Toughshield rugged smartphones have been added to ScanSource POS and Barcode’s product portfolio in Europe. ScanSource POS and Barcode is the distributor of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) and point-of-sale (POS) solutions and services and sales unit of ScanSource, Inc. It is also the only pan-European distributor of Toughshield products.
Through this agreement, ScanSource reseller partners have access to Toughshield’s growing range of rugged enterprise devices including the R500 (pictured). Blending consumer and enterprise functionality in one device, the R500 is a rugged smartphone that provides a solution for many vertical markets, including security, field service, public sector, healthcare and transport and logistics.
The R500 is available at a “competitive price point, ensuring easier cost justification and a reduced sales cycle for resellers”, according to Toughshield.
“We are pleased to provide Toughshield’s range to our partners across Europe, as it opens doors for resellers who previously found rugged mobile computing solutions too cost prohibitive to offer their end-user customers,” said Maurice van Rijn, managing director, ScanSource POS and Barcode, Europe.
“Toughshield’s solutions, combined with our value-added services and support, will enable resellers to strengthen their enterprise offering and enhance their customer relationships.”
Merrick Edwards, business development director, Toughshield, added: “As a rapidly building business, it was important for Toughshield to align itself with a distributor that has an excellent reputation in the market and the reach to meet our European objectives.
“Having worked with ScanSource for many years, I have seen first-hand their capabilities, market reach and value add. Their professional approach has always impressed me, so when considering the best option for distribution, ScanSource was our choice.”