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Panasonic to Present Telephony Technology Showcase at Capitol’s Headquarters

Program to Feature Extensive Overview of KX-NS700/700G Hybrid PBX Unified Communications Platform

EAGAN, MN, December 2, 2016 – Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors, consumer electronics dealers, and premium incentive resellers, will present an in-depth technology showcase on Panasonic’s KX-NS700/700G Hybrid PBX unified communications platform. The program will take place at Capitol’s Eagan, MN headquarters on Thursday, December 15, from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm.

The KX-NS700/700G is a smart hybrid communications system, featuring IP networking, call center capability, and support for up to 288 extensions. It is continually cited for bringing a seamless IP telecommunications system solution to light commercial installation specialists whose clients demand complete mobile integration and wireless connectivity for offices and other facilities, of every size.

“Panasonic is leading the charge to bring future-proof IP telecommunications solutions to commercial integrators at every level, and the KX-NS700 is one of their smartest and most popular innovations to date,” said Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol. “We’re so thrilled about its prospects for our customers that we are holding a special Technology Showcase that will spell out its benefits and offer special perks for anybody who invests the time to join us.”

Those who attend the Technology Showcase will learn about the KX-NS700/700G hybrid platform in detail, with a focus on how it can generate new revenue opportunities. The session will include FREE technical certification, a generous discount on the first sale, and an extensive overview of the telephony market today, including trends and burgeoning opportunities. Lunch will be served.

Integrators and other professionals can register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panasonic-technology-showcase-tickets-29384720490.

Panasonic to Present Telephony Technology Showcase at Capitol’s Headquarters
 

Shipping Direct to Dealers is Our Comfort Zone

By Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol

About a week ago, I read that one of Capitol’s competitors announced a move away from physical branches, instead opting for a web-based ordering system.

Shipping Direct to Dealers is Our Comfort Zone
 

Capitol Leads the Way to “Capitol Connect” With New Webinar Series

“Capitol Connect” 20-Minute Webinars Feature the Best New Products to Build Dealers’ Bottom Line

EAGAN, MN, October 20, 2016 – Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for premium incentive resellers, as well as residential systems and light commercial contractors, and consumer electronics dealers, will soon present a new video series that builds on its popular “Minute with Mike” by following up with 20-minute webinars on some of the most relevant products in CE, residential and commercial installation.

Each month, “Capitol Connect” will follow up a “Minute with Mike” segment with a 20-minute webinar that features a more detailed look at a new product or emerging technology that offers important business opportunities to installation professionals. Capitol’s technology specialists will deliver important points on what sets these new products apart from the competition, and how best to communicate their benefits to clients

“For as long as we’ve been in business, Capitol has treated dealer education as one of our top priorities,” said Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol. “Since we established our YouTube channel and debuted the ‘Minute with Mike’ series, our customers repeatedly ask for primers that go beyond a short introduction. Twenty-minute ‘Capitol Connect’ clips delve deeper into each product’s value proposition while keeping a clear focus on the top-line benefits that matter most to end-users.”

Capitol’s “Capitol Connect” series kicks off on October 25 with a session on Denon HEOS. Subsequent webinars will feature NEC phone systems, Simple Control Automation, URC MX Home Pro, and more. All webinars will be archived under the “Capitol Connect” tab on Capitol’s YouTube Channel.

Capitol Leads the Way to “Capitol Connect” With New Webinar Series
 

The Connected Home’s Starring Role at CEDIA '16

By Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol

Three weeks since we returned from CEDIA, and we are still comparing notes, commenting on the best of what we saw, and what products will have the biggest impact on dealers and their customers.

The Connected Home’s Starring Role at CEDIA '16
 

Chris Scanlan Appointed to Capitol’s New Sales Engineer Division

Division Provides Detailed, Hands-on Assistance with Systems Design, Pre-sales Support

EAGAN, MN, September 21, 2016 – Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors as well as premium incentive resellers, appointed URC veteran and experienced CI professional to the position of Sales Engineer, specializing in A/V.

Scanlan joins the company’s new Sales Engineer Division, which assists customers with pre-sales and systems design support. Current Division members include Lee Krokum and Scott Goldsborough, who specialize in telecomm and networking, respectively.

“The Sales Engineer Division is indicative of our commitment to customer service,” said Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol. “As part of this elite group of tech specialists, Chris is helping our dealers on the front line with the best technical expertise and system design ideas to close the sale and satisfy the end-user.”

Chris Scanlan most recently served four years at Universal Remote Control (URC), where he was both a Commercial Engineer and an Account Manager for the Central North U.S. and Eastern Canada. During his time with URC, Scanlan consulted in multiple areas, including high performance mixed-signal system architecture, board-level design, remote sensory, analog signal conditioning, and test engineering.

Prior to joining URC, Scanlan spent seven years as a commercial installation specialist.

“It’s gratifying to be at a company that isn’t shy about investing in a well-rounded customer service effort that focuses on support and education,” said Scanlan. “What sets this company apart from its competitors is the respect shown every dealer. Knowledge of their markets and commitment to support is what keeps our dealers coming back, especially when they need a hand with a new or prospective client.”

Chris Scanlan Appointed to Capitol’s New Sales Engineer Division
 

Heading Into CEDIA ’16: A Nod to the Network

By Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol

As Capitol puts the finishing touches on our CEDIA exhibit, I’m struck by just on-the-mark our team was several years ago when we first started discussing the importance of networking in the CI market. Of course, many of our long-time customers were, at first, skeptical of these claims, preferring to stick with more traditional product and technology options that have dominated the custom market for years.

Heading Into CEDIA '16: A Nod to the Network
 

4K Success in the Commercial Market

By Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol

It has been four years since Sony shipped the first 4K TV, and while the market is sufficiently stuffed with product of various sizes and prices, it’s only now that we are beginning to the first real glimmer of consistent programming.

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Independence as a Pathway to Success

By Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol

As an electronics distributor that specializes in working with independent dealers around the U.S., but especially here in the Midwest, Capitol has a long history of supporting customers navigate changing economies, industry conditions, technologies, and audience demand. While I am, of course, proud of our team’s accomplishments, my colleagues and I agree that an important ingredient in the prosperity of both our brand and our customers’ businesses is that in a world of corporate takeovers, we remain steadfastly independent.

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