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Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Black Box Establishes CommScope Center of Excellence


Center provides network infrastructure resources for Black Box customers


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, March 16, 2011 -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading communication systems integrator, announced today that it has established a CommScope Center of Excellence to further support its CommScope business line. This virtual center, headquartered in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, houses a specialized team of resources dedicated to supporting and growing the CommScope Enterprise solution for Black Box customers.

The CommScope Center of Excellence has been awarded Elite status, the highest level attainable in the CommScope BusinessPartner program. In addition, Black Box received accreditation as a Certified iPatch® Solution BusinessPartner. Achieving Elite partner status requires intense technical expertise, extensive certifications, and excellent customer satisfaction. SYSTIMAX® Certified iPatch® Solution Partner accreditation requires design and installation expertise for intelligent network infrastructure solutions, as well as iPatch software configuration and managed services. The CommScope Center of Excellence will put these designations to use supporting Black Box customers throughout the United States.

CommScope is a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks including its leading enterprise product lines SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise®, and its Andrew Solutions™ radio frequency subsystem products for wireless networks. Together, Black Box and CommScope deliver complete infrastructure solutions including copper, fiber, intelligent patching, Coax, in-building wireless solutions and enclosures. Black Box maintains over two hundred CommScope certified technicians nationally.

“Our CommScope Center of Excellence will give customers access to highly trained resources through a centralized, virtual center,” said Blair Charles, Senior Product Manager – Infrastructure Solutions, Black Box Network Services. “This model allows us to bring together our brightest resources to ensure our customers receive the absolute best support for their CommScope infrastructure.”

“Black Box’s expertise in implementation and support make them a powerful partner for CommScope,” said Stephen Kowal, Vice President, Global Channel Sales, CommScope. “The Center of Excellence model and their new BusinessPartner designations give their customers a great option for full life cycle support for CommScope solutions.”

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 196 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 CommScope
CommScope, Inc. (www.commscope.com) provides essential infrastructure that makes communication possible. We empower people to connect and communicate seamlessly where, when, and how they choose. Our solutions and services for wired and wireless networks enable high-bandwidth data, video, and voice applications everywhere - at home, at work, and on the go. Through every wave of technology, CommScope helps the world connect and evolve. Backed by numerous respected brands such as Andrew®, SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise®, CommScope supports customers in more than 100 countries around the world through its focus on integrity, ethics, quality and technical innovation.

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

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