Wednesday, June 09, 2010

For the Ninth Year in a Row, Black Box Named a Top 100 IT Integrator

Black Box recognized in the 2010 VAR 500

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, June 9, 2010 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions, announced today that it has been recognized by CRN Magazine as one of North America’s top technology integrators. This marks the ninth year in a row that Black Box is named a top 100 IT solution provider in the prestigious VAR 500.

The VAR 500 lists the leading technology integrators with headquarters in North America based on worldwide gross revenue and earnings from professional and managed IT services. It’s the who’s who of the solution provider community, and includes IT solution providers, system integrators, and IT consultants. Black Box, at number 69, up from number 88 last year, had $1 billion in revenue.

“It is very gratifying to once again be listed in the VAR 500 and to have moved up in the rankings,” said Terry Blakemore, President and Chief Executive Officer of Black Box. “We are focused on executing our business model, which includes leveraging our single-source offering of voice communications, data infrastructure, and networking solutions. Our emphasis on increased client value and satisfaction is one of the keys to our success.”

Black Box offers the latest in voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions. Among the voice communications solutions are unified communications and collaboration, managed and professional services, and traditional telephony. Its start-to-finish data infrastructure services for new installations and system upgrades include structured cabling, data centers, and wired and wireless networks. The company also offers more than 118,000 products, including cabling, digital signage and multimedia, and networking solutions.

The complete listing of the VAR 500 is published in print and on-line at CRN.com.

CRN Magazine, published by Everything Channel, is a publication for integrating technology solutions. In the last 20 years, the term VAR, for Value-Added Reseller, has evolved to cover complete solution providers including systems integrators, Web integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and other types of providers, as well as traditional hardware vendors.

About Black Box
Black Box is a leading technical services company dedicated to designing, building and maintaining today’s complicated data and voice infrastructure systems. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 194 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.

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

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