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Monday, October 28, 2013


Black Box Network Services And Phybridge Team Up To Eliminate Network Barriers For Migrating To IP Telephony And Unified Communications



PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, October 28, 2013 – Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading communications system integrator, announced today it has partnered with Phybridge Inc., a provider of innovative voice over IP solutions. The award-winning Phybridge switches eliminate network barriers and enable enterprises with older phone systems to migrate to IP telephony and optimize their LAN for convergence. They deliver connectivity and power over a single pair of wires with four times the reach of traditional switches. This allows customers to transform their existing voice infrastructure into an IP network.

“Our customers want quality of service, voice continuity, and a converged network that is highly secure and easy to manage. The Phybridge switch allows Black Box to deliver innovation with confidence. We continue to bring our clients a choice of how to best deploy their VoIP solutions. With Phybridge we can offer a transition plan to VoIP that saves budget dollars and time while delivering a secure and reliable infrastructure,” said Michael Laughlin, Vice President Strategic Relationships at Black Box Network Services.

“By offering extremely reliable and scalable solutions that are easy to install and use, Black Box Network Services enables businesses of any size to seamlessly integrate communications with business processes, creating a more collaborative and productive enterprise regardless of building constraints,” said John Croce, CEO at Phybridge. “The Phybridge and Black Box partnership allows organizations to enjoy the benefits of Black Box’s portfolio of communications solutions on a reliable converged network that handles both voice and data.”

One of the entities benefiting from the interoperability of Phybridge and Black Box Network Services’ solutions is New Mexico State University. Ray Cadena, Manager of Telecommunication Systems at NMSU, commented, “Black Box and Phybridge were able to deliver a simple and cost-effective solution for our campus to migrate to a VoIP telephony solution without additional complexity and reach limitations. Phybridge gave NMSU the ability to deploy our new VoIP solution on our existing point-to-point voice infrastructure and significantly reduced project time and cost.”

The Phybridge and Black Box solutions are applicable across vertical sectors such as education, healthcare, hospitality, and government.

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.

About Phybridge

Phybridge’s mission is to bring practical innovations to market that provides customers and partners an easier way to deploy and manage their VoIP installs resulting in reduced total cost of ownership and enhanced return on investment. The award-winning Phybridge UniPhyer allows for an optimized converged voice and data network; enabling the deployment of IP Telephony to be quick and easy with no network or business disruptions. This patent pending solution leverages existing telephony infrastructure to provide Ethernet, PoE and Quality of Service over a single pair with reach of over 1,200 feet. For more information, please visit http://www.phybridge.com.

Contact: Black Box Corporation
Gary Doyle
Vice President of Corporate Communications
and Investor Relations
Phone: 724-873-6788
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com


Contact: Phybridge
Sarah Rauer
Project Coordinator
Phone: 888-901-3633 x115
E-mail: sarah.rauer@phybridge.com

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