Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Black Box Video Offers Tips on Digital Signage Planning, Explaining Media Players and Other Essential Components

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, September 10, 2008 – Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading provider of voice services, data services, and IT product solutions, today announced the launch of an on-line video aimed at educating businesses on the basics of digital signage, including how to choose media players for streaming content and RSS feeds.

The video, titled “An Introduction to Digital Signage” and part of the Company’s ongoing “Tips for Techs” series, begins as a “video white paper,” explaining why so many industries are embracing digital signage as a way to market and disseminate information in high-traffic areas. The video then discusses media players and the other components of digital signage deployments, from simple to complex, and how to choose a system according to one’s needs and budget. (To view the video, visit http://www.blackbox.com/Library/Video/Player.aspx?VID=61.)

“This video helps companies understand the value and benefits of digital signage,” said Mario Calabro, Black Box Product Manager for Digital Signage. “It shows how digital signage has been used to increase sales, improve communications, and motivate employees. Digital signage is an economical way for every company to effectively reach and message their audience. It’s perfect for lobbies, checkouts, restaurants, trade shows, and elsewhere,” he said.

Companies interested in digital signage can also visit Black Box’s microsite, which is devoted to helping organizations of any size understand, plan, and deploy digital signage. The site covers everything from basic terminology to successful planning to overcoming potential pitfalls. Plus, it has products for fully implementing a networked digital signage solution with RSS feeds and other streaming content.

Customers interested in learning more about digital signage solutions from Black Box should contact the Company’s free Digital Signage Support Center at 877-877-2269 or visit the Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.

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 189 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc. Any third-party trademarks appearing in this press release are acknowledged to be the property of their respective owners.


Brian Kutchma
Director of Marketing
Black Box Corporation
Phone: 724-873-6719
E-mail: brian.kutchma@blackbox.com

Investor Relations
Mike McAndrew
Chief Financial Officer
Black Box Corporation
Phone: 724-873-6788
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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