Thursday, December 06, 2007

Black Box Publishes Guide to Structured Cabling

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, December 6, 2007 -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX) today announced a new publication: the Guide to Structured Cabling. This 44-page technical reference book provides an overview of the standards and practices that govern the planning, installation, and testing of structured cabling systems. The Guide is aimed at businesses planning on installing CAT5e, CAT6, or fiber optic cable for their network infrastructures.

The publication is designed to help clients better understand and plan their structured cabling systems. It reviews everything from network applications to data center design. The Guide provides a thorough overview of the standards organizations, different types of cabling, and the structured cabling system itself, including highlights of the TIA/EIA-568B and TIA/EIA-569B standards. In addition, related standards covering administration, harsh environments, data centers, Power over Ethernet, and wireless networking are reviewed. To complete the structured cabling system, cable installation practices and system testing are also included.

The Guide serves as a technical reference with information on standards, a glossary, and applicable BLACK BOX® products. Readers can find detailed specifications and pricing for products such as CAT6 cable at http://www.blackbox.com/go/CAT6.

"We designed this guide to help our clients develop their structured cabling systems," said Black Box product manager Andy Schmeltzer, who served as the technical consultant for the Guide. "Our techs get a lot of questions ranging from what do the standards specify to what cable to use. This guide will help answer those questions and more."

For clients who want on-site help with their structured cabling systems, Black Box offers comprehensive voice and data network services from design through installation and maintenance. Black Box also provides comprehensive technical support, including 24/7/365 voice and data network support and 24/7/365 FREE hotline Tech Support for its vast line of 118,000+ networking products.

For more information and to see if you qualify for a free copy of the Guide to Structured Cabling (a $27.95 value), call 877-877-2269 or go to http://www.blackbox.com/go/cablingguide.

About Black Box

Black Box is the world's largest technical services company dedicated to designing, building and maintaining today's complicated data and voice infrastructure systems. Black Box services 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 187 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box website at www.blackbox.com.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc

Keywords: Structured Cabling, CAT5e Cable, CAT6 Cable, Fiber Optic Cable

Investor Contact:
Mike McAndrew
Chief Financial Officer
Black Box Corporation
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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