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Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Black Box Named 2010 Top Partner by AVST


Award is based on sales of AVST unified communications products in 2009 and 2010.


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, October 19, 2010 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and networking products today announced it was named AVST’s 2010 Top Partner at the annual Oasis Reseller Conference in Las Vegas. The AVST Reseller Conference is a three-day event that highlights products and services and provides a forum for collaboration and partnership with the AVST executive team and other channel partners. The Top Partner award is based on U.S. sales, and is comprised of sales numbers from all of 2009 and the first six months of 2010.

"We are pleased to honor Black Box as our top partner for 2009 and 2010," said Mike Berlin, Vice President of Sales and Business Development. "They do an excellent job of matching customer need to the right solution and they always provide a high level of service."

AVST and Black Box have worked together for years providing solutions such as CallXpress®, AVST’s powerful suite of second generation communications solutions. Recently, Black Box implemented CallXpress at the University of New Mexico main campus.

“This award affirms the importance of the relationship between Black Box and AVST,” says Terry Blakemore, President and Chief Executive Officer of Black Box Network Services. “Black Box continuously strives to provide the robust solutions that our customers need. AVST adds to the strength and depth of our portfolio.”

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.

About AVST

Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc., is a leading developer of communications solutions for businesses of all sizes. Through its world-class unified communications platform, CallXpress®, AVST offers the industry’s most powerful suite of second generation communications solutions including advanced call processing, voice messaging, unified messaging, fax, notification, and speech-enabled personal assistant. Headquartered in Orange County, CA, AVST maintains facilities in Seattle, WA, and the United Kingdom, and has remote sales offices across the United States. With more than 40,000 systems installed worldwide, AVST’s Unified Communications solutions are sold and supported internationally by an extensive network of resellers and OEM partners. AVST is headquartered in Orange County, CA. For more information visit http://www.avst.com/.

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

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