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Monday, July 30, 2012


Black Box Renews National Partnership With CommScope


Five year agreement affirms Black Box’s position as national provider of CommScope enterprise infrastructure solutions.


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, July 30, 2012 -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and maintaining today’s complex communications solutions, announced today that it has renewed its agreement with CommScope to deliver its leading line of enterprise infrastructure solutions as an Authorized BusinessPartner for CommScope. This certification allows the organization to sell and support CommScope’s enterprise solutions throughout the United States.

CommScope is a global leader in wired and wireless infrastructure technology through its leading SYSTIMAX®, Andrew® and Uniprise® brands. Together, Black Box and CommScope deliver a suite of comprehensive network infrastructure solutions including copper, fiber and coaxial cabling, intelligent patching and enclosures. 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 continues to be a valuable partner to CommScope. Its investment in training and resources to support CommScope’s solutions is recognized by us and our customers. Black Box’s geographical coverage and quality help in solving our customer’s most complex problems. We look forward to continuing to grow this partnership,” said Stephen Kowal, Vice President, Global Channel Sales, CommScope .

SYSTIMAX, Andrew and Uniprise are registered trademarks of CommScope, Inc.

About CommScope
CommScope (www.commscope.com) has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create, innovate, design, and build faster and better. We’ll never stop connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at work, and on the go.

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 approximately 150 countries with approximately 200 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.

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