ScanSource Communications and BroadSoft Announce New Distribution Partnership

Updated: January 06, 2011

GREENVILLE, S.C., Mar 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ScanSource Communications, a leading value-added distributor of communications products and a sales unit of ScanSource, Inc., announced today a new partnership with BroadSoft, Inc., a worldwide leader of VoIP application software to the telecommunications industry, to distribute BroadSoft's PacketSmart and BroadWorks(R) solutions.

ScanSource Communications reseller and service provider partners now have access to BroadSoft PacketSmart, a set of SaaS-based quality of service (QoS) assessment and monitoring capabilities, which enables them to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy superior quality VoIP and video communication services to their customers.

ScanSource Communications also introduced a new program for a select group of its service provider customers to purchase BroadWorks VoIP communications application server licenses. The BroadWorks VoIP communications application server provides a comprehensive portfolio of business and consumer communications applications and value-added applications from a common network platform. The program enables these service providers to purchase BroadWorks licenses in a "just in time" fashion as they sign up new customers. It also enables the service provider customers to purchase the BroadWorks licenses bundled with Polycom IP Phones, further enhancing the ability for ScanSource Communications service providers to deliver the types of communication options being demanded today by both the business and consumer markets.

"We're extremely excited to be partnering with BroadSoft to offer our service provider and reseller communities their solutions," said Buck Baker, president of ScanSource Communications. "BroadSoft's strong alliances with many of our leading vendor partners, including Polycom and AudioCodes, ensures our partners will have access to some of the industry's leading comprehensive communications solutions available in the market today."

"ScanSource Communications has long-been respected in the telecommunications industry as a trusted partner to service providers," said Ken Rokoff, vice president, business development at BroadSoft. "We are pleased that ScanSource Communications is enabling service providers to take to market our innovative IP-based communications services through BroadWorks and is ensuring the superior quality of experience (QoE) of these communication services through the distribution of BroadSoft PacketSmart."

About ScanSource, Inc.

ScanSource, Inc. 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 #854 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, call the toll-free sales telephone number at 800.944.2432 or visit www.scansourceinc.com.

About BroadSoft

BroadSoft(R), the world-wide leader of VoIP application software, enables the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. BroadSoft's family of carrier-class products, including its award-winning flagship BroadWorks technology, enables fixed-line, mobile and cable providers to decrease their operational costs and increase revenue opportunities by delivering feature-rich IP voice and multimedia applications. BroadSoft products deliver the scale, open architecture and reliability that the world's leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical enterprise and consumer broadband customers. BroadSoft provides VoIP applications to 15 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide, as measured by 2009 revenues, including KPN, Korea Telecom, Qwest, SingTel, Sprint, Swisscom, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems and Verizon. For additional information, go to www.broadsoft.com.

SOURCE: ScanSource, Inc.

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