CAPITOL TEAMS WITH SALAMANDER DESIGNSTO PUT DEALERS IN THE EASY CHAIR

Capitol today announced it now offers its dealers the complete line of elegant, functional home theater products from Salamander Designs, the number one specified brand of home theater seating and furniture.


ATLANTA, GA, September 8, 2009 - Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors, as well as retailers and premium incentive resellers, today announced it now offers its dealers the complete line of elegant, functional home theater products from Salamander Designs, the number one specified brand of home theater seating and furniture.

"Salamander Designs is a great match for Capitol, and a great new offering for our dealers," said Jeff Kussard, Capitol's Strategic Development Director. "We believe that Salamander's elite line of AV seating and furniture represents excellent new options for any sized job, and with Capitol's emphasis on dealer training, we'll be able to educate dealers as to their substantial advantages in form, function and aesthetic benefits over conventional price -oriented furniture."

"We look forward to working with the team at Capitol," said Salvatore Carrabba, President of Salamander Designs. "Our products are celebrated by dealers, critics and end -users as among the finest in the category, and with Capitol's superb sales and education capabilities, we believe we can make a great case for seating and furniture as stalwarts of every custom home theater installation."

Salamander Designs offers a comprehensive selection of high -quality furniture and seating for audio -video installations, as well as mounts and accessories. The company was recently identified by a leading trade publication poll as being the #1 specified and used line of furniture by the industries' top 100 integrators.

Salamander's furniture offerings range from attractive modular cabinetry and free -standing racks in wood and metal, to premium, design -conscious furniture created expressly for the AV consumer that provides superior ventilation, equipment accessibility and cable management. The company's lineup of home theater seating is equally impressive, with a full line of chairs featuring powered or manual incline and recline mechanisms, optional tactile sound transducers, and anodized aluminum cup holders, all available in a selection of 19 leathers and 8 micro -suede finishes to match any installation's décor.

Salamander Designs also features convenient web -based configuration tools that allow installers, integrators and dealers to custom -design a Salamander seating and/or furniture solution for virtually any installation. Popular solutions are pre -configured through these tools, and dealers can also "build" their own Salamander solution by specifying sizes, finishes and appointments for AV furniture one step at a time.

Capitol will feature select Salamander Designs products in its 2009 CEDIA Expo display, booth #1665 in the Georgia World Congress Center, September 9 - 13.

About Capitol
Capitol 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 high -quality products at competitive prices, plus hands -on application training, expert technical help and unmatched customer service. In 2009, the company debuted the Capitol Learning Institute™ - Regional Outreach, a new education program that is taking Capitol's successful training offerings on the road to five regions throughout 2009 in partnership with CEDIA University On the Road. Additionally, Capitol 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 -467 -8255 (INS -TALL). Media inquiries should be directed to Adam Sohmer; Sohmer Associates, LLC; 347 -497 -4965; adam@sohmerassoc.com.

About Salamander Designs
Salamander Designs, Ltd. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of modern furniture, storage, seating and mounting systems for contemporary Home Theater and A/V entertainment systems. Its versatile, advanced products bridge the gap between home furnishings and home electronics with an unstinting dedication to quality, and a broad range of solutions employing the simple, refined lines of modern design. Salamander's A/V furniture lines - the Chameleon Collection, the Synergy System and the Archetype System -accommodate virtually any design preference and A/V requirement. Its handsome Home Theater seating can be similarly customized with a variety of materials, styling options and accessories, and its new mounting systems for plasma and other flat -panel displays make them easier than ever to integrate with A/V furniture or independently mount onto a wall or ceiling. Salamander Designs was founded in 1992 in Hartford, Connecticut, and is now based in Bloomfield. For more information, visit www.salamanderdesigns.com.

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