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GREENVILLE, SC - January 16, 2009 -

ScanSource, Inc., {Nasdaq: SCSC}, a leading international value-added distributor of specialty technology products, today announced that the ScanSource VirtualTechnician (SSVT) remote monitoring and management tool has become PCI (Payment Card Industry) certified, an essential step for organizations that process credit or debit card information and are looking to gain PCI compliance. SSVT is the only retail-focused remote monitoring and remote control application that has this certification.

SSVT allows resellers to provide proactive monitoring and remote management services for point-of-sale hardware and software applications, driving help desk efficiency, improved customer relationships, differentiation during the sales process and additional revenue opportunities.

In order to become PCI compliant, a merchant must have all hardware and software applications PCI certified – an often expensive, laborious task. By offering a pre-PCI-certified solution, resellers reduce their risk of selling and installing non-compliant applications. The PCI-certified SSVT tool enhances resellers’ value to their end-user customers and validates their competency in and knowledge of the industry. What’s more, it provides end users with peace of mind and reduces the number of applications they must have audited.

“It was important to us to invest in the audit process and have SSVT PCI-certified,” said Jeff Yelton, president of ScanSource POS & Barcoding. “By offering the only PCI-certified remote monitoring and management tool, we are able to reduce the burden for our reseller partners as they strive to deliver compliant solutions to their end-user customers. We’re committed to doing anything we can to help add value to our reseller partners and make their jobs easier.”

“PCI and data security are top of mind for all of us in the restaurant industry,” says Winfield Platt, COO of POSitouch. “Having a strategic partner like ScanSource, with its SSVT tool, embrace and lead in their space with their certification, demonstrates their shared vision and commitment to this important requirement.”

Added Andre Nataf, strategic and multi-unit manager, Menusoft Systems, a ScanSource software partner, “PCI compliance is perhaps one of the most important issues for our resellers protecting their clients and themselves. ScanSource VirtualTechnician has been an invaluable solution for protecting our reseller’s customers from hardware and operating system failure and now, with the addition of PCI compliance, it becomes a ‘can’t go without’ tool. If I were a reseller, I would have it installed in every location I serviced.”

ScanSource VirtualTechnician is powered by the Vigilix Total Support Manager technology and is currently a North America offering. For more information, call 1.800.944.2439 X 8233.

About Vigilix
Vigilix LLC develops technologies that enable companies to successfully manage critical business resources and information at the point-of-sale level. Guided by the overriding principle to equip companies with purposeful technology, Vigilix develops and deploys its cutting-edge detection and notification platform to business and industry. Visit

About ScanSource, Inc.
ScanSource, Inc. {NASDAQ:SCSC} is a leading international distributor of specialty technology products, consisting of seven sales units in North America, Latin America and Europe.

ScanSource POS and Barcoding in North America, Latin America and Europe delivers AIDC and POS solutions; Catalyst Telecom in the US, and ScanSource Communications in North America and Europe, provide voice, video and converged communications equipment; and ScanSource Security in North America offers physical security solutions. Founded in 1992, the company ranks #901 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, call the toll-free sales telephone number at 800.944.2432 or visit