13.10.16

D-Tools Design Award Winners, Finalists Announced

D-Tools Awards 2016 Whole Home Project 2
Hausba Smarthomes Best Overall Whole Home Automation Project

D-Tools has announced the Winners and Finalists for its annual 2016 D-Tools Design Awards.

Showcasing the best project designs and greatest success stories of the D-Tools System Integrator software platform, the contest was sponsored by MVP (Manufacturer Vantage Point) Program partners Atlona, Autonomic, Avenview, IC Realtime, Kramer, KanexPro, KEF, Leon Speakers, and LILIN.
 
The D-Tools Design Awards winners and finalists are selected from a diverse group of D-Tools user projects and include categories for Best Residential, Best Commercial, Most Unique, and Best Overall. The winning entries were chosen by D-Tools product team members and select certified partners, and were judged on a number of criteria; originality, overall system design, depth and breadth of D-Tools’ software usage as well as demonstrated proficiency with the platform.  

2016 D-Tools Design Awards Winners & Finalists:

Best Commercial:
Atea – Higher Ed Campus Project - Submitted by Peter Mejer
Project overview: AV and IT installation for Denmark connected campus including three auditoriums, three gyms, one cantina, one atrium, two drama halls, one dance hall, and one student’s café.
 
Honorable Mention, Commercial:
AVIO – Sports Bar Project - Submitted by Nathan Haynes
Project overview: AV construction for Vancouver's premier sports bar location. The facility overlooks the arena bowl and incorporates house feeds and local feeds in audio and video. A high-end DJ setup also lets the DJ manage content throughout the space in real time.
 
Best Residential:
Controltech – Home Automation Project – Juan Clement
Project overview: Automation of house including lighting, 6 zones of audio, 5 TV zones and preparation for two more, irrigation control, CCTV, security system, touchscreens, video doorbell and access control.
 
Honorable Mention Residential:
Homeplay Ltd and Draw4 – London Townhouse Project – Submitted by James Ratcliffe and James Owens
Project overview: Renovation of a 4 bedroom townhouse with a complete installation overhaul of AV, control, and security systems.
 
Most Unique:
Residential Media Systems – Custom Home Project – Submitted by Zach Boyd
Project overview: Custom home project for a family preparing to re-locate contained 21 zones of audio including 7 which paired with centralized video, exterior lighting control and cameras, and motorized shades to soften some very large south-facing windows.
 
Best Overall:
Hausba Smarthomes – Whole Home Automation Project - Submitted by Chibuzo Nwankpo

Project overview: Full automation project comprising whole house AV, smart lighting, IP surveillance, and a dedicated home cinema room.

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