EDISON, NJ--(Marketwired - May 21, 2013) - Star Micronics America, a leading worldwide manufacturer of point of service printers, has announced BlueStar, Inc. as their 2012 Distributor of the Year. BlueStar, the leading innovator in solutions-based distribution for auto ID, point-of-sale, mobility, RFID and security products has now won the award for nine consecutive years.

The Distributor of the Year award is given in recognition of distributors who demonstrate continued year-over-year growth in sales and perform best practices in reseller business development to grow the Star Micronics brand throughout North and South America.

This year's Distributor of the Year award was presented to Steve Cuntz, President and CEO of BlueStar by Takayuki "Blues" Aoki, Executive Officer and General Manager of Special Product Division, of Star Micronics Japan during BlueStar's visit to the Star Micronics Global Headquarters in Japan.

"We are proud and excited to present the BlueStar team with the 2012 Distributor of the Year award," stated Christine Duffy, Senior Sales Director at Star Micronics. "BlueStar has been an integral part of our prolonged success, and we look forward to continuing and building upon that success in the coming years."

"We are privileged to receive the Distributor of the Year award from Star Micronics for the ninth consecutive year," stated Steve Cuntz, President and CEO of BlueStar. "Our partnership with Star Micronics has created a multitude of opportunities for us over the years and we are excited for the possibilities of the future."

About Star Micronics America
Star Micronics America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Star Micronics Company Ltd., the second-largest small printer manufacturer world-wide. Star Micronics also manufactures audio components, high-precision machine tools, and precision parts. Star Micronics Company Ltd. is ranked as one of the Top 50 "Most Stable" Japanese companies on the Japanese Nikkei. For more information, visit www.starmicronics.com or call 800-782-7636.

About BlueStar, Inc.
BlueStar, Inc. is the leading global distributor of solutions-based ADC, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID, Digital Signage, and Security Solutions technology. BlueStar works exclusively with VAR partners, providing them with complete solutions, business development and marketing support. The company brings unequaled expertise to the market, offers award-winning technical support and is an authorized service center for a growing number of manufacturers. For more information about BlueStar value-adds for VARS and independent software developers, please visit www.bluestarinc.com.

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Henry Shen
Star Micronics

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