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Fred Harding

Fred Harding

Fred Harding is in sales and technical support at Capitol Sales, a full service distributor of electronic installation hardware. He is a frequent contributor to CE Pro, writing hands-on product reviews and technical tips.

Have suggestions or something you want to read about? Email Fred at fharding@capitolsales.com

Fred's Latest Posts

IC Realtime Dash and Dinger: An Alternative to a Wi-Fi Video Doorbell

While newly famous companies like Nest and Ring are currently dominating the video doorbell market, it might be time for integrators to swap to IC Realtime.

Fred Harding · July 22, 2020

Using Lessons from Old Health Clubs to Feel Less Alone During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Older technologies like FM modulation could inspire a way for people to attend communal events like church while in the safety of their car.

Fred Harding · April 24, 2020

Hands On: KEF V300 Makes Upgrading Home Audio Easy

The KEF V300 package includes T301 speakers and a small black box amplifier, providing integrators with an all-in-one home theater upgrade.

Fred Harding · March 09, 2020

How to Avoid Looking Really Foolish Installing a Video Distribution System

Certain video distribution installations may cause integrators endless headaches, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Fred Harding · February 20, 2020

Hands On: Atlas IED AM1200 Self-Contained Sound Masking System

Atlas’s AM1200 Sound-Masking system is self-contained amp + speaker combo that drowns out distractions, keeps conversations private.

Fred Harding · November 22, 2019

Oh No, FCC Changes Channels: What to Do With All Those Off-Air Antennas

Get ready to re-scan most off-air TV antennas as new FCC changes force broadcast channels to change frequencies.

Fred Harding · August 06, 2019

And That’s Why 5G Cellular Repeaters Might Take Forever

Fred Harding says the FCC’s auction of 600 MHz spectrum portends a long, capricious road ahead for 5G peripherals like cellphone repeaters.

Fred Harding · May 06, 2019

Hands On: QSC Premium Business Music Solutions Amps, MP-M Series

Fred Harding takes a look at the new Premium Business Music Solutions (PBMS) including the three amplifier options and a series of music and paging mixers.

Fred Harding · January 17, 2019

Deeper Dive into 70v Audio – Speakers, Switchers, Streaming, Sweet Sound

In Part 2 of his 70-volt audio series, Capitol’s Fred Harding expounds on 70v features, options and considerations, including timers, pagers, video conferencing, music licensing, and hybrid 8-Ohm + 70v amps.

Fred Harding · November 26, 2018

70 Volt Audio: Introduction to the Products and Principles

Long the domain of commercial spaces, 70-volt audio systems are making their way into residential applications, with popular home-tech vendors delivering 70v speakers, amps and peripherals.

Fred Harding · November 21, 2018