ScanSource, Inc. operates as a wholesale distributor of specialty technology products in North America and internationally. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. The company distributes to the United States and Canada from its Southaven, Mississippi distribution center; to Latin America, principally from distribution centers located in Miami, Florida, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia; and to Europe, principally from its distribution centers in Belgium, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Segments The company operates in two segments, Worldwide Barcode & Security and Worldwide Communications & Services. Worldwide Barcode & Security segment The Barcode & Security distribution segment focuses on automatic identification and data capture (AIDC), point-of-sale (POS), electronic physical security, and 3D printing technologies. The company has business units within this segment for sales and merchandising functions, including ScanSource POS and Barcode business units in North America, Latin America, and Europe and the ScanSource Security business unit in North America. AIDC and POS products interface with computer systems used to automate the collection, processing and communication of information for commercial and industrial applications, including retail sales, distribution, shipping, inventory control, materials handling, warehouse management and health care applications. Worldwide Communications & Services segment The Communications & Services distribution segment focuses on communications technologies and services. The company has business units within this segment for sales and merchandising functions, and these business units offer voice, video conferencing, wireless, data networking and converged communications solutions in North America, Latin America, and Europe. Products and Markets The company markets approximately 100,000 products from 300 hardware and software vendors to approximately 35,000 reseller customers from distribution centers in Mississippi, Florida, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Belgium, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The Barcode & Security distribution segment focuses on AIDC, POS, physical security and 3D printing technologies. AIDC technology incorporates the capabilities for electronic identification and data processing without the need for manual input and consists of a range of products that include portable data collection terminals, wireless products, bar code label printers and scanners. POS products include those computer-based systems that have replaced electronic cash registers in grocery, retail and hospitality environments. POS product lines include computer-based terminals, monitors, receipt printers, pole displays, cash drawers, keyboards, peripheral equipment and fully integrated processing units. In addition, ScanSource POS and Barcode business units sell products that attach to the POS network in the store, including kiosks, network access points, routers and digital signage displays. Electronic physical security products include identification, access control, video surveillance and intrusion-related products, and networking. Physical security products are used every day across every vertical market to protect lives, property and information. Physical security products are deployed across both wired and wireless infrastructures and often serve as the backbone of the solution. 3D printing solutions replace and complement traditional printing methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. 3D printing is targeted at the manufacturing, healthcare, aerospace, and automotive markets, providing professionals and consumers the ability to bring their ideas to life in material choices including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. These solutions are used to design, create, communicate, plan, guide, prototype or produce functional parts, devices and assemblies. The Communications & Services distribution segment focuses on communications technologies and services. In Communications, voice and data products include private branch exchange
scansource inc (SCSC:NASDAQ GS)
6 Logue Court
Greenville, SC 29615
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