CAPITOL SALES NOW SERVICES THE HOSPITALITY MARKET WITH PANASONIC FLAT SCREEN TV

Capitol Sales, the leading consumer electronics distribution source, today announced an expanded company focus on the burgeoning hospitality market, and the availability of Panasonic's renowned TVs and accessories designed for hospitality facilities.

ORLANDO, FL, March 11, 2009 - Capitol Sales Company, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for custom installation specialists, retailers and premium incentive resellers, today announced an expanded company focus on the burgeoning hospitality market, and the availability of Panasonic's renowned televisions and accessories designed for hospitality facilities.


Capitol Sales will offer plasma and LCD TV solutions from Panasonic as a way for hotels, motels, inns, spas, convalescent homes and other hospitality centers to increase business in today's challenging market, through value -adds that customers now expect, such as high -quality HDTV. In addition to enticing new customers and retaining existing ones, the Panasonic sets also provide hospitality centers with cost savings, thanks to easy customization through plug -in boards, and out -of -the -box compatibility with the popular LodgeNet® software for the hospitality industry.

"The hospitality market is quickly learning the value of upgrading in -room televisions to HDTV, especially now that consumers have widely adopted the format in their homes," said Curt Hayes, Capitol Sales Company's President and Chief Financial Officer. "With these Panasonic products, we're able to provide the hospitality market with high quality television solutions that are easy to configure for any application and that are easy to integrate into both existing and new systems, which means less installation down time and more revenue."

"We're pleased to be working with Capitol Sales to extend our leadership in the hospitality sector," said Andrew Nelkin, President of Panasonic Professional Display Company. "Our products provide great additional value to the hospitality guest, as well as reliability and convenience to the facility. Capitol Sales is an acknowledged leader in bringing quality products and services to the kinds of quality integrators and installers that we want to work with in the hospitality sector."

Capitol Sales will offer three Panasonic hospitality HDTV models for the ultimate in guest comfort. Both the 42 -inch TH42PR11UK (pictured left) and 37 -inch TH37PR11UK models are plasma TVs, while the 32 -inch TH32LR11UK is an LCD model. All three feature Panasonic's award -winning picture quality and high consumer brand value, as well as a modular architecture that allows plug -in boards for connectivity and control options, including: the IMP500 ATSC/NTSC/QAM Tuner; the TYFB8HM HDMI terminal board; the TYFB9RT IR through terminal board; the TYTB10AV A/V terminal box; the EUR7636070R remote control and TYST09GR -BK swivel pedestal stand.

These plug -in boards, all of which will also be available through Capitol Sales, allow hospitality customers to choose a Panasonic solution customized for the needs of their facility. In addition, all three Panasonic TVs from Capitol Sales are compliant with the popular LodgeNet software system, widely used by the hospitality industry to offer greater ease of use to guests and faster deployment for installers.

Capitol Sales is offering Panasonic hospitality TVs and accessories as of this month.

About Capitol Sales
Capitol Sales is the leading distribution source for electronic systems contractors and retailers who are looking for home theater, telephone, integrated home systems, and commercial A/V products. The company is famous for taking a 360 -degree approach to its business, offering retailers high -quality products at competitive prices, plus hands -on application training, expert technical help and unmatched customer service. In 2009, the company will debut the Capitol Sales Learning Institute™ - Regional Outreach, a new education program that will take Capitol Sales' successful training offerings on the road to six regions throughout 2009 in partnership with CEDIA University On The Road. Additionally, Capitol Sales offers hundreds of application -based education courses throughout the year, including filled -to -capacity classes at CEDIA, EH Expo, and other industry events. For further information, visit the company's web site at www.capitolsales.com, or call 1 -800 -INSTALL (467 -8255). Media inquiries should be directed to Adam Sohmer; Sohmer Associates, LLC; 718 -499 -9161; adam@sohmerassoc.com.

About Panasonic Professional Display Company
Panasonic Professional Display Company, a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, is responsible exclusively for the professional plasma and LCD display business. Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic markets a broad line of digital and other electronics products for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Co., Ltd. (NYSE: PC) of Japan, and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic's exclusive Panasonic Plasma Concierge program for professional and consumer owners of Panasonic Plasmas is administered through its Virginia -based Call Center which has been recognized as a Certified "Center of Excellence" by the Center for Customer -Driven Quality™ at Purdue University. For more information on Panasonic Professional Display Company, please visit http://www.panasonic.com/proplasma

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