AOpen Computer BV Europe and MMD, the company behind Philips branded public signage solutions, announce the upcoming release of an AOpen Digital Engine® alongside one of Philips Public Signage displays equipped with the space saving Smart Insert. Both companies are leading hardware manufacturers in their respective fields and have commenced a close relationship together as preferred partners. The exciting hardware combination offers customers a complete tested and certified digital signage platform, providing customers with a reliable and open hardware solution.
According to Wilfred De Man, Director Sales & Marketing EMEA, “We are proud to announce our partnership with AOpen with these bundled packages. This is another sign that the Smart Insert solution offers ultimate flexibility for system integrators and solution providers, as opposed to all-in-one digital signage devices.”
In early 2010 AOpen and MMD announced the Philips Smart Insert for a perfect mounting solution to attach the media player to the display. This means that if one of the products needs a replacement, the customer only needs to replace one item, thus lowering the total cost of ownership. Other key benefits include: providing an optimal fit on the wall, maximum flexibility, easy upgrades, tidy cable management, green solution, hardware operability tested and certified.
James Hua, General Manager AOpen Computer BV Europe, concludes: “MMD is a strong multimedia display vendor and therefore a good choice to bundle our forces with. We will offer a bundled package, which makes it easy for our customers to install a digital signage hardware platform that is tested and certified, allowing for a reliable and cost efficient solution.”
MMD is a wholly owned company of TPV established in 2009 through a brand license agreement with Philips. MMD exclusively markets and sells Philips branded LCD displays worldwide. By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, MMD uses a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market. Through its network of local sales agents MMD works with all major European IT distributors and resellers. The company’s design and development centers are located in Taiwan and Amsterdam.
AOpen has more than 10 years of IT hardware manufacturing experience along with keen insights into IT industry trends that help drive the growth of AOpen. As the leading manufacturer, of digital signage hardware solutions world-wide, AOpen keeps expanding its products and services for digital signage and other vertical application markets. With in-depth market knowledge AOpen can offer advice for complete digital signage platform solutions. AOpen has cultivated a sophisticated ecosystem of premium solution providers to offer its solutions via its value added channel network to the market.
For more information, availability and press inquiries, please contact AOpen or MMD.
AOpen Computer BV Europe
Mrs. Gabriëlle Offringa, Marketing Manager Europe
Phone: +31 (0)736466400
MMD Monitors & Displays
Mr. Tom Ringhs, Marketing Manager EMEA
Phone: +31 (0)205046900