ScanSource Europe and Motorola Release First Android App
: Melissa AndrewsTitle
: Public Relations ManagerPhone
: Greenville, SC - Worldwide HeadquartersDate
: Wednesday, April 04, 2012
ScanSource Europe, a leading value-added distributor of auto ID, barcoding and POS products, has
launched its first Google Android™based app with Motorola Solutions. The app, free-to-download from
Google Play™, is essentially a catalogue of all Motorola products available from ScanSource Europe, as
well as a dashboard for all ScanSource and Motorola tools, that was created for the reseller on the move.
The app is designed to be used on all Android devices, including Motorola’s first enterprise-focused
Android device, the ET1, which is available at ScanSource Europe. The ET1 features a 7-inch touch
display, 1 GB RAM with 4 GB flash memory built in and comes with a 4 GB micro SD card. The device
runs a version of Android 2.3.4 fortified with features that deliver enterprise-class security, flexibility and
manageability, meaning users get the same sleek design and ease of use common in consumer tablets,
with the durability required for all-day business use.
With the demand for mobility quickly on the rise, ScanSource is looking to help mobile partners who want
to view or display to customers product information, descriptions and related documents at any time of
day, even when they do not have a data connection at their disposal. In this way, the app complements
the existing ScanSource Europe-Motorola microsite accessible at www.scansource.eu/motorola.
“It’s an extremely convenient tool to have for resellers who are using Android devices already or plan to
invest in the ET1,” said Bert Fonderie, Vice President Merchandising, ScanSource Europe. “Using this
app in combination with the ET1 at a customer’s premises, for example, would eliminate the need for the
reseller to print out product information or carry a printed catalogue with them while demoing the ET1 and
give them easy access to the wide range of online resources ScanSource and Motorola provide. They
can also contact ScanSource via the app so they can order the products they need from wherever they
According to Marco Landi, Corporate VP EMEA Channels for Motorola Solutions, “I am delighted that
ScanSource Europe has grabbed the opportunity and developed this ground breaking electronic
catalogue app for their partner network. The launch of the ET1 marks an extremely important milestone
for Motorola Solutions and it is great to see that the innovative spirit exemplified by the ET1 has been
picked up and is being built on by our distributors and partners.”
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ScanSource Europe is a leading pan-European distributor of automatic data collection, EPoS and mobility
solutions. We sell only to resellers and add value by providing a variety of services and tools to help them
grow their business, making them more efficient, effective and successful. ScanSource Europe customers
have access to the industry’s leading vendors, one of Europe’s largest product inventories and the
broadest range of value-added services available.
ScanSource Europe is a division of ScanSource Inc. (est. 1992 – NASDAQ: SCSC), who distributes
these technologies, along with telephony and security equipment, in North America and Latin America.