Avnet Technology Solutions Helps Partners in the Middle East Accelerate Sales in the Growing Digital Signage Market

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and operating group of Avnet, Inc., now offers a full range of digital signage solutions for value-added reseller (VAR) and embedded original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners in the Middle East.

As a part of its digital signage portfolio in the region, Avnet provides integrated, environmentally-friendly digital display solutions based on hardware and software from industry leaders, such as AOpen, ComQi, Matrox, Philips, PresTop and ViewSonic. Avnet helps its partners capitalize on the growing digital signage market by providing comprehensive solutions for specialized applications in vertical markets, such as aviation, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality and retail.

As a global IT distributor, Avnet provides a variety of services designed to assist partners in bringing end-to-end digital signage solutions to market quickly and cost-effectively. Its services include:

Custom Integration: Avnet’s integration services are available worldwide, enabling partners to develop their solutions in the region closest to their customers. Avnet’s digital signage integration services include comprehensive hardware integration and installation, software configuration and customization, and the application of touch-screen and anti-reflective coatings.

On-site Service Level Agreements and Extended Warranties: Avnet’s team of technicians can repair and/or replace products. Additionally, extended warranties are available from Avnet to protect investments long-term.

Financing: As a Fortune 500 company, Avnet has the ability to provide financing solutions to qualified partners, especially those rolling out large-scale deployments.

Technical Expertise: Avnet’s dedicated team of digital signage specialists can assist partners through every phase of a digital display implementation from project management to engineering, integration and long-term support.

Sukh Dhillon, sales director, Computer Components and Integrated Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Middle East and Africa, said, “With the exponential growth in the aviation, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality and retail industries, the digital signage market presents tremendous business opportunities for channel partners in the Middle East region. Avnet’s comprehensive digital signage solutions and services are designed to provide our partners with a one-stop shop for all their digital signage needs. This allows our partners in the Middle East to profitably grow their digital signage businesses by accelerating their time to market and providing cost-effective state-of-the-art digital solutions to their customers.”

About Avnet Electronics Marketing
Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The group’s website is located at www.em.avnet.com.

About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated revenue of $26.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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Source: Avnet