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GREENVILLE, SC - September 15, 2010 - Catalyst Telecom®, a sales unit of ScanSource®, Inc. {NASDAQ: SCSC}, and value-added distributor of voice, video and data convergence solutions, is pleased to announce that it will be carrying the new Avaya video collaboration solutions, including the Avaya Flare Experience with the Avaya Desktop Video Device, which will be released later in the year. Avaya announced its new video product line at a live event today in New York City, where they were joined by Catalyst Telecom representatives in support of this significant announcement.

With the launch of Avaya’s video collaboration products, Catalyst reseller partners can begin growing their business and enhancing their solution offering with minimal investment in time and training, as all Avaya Unified Communications (UC) authorized partners will be able to sell Avaya video collaboration solutions immediately.

Avaya’s video solutions make high-definition, low-bandwidth video collaboration more accessible thanks to enhanced performance and cost savings achieved through Avaya Aura, the company’s IP communications platform that simplifies complex communications networks

In addition to offering the full product line, including all related accessories, such as displays and brackets, Catalyst will also provide professional services in support of the solution. These services include video assessments, integration and installation, which allow Catalyst reseller partners to deliver an enhanced level of service to their end-user customers.

“Today’s launch represents one of the most significant developments that we’ve seen from Avaya to date. Their new video products will help customers realize one of the most tangible benefits of unified communications: true collaboration,” said John Black, president of Catalyst Telecom. “This offering enables resellers to provide a complete UC solution to their end-user customers, while also opening the door to new business discussions. We’re excited about this new product offering and are ready to offer the service and support our reseller partners need to be successful in selling Avaya video.”

“Avaya sees video as an integral component of a complete, unified communications solution,” said Jeremy Butt, vice president, Worldwide Channels, Avaya. “Along with our distributors and value-added resellers, we are bringing to market an end-to-end video solution. These solutions leverage SIP and Avaya Aura™, enabling video to be installed, administered and managed through the same network as other communication services – reducing administrative overhead while improving quality of service through aggregated bandwidth management tools. This is great news for our channel partners as they work with the growing number of customers interested in adding video to Unified Communications to enhance collaboration and customer service.”

Catalyst has just launched its Get SIP Smart Solutions Guide, available at, which serves as a reference tool, providing an overview of the technology, user benefits, tips for the selling of and migrating to SIP, an in-depth overview of Avaya Aura and documented case studies.

With today’s launch, Catalyst is taking orders for the new Avaya 1000 series of video endpoints. For additional information on Catalyst Telecom, please visit

About ScanSource, Inc.
ScanSource®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is a 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 #881 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, call the toll-free sales telephone number at 800.944.2432 or visit