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GREENVILLE, SC - March 28, 2011 - Catalyst Telecom®, a sales unit of ScanSource®, Inc. {NASDAQ: SCSC}, and value-added distributor of voice, video and data convergence solutions, is the first distributor to become fully compliant in the Avaya Connect Distribution program. The worldwide program is designed to support channel growth for distributors and their reseller partners. By meeting the requirements, distributors receive access to financial, technical and sales programs that can help them better support their reseller partners.

Catalyst Telecom greatly exceeded its requirements for the program in both Data and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) solutions, receiving 94 sales certifications (program minimum 16) and 20 design and technical support certifications (program minimum eight). In addition, Catalyst Telecom currently holds three times the required Avaya Professional Sales Specialist Enterprise certifications and five times the required Avaya Professional Design Specialist Enterprise certifications.

Avaya created the program to strengthen partner relationships, leading to new business opportunities for resellers and enhanced customer engagement.

“As Avaya’s largest distributor, we are constantly enhancing our knowledge on Avaya’s voice and data solutions, and the Avaya Connect Distribution program has allowed us to continue to do that,” said John Black, president of Catalyst Telecom. “Our certification numbers are a testament to our commitment to exceeding the level of service and support we provide to our reseller partners, as well as to Avaya.”

“Avaya Connect certification helps ensure there is end-to-end value and service driven through the entire go-to-market chain,” said Carol Giles Neslund, vice president, US Channels, Avaya. “The certifications achieved by Catalyst Telecom will enable them to provide highly skilled support to the VARs and solutions providers they serve and ultimately helps raise the level of service to the end customer.”

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About ScanSource, Inc.
ScanSource®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is the 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