Friday, April 09, 2010

Black Box Joins Alcatel-Lucent Channel Partner Program to Deliver Advanced Communications Solutions to U.S. Enterprises

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, April 9, 2010 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications , data infrastructure , and product solutions announced today it has added the Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) enterprise portfolio to its leading offering of solutions. Black Box Network Services has signed on as a Premium channel partner to sell and support Alcatel-Lucent products and solutions throughout the United States.

Through its expansive national footprint, Black Box will offer Alcatel-Lucent’s enterprise portfolio – voice, data, UC, contact center, WLAN, enterprise security – helping enterprises of all sizes to transform their communications networks into Dynamic Enterprises that can leverage the network, people, process, and knowledge of their resources to enhance their business operations and increase customer satisfaction.

“Black Box sees tremendous value in Alcatel-Lucent’s solutions being part of our diverse portfolio. Offering enterprises a broad range of innovative communications solutions from leading manufacturers like Alcatel-Lucent gives clients more choices and highlights our multi-vendor approach. The Alcatel-Lucent portfolio, and the company’s leading-edge research from Bell Labs, adds depth to the Black Box portfolio and offers a solid solution for enterprise clients,” said Mark Neel, vice president, Black Box Network Services.

“Alcatel-Lucent channel partners are critical to the success of our business and our customers,” said David York, Vice President North America Channel Sales Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise & Verticals activities. “Black Box’s solid technical expertise and far-reaching footprint across the U.S., aligned with our capabilities and strategy in North America to deliver end-to-end solutions, help both companies to leverage each other’s strengths and meet the growing IT needs of enterprises.”

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 more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 194 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. All third party trademarks appearing in this press release are acknowledged to be the property of their respective owners.

About Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.2 billion in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com.

Contact: Black Box Corporation
Gary Doyle
Director – Investor Relations
Phone: 724-873-6788
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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