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Wednesday, August 22, 2007


NextiraOne Federal D/B/A Black Box Network Services ("Black Box") Wins U.S. Army Long Term Life Cycle Support (LTLCS) Contract


Contract Ceiling: $127.9 million Over Five Years


Black Box LTLCS Home Page


Herndon, VA, August 22, 2007: Black Box Network Services announced today that they have been awarded the U.S. Army Long Term Life Cycle Support (LTLCS) Contract. This contract supports more than 300,000 Army users on over 800 Nortel* telecommunication systems worldwide.


The new LTLCS contract was awarded May 15, 2007 with a value of $127.9 million. The U.S. Army LTLCS contract is a five year, firm fixed price, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract awarded to a single prime vendor. This contract will allow not only the U.S. Army, but also other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies to obtain commercial level support services including repair and return, upgrades and expansions for their Nortel telephone systems worldwide.


Black Box Network Services will be responsible for the integration of all products and services for these voice and voice over IP communication systems.


Black Box Network Services, as the Prime on LTLCS, will provide support for the complete Nortel family of telephone switching systems including engineering, furnish, installation, testing and support (EFIT&S). Black Box will provide labor, remote diagnostics, software support and upgrades, hardware upgrades, training and consulting as well as a host of other support features.


"We are very proud and excited to have been selected by the U.S. Army to be their voice systems and services support partner during what will be one of the most transformational periods in voice telecommunications technology in history for the Army," commented Black Box Network Services Vice President Jeffrey Murray. "We look forward to providing the U.S. Army and other DoD agencies with the very best in services and technical support under this mission critical Army program."


"We have a long history of serving the Army with quality solutions," said Chuck Saffell, Chief Executive Officer, Nortel Government Solutions. “We will work closely with Black Box as they prepare to deliver the best possible services and communications systems to the Army through LTLCS."


Black Box LTLCS Home Page


About Black Box

Black Box is the world's largest technical services company dedicated to designing, building and maintaining today's complicated data and voice infrastructure systems. Black Box services 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 173 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at www.blackbox.com.


Black Box and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademark of BB Technologies, Inc.


*Nortel is a trademark of Nortel Networks. Nortel Government Solutions is a trademark of Nortel Government Solutions Incorporated.


Investor Contact:
Mike McAndrew
Chief Financial Officer
Black Box Corporation
724-873-6788
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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