Wasp Barcode Technologies Named a 2009 Best Channel Vendor by Business Solutions Magazine

Company earns recognition for data collection hardware and barcode labeling software

Plano, Texas January 15, 2008 -- Wasp Barcode Technologies (http://www.waspbarcode.com/) has been selected by Business Solutions magazine as a 2009 Best Channel Vendor in two categories: data collection hardware and barcode labeling software. The award was based on the magazine's survey of 1,600 value-added resellers (VARs).

"Wasp Barcode Technologies has demonstrated a tremendous accomplishment in being recognized as a Business Solutions Best Channel Vendor for 2009," said Jim Roddy, president of Business Solutions. "While competing in a tough category with many much larger companies, Wasp proved that a smaller vendor with passion and a channel-centric attitude can still win the hearts and minds of resellers."

For the survey, VARs that subscribe to the magazine were asked to rank vendors on seven criteria: service and support, channel friendly, channel program, product features, product reliability, product innovation and adequate VAR margins. Vendors in the top 15 percent of each category earned a Best Channel Vendor designation. To ensure statistical accuracy, scores were verified by Penn State University.

"The small business segment that we serve is highly influenced by the recommendation of local VARs, so we consider VARs to be key partners in our business," said Tom O'Shea, vice president and general manager for Wasp. "Having these same VARs rank Wasp highly makes this award particularly gratifying for Wasp, since it means we are helping our partners effectively reach and serve their customers."

Wasp earned particularly high marks in the areas of product features, product reliability, and service and support.

"Wasp has always been a responsive partner," a VAR commented while completing the survey. "Their support center is fantastic, and their executives, no matter what level, are responsive in helping us resolve issues."

About Wasp Barcode Technologies
Wasp Barcode Technologies provides data capture and tracking solutions designed specifically for small business. Products include inventory control, asset tracking, time and attendance, barcode scanners, barcode printers, and point of sale (POS) solutions. Wasp products help small business owners manage their companies more efficiently with improved productivity and profitability. Learn more at www.waspbarcode.com or call 866-547-WASP (9277).

About Business Solutions
Business Solutions magazine inspires executives of IT channel companies (VARs, integrators, and solution providers) to grow their businesses by teaching them how to sell new IT products and services, penetrate thriving vertical markets, and integrate complementary technologies. Business Solutions delivers its insight through channel success stories and advice from industry analysts, vendors, and expert technology editors. Learn more at www.businesssolutionsmag.com.

Lesley Hensell
Wasp Barcode Technologies

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