Capitol will have its team on the ground at the 2018 International Consumer Electronics Show, focusing on new audio and video products that tap into the potential of the Connected Home.
“An increasing number of audio and video manufacturers are incorporating voice control in new and even existing products,” commented Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol. “Compatibility with voice control technologies is turning up in an increasing number streamers, AVRs, and TVs, and with it, we’re seeing an increase in networking products like wireless routers and WiFi extenders.”
Heading into CES, Hayes said that as a distributor that caters to both the consumer and custom sides of the electronics market, Capitol plans to expand its selection of connected products that are accessible to consumers who are exploring the possibilities of whole-house entertainment, security, and HVAC, especially those in the coveted millennial age range.
“We are going to see the number of connected home and portable entertainment products continue to grow several fold in the coming year, and with this growth will come expanded compatibility with voice control and other complementary technologies, creating a home A/V ecosystem that is as flexible and expandable as it is simple to use,” said Hayes. “AI is spoiling consumers in a good way, and brands like Pioneer Elite and HEOS by Denon are stepping up with new models that offer impeccable sonics and compatibility with other connected electronics in the home.”
“AI is a novelty for older consumers, but for millennials and their children it is fast becoming the norm," Hayes said. "Our job is to help our customers stay on top of the most relevant products and technologies that will drive home entertainment and DIY security in a rapidly changing market.”