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ScanSource Certified as Encryption Services Organization

ScanSource®, Inc. {NASDAQ: SCSC}, the leading international value-added distributor of specialty technology products, has announced that it has become an Encryption Services Organization as a part of its ScanSource Payment Solutions Suite offering, which delivers merchant services and key injection to its reseller partners.

Through this ESO designation, ScanSource can provide the full key injection process on-site in its secure facility in Southaven, MS, including loading software and encryption keys onto terminals and devices, as well as providing technical support and programming assistance. In the past, when resellers purchased payment terminals, they would have to send the terminal to the manufacturer or another third-party for injection. By offering this service, ScanSource is able to take costs and time out of the process, enabling the reseller to add an enhanced level of service and efficiency to the end-user customer.

“As payment solutions become a more integrated part of both fixed and mobile point-of-sale solutions, our certification as an ESO gives us greater flexibility to provide efficiencies and value to both our vendors and customers,” said Paul Constantine, president of ScanSource POS & Barcoding. “It was a lengthy and thorough process, but it demonstrates the kind of investment we are willing to make to support our partners as the markets we serve evolve.”

“By using ScanSource’s key injection services, my company will save thousands in shipping charges as well as significantly reduce the time it takes to deliver solutions to our end customers,” said Sonny Anderson, QS/1 Data Systems, a ScanSource reseller partner.

In addition, ScanSource’s ESO certification allows the utilization of remote key loading services from vendors, such as Mag-Tek (using their Magensa network) and Verifone. These services make a wide variety of PIN debit keys available on a real-time basis to ScanSource reseller partners, reducing both the time and costs of payment solution deployment.

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About ScanSource, Inc.

ScanSource®, Inc. {NASDAQ:SCSC} is the leading international distributor of specialty technology products, consisting of seven sales units in North America, Latin America and Europe.

ScanSource POS and Barcoding in North America, Latin America and Europe delivers AIDC and POS solutions; Catalyst Telecom® in the US, and ScanSource Communications in North America and Europe, provide voice, video and converged communications equipment; and ScanSource Security in North America offers physical security solutions. Founded in 1992, the company ranks #760 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, call the toll-free sales telephone number at 800.944.2432 or visit