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Capitol Builds Remote Control Lineup with Addition of Pro Control

Innovative, Ultra-reliable Home Control Products Satisfy Consumers with Intuitive Operation, Long-term Reliability

EAGAN, MN, February 14, 2017 – Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors, consumer electronics dealers, and premium incentive resellers, is expanding its selection of high-performance, highly reliable control options with the addition of Pro Control smart home solutions.

Pro Control, a division of Remote Technologies, Inc., is an award-winning manufacturer of innovative home control products. The company’s programmable remote controls, professional-grade control systems, and accessories provide advanced control solutions for professionally installed entertainment systems.

“With every evolutionary and revolutionary improvement we see in smart home and A/V technology, we see a greater need for control options to satisfy a wide variety of installation and customer experience scenarios,” said Curt Hayes, Capitol’s President and CFO. “Pro Control’s product selection features solutions for every installation, which continually makes it a favorite among our customers.”

Among Pro Control’s acclaimed product line is the industry-favorite Pro24.z. When used in conjunction with a Pro Control processor, the Pro24.z offers infrared and Zigbee® communication for control and feedback from lighting systems, AV receivers, and more.

Added Hayes: “As much as professionals focus on the technologies that go into creating the most popular A/V and whole-house control products, consumers need to have the disparate pieces tied together with an intuitive, reliable remote that takes the guesswork out of day-to-day operations of their system, and that’s precisely why Pro Control products are proven to be lucrative for our customers.”

Capitol Builds Remote Control Lineup with Addition of Pro Control


Capitol Brings Google Home to Dealers and Custom Specialists Throughout the U.S.

The Google Assistant on Google Home Makes the Connected Home a Reality for Everyone

EAGAN, MN, February 6, 2017 – Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors, consumer electronics dealers, and premium incentive resellers, now offers Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant.

“The Google Assistant on Google Home is the best example of how artificial intelligence [AI] technologies are revolutionizing the Connected Home experience at every level,” said Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol. “As we’ve seen with Android, Chrome and the world’s most popular search engine, Google is more than adept at conquering every category it enters, and this will only spell success for Connected Home dealers and custom specialists.”

With the Google Assistant, Google Home provides hands-free help while also featuring an integrated high-excursion speaker for enjoying music and more. Just start with, “Ok Google” to enjoy music, get answers straight from Google, manage everyday tasks, and easily control smart devices, such as the Nest Learning Thermostat. With the power of Google’s Natural Language Processing, the Google Assistant on Google Home allows users to speak in a casual, conversational tone.

Added Hayes: “One of the best Google Home features is that its usefulness will continue to expand as new partners are added, making it the ultimate future-proof assistant. It’s one of the best and most affordable investments for dealers and consumers alike.”

Capitol Brings Google Home to Dealers and Custom Specialists Throughout the U.S.


Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI) Joins Capitol’s Lineup of Advanced Solutions for Custom Professionals

Market Leader RTI Features Extensive Selection of Residential and Commercial Solutions

EAGAN, MN, January 24, 2017 – Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors, consumer electronics dealers, and premium incentive resellers, today announced that it now offers the complete line of RTI control systems, featuring the company’s wide array of award-winning handheld and in-wall user interfaces, central processors, audio distribution systems, and accessories.

“For nearly 25 years, RTI has lead the market with control and automation solutions that perform Herculean tasks while remaining simple and intuitive for the end-user,” said Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol. “Custom pros have long revered RTI’s product selection, which consistently represents the best of current technologies taken to the extreme, in terms of both value and reliability.”

“Capitol is founded on a commitment to stellar customer service and technical expertise,” said Mike Everett, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Americas, for RTI. “This level of support will be a great value-add for our dealers in the Midwest while strengthening our elite network of distribution partners.”

RTI currently offers a new range of control and audio distribution products, including the KX10 in-wall user interface, featuring a large fully customizable 10-inch LCD touchscreen, along with direct control options and HD video capabilities. In addition, the company supports the latest devices and equipment on the market. RTI integrates with a variety of third-party electronic systems, including recently released drivers for Russound, IC Realtime, Lutron, Luxul, Panamax, and more.

Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI) Joins Capitol’s Lineup of Advanced Solutions for Custom Professionals


Syzygy Acoustics’ Advanced Technology Wireless Subwoofers Give Capitol’s Customers A Stand-out Option When Designing Home Theater Systems

Syzygy Acoustics Brings Pinpoint Room Calibration and EQ with Proprietary App

EAGAN, MN, November 7, 2016 – Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors, consumer electronics dealers, and premium incentive resellers, is now helping customers bring a bigger bottom end to their clients’ home entertainment systems with the addition of Syzygy Acoustics’ advanced wireless subwoofers, featuring smartphone/tablet control and fully automatic.

“The subwoofer market is well-populated, so it takes a special product line to stand out from the crowd,” said Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol. “Syzygy does just that that by giving consumers a high-performance wireless sub with an intuitive app for tailoring the sound to suit their preferences and listening room.”

Designed to be “amazing simple, amazingly powerful,” Syzygy Acoustics’ wireless subwoofers make it easy to tailor low frequency output with the Syzygy App. The app covers all the bases for subwoofer optimization, including advanced room correction using a smartphone’s built-in microphone, and the company’s SoundSculpt Technology that detects a room’s acoustic landscape and adjusts the subwoofer’s equalization and phase accordingly.

Capitol offers the complete line of four Syzygy Acoustics’ wireless subwoofers, including:

  • SLF800 8" 200W Subwoofer
  • SLF820 8" 400W Wireless Subwoofer
  • SLF850 10" 1000W Wireless Subwoofer
  • SLF870 12" 1200W Wireless Subwoofer

“Custom specialists are in the business of selling and installing systems that are several notches above off-the-shelf options, in every possibly way, from performance to usability and aesthetics. Syzygy is designed for this market,” said Hayes.

Syzygy Acoustics’ Advanced Technology Wireless Subwoofers Give Capitol’s Customers A Stand-out Option When Designing Home Theater Systems


Capitol Now Offers SwagTron Hoverboards to CE Dealers and Premium Incentive Resellers

Two-Channel Program An Example of Growing Popularity of Burgeoning Hoverboard Category

EAGAN, MN, October 3, 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, announced today that it is offering two of SwagTron’s advanced technology Swagway hoverboards to its customers in both the CE and incentive channels.

“SwagTron Hoverboards are some of the most innovative products in any category, let alone recreation and CE,” said Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol. “Our dealers and premium resellers tell us they offer excitement and excellent build quality that appeal to a wide demographic, and is a proven winner when inspiring sales professionals to meet and exceed their goals.”

The two models – T1 and T3 – represent the high-end of the rapidly growing hoverboard market. The T1 self-balancing scooter and hoverboard, uses UL 2271-recognized components, stabilizing gear and motor system, non-slip footpads, and a learning mode that makes it easier for first-time users to get up to speed. The top-of-the-line T3 features the same rugged construction and components as the T1, with the added benefit of built-in Bluetooth speakers for enjoying streaming audio when rolling around town.

Added Hayes: “SwagTron’s hoverboards are the perfect example of how one company is leading the charge in a relatively young category. In the short time that hoverboards have been on the market, SwagTron quickly established itself as a leader in terms of both design and reliability.”

Capitol Now Offers SwagTron Hoverboards