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GREENVILLE, SC - February 12, 2008 - Going back to school was never this easy! Catalyst Telecom, a sales unit of ScanSource, Inc. {NASDAQ: SCSC}, and value-added distributor of voice, video and data convergence solutions, has created Catalyst University, a comprehensive curriculum, ideal for reseller sales representatives looking to quickly ramp up their product knowledge and learn how to best close the deal with Catalyst’s best-in-class vendor products. Through Catalyst University, resellers have access to all of the education and training courses from Catalyst and its leading manufacturer partners – ensuring a fast track to business success. All from the convenience of the computer. And all exclusively from Catalyst.

At Catalyst University, resellers can access company overviews on Catalyst Telecom and its strategic vendors, as well as gain insight into these companies’ partner programs and background on becoming a customer. In addition, resellers can access training sessions from each of these manufacturers and take the relevant exams associated with these sessions. What’s more, resellers can learn about financial services opportunities available to them through Catalyst and these manufacturers.

“Catalyst University is an industry first. Convenience and ease-of-use for gathering information are critical to busy resellers and now, more than ever, they need to understand all of their options for delivering total converged solutions – and they need to understand it quickly,” said John Black, president of Catalyst Telecom. “With Catalyst University, not only can resellers access product information to help them better meet their end-user customers’ needs, they can also learn about other products and solutions available to help them grow their business. Overall, Catalyst University is designed to leave no stone unturned when it comes to education and training in the convergence space.”

Catalyst University will continue to evolve and will be continuously updated. In order to be the most successful, resellers must take each course. In addition to the educational aspect of Catalyst University, resellers will also find extensive information on Catalyst’s Convergence Sales Class, the IMPACT NOW show, the 2008 Catalyst Convergence Connection in North Myrtle Beach, including other industry events and opportunities. To access Catalyst University, visit

About ScanSource, Inc.
ScanSource, Inc. {NASDAQ:SCSC} is a leading international distributor of specialty technology products. The Company markets specialty technologies through four sales units: ScanSource POS and Barcoding [automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) and point-of-sale (POS) products]; Catalyst Telecom (Avaya communications products); ScanSource Communications (video conferencing, telephony and communications products); and ScanSource Security Distribution (electronic security products).

ScanSource serves the North America marketplace and has an international segment, which sells AIDC and POS products, in Latin America and Europe. Founded in 1992, the company ranks #956 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, call the toll-free sales telephone number at 800.944.2432 or visit