Profile: ScanSource Inc (SCSC.OQ)
23 Aug 2019
ScanSource, Inc., incorporated on December 7, 1992, is a provider of technology products and solutions. The Company and its subsidiaries provide solutions for technology manufacturers and sell to resellers in technology markets, such as point-of-sale (POS) and barcode, networking and security, communications and emerging technologies. The Company operates through two segments: Worldwide Barcode & Security and Worldwide Communications & Services.
The Barcode & Security distribution segment focuses on automatic identification and data capture (AIDC), POS, electronic physical security and three dimensional (3D) printing technologies. The Communications & Services distribution segment focuses on communications technologies and services. The Company operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe. The Company sells to the United States and Canada from distribution centers located in Mississippi and Virginia; to Latin America principally from distribution centers located in Florida, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia, and to Europe principally from distribution centers in Belgium, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. As of June 30, 2016, the Company marketed over 100,000 products from approximately 400 hardware and software vendors to approximately 35,000 reseller customers from distribution centers in Mississippi, Virginia, Florida, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Belgium, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. The Company markets its products and services through a range of channels, including digital campaigns, such as search engine optimization, search engine marketing, content marketing, content automation, e-commerce, social media optimization, e-mail direct marketing and online product catalogs.
Worldwide Barcode & Security Segment
The Barcode & Security segment has business units within the segment for sales and merchandising functions, including ScanSource POS and Barcode business units in North America, Latin America and Europe, and the ScanSource Security business unit in North America. The segment focuses on AIDC, POS, networking and security. The AIDC technology consists of products that include portable data collection terminals, wireless products, bar code label printers and scanners. The POS product lines include computer-based terminals, monitors, payment processing solutions, receipt printers, pole displays, cash drawers, keyboards, peripheral equipment and integrated processing units. In addition, ScanSource POS and barcode business units sell products that attach to the POS network in the store, including kiosks, network access points, routers and digital signage. Its electronic physical security products include identification, access control, video surveillance and intrusion-related products, and networking. Its physical security products are used to protect lives, property and information. The physical security products are deployed across both wired and wireless infrastructures. The 3D printing solutions print real parts directly from digital input.
Worldwide Communications & Services Segment
The Communications & Services distribution segment has business units within the segment for sales and merchandising functions. Its business units offer voice, video conferencing, wireless, data networking and converged communications solutions in North America, Latin America and Europe. Its communications technologies, such as voice and data products, include private branch exchanges (PBXs), key systems, telephone handsets and components used in voice, fax, data, voice recognition, call center management and Internet protocol (IP) communication applications. Its converged communication products combine voice, data, fax and speech technologies to deliver communications solutions that combine computers, telecommunications and the Internet. The converged communications products include telephone and IP network interfaces, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) systems, PBX integration products and carrier-class board systems-level products. Its video products include video and voice conferencing and network systems, and data networking products include switches, servers and routers. In addition, the Company provides support programs, including education and training, customer configuration, marketing services, network assessments, wireless fidelity (WiFi) services and partnership programs.
The Company competes with Avnet, Ingram Micro, Synnex, Tech Data, ADI, Anixter, Azerty, BlueStar, Jarltech, Nimax, Jenne and Westcon.
6 Logue Ct
GREENVILLE SC 29615-5725