ScanSource Communications Named Polycom Global Distributor of the Year

Distributor also receives North America Distributor of the Year honors for exceptional performance in 2011

GREENVILLE, S.C.--()--ScanSource Communications, a leading value-added distributor of communications products and a sales unit of ScanSource Inc., [Nasdaq: SCSC], today announced it has been named Global Distributor of the Year and North America Distributor of the Year by Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications (UC). ScanSource Communications received the awards at TEAM Polycom 2012, the company’s annual sales and partner conference, held April 1-3 in Orlando, Fla.

ScanSource Communications was honored for its excellence in selling and supporting Polycom’s solutions on a global level, as well as in North America. The annual TEAM Polycom Partner Awards showcase partners who exhibited outstanding sales performance in 2011 in each of the major partner categories and for excellence in innovation, industry focus, customer services, and integration.

“We are working hard to make Polycom® RealPresence® video and voice collaboration widely available for people throughout the world, and we couldn’t do it without partners like ScanSource Communications,” said Ron Myers, Polycom’s senior vice president of worldwide channels. “In both established and emerging markets worldwide, we’re proud to be represented by the best this industry has to offer.”

“To receive this high-level of recognition from Polycom for the second year in a row is a testament to our strong partnership, the hard work of our team and the commitment of our reseller partners,” said Buck Baker, president, ScanSource Communications. “We appreciate this acknowledgement from Polycom and thank our reseller partners for their loyalty to ScanSource Communications. We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead with Polycom’s industry-leading unified communications solutions offering.”

“Our reseller partners are finding great success in offering Polycom’s solutions to their end-user customers. And we are also very excited to have expanded our relationship into Europe and Latin America, so that ScanSource resellers worldwide will have access to Polycom’s solutions,” said Scott Benbenek, president of worldwide operations, ScanSource, Inc.

In addition to offering these industry-leading solutions, ScanSource Communications is also committed to delivering the value-added services its resellers partners need so that they can focus on sales and customer service. One such service is Total Coverage, which is offered exclusively through ScanSource Communications. The Total Coverage service offering includes maintenance contracts, software upgrades, installation services, among others. By obtaining this coverage, ScanSource Communications resellers are covered for any and all maintenance services required on Polycom equipment for the term of the coverage.

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About ScanSource, Inc.

ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is the leading international distributor of specialty technology products for resellers in North America, Latin America and Europe.

ScanSource POS & Barcoding delivers AIDC and POS solutions; Catalyst Telecom and ScanSource Communications provide voice, video and converged communications equipment; and ScanSource Security offers physical security solutions. Founded in 1992, the company ranks #839 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 (UC) solutions for telepresence, video, and voice powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform. The RealPresence Platform interoperates with the broadest range of business, mobile, and social applications and devices. More than 400,000 organizations trust Polycom solutions to collaborate and meet face-to-face from any location for more productive and effective engagement with colleagues, partners, customers, specialists, and prospects. Polycom, together with its broad partner ecosystem, provides customers with the best TCO, scalability, and security for video collaboration, whether on-premises, hosted, or cloud-delivered. Visit or connect with Polycom on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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ScanSource, Inc.
Melissa Andrews, 864-286-4425

Release Summary

ScanSource Communications today announced it has been named Global Distributor of the Year and North America Distributor of the Year by Polycom.


ScanSource, Inc.
Melissa Andrews, 864-286-4425