Thursday, October 27, 2011

Black Box Wins Two Top Awards from AVST

Integrator recognized for sales success.

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, October 27, 2011 —Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing, and maintaining today’s complex communications solutions, today announced that it won two awards from AVST for 2011; Highest Overall Sales and Highest Individual Sale. The awards were given at the annual AVST Oasis Reseller Conference.

Black Box received the AVST award for the largest U.S. sale in 2011 for an AVST deployment at NorthShore University HealthSystem. AVST and Black Box have worked together for twenty years providing solutions such as CallXpress®, AVST’s powerful suite of next generation unified communications solutions.

“Unified communications solutions are a critical part of our portfolio as customers look for innovative ways to take advantage of the latest in communications technologies – such as advanced call processing and voice, speech and unified messaging without the expense of replacing their entire core system” says Michael Laughlin, Vice President of Shared Services for Black Box Network Services. “AVST is a valuable partner and adds great depth to the Black Box portfolio.”

The AVST Reseller Conference, held in Las Vegas, is an event that highlights products and services and provides a forum for collaboration and partnership with the AVST executive team and AVST channel partners.

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing, and maintaining today’s complex communications solutions. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 198 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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