BlueStar, a leading global distributor of ADC, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID, Digital Signage, and Security technology solutions, has been named the 2013 Citizen Systems America Partner of the Year. This is the first year that Citizen Systems has issued such an award, which recognizes partners on performance.

"BlueStar understands the value of the channel to the Citizen business.  When you factor in their sales growth on our lines and the overall synergy between our companies, it is the true definition of the word partnership," said Vic Barczyk, Executive Vice President of Citizen Systems America.

The 2013 North America Partner of the Year Award was presented based on BlueStar's 2013 triple digit sales growth, willingness to adapt to Citizen's new channel model, and overall synergy between the two companies.

"BlueStar is honored to receive the first ever Partner of the Year Award from Citizen Systems America. The award is a culmination of our collective hard work, execution and desire to drive incremental new business," said Mark Fraker, BlueStar's Vice President of Marketing. "We value the partnership our two companies have forged over the years and look forward to our collective growth."

"Citizen Systems America" is the America subsidiary of Citizen Systems Japan – the electronic products affiliate of Citizen Holding Co. Ltd., Japan, the world renowned manufacturer of fine watch timepieces. Citizen headquarter is located in the greater Los Angeles area, California.

Citizen develops and markets Citizen Printers for point-of-sale, industrial solutions, photo and identification, barcode and label, portable and 80-column serial matrix applications. Its products provide Thermal, Impact and Dye-Sublimation technologies for packaged and OEM printer mechanisms that are used in a variety of industries from food service to retail to healthcare to banking.

For over four decades, Citizen products have set the standard for performance, reliability and value among customers. For more information, please visit Citizen Systems America's website at:

BlueStar is the leading global distributor of solutions-based ADC, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID, Digital Signage, and Security technology. BlueStar works exclusively with value-added resellers, 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. BlueStar is the exclusive distributor for the In-a-Box Solutions Series , delivering hardware, software and critical accessories in one bundle with technology solutions across all verticals. For more information, please contact BlueStar at 1-800-354-9776 or visit


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