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ScanSource expands video-collaboration offerings with Lifesize solutions

American multispecialist ScanSource has added Lifesize video-conferencing systems to its line card through ScanSource Communications in the US and Canada and ScanSource Imago in Europe (through ScanSource Imago offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom). The addition of Lifesize will provide partners with an integrated, cloud-based application and industry-leading, connected conference room devices for audio, video and web conferencing alongside ScanSource's support services. The addition of Lifesize solutions addresses the growing customer demand for hosted and cloud video services, as well as plug-and-play HD camera and HD conference phone systems for any meeting room. These solutions will enable resellers to round out their video collaboration portfolio, in order to provide complete customer solutions.

"As the hosted video conferencing market continues to grow, our partners are looking for additional ways to deliver video solutions to fit their varying customer needs", said Rich Long, president, ScanSource Communications. "The Lifesize portfolio will be a strong addition to our video solutions offerings within our ProAV practice."

"Partnering with Lifesize, a company that has long been at the forefront of video collaboration, provides our customers with additional cloud solutions and services to enhance their range of AV applications", added James Vickerage, president, ScanSource Imago.

Lifesize's market-leading products deliver scalable audio, web and video conferencing, combining an integrated, cloud-based conferencing experience, with easy-to-use HD camera and HD conference phone systems. Its cloud platform also easily integrates with third-party customer endpoints, allowing for seamless and flexible video collaboration capabilities. "As today's workforce becomes more geographically distributed, there is a growing need for more effective virtual collaboration – a gap that video conferencing is uniquely poised to fill", said Tim Maloney, senior vice president worldwide channels, Lifesize. "Partnering with ScanSource broadens our global reach substantially and enables us to provide more companies across the world a collaboration solution that addresses the needs of their IT administrators and end users alike with unmatched flexibility, reliability and security."

To complement the addition of the Lifesize solutions, ScanSource will also provide robust services to help resellers grow and optimize their business in the AV marketplace, including education and training, technical services, marketing support and demo equipment. This partnership will allow customers to purchase comprehensive video conferencing solutions and services for all needs – from one trusted source.