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TMCNet:  ScanSource Expands Video Collaboration Offerings with Lifesize Solutions

[September 07, 2017]

ScanSource Expands Video Collaboration Offerings with Lifesize Solutions

ScanSource (News - Alert), Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC), a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, today announced¬†the addition of Lifesize, a global innovator of video conferencing technology, to its line card through ScanSource Communications (News - Alert) in the US and Canada and ScanSource Imago in Europe. The addition of Lifesize will provide partners with an integrated, cloud-based application and industry-leading, connected conference room devices for audio, video and web conferencing alongside ScanSource's support services.

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The addition of Lifesize solutions addresses the growing customer demand for hosted and cloud video services, as well as plug-and-play HD camera and HD conference phone systems for any meeting room. These solutions will enable resellers to round out their video collaboration portfolio, in order to provide complete customer solutions.

"As the hosted video conferencing market continues to grow, our partners are looking for additional ways to deliver video solutions to fit their varying customer needs," said Rich Long, president, ScanSource Communications. "The Lifesize portfolio will be a strong addition to our video solutions offerings within our ProAV practice."

"Partnering with Lifesize, a company that has long been at the forefront of video collaboration, provides our customers with additional cloud solutions and services to enhance their range of AV applications," added James Vickerage, president, ScanSource Imago.

Lifesize's market-leading products deliver scalable audio, web and video conferencing, combining an integrated, cloud-based conferencing experiene, with easy-to-use HD camera and HD conference phone systems. Its cloud platform also easily integrates with third-party customer endpoints, allowing for seamless and flexible video collaboration capabilities.

"As today's workforce becomes more geographically distributed, there is a growing need for more effective virtual collaboration - a gap that video conferencing is uniquely poised to fill," said Tim Maloney, senior vice president worldwide channels, Lifesize. "Partnering with ScanSource broadens our global reach substantially and enables us to provide more companies across the world a collaboration solution that addresses the needs of their IT administrators and end users alike with unmatched flexibility, reliability and security."

To complement the addition of the Lifesize solutions, ScanSource will also provide robust services to help resellers grow and optimize their business in the AV marketplace, including education and training, technical services, marketing support and demo equipment. This partnership will allow customers to purchase comprehensive video conferencing solutions and services for all needs - from one trusted source.

The Lifesize enterprise-class audio, video and web conferencing cloud-based application and equipment will be available through ScanSource Communications in the US and Canada and ScanSource Imago in Europe.

For more information on ScanSource and Lifesize solutions, please visit www.scansource.com.

About Lifesize

At Lifesize, we understand the power of connecting people to make the workplace great. For more than a decade, Lifesize has been at the forefront of video collaboration, delivering high-quality solutions designed to bring people together. We combine a best-in-class, cloud-based video conferencing experience, with award-winning, easy-to-use devices that are designed for any conference room so you can connect to anyone, anywhere. It's a meeting experience like no other. Our video conferencing solutions are designed for the demands of today's modern enterprise, yet fully accessible to businesses of any size. For more information, visit www.lifesize.com or follow the company @LifesizeHD.

About ScanSource, Inc.

ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, focusing on point-of-sale (POS), payments, barcode, physical security, unified communications and collaboration, cloud and telecom services. ScanSource's teams provide value-added solutions and operate from two segments, Worldwide Barcode, Networking & Security and Worldwide Communications & Services. ScanSource is committed to helping its customers choose, configure and deliver the industry's best solutions across almost every vertical market in North America, Latin America and Europe. Founded in 1992, the Company is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina and was named one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in South Carolina. ScanSource ranks #647 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, please visit www.scansource.com.

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