Capitol Going All-In On IoT At CEDIA 2017

Offering free HDMI cable for booth visitors

Capitol, the distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors, as well as CE dealers, will feature its latest smart-home line at CEDIA.

Home controls that fall under the IoT banner will be a key component of Capitol’s display, with Nest products featured alongside Works with Nest components that give homeowners easy access to security, lighting, and more through the Nest app. A featured Works with Nest selection will include Ring’s line of advanced technology video doorbells, Capitol said, as well as Schlage and August locks.

“We see the upcoming show as a time to celebrate the age of the IoT,” said Curt Hayes, Capitol president and chief financial officer. “Trends and capabilities have grown at a near-exponential rate over the past year, and we’re keeping lock step with a mix that represents the most lucrative products that tap into the profit potential of the connected home, from entertainment to controls, security, and the accessories that keep a robust network functioning with maximum efficiency.”

Capitol’s CEDIA collection of home video products will be highlighted by the latest, most in-demand models from LG and TCL, both of which will be represented by new 4K consumer models. In addition, LG Commercial will exhibit commercial displays that bring smart-TV benefits to commercial spaces.

Capitol will also highlight its Ultra HD/4K Premium HDMI cables. The cable offers 18Gbps bandwidth, with simultaneous dual video streams and a variety of audio capabilities, including Dolby/True HD, Dolby Digital Plus and compressed audio. The Capitol-brand premium HDMI cables support refresh rates up to 240Hz, high dynamic range, and 32 audio channels, with 1,536 kHz audio sampling frequency.

Every show attendee who has a badge scanned at Capitol’s booth will be given a free 1-meter premium HDMI cable as a thank-you gift for stopping by.

The audio category will once again feature multiroom Heos by Denon, which brings audio to any room in the home by connecting via Bluetooth or an existing Wi-Fi network through the Heos app. Also on hand will be the latest entries from Pioneer, Onkyo and KEF.

Rounding out the selection in Capitol’s CEDIA display will be an extensive menu of networking products, featuring Luxul professional-grade IP networking solutions, and control solutions from URC and RTI.

CEDIA runs Sept. 5-9 at the San Diego Convention Center. Capitol will be in in booth 3535.


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