ScanSource Communications Expands Education Offering, Named First North American Polycom Authorized Training Partner

  ScanSource Communications Expands Education Offering, Named First North
  American Polycom Authorized Training Partner

Business Wire

GREENVILLE, S.C. & SAN JOSE, Calif. -- February 19, 2013

ScanSource Communications, a leading value-added distributor of communications
products and a sales unit of ScanSource, Inc., (Nasdaq: SCSC), has been named
the first North American Authorized Training Partner for Polycom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified
communications and collaboration (UC&C). The Authorized Training Partner
program empowers select Polycom distributor partners, with a demonstrated
expertise in the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform software infrastructure, to
offer classes and trainings to certify reseller partners on Polycom®
RealPresence® solutions. Through this designation, ScanSource Communications
is able to rapidly expand its education and training offering for Polycom

The Authorized Training Partner program is a key initiative for ScanSource
Services Group, which focuses on the creation and implementation of unique and
custom value-added support programs and services for ScanSource’s reseller
partners. As an Authorized Training Partner, ScanSource Communications can
provide easy access to training and greater flexibility on scheduling and
locations for resellers. These certifications are important for resellers
looking to implement and support the Polycom solutions they sell.

“We are excited to serve as Polycom’s first Authorized Training Partner in
North America as we are committed to providing the services and support that
will enable our resellers to deliver more comprehensive Polycom solutions to
their end-user customers,” said Brian Cuppett, vice president of
merchandising, ScanSource Communications. “This level of support allows
resellers to strengthen their relationships and enhance their service

“We’re thrilled to welcome ScanSource as the first North America member of our
new Authorized Training Partner program,” said Ron Myers, senior vice
president, Worldwide Channels at Polycom. “We’ve designed the Authorized
Training Partner program to deliver the training needed to achieve the sales
and service objectives in our theatres, to deliver high-value collaboration
solutions to our joint customers, and to give our partners effective tools to
grow their video collaboration business.”

ScanSource Communications’ Polycom-certified instructors will begin offering
classes through the Polycom Global Education Network immediately. The first
class is scheduled in February 2013 and will cover installation, configuration
and troubleshooting for the Polycom RealPresence Platform, the industry’s most
comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video collaboration. For
the full schedule, please visit

ScanSource was recently named Polycom North America Distributor of the Year.
Distributors are a key partner type in the Polycom Partner Network, a global
ecosystem of over 7,000 partners that also includes solution advisors,
technology partners, developers, service providers, and system integrators,
all working together to make video collaboration ubiquitous.

For more information on ScanSource Communications and Polycom, please visit

About ScanSource, Inc.

ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is the leading international distributor of
specialty technology products, operating from dedicated business units in
North America, Latin America and Europe. ScanSource POS & Barcode delivers
AIDC (automatic identification and data capture) and POS (point-of-sale)
solutions; Catalyst Telecom and ScanSource Communications provide voice,
video, data and converged communications equipment; ScanSource Security offers
physical security solutions; and ScanSource Services Group delivers
value-added support programs and services. Founded in 1992, the company ranks
#760 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, call the toll-free sales
telephone number at 800.944.2432 or visit

About Polycom

Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications
and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted
by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered
by the Polycom^® RealPresence^® Platform, comprehensive software
infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of
communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver
secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment.Polycom and its
ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications
solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor
interoperability, and lowest TCO.Visit or connect with us on
Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we’re pushing the greatness of
human collaboration forward.

© 2013 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom logo, and the
names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or
service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in
the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are
property of their respective owners.


ScanSource, Inc.
Melissa Andrews, 864-286-4425
Polycom, Inc.
Ellen Topp, 408-586-4041
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