. Hailed as the audiovisual industry’s first IP- enabled pendant endpoint, the IP-PM8GD is engineered for such applications as restaurants, churches, malls, retail stores, fitness centers, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and anywhere else that high or open ceilings require large quantities of speakers for smooth, even coverage.

The IP-PM8GD registers as a communication endpoint directly within InformaCast, Revolution, and GCK Advanced Notification applications, to support audio broadcast while enhancing physical security. Like other endpoints in the AtlasIED IPX line, the IP-PM8GD pendant loudspeaker supports advanced alerting, bell schedules, pre-recorded announcements, all across WAN/LAN Network Architecture. Where third party notification applications are not required, the IP-PM8GD speakers can register as SIP devices directly to a SIP server or VoIP Communications Manager for critical alerts /public address applications.

Easy to install, even in open beam ceilings, the pendant attaches to overhead surfaces via either a 3-meter cable kit or any ¼-inch ceiling fan installation kit for down-pipe installation. Either installation solution is discreetly implemented using AtlasIED’s PM Series top cover design, which includes a cable access plug that is easily removed for down-pipe mounting. The cover also completely conceals the speaker cable terminations and suspension anchor points for a seamless, clean installation every time.

 

The latest endpoint in the IPX Series adds unprecedented flexibility to the line. “As the next evolution of the IP endpoint category, the IPX family of products from AtlasIED delivers modern styling, superior audio quality, and flexibility,” Alex Puorro, AtlasIED Vice President of IP Endpoint Development, says. “Meeting the increasing demand for high-quality sound, audio over IP technology, and aesthetically pleasing solutions in a wide range of commercial applications, our new IP-PM8GD endpoint is easy to specify and simple to install, offering rock-solid functionality in virtually any commercial integration project.”

Come on a Journey with AtlasIED at InfoComm 2019

 

Commercial audio today must be engineered to meet the aesthetic demands of architects and designers, meet standards of operation for safety and sound masking in certain environments, and deliver the audio quality pro AV integrators expect from their installations.

 

AtlasIED delivers solutions, like the IPX Series, to meet the ever-evolving needs of integrators in a variety of vertical markets. See the newest solutions from and experience new levels of audio excellence in InfoComm Booth #5653 Audio Demo Room W224F.

 

To learn more about AtlasIED visit www.atlasied.com or email support@atlasied.com.

About AtlasIED

A global electronics manufacturer providing comprehensive audio solutions for commercial, corporate, educational, healthcare, retail, transportation, and government environments, AtlasIED brings together the legacy, engineering skills, and legendary service of Atlas Sound and Innovative Electronics Design. Offering industry-leading mass notification, life safety, VoIP, background music, paging, and sound-masking systems, AtlasIED delivers product lines that span wide and deep, with more than 2,000 innovative audio solutions for businesses of every size. Combined, Atlas Sound and IED products have been installed in more than one million businesses over the past 80+ years.

 

With nine locations and a network of manufacturer representatives and distributors around the world to provide superior support to dealers and customers, AtlasIED’s customer service is an industry benchmark that competitors strive to match. AtlasIED is family-owned, with manufacturing operations in the United States that hold an ISO9001:2008 Quality Standards Certification to ensure consistently high-quality products, service, and support.

 

For more information please visit www.atlasied.com or contact us at support@atlasied.com.

 

All products, product names, trademarks, and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

 

AtlasIED Media Contacts

Gina M. Sansivero, AtlasIED, (516) 901-8542, gina.sansivero@atlasied.com

 

Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640, katye@kmbcomm.com

Leon Speakers Doubles Down on Design at InfoComm 2019  with New Products and New Director of Strategy

Leon Speakers Doubles Down on Design at InfoComm 2019 with New Products and New Director of Strategy

The company has been a leader in the conversation on integrating design with technology for over 20 years now and their new leadership looks to push the message further.

 

[Ann Arbor, MI] – May 22, 2019 – Continuing to invest in their vision of bringing a design-focus to the professional audiovisual industry, Leon Speakers will be introducing new products and an expanded sales team at InfoComm 2019 (booth #4153). Headed up by newly appointed Director of Strategy, Melissa Price, former CEO of Detroit-based, commercial interior design firm dPOP, the new team is committed to growing the company’s presence in commercial spaces with design-driven AV solutions that deliver sound and style.

 

“We’re excited to introduce Melissa to the industry at InfoComm this year and we know that her extensive experience in both the interior design and technology worlds will be a huge asset to Leon and to our integrators,” said Noah Kaplan, Leon’s Founder and President. “We’ve always been committed to design and the products and people that we’ll have in the booth with us this year will prove that more than ever.”

 

This year’s booth features products that bring a thoughtful approach to integrating design with technology. Leon will be debuting their new Ente Series that was designed in partnership with Sonos® as a line of lifestyle products that incorporates their new Amp. On display will be the Ente Sound Sculpture, a wall-hanging sculptural piece that incorporates sound and lighting, and the Ente SoundTile that conceals the speakers and amplifier behind a screen-printed artwork grill. These plug-and-play solutions provide integrators with simple and creative ways to add zones of audio to spaces like lobbies, reception areas, and more.

Bringing customization to architectural speakers like never before, Leon will also be showcasing their Axis Pro Design Series of commercial-grade, in-ceiling speakers, highlighting their Décor Grills that can be custom-painted to match any color, or custom-printed with patterns, textures, or even company logos and graphics.

Other new and notable products from Leon are DAIS, a sleek metal media frame with integrated sidemount speakers designed to pair with digital streaming art services like Blackdove, and the Horizon Denza, a stylized soundbar and floating shelf in one with internal cabinet space to store small-format AV components.

 

Continuing to elevate the video conferencing experience, Leon will also have a selection of new technology concealment solutions designed to pair with products from manufacturers like Cisco® and Crestron® on display, as well as their entire Terra Series of outdoor audio products.

 

See these products and more at InfoComm 2019, booth #4153

 

About Leon Speakers

Leon brings a creative approach to the AV industry by designing and manufacturing customizable speakers and technology concealment solutions that enhance the sound and style of any space. For over 20 years, they have been a leader in the conversation on merging design with technology, creating innovative products that serve both the Residential and Commercial markets. Learn more on their website.

 

All products, product names, trademarks and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Media Contact

For interviews, reviews, or booth tours, please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, Inc: (425) 328-8640 or katye@kmbcomm.com.

Leon Speakers Reaffirms Their Commitment to Design by Hiring New Director of Strategy, Melissa Price, Former CEO of Detroit Interior Design Firm dPOP

Leon Speakers Reaffirms Their Commitment to Design by Hiring New Director of Strategy, Melissa Price, Former CEO of Detroit Interior Design Firm dPOP

With extensive industry experience and a passion for design and technology, Price brings fresh insight and a strong design vision to Leon’s leadership team.

 

[Ann Arbor, MI] – May 22, 2019 – Leon Speakers announced today that they have added a new member to their leadership team, Melissa Price, former CEO of dPOP, a Detroit-based, commercial interior design studio that is part of Dan and Jennifer Gilbert’s family of over a hundred companies. Melissa will be working as Leon’s Director of Strategy, developing partnerships and continuing to grow Leon’s commercial market share. Her extensive experience working in the interior design, IT, and facilities management fields makes her a natural fit for Leon, a culture-driven company that has been delivering sound and style to the AV industry for over 20 years.

 

“Vision is important to us at Leon, and in thinking about the future of the company, we knew that design was the way forward. Melissa and I were introduced by a mutual friend and I knew right away that she would be an incredible asset to our team who could help us shape the next chapter of our evolution,” said Noah Kaplan, Leon’s Founder and President.

 

Price’s experience designing innovative workspaces with dPOP, and before that working as the Facilities Director for Quicken Loans in Detroit, gives her a unique understanding of the common challenges that Leon’s commercial consultants and integrators face. In her new role, she is looking to let her design perspective, technical insight, and experience developing key partnerships guide Leon’s overall strategic vision.

 

“Leon has done an incredible job defining its position as a thought leader in the industry and my goal is to continue to grow that in an impactful way. I see a lot of opportunity for us in the commercial space and I’m excited to bring my passion for design and technology and my experience working with Fortune 500 companies to help grow the business,” said Price.

 

About Leon Speakers

Leon brings a creative approach to the AV industry by designing and manufacturing customizable speakers and technology concealment solutions that enhance the sound and style of any space. For over 20 years, they have been a leader in the conversation on merging design with technology, creating innovative products that serve both the Residential and Commercial markets. Lean more on their website.

 

All products, product names, trademarks and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Media Contacts

Press Contact: Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640 or katye@kmbcomm.com

 

Company Contact: Carolyn Ceccoli, Sales & Marketing Director at Leon Speakers, (734) 926-4092 or cceccoli@leonspeakers.com