Thursday, April 03, 2008

Black Box Introduces the ServReach Family of IP-Enabled KVM Switches

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, April 3, 2008 – Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX) today announced the release of a new line of KVM switches that work over IP networks. ServReach™ KVMoIP switches give IT professionals the tools to easily and securely reach, access, and manage virtually every server at any location. The ServReach family—part of the ServSwitch™ line—includes the KVMCube, KVMGate, KVMultiport, and KVManager, and is the next generation in KVM switching technology.

The ServReach KVMCube is compact, cost-effective, and scalable. It includes a power supply and a USB cable; it is also compatible with PoE networks as well as PS/2® applications. The ServReach KVMGate works to provide IP functionality to non-IP KVM switches. The unit also works as a standalone KVM switch. It is an excellent choice for hybrid networks that may have PS/2, USB, and Sun® components. For expanding networks, each ServReach KVMultiport extends the KVMoIP access to up to 16 target servers.

These switches provide security with 128-bit SSL encryption and BIOS-level control over IP. Using the Internet, a LAN or a local KVM station, the units enable users to troubleshoot, manage, configure, and reboot remote servers. Used as standalone devices or as part of a ServReach system, these products increase productivity, decrease costs, and save time by eliminating the need for new equipment and service calls to the site. No system modification or special software is needed to operate these KVM switches, just a browser running Internet Explorer® 6.0 or 7.0, and Windows® 98 or higher.

Finally, the ServReach KVManager, as its name implies, manages the entire ServReach system and other embedded KVM switches over IP. This LDAP-compatible appliance secures and coordinates access to multiple target servers. The model is available in three sizes to control 32, 64, 512, or more KVM devices.

According to Franco Tavella, Product Manager for Black Box, “The ServReach KVM system represents the defining completion of the evolutionary path from circuit-based KVM switching to IP-based KVM packet switching. This is very similar to the successful IP evolution of voice and data that has made IP networks so widespread and successful.”

The ServReach family of KVM switches is ideal for any size data center in any industry.

For more information and to see a brief informative video visit http://www.blackbox.com/go/servreach or call our FREE Tech Support at 877-877-2269.

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 187 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, and ServSwitch™ and ServReach™ are trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc. Any third-party trademarks appearing in this press release are acknowledged to be the property of their respective owners.

Investor Relations
Mike McAndrew
Chief Financial Officer
Black Box Corporation
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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