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Greenville, SC - May 01, 2007 -

GREENVILLE, S.C. – May 1, 2007 – ScanSource Security Distribution, Inc., a sales unit of ScanSource, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCSC), has created the IP Center, a comprehensive resource developed for security dealers, IT integrators, and telecom and point-of-sale (POS) resellers, who are interested in learning more about IP-based physical security solutions. The IP Center consists of a comprehensive web site,, as well as IP Center Workshops held across the country.

Through the IP Center web site, security dealers can learn about the basics of networking, as well as network-based video and access control technologies. IT integrators and telecom and POS resellers, who are familiar with the fundamentals of IP technology, can learn about the opportunities available in the physical security marketplace, as well as the basics of physical security products, such as cameras, lenses, access control, etc. Dealers will also have the opportunity to attend a two-day IP Center Workshop, which will be held in cities across the United States. The Workshop will educate dealers on the basics of networking, provide an introduction to network video and deliver hands-on demonstrations of the latest network-based physical security solutions.

“As physical security products continue to become network-based, we believe it is critical that dealers and resellers understand the benefits of both networking and physical security technologies, as well as the ample opportunity available to them in the marketplace,” said Tony Sorrentino, vice president of merchandising, ScanSource Security Distribution. “The IP Center is a centralized source where dealers can learn about network-based technologies according to their individual needs and apply that knowledge to help grow their business.”

"We believe educational opportunities related to the IP environment are an absolute asset," said Chris Wise, president, Security101, a ScanSource Security Distribution dealer. "The advent of new technologies and new competitors makes it even more important to have quality relationships and continued training, and we're getting both through ScanSource Security's IP Center."

The IP Center Workshops will be held in the following cities:

  • May 2, 3 Philadelphia
  • June 12, 13 Santa Clara
  • August 7, 8 Chicago
  • October 9, 10 Dallas
  • November 13, 14 Atlanta

The ScanSource Security IP Center is sponsored by ADTRAN, Axis Communications, ipConfigure, IQinVision, Panasonic and Sony.

ScanSource Security Distribution exclusively serves the reseller community and is committed to never competing with its dealer or reseller partners. The company offers access control, surveillance/CCTV, intrusion, fire and identification products. ScanSource Security also provides competitive pricing; free ground shipping; products in stock and ready to ship from a centralized location, allowing for improved efficiency and cost-effectiveness; and highly trained sales representatives and technical support specialists with extensive product knowledge.

The IP Center web site will launch May 15, 2007. For more information on ScanSource Security’s solutions, please visit

About ScanSource, Inc.
ScanSource, Inc. {Nasdaq: SCSC} is a leading international distributor of specialty technology products. The Company markets specialty technologies through five sales units: ScanSource [automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) and point-of-sale (POS) products]; Catalyst Telecom (Avaya communications products); Paracon (communications products); T2 Supply (video conferencing and telephony products); and ScanSource Security Distribution (electronic security products).

ScanSource serves the North America marketplace and has an international segment, which sells AIDC and POS products, in Latin America and Europe. Founded in 1992, the company ranks #982 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, call the toll-free sales telephone number at 800.944.2432 or visit