The agreement allows X-Factor and Avnet Embedded to deliver new and unique turnkey digital signage, mobile and enterprise communications products and services.
X-Factor Communications, a premium provider of digital signage, enterprise messaging and alerts software today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement for the delivery of new and unique turnkey digital signage, mobile and enterprise communications products and services to customers in the Americas with Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT).
Avnet Embedded provides a full suite of embedded solutions supporting a broad array of applications – from storage, computing, software and networking products, to disk drives, flat panels and embedded boards from industry-leading suppliers. This agreement allows Avnet and X-Factor to deliver a range of solutions to the marketplace, including X-Factor’s new HTML5 multi device software platform, enabling easy-to-use content publishing and management combined with comprehensive support services and displays, showcasing the new Samsung Smart Signage Platform. Applications for these solutions include safety, awareness, compliance, emergency notification, training and advertising solutions.
“Working with X-Factor significantly extends our embedded solutions portfolio at a time when the demand for a robust communications software platform continues to grow,” said John Salemme, vice president and general manager, Avnet Embedded. “Our customers should benefit from X-Factor’s powerful publishing and management solution which makes it easy to deliver content to all IP endpoints, including digital signs, desktops, smartphones and tablets.”
“We are excited about expanding the distribution of our software platform into new markets with Avnet Embedded. Our new joint initiative will enable X-Factor to showcase the convergence of digital signs, enterprise desktops and mobile devices controlled from one dashboard,” said Charles Saracino, president and CEO of X-Factor Communications.
Jeff Singman, X-factor chief marketing and business development officer added: “Expanding our relationship with Avnet strengthens our ability to target strategic markets with speed and end to end implementation support. What makes X-Factor’s new Digital Screen Control Portal (DSCP) software platform unique is that we have combined ease of use and emergency/alert notifications with powerful content management and distribution features that can reach a wide range of IP connected devices.”
Avnet and X-Factor are also working closely with the Samsung’s Smart Signage solutions team on advanced integration capabilities for Samsung Smart Signage Platform displays, desktops, smartphones, tablets and printers.
“We are excited to be partnering with X-Factor and Avnet Embedded to deliver new digital signage solutions using our Smart Signage Platform, as well as extending messaging capabilities to other Samsung devices,” said Richard Hutton, director of channel marketing at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “This ensures customers get the most value from their investment in digital signage with the least complexity.”
￼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 80 countries, distributing electronic components and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain, supply-chain and value-added integration 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 globally. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
About X-Factor Communications
X-Factor Communications is a premium provider of easy-to-use, interactive digital media software and services delivering single point publishing of rich informational content, mass notifications, advisories, emergency messages, alerts and advertising to any IP-connected device. The company helps its customers enhance communication through effective dissemination of “any content,” to “any device,” “anywhere.” For more information, visit www.xpub.io.
Roslyn Yee, Public Relations Manager, 917-494-4218 ryee[at]xpub.io
Avnet Electronics Marketing
Heidi Elliott, Director, Marketing Communications, 480-643-7584 Heidi.Elliott[at]avnet.com