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Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Black Box Launches Cable and Cabinet Makeover Contest


Grand prize winner will receive up to $20,000 in cabling and cabinet solutions.


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, January 18, 2011 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and networking products, today announced the start of its Cable & Cabinet Makeover Contest. Participants can enter photos of their disorganized wiring closets, telco rooms, or cabinets for a chance to win a makeover by Black Box experts, including up to $20,000 in equipment and installation services.

Andy Schmeltzer, Structured Cabling Product Manager at Black Box, says, “A disorganized cabling and cabinet setup costs time and money. Moves, adds, and changes are more expensive. Even a small problem can cost much more in labor and network downtime. But with a well-organized closet, problems are easily fixed or avoided altogether. Black Box has the solutions and expertise, including SpaceGAIN™ CAT5e and CAT6 cables and patch panels, Elite™ IT cabinets, cable management equipment, biometric access locks, and environmental monitoring systems to clean up and protect even the messiest closet.”

After the entry period ends on February 16, 2011, five finalists will be selected from which the grand prize winner will be chosen by popular vote. Photos of the finalists will appear on blackbox.com, where voters can register to choose their favorite. In addition, everyone who enters the Cable & Cabinet Makeover Contest or registers to vote in the contest is eligible to win an Apple® iPad® and receives 10% off their next Black Box order.

For complete contest rules, visit http://www.blackbox.com/go/Makeover.

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 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 195 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 Elite™ and SpaceGAIN™ 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.

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

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