Capitol to Spotlight the Connected Home at CEDIA 2016

AV, Control, and Security Top the List of Featured Product Categories
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Denon’s HEOS multiroom audio solution will be among the highlighted products at Capitol’s booth.

Capitol (Booth 5732) is taking its array of connected home products to CEDIA 2016, September 15–17 in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, TX.

“The IoT is having a tremendous effect on the custom market,” said Curt Hayes, president and CFO, Capitol. “We’re at a point where nearly every home control, entertainment, security, and major appliances all communicate over a robust home network. Our job is to give Capitol’s customers the most lucrative product options and expert education, and nowhere is that more important than at CEDIA.”

Video will be one of the most prevalent categories in the booth, with TCL and Sharp both featuring their latest 4K consumer models, while LG Commercial will be represented by products that are tailored to indoor and outdoor presentations, hotel lobbies, restaurants, and more.

The audio category will highlight Denon HEOS, which Capitol has recently made available to all of its customers throughout the U.S. HEOS brings Denon-quality audio to any—or all—rooms in the home by easily connecting via Bluetooth or an existing Wi-Fi network through the HEOS app, available for iOS, Android, and Fire devices. It gives users multiroom audio control at their fingertips, commanding music in every room from any HEOS device. Another bonus is the ability to stream the Bluetooth content from one speaker to other speakers over the Wi-Fi network and add one new HEOS HS2 device to an existing HEOS product without concern of compatibility issues.

A Connected Home relies on a robust, consistently reliable network, which is one reason why Luxul will be an important part of Capitol’s CEDIA lineup. And, for intuitive control of today’s Connected Home, URC Total Control remotes offer simplified operation of entertainment, lighting, climate, and more from one easy-to-navigate menu, from anywhere in the house or around the globe.

Connected Home Classes Taught by Capitol’s Mike Marko

Year after year, Mike Marko shares his technical and business expertise with show attendees who are anxious to learn how the latest products and trends will benefit their business. Marko is scheduled to teach four classes at CEDIA on Friday, September 16:

• Commercial Audio Systems: An introduction to leveraging residential experience in the light commercial channel (9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

• Connected Home Integration: Marko highlights the most relevant Connected Home products affecting the CI market today. (11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

• Networking Basics for the Beginner: With a focus on both wired and wireless networks, this course includes terminology, components and when and where to deploy VPNs, access points, guest networks, and other services. (1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

• Surveillance with IP Cameras and NVR Networking: A detailed overview of the products and technologies that help clients view their home or business from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. (3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

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