What started as a technology products catalog company has grown to a $1 billion
communications systems integrator and technology provider. This growth enables us to offer you
an unrivaled solutions portfolio and international footprint, all built on the foundation
of our business-trusted technical advice and support.
Black Box Network Services is a leading communications system integrator and technology provider dedicated to
designing, sourcing, implementing, and maintaining today’s complete communications solutions.
Black Box today:
• 175,000 clients.
• Approximately 200 offices serving approximately 150 countries.
• More than 4000 Team Members worldwide
• 4M ports maintained
As an independent solutions provider, Black Box Network Services will continue to examine
each new technology objectively and will seek out the best products and solutions to add
to our extensive portfolio.
We are committed to uncovering new products and solutions that can help you solve your
communications and infrastructure challenges, and we'll remain at the forefront of
innovation through our long-standing relationships with technology manufacturers.
Black Box Achieves Cisco Master Managed Services Certification and Advanced Data Center Architecture
Specialization. The company was named 2012 Supplier of the Year by Day & Zimmermann. The company
board of directors appoints Michael McAndrew President and CEO, succeeding R. Terry Blakemore who
on March 31, 2013. Black Box launches and deploys InnerWirelessHD3-WLAN™. Black Box won a
People’s Coice Stevie® Award for Customer Service and a Bronze award in the Customer Service
Department of the Year category. Black Box was recognized by CRN’s 5-Star Partner Program Guide
as an elite Partner Program Guide Vendor.
Black Box acquires InnerWireless, Inc. and expands its services to include in-building DAS.
Black Box is awarded the contract for the Korea Yongsan Relocation Plan to modernize communications
and technologies for the U.S. Army. Black Box earns a spot on the Information Week 500 list of top
technology innovators; is recognized by Cisco for excellence in customer satisfaction in the United
States; is recognized by ShoreTel for Outstanding Achievement in Customer Satisfaction; and secures
the 31st spot in the prestigious CRN Solution Provider 500 list.
Black Box acquires PS Technologies, LLC. Black Box is named to Everything Channel’s VAR500
list; receives the Circle of Excellence award from ShoreTel®; and is named one of Information
Week’s 500 Most Innovative Users of Business Technology. Black Box’s iCOMPEL™ WDS receives
the 2011 TMC Communications Solutions Product of the Year award. Black Box is selected as a
Prime Contractor on the government CONNECTIONS II contract. The Black Box® Catalog wins the
Multichannel Merchant silver award.
Black Box acquires Logos Communications Systems, Inc. Black Box and Genesis Networks Enterprises,
LLC create a joint venture. Black Box receives Honda’s Supplier of the Year award and the Service
Excellence Award from Aspect. Black Box is also named a top partner by AVST, and is upgraded to
a platinum-certified Avaya® channel partner. Black Box wins the Multichannel Merchant award in the
Computer and High-Tech equipment category and publishes the 35th Anniversary Black Box® Catalog.
Black Box acquires Scottel Voice & Data, Inc.; Quanta Systems, LLC; and CBS Technologies Corp.
Black Box acquires AT&T’s Southeast Region NEC CPE Base; UCI
and Mutual Telecom Services Inc.
A new 24/7/365 Technical Support Call Center opens in Murfreesboro, TN. Black Box
wins Catalog of the Year at the Multichannel Merchant awards
for an unprecedented third time in four years. Black Box exceeds the $1 billion
revenue mark. Black Box acquires ADS Telecom, Inc.; B&C Telephone, Inc.
Black Box acquires the USA Commercial and Government, and Canadian Operations of
NextiraOne, LLC, as well as Nu-Vision Technologies, LLC and Nortech Telecommunications Inc.
Black Box wins Catalog of the Year at the Multichannel Merchant
awards for the second consecutive year. The product mix grows, and the company now
offers more than 118,000 products in its catalogs and on-line. Black Box acquires
Norstan, Inc.; Converged Solutions Group, LLC; and Communication is World
Interactive Networking, Inc.
Black Box wins Catalog of the Year at the Multichannel Merchant awards.
The number of Team Members hits 3000.
BusinessWeek recognizes Black Box as one of the Best 100 Small Companies.
The BLACK BOX® Catalog grows to 1488 pages.
On-site capabilities expand to include telephony services.
Black Box begins offering on-site data/infrastructure services in the United Kingdom.
On-site services then quickly expand throughout Europe and the Pacific Rim. Black
Box is named one of the 200 Best Small Companies in America by Forbes.
A new state-of-the-art distribution center opens at the Company’s headquarters
in Lawrence, PA.
Black Box offers its first on-site data/infrastructure services in the Pittsburgh, PA
area. Later that year, Black Box expands its on-site offerings to Florida.
Black Box goes on-line and within the first two weeks, visitors from 36 companies visit
Black Box goes public.
The Black Box Store offers more than 118,000 products to maintain your infrastructure,
including cables, cabinets, racks, digital signage, KVM, networking, multimedia and more—all
backed with the industry’s best warranties and fast, free, live Tech Support on-line or by
In recognition of continued outstanding export trade, Black Box earns the U.S.
President’s E Star Award.
The company changes its name to Black Box. In recognition of outstanding export
trade, Black Box earns the U.S. President’s E Award.
Product requests come in from around the world, and the company establishes the
first of many international partnerships in Canada.
The first BLACK BOX® Catalog rolls off the presses. It has six pages,
contains nine products, and generates $170,000 in sales.
Expandor, Inc. opens for business, selling connectivity devices, the little
black boxes that clients need to connect their primary data communications