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Arrow Electronics Launches Digital Signage Program for OEMs

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Arrow Electronics Launches Digital Signage Program for OEMs12:03 EST Wednesday, March 07, 2012 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (Business Wire) -- Formalizing the services and support available to original equipment manufacturers in the digital signage and kisok market, Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW] officially launched “Digital Communication Solutions,” a program that enables the development of end-to-end solutions on a global basis for digital signage, kiosks and related applications. “Within the past two years, Arrow has been actively focused on increasing our depth in the high-growth digital signage and kiosk market. Digital signage is becoming prevalent in nearly every industry, for instance enabling visitors to access an employee directory in the corporate environment or providing ‘virtual concierge' services to hotel guests,” said Brian Armstrong, vice president of Arrow's OEM Computing Solutions business. “Arrow today is uniquely positioned to support OEMs in this market by offering the global infrastructure to support the design and integration of digital signage and kiosk solutions, a complete line card of industry-leading hardware, software and cloud computing suppliers, and comprehensive services to help OEMs achieve success in this space.” Arrow's Digital Communication Solutions team has assisted OEMs with the range of digital signage and kiosk solutions currently available in airports, sports arenas and fast-food restaurants. Arrow provides services and support in the design, building (i.e., staging), deployment and monitoring and support of these solutions. The company represents many of the leading content management, installation, hardware, display, connectivity and service providers focused on the digital signage and kiosk markets, including DecisionOne, Dell, ELO TouchSystems, Emerson, International Electronics Inc., Four Winds Interactive, Intel Corporation, Kontron, Microsoft, Sharp and Stratacache, among others. Integration services are available through Arrow's network of facilities around the world (Brazil, China, Hungary, India, Israel, Mexico and the United States) for design and manufacturing services ranging from system integration and hardware solution design to custom packaging and diagnostic and functional testing. In addition, Arrow provides data analytics, financing and logistics support for digital signage and kiosk solutions for OEMs and their customers. ABOUT ARROW ELECTRONICS Arrow Electronics (http://www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 120,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 390 locations in 52 countries. Arrow Electronics Inc.Dawn Small, 303-824-4188dsmall@arrow.com