SCANSOURCE ANNOUNCES NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH STAR MICRONICS

GREENVILLE, SC – ScanSource® POS and Barcode, the leading international value-added distributor of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) and point-of-sale (POS) solutions, services and sales unit of ScanSource, Inc., (NASDAQ: SCSC), has entered into an agreement with Star Micronics, a leading supplier of innovative POS solutions utilized in both mobile (mPOS) and traditional POS environments. This new collaboration further strengthens ScanSource’s offering of complete POS and retail solutions for resellers.

 

The collaboration will bolster ScanSource’s offerings in the retail marketplace, particularly for mobility and mobile POS solutions. Star Micronics’ existing relationships with independent software vendors (ISVs) that specialize in mobile development will enhance ScanSource’s offerings in the fast-growing mPOS market and help connect its resellers to a broad ecosystem of ISVs and developers.

 

“It’s a great pleasure to partner with a leader in retail and printing like Star Micronics,” said Brenda McCurry, vice president of merchandising for ScanSource POS and Barcode. “This relationship provides new opportunities to connect our resellers to valuable markets and product offerings, and we look forward to working together to help our customers grow their business.”

 

“Star Micronics is excited to partner with ScanSource to expand the availability of our products,” said Mike Hanson, executive vice president of Star Micronics America. “As a leading value-added distributor with deep channel relationships, joining forces with ScanSource is an opportunity to bring Star’s mobility innovations to the retail enterprise while providing an alternative technology solution to legacy system providers.”  

 

Resellers now have access to the full line of Star Micronics products, backed by ScanSource’s industry-leading logistics, technical support and services. With Star Micronics’ strong background in servicing the retail and POS markets with extensive product offerings in portable and desktop printing, cash management, kiosk, as well as the recently announced AllReceipts™, their new digital receipt management solution, ScanSource can continue to offer resellers a one-stop shop for their value-added solution needs.

 

Star Micronics products will be available in the U.S. and Canada. For more information on ScanSource POS and Barcode, please visit http://www.scansource.com/en/products/point-of-sale-barcode.

  

About Star Micronics America

Star Micronics America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Star Micronics Co., Ltd., one of the largest POS manufacturers and mobile solution enablers world-wide. Star Micronics also manufactures high-precision machine tools and precision parts. Star Micronics Co., Ltd. is publicly traded on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.starmicronics.com or call 800-782-7636. 

 

About ScanSource, Inc.

ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is the leading international distributor of specialty technology products, focusing on point-of-sale (POS) and barcode, communications and physical security solutions. ScanSource’s teams provide value-added services and operate from two technology segments, Worldwide Barcode & Security and Worldwide Communications & Services. ScanSource is committed to helping its reseller customers choose, configure, and deliver the industry’s best products across almost every vertical market in North America, Latin America and Europe.  Founded in 1992, the Company ranks #775 on the Fortune 1000.  For more information, visit www.scansource.com.

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