ScanSource Adds Datacard Group to Boost Card Printer Offering

ScanSource Adds Datacard Group to Boost Card Printer Offering
Aug 08, 2000 12:19 PM ET Business Wire
GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug 8, 2000 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Distribution agreement allows ScanSource to Provide Card Printers, Photo ID
Systems
ScanSource (NASDAQ: SCSC) has announced a distribution agreement with Datacard
Group that allows it to distribute Datacard's cutting-edge lineup of card
printers and photo ID systems.
Datacard Group is a world leader in innovative plastic card personalization and
identity management solutions. ScanSource is North America's largest
distributor of Point-of-Sale (POS) and Bar Coding products, as well as Business
Telephones and Computer Telephony products through Catalyst Telecom.
As a result of the agreement, ScanSource customers can access fully integrated
photo ID systems from a single source. Datacard Group's card printers, photo ID
systems and other products are used in financial institutions, government
agencies, corporations, healthcare providers, educational institutions,
retailers, telecommunications providers and other environments. The company is
the world's leading supplier of enrollment and identification systems, having
issued more than 350 million photo ID cards and more than 30,000 photo ID
systems to customers around the world.
"We remain committed to providing resellers with total solutions for the
markets they serve, whether they focus on manufacturers, healthcare, retailers
or other areas," said Scott Benbenek, ScanSource's Vice President of
Merchandising in charge of the Datacard Group line. "By adding Datacard to our
product lineup, our customers can now include one of the industry's most
innovative and fast-growing technologies - photo ID systems - into the
solutions they provide."
Elaine Bliss, Datacard Group's Senior Vice President and General Manager,
added, "We're pleased to have ScanSource distributing our products. The
company's responsive delivery capabilities, excellent sales history and
commitment to value-added resellers make it a strong new addition to the
Datacard distributor network." About Datacard Group
Datacard Group is a world leader in innovative plastic card personalization and
identity management solutions. The company provides its customers with
integrated systems for a variety of financial, identification and healthcare
applications. A diverse solutions portfolio features a broad range of
card-related products and services, including the world's best-selling card
personalization and printing systems. Datacard Group also offers smart card
personalization systems and applications, custom solution development and
products designed to enhance card issuing operations. Datacard Corporation,
doing business as Datacard Group, is privately held and based in Minnetonka,
Minn. Datacard Group serves customers in more than 120 countries.(
http://www.datacard.com )
About ScanSource
ScanSource, Inc. serves North America as a value-added distributor of specialty
technology products, including automatic identification (auto ID) and
point-of-sale (POS) products, and business telephone and computer telephony
products through Catalyst Telecom. Serving only the value added reseller (VAR),
ScanSource is committed to growing specialty technology markets by
strengthening and enlarging the VAR channel. ScanSource's commitment to VARs
includes offering a broad product selection, competitive pricing, fast
delivery, technical support, online ordering and configuration tools, system
integration, sales training, customer financing and qualified leads. For more
information, contact ScanSource, Inc., at 6 Logue Court, Greenville, SC, 29615,
or by phone at 864/288-2432. The toll-free sales telephone number is
800/944-2432. Visit ScanSource's web site at http://www.scansource.com .
CONTACT: ScanSource Scott Davis, 800/944-2439 x4742 [email protected]
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