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Avnet Incorporates AOpen Components

PHOENIX — Avnet Embedded Americas, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today that it will now offer AOpen’s line of digital signage media players and ultra-small form factor (uSFF) components to its customers.

This distribution agreement expands upon an existing, pan-European agreement between the two companies and offers Avnet’s customers access to AOpen’s unique mobile on desktop (MoDT) technology. To receive more information about AOpen’s entire product line, contact your Avnet sales representative or visit

AOpen’s unique uSFF Digital Engine® series is one of the world’s smallest semi-industrial media players. Its versatile and rugged design can be customized to be used in products ranging from kiosks and medical care facilities, to gaming applications, flight information systems and more.

AOpen’s all-in-one solutions are feature-packed with various display sizes, dust- and water-resistant front panels, and pre-bundled, easy-to-use software. AOpen uSFF Digital Engine® and XC mini media player solutions support the latest cutting-edge technologies such as Intel second-generation Core series processors, Intel WiDi technology that shares full 1080p high definition content wirelessly, and USB 3.0 technologies. All of AOpen’s products meet qualifications for medical and defense/aerospace applications. For long-term applications, AOpen’s solutions can operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and offer optional guarantees for several years.

“We are pleased to partner with Avnet to provide our professional digital signage solutions,” said Dale Tsai, president of AOpen America. “I strongly believe the partnership will benefit our customers in helping develop more solution-centric technology or services that fulfill the global market demand.”

“Adding AOpen to our Americas offering provides our customers with an energy-efficient, cost-effective MoDT platform – flexible enough to adapt to a multitude of customized applications,” said Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice president of Avnet Embedded Americas. “As we expand our product offering, Avnet Embedded also adds strength to our integration capabilities and the breadth of solutions we offer to help propel our customers’ designs forward.”

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