First Ethernet-over-Coax Network Designed for Custom Integrators
ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 23, 2006 — Capitol Sales Company has expanded its network solutions by offering Coaxsys TVnet/C Pro products, which enable custom integrators to leverage a home’s existing RG6 or RG59 coaxial cable for both cable television and high-speed Ethernet. Coaxsys, a leading manufacturer of Internet protocol television (IPTV) and multimedia networking solutions, launched this new 100Mbps Ethernet-over-Coax networking solution in October 2005. The network is ideal for use in applications when wireless networking provides inadequate bandwidth or reliability; or when CAT-5 rewiring takes too long.
“We believe our custom integrators will find TVnet/C Pro a valuable and versatile retrofit solution as they design systems for their customers,” said Cheryl Johnson, Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing at Capitol Sales Company.
TVnet/C Pro can be used to connect home theatre components, media servers, DVRs, video game consoles and any other Ethernet device. It does not disrupt CATV signals and is compatible with both SD and HD video.
TVnet/C Pro functions through splitters over RG6 or RG59 coax and operates in any topology, including home-runs and daisy chains.
“We are excited to be working with Capitol Sales Company, an organization with nationwide reach and a reputation for excellent customer service,” said Matt Bossory, National Sales Manager at Coaxsys. “This relationship is a key element in our penetration strategy for the custom integrator market, where TVnet/C Pro has been broadly adopted as a retrofit solution that is faster to deploy than CAT-5 rewiring, and more secure and reliable than wireless.”
About Capitol Sales Company
Capitol Sales Company, Inc. partners with its customers as a hybrid distributor of emerging technologies from more than 100 leading manufacturers. It distributes an extensive portfolio of consumer electronics and provides solutions for home theatre, telephone, integrated home systems and pro A/V. Nationally known for its expert tech-support, system design and education, Capitol’s broad customer base ranges from low-voltage integrators and electronic retailers to incentive providers. Capitol Sales, a private company founded in 1976, is based in St. Paul, Minn.
Coaxsys, Inc., manufactures groundbreaking, high-speed multimedia networking and distribution solutions utilizing standard coaxial cable. The company’s line of TVnet products enables operators, service providers, and custom installation professionals to deliver and distribute voice, data, and video throughout the home, office, or MDU environment. TVnet transforms coax receptacles into a high performance multimedia network, creating new applications for digital communications and entertainment–without having to hardwire CAT-5 cable throughout the home. Coaxsys also licenses its TVnet technology to partners, such as set-top box and semiconductor companies that wish to make their products TVnet-Ready. Established in 2002, Coaxsys is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. For more information on Coaxsys, visit www.coaxsys.com.