Thursday, August 19, 2010

SpaceGAIN Cables and Patch Panels from Black Box Win Network Products Guide Reader Trust Award for Best in IT Infrastructure

Selected as a 2010 Best Products and Services Winner In IT Infrastructure

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, August 19, 2010 - Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX)announced today that Network Products Guide, the industry’s leading information technology research and advisory guide has named SpaceGAIN Cables and Patch Panels a winner of the 2010 Best Products and Services Award. This respected annual award honors products and services that represent the rapidly changing needs and interests of the end-users of technology worldwide. As part of the tech industry’s leading global awards program, this year’s Best Products and Services were nominated from all over the world.

Exclusively from Black Box, SpaceGAIN is a family of unique, space-saving cables and panels for high-density infrastructures, crowded cabinets, and the desktop. The SpaceGAIN line was introduced in November 2009 and includes 90° Right-Angle Patch Cables; 48-Port, 1U, High-Density Feed-Through Patch Panels; 45° Angled-Port Patch Panels; 128° Angled Patch Panels; and 6" Reduced-Length Patch Cables.

The one-of-a-kind CAT5e/CAT6 90° Right-Angle Patch Cables give IT professionals two ways to save space: in the data cabinet and at the desktop.

The cables are available with almost every combination of up, down, left, and right hoods.

The up and down cables can save four inches of space in crowded data cabinets. They’re especially beneficial in retrofits where new, deeper equipment cuts into limited cabling space and prohibits the use of cabinet doors. The left- and right-angled cables are ideal for tight connections behind desks, next to walls, and for desktop, laptop, and equipment connections.

SpaceGAIN 6" Reduced-Length Patch Cables eliminate cable managers and route cables directly into ports.

CAT6 High-Density Feed-Through Patch Panels feature 48 ports in 1U of rack space. When used with the 90° Angled Patch Cables, they enable users to route cables directly into ports, eliminating the time and cost of cable managers.

The ingenious 45° Angled-Port CAT5e/CAT6 Patch Panels feature connectors that tilt down at a 45° angle to make patching easier. Because the cables flow smoothly downward, users save cabling space and can eliminate cable managers.

SpaceGAIN CAT5e and CAT6 Angled-Patch Panels feature a 128° outward angle to eliminate horizontal cable managers.

“Increased end-user awareness and ongoing advances in technology are helping shape better products and services,” says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Network Products Guide. “SpaceGAIN Cables and Patch Panels significantly reduce cabling space problems, cable management, and costs in crowded cabinets.”

“These awards go to the best technology products every year and we are honored that SpaceGAIN has been recognized with the Network Products Guide Reader Trust Award,” said Andrew Schmeltzer, Cabling Product Manager for Black Box. “SpaceGAIN is just one example of how we are committed to meeting our customers’ needs by providing them with the best communications and infrastructure solutions.”

For more information, see http://www.blackbox.com/go/SpaceGAIN.

Black Box also offers comprehensive technical support, including a free, live, 24/7 Tech Support hotline for its products, and 24/7 on-site support for voice and data network maintenance and emergencies.

About Network Products Guide Awards

As industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, Network Products Guide from Silicon Valley plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit http://www.networkproductsguide.com.

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading 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. Any 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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