Monday, May 03, 2010

Black Box Renews National Partnership With Commscope

Agreement affirms Black Box’s position as national provider of CommScope enterprise infrastructure solutions.

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, May 3, 2010 -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions announced today that it has renewed its agreement with Commscope Enterprise Solutions to deliver CommScope’s leading line of infrastructure solutions. Black Box is certified as an Authorized BusinessPartner for CommScope which allows the organization to sell and support CommScope Enterprise solutions throughout the United States.

CommScope is a global pioneer in infrastructure technology through its leading SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise® enterprise product lines as well as its Andrew SolutionsTM brand of radio frequency subsystem products for wireless networks. Together, Black Box and CommScope deliver a suite of comprehensive network infrastructure solutions including copper, fiber and coaxial cabling, intelligent patching, enclosures and in-building wireless systems. As an Authorized BusinessPartner, Black Box maintains a staff of CommScope-certified technicians.

“Black Box is pleased to renew our partnership with CommScope. CommScope’s leading infrastructure solutions backed by Black Box implementation, service and support allow organizations to take advantage of CommScope’s leading technology with the peace of mind that their infrastructure will be supported by world-class technical support and customer service,” said Terry Blakemore, Black Box’s president and chief executive officer. “Including CommScope solutions in the Black Box portfolio helps to ensure that we deliver on our promise to offer unparalleled choices for our clients and helps make sure we are leveraging today’s leading technologies so that we can design and implement infrastructure solutions that meet our clients’ unique needs.”

“Black Box’s expertise in implementation and support make it a powerful partner for CommScope. Our organizations offer a complete infrastructure solution delivering CommScope technology with certified Black Box support. We expect this partnership to continue to be highly successful and believe that customers who take advantage of the Black Box relationship with CommScope will see true value in their infrastructure design, implementation and support services,” said Stephen Kowal, vice president, global channel sales, CommScope Enterprise Solutions.

About CommScope

CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV – www.commscope.com) is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks. Through its Andrew Solutions™ brand, it is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem solutions for wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise® brands, CommScope is a world leader in network infrastructure solutions, delivering a complete end-to-end physical layer solution, including cables and connectivity, enclosures, intelligent software and network design services, for business enterprise applications. CommScope also is the premier manufacturer of coaxial cable for broadband cable television networks and one of the leading North American providers of environmentally secure cabinets for DSL and FTTN applications. Backed by strong research and development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers with infrastructure solutions for evolving global communications networks in more than 100 countries around the world.

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.

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

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