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Advantech logoAdvantech, a leading provider for global embedded and automation solutions announced today their extended focus in Advantech Europe’s Intelligent Services sector and extending their digital signage sales force further with the collaboration with ALSO Actebis, the largest wholesale distributor of comprehensive products in Germany. The new cooperation is expected to position Advantech as one of the strongest digital signage brands in Germany.

Advantech ARK DS220 digital signage player
Advantech ARK-DS220, OPS ION2-based Digital Signage Platform

Advantech’s digital signage portfolio range includes x86 and RISC-based systems as well as all-in-one kiosk signage. Advantech is one of the first manufacturers to have developed Intel OPS compliant media players that are compatible with the leading display manufacturers Philips, NEC and Mitsubishi. The Open Pluggable Specification was developed to simplify the installation, use, maintenance and upgrading of small PCs that are installed with display panels in locations as widely varied as medical offices and fast food order counters. This technology has already been tested and qualified by many digital signage software companies. Advantech’s OPS media player solution focuses on the robustness and around-the-clock operation that is applicable in high demanding environments such as airports, hospitals, hotels and shopping areas.

Bas Smeets, Business Development Manager at Advantech iServices, says: “With ALSO Actebis we have found a distributor, which is strongly focused on the German digital signage market. The variety of Advantech digital signage offerings will extend ALSO Actabis offer to their customers in terms of bundling a complete tailored high quality digital signage package including media player, directly displays, mounts and other components for a digital signage installation”

“Advantech optimally extends our already extensive portfolio of digital signage devices. High quality and focused on digital signage applications designed devices can now be combined with our existing digital signage products and solutions to meet customers’ requirements, and all these can be provided in one package by Actebis” says Tobias Nagel, Head of BU visuals to ALSO Actebis ” The cooperation is also a strategic extension of our multi-vendor digital signage strategy. ”

For more information on this cooperation please contact your local Advantech sales office.

About Advantech

Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products and global logistics support. Advantech Digital Signage Solutions deliver industrial-grade reliability; ideal for mission-critical digital signage deployment where 24x7x365 availability is the key. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet with solutions that empower the development of smarter working and living. For more information about Advantech please visit

About ALSO ActebisALSO Actebis Logo

ALSO Actebis in Germany is the largest wholesale distributor of products, solutions and services in the areas of information technology, telecommunications and consumer electronics. ALSO Actebis sold more than 160,000 products from 350 manufacturers and numerous value added services. ALSO Actebis GmbH is a part of the Actebis ALSO Holding AG, based in Hergiswil (Switzerland). The company is listed on the Swiss stock market and generated 2010 sales of around 6.8 billion euros (9.3 billion CHF). With more than 3,000 employees, the new SO Actebis is represented in twelve European countries. The company is a market leader in seven countries in Europe and number three in the industry. For more information, visit

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Advantech Europe B.V.
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