Capitol Announces Extensive CEDIA Participation In Upcoming CLI Expo

Participants Earn CEDIA CEUs As Part of the Program

EAGAN, MN, April 10, 2012 - Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors, today announced that the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) will play an active role in the upcoming 2012 Capitol Learning Institute™ (CLI™) Expo, scheduled for April 29 & 30 in Bloomington, MN.

CEDIA will conduct two 90-minute courses during the 2012 CLI Expo, focusing on the use of wireless devices in the home. Integrators will learn about the various technologies - including Bluetooth, DLNA, and AirPlay - and the ways in which devices such as smart phones and tablets are delivering advanced entertainment and home control experiences to the end-user. This course will help attendees maximize the value of these devices as wireless sources in the home and ensure that their customers are getting the most out of them.

"The CEDIA sessions will show how portable devices are being fully integrated into the custom installation market," said Jeff Kussard, Capitol's Director of Strategic Development. "Nothing is hotter than wireless devices these days, and the technologies, apps, and cloud-based services supporting them are evolving so rapidly that it's difficult to stay on top of it all."

Attendees will receive CEDIA Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

In addition to CEDIA other 2012 CLI Expo participants include Panasonic, Toshiba, Actiontec, Atlas Sound, Coleman, D-Tools, DVDO, EnGenius, Gefen, Harman Pro, iPort/Sound Advance, KEF, Lutron, Middle Atlantic, Mitsubishi, Monster, NEC, Niles, Onkyo, Panamax, Peerless, Pinnacle, QSC, Russound, Sanus, Sherwood, Shure, Universal Remote Control, Vutec, Wilson, Xantech, and ZeeVee.

Register Now - Online!

Registration for the 2012 CLI Expo is now available online at The CLI Expo is the jewel of Capitol's aggressive, comprehensive education program that features key vendors providing a soup-to-nuts education in the most relevant new products and technologies in their lines, as well as proven tools and techniques for increasing sales through cost-effective marketing and business management practices. CLI also offers training programs at Capitol's Eagan, MN headquarters, online, and on-site at customers' facilities by special arrangement. The 2012 CLI Expo will be held on April 29 & 30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington, MN, which is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the St. Paul/Minneapolis International Airport.

About Capitol

Capitol is the leading distribution source for residential systems contractors, retailers, light commercial contractors, and premium incentive resellers 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. Capitol offers hundreds of application-based education courses throughout the year, including filled-to-capacity classes at CEDIA and other industry events, in addition to "on campus" programs at the company's headquarters as well as the company's web site. For further information, visit the company's web site at, or call 1-800-INSTALL (467-8255). Media inquiries should be directed to Adam Sohmer; Sohmer Associates, LLC; 347-497-4965;

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