Thursday, June 25, 2009

NEXTIRAONE FEDERAL, LLC d/b/a BLACK BOX NETWORK SERVICES Selected To Provide $9.8M Upgrade and Expansion at White Sands Missile Range

Herndon, VA, June 25, 2009: The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Information Technology, E-Commerce and Commercial Contracting Center awarded Black Box Network Services the Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (“I3MP”) upgrade and expansion of the voice switching environment at White Sands Missile Range with an approximate value of $9.8 million and a potential value of approximately $9.9 million including all options.

The U.S. Army’s I3MP program “supports global efforts for the new Net-centric Information Technology (IT) and telecommunication systems, expansions, and other modernization upgrade requirements for the Army and other Department of Defense (“DoD”) agencies.” I3MP is implemented through a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for the Infrastructure Modernization (“IMOD”) project with a five-year option period, administered by the U.S. Army’s Project Manager, Network Service Center (“PM NSC”) at Fort Monmouth, NJ.

Black Box Network Services will upgrade and expand the existing Nortel switch with a new Nortel Communication Server 2100 (“CS2100”) compact, split core communications platform provided by Nortel Government Solutions (“NGS”). The new Nortel system will provide geographic survivability and open architecture, and includes a common processing engine with the existing switch for efficient migration from wired telecommunications to wireless Internet protocol. The CS2100 provides packet-based communications and Session Initiation Protocol (“SIP”), with an approach to business continuity that applies to all elements served by the platform.

“We are honored that the Army has selected Black Box as the integrator to improve and expand the White Sands Missile Range voice communications system,” stated Black Box Network Services - Federal Division Senior Vice President and General Manager Jeff Murray. “This project supports the Army’s current and future requirements for advanced internet protocol voice services while adding efficiencies to the infrastructure that supports White Sands Missile Range mission through the use of these advanced services.”

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 192 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 trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc.

About Nortel Government Solutions
Nortel Government Solutions is a network-centric integrator, providing the services expertise, mission-critical systems and secure communications that empower government to ensure the security, livelihood, and well being of its citizens. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., Nortel Government Solutions offers a one-stop shop for solutions designed to improve workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, and streamline inter-agency communications. Please visit www.nortelgov.com for more information.

Nortel is a trademark owned by Nortel Networks.

Contact: Black Box Corporation
Gary Doyle
Director – Investor Relations
Phone: 724-873-6788
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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