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A Guide To Better Cable Management

December 12, 2014

Many data center and IT managers have made a concerted effort in recent years to improve their general cable management skills by focusing more on implementing well-planned cabling strategies. And for good reason.

» Read the article published by by Processor.


Black Box appoints seasoned optical products exec to board of directors

December 8, 2014

Network technology solutions specialist Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX) announced that it has elected Mr. Richard Elias to its its board of directors.

» Read the article published by Cabling, Installation & Maintenance.


Buying Tips: KVMs

November 2014

Mike McCurry, product manager for high-performance KVM at Black Box, says you need to acquire sound, objective, experienced technical advice from a KVM provider.

» Read the article published by Processor.


Elite QuietCab Acoustical Enclosures

October 2014

Black Box’s Elite QuietCab acoustical cabinets reduce equipment noise to a level below background noise in an average office, or even to a whisper, the company says, attenuating sound by 28.5 dB—“the most you can get today in a soundproof enclosure,” says Black Box.

» Read the article published by Cabling, Installation & Maintenance.


Buying Tips: Data Center Racks & Cabinets

August 2014

Racks and cabinets hold and protect every piece of equipment that runs your data center, so don't rush the decision about which cabinet to purchase. Instead, focus on the most important features and ensure the cabinet will fulfill your needs for years to come.

» Read the article published by Processor.


Current & Future Trends In Network Cabling

August 2014

In some respects, cabling has become less of a hardship for IT and data center managers in recent years when it comes to installation, usage, and management.

» Read the article published by Processor.


Stouenborg wins the 2014 Integration Award in the museum category for their work at the National Aquarium of Denmark

July 2014

The big buzzword when it comes to AV integration in museum-type venues is "immersive." The idea is that, as patrons become younger, they'll be tougher to impress. They'll be so accustomed to looking down at digital content on their phone that they might not be impressed by the non-digital wonders of the world right in front of them.

» Read the article published by Commercial Integrator.


Black Box join HDBaseT Alliance

June 2014

At InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas, Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX) announced that �it has joined the HDBaseT Alliance at the consortium's Adopter level. HDBaseT Adopters have access to finalized specifications and updates, are listed as members on the HDBaseT Web site, provide feedback on finalized specifications, and more.

» Read the article published by Cabling, Installation & Maintenance.


Black Box announces wide selection of HDBaseT-recommended cables

June 2014

Black Box �announced that the company now offers what it considers the largest selection of HDBaseT-recommended cables in the industry. The cables include the company's GigaTrue Cat 6 and GigaBase Cat 5e bulk cables. Black Box is also a newly inducted member of the HDBaseT Alliance at the Adopter level.

» Read the article published by Cabling, Installation & Maintenance.


HDMI-over-IP controller enables matrix switching, video wall control

June 2014

Black Box (NASDAQ: BBOX) has introduced its MediaCento IPX Controller, an appliance that enables IP-based video matrix switching and video wall control for HDMI-over-IP solutions. The new network appliance enables browser-based control for managing network connections between content sources and endpoints. The MediaCento IPX system enables extension of HDMI video and USB over an IP network to a virtually unlimited number of screens and video walls.

» Read the article published by Cabling, Installation & Maintenance.


Buying Tips: Data Center Cooling

May 2014

Keep it simple. Those three words can go a long way when purchasing data center cooling equipment, whether it's portable or permanent.

» Read the article published by Cabling, Installation & Maintenance.


KVMs: Pick A Knowledgeable Vendor

April 2014

Mike McCurry, product manager for high-performance KVMs at Black Box (877-877-2269) www.blackbox.com, says you need to acquire sound, objective, experienced technical advice from a KVM provider.

» Read the article published by Processor Magazine.


Buying Tips: Data Center Racks and Cabinets

April 2014

Racks and cabinets hold and protect every piece of equipment that runs your data center, so don't rush the decision about which cabinet to purchase. Instead, focus on the most important features and ensure the cabinet will fulfill your needs for years to come.

» Read the article published by Processor Magazine.


Black Box MediaCento IPX

April 2014

The MediaCento IPX USB receivers and transmitters add USB HID support for touchscreens and other USB human interface devices (HIDs). These appliances can be used in point-to-point video extension (unicast) or point-to-multipoint (multicast) applications. Transmitters will also send USB signals to one receiver, which enables remote touchscreen and KVM applications.

» Read the article published by AVNetwork.


Simplifying and Ensuring Data Security Across the WAN

January, 2014

A number of forces drive the need for increased data security, including protecting corporate information and trade secrets, government regulation, trade partner privacy agreements, account information, and customer expectations. Security becomes even more of an issue as more and m ore organizations use the Internet to send data to remote/branch offices.

» Read the article published in Cyber Defense Magazine.


InfoComm Rundown: Black Box, Stewart Filmscreen, Sony and More

June, 2013

Hands down, the biggest challenge at InfoComm for me is squeezing in as many booth appointments as possible, in attempt to best have my finger on the pulse of the industry.

» Read the article at Infocomm.


Black Box to Demo Latest iCOMPEL at DSE 13

February, 2013

Black Box will be demonstrating the latest features and advancements of its iCOMPEL platform at Digital Signage Expo 2013, February 27-28 in Las Vegas. Read more on AVNetwork.com.

» Read more on AVNetwork.com.


6 Businesses That Drive Pittsburgh Region to Thrive

February, 2013

What it does: Black Box designs integrated communication systems.Product: iCOMPEL digital signage player. The player is finished and customized for customers in Lawrence. Essentially a small PC, the iCOMPEL features the hardware to store and display video, which users can combine with scrolling text, photos, flash files, PowerPoint presentations and website content to create displays.

» Read the article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.


New Ideas in Digital Signage

October, 2012

SCN interviewed some top digital signage product manufacturers about the changes AV integrators might expect to see in the digital signage industry over the next 5 years. A brief version appeared in the Fall issue of SCN. Here is the full commentary.

» Read the article published by AVNetwork.


Black Box Releases New Technology Products Guide

September, 2012

The 72-page New Technology Products guide from Black Box features the latest technologies to help IT professionals build, expand, and update their networks. Readers will find solutions designed for complex IT challenges, such as green computing, data center consolidation, virtualization and mobility.

» Read more on AVNetwork.com.


Wireless AV Has Arrived

September, 2012

In case you didn't get the memo, here's what you need to know: wireless AV has arrived. Collaborative conferencing, projection, HDMI, and digital signage are taking to the airwaves with several manufacturers jumping into the wireless pool. But how soon will we see a field without wires?

» Read the article published by AVNetwork.


Black Box Releases New Design Guide

May, 2012

Black Box has released a new Digital Signage & Video Distribution Design Guide, a 76-page resource to help users plan and provision their end-to-end signage network or a complete video distribution system.

» Read more on AVNetwork.com.


Five innovations that could change the way venues and sponsors engage their audiences.

March, 2012

The next time you look at an advertisement, you might want to ask yourself - "is that sign looking back at me?" A new generation of digital displays now has the ability to scan and recognize its audiences, allowing advertisers to create detailed demographic reports and serve up customized content.

» Read the article published by Venues Today Magazine.


Top 10 Network Mistakes. Here's How To Avoid Them by Black Box Network Services.

April 2011

Some network mistakes turn up over and over again - these mistakes cost organizations money, time, and even loyal customers. What these mistakes all have in common is that they mainly reflect a lack of planning. A network that runs smoothly and delivers top performance with mini- mal downtime takes thought, organization, an awareness of current technology, and a plan.

» Read the article published by Cabling Business Magazine


Digital Signage in Industrial Applications.

March, 2011

Joy Mining Machinery Finds Digital Solutions Throughout Facilities Active on five continents and with a network of 55 facilities spanning China, Russia, India, Poland, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, and the United States, Joy Mining Machinery, a subsidiary of Joy Global, Inc., is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of underground mining equipment. Wherever coal, iron ore, copper, gold, and other embedded materials are mined, chances are good that Joy Mining loaders, conveyors, haulers, and other products are hard at work.

» Read more at AVNetwork.com.


Portable Cooling.

March, 2011

For data center professionals, cooling is as vital a concern as storage capacity and security. Data centers run more efficiently and reliably with proper cooling.

» Read the article at Processor.com.


Counterfeit and cheap, untested cable puts you at risk.

February/March, 2011

Buyer beware - in terms of safety and performance, cheap cable is no bargain. When you see CATx and fiber cable priced significantly lower than Black Box® cable (or other name brands), put up a red flag. The cable is probably counterfeit or very cheaply made, even if it sports a brand name, UL® number, or ETL logo.

» Read the article published by Digital Signage Best Practices Guide


How to Choose and Use Fiber.

Nov.-Dec. 2010

Fiber optic cable is one of the fastest-growing transmission mediums for both new cabling installations and upgrades, including backbone, horizontal, and As copper increases to more than $4/ even desktop applications. It works very well in immunity to electrical interference.

» Read the article published by Cabling Business Magazine by Digital Signage Best Practices Guide


Video interview with Eric E. Farkas, Technical Marketing Manager with Black Box, at FOSE 2010 in Washington, D.C.

March, 2010

» View the video published by FOSE.


April, 2009

Black Box has been a world leader in comprehensive communications and data infrastructure solutions for more than 30 years. Headquartered in Lawrence, PA, Black Box offers more than 118,000 network infrastructure and AV products, and has evolved and grown by increasing sales and market share and through acquisitions.

» Read article published by Digital Signage Best Practices Guide


The Case for Digital Signage

April, 2009

Black Box has been a world leader in comprehensive communications and data infrastructure solutions for more than 30 years. Headquartered in Lawrence, PA, Black Box offers more than 118,000 network infrastructure and AV products, and has evolved and grown by increasing sales and market share and through acquisitions.

» Read article published by Digital Signage Best Practices Guide


Streamlining the Process for Digital Signage

April, 2009

The integrator's intro to sucess in the fastest growing AV market.
It wasn't too long ago that traditional AV integrators were called upon to satisfy the majority of video- and audio-related projcts. But as digital signage evolved from the simple distribution of broad-cast video to software-based data network communications, so did the complexity and confusion. Considering all the knowledge, parts and pieces involved in today's scalable digital signage solutions, it's no wonder that AV integrators and VARs looking to get into this rapidly growing market segment are scratching their heads and wondering where to begin or how much of the digital signage ecosystem they can support.

» Read article published by Digital Signage Best Practices Guide


Government IT: 25 Solutions To See At FOSE

March, 2009

Black Box AlertWerks II
At FOSE, Black Box, which provides voice communications, data infrastructure and product solutions, is unveiling its AlertWerks II Environmental Monitoring System, which is a family of sensor hubs and plug-and-play intelligent sensors designed to guard network infrastucture from everything from security breaches to water, humidity, fire and smoke. The system also monitors airflow, AC voltage and motion, and at its core has the ServSensor hub -- the "brains" of the environmental monitoring system and available, Black Box says, in four versions depending on setting.

» Read article published by Channel Web


Black Box Introduces Environmental Monitoring System

March, 2009

PITTSBURGH /BUSINESS WIRE/ — Black Box Corp., an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions, unveiled the AlertWerks II Environmental Monitoring System, an easy-to-use family of sensor hubs and plug-and-play intelligent sensors designed to protect network infrastructure from physical threats, including security breaches, water and humidity, temperature fluctuations, and fire and smoke. The system also monitors airflow, AC voltage, and motion. Network managers can reduce downtime, prevent potential disasters, and eliminate unauthorized access to mission-critical equipment.

» Read article published by Sensors Magazine


Black Box Intros AlertWerks II Environmental Monitoring System

March, 2009

Black Box Corporation, a provider of communications and infrastructure products and solutions, has launched its AlertWerks II Environmental Monitoring System which is designed to help Network managers to reduce downtime, prevent potential disasters and eliminate unauthorized access to mission-critical equipment.

» Read article published by TMCnet


Black Box Releases VGA Wireless Video Presentation System

March, 2009

Planning a projector-centric presentation but don't want to deal with all those cables? Black Box Corporation has announced a new 802.11b/g system that lets hundreds of wireless laptop users access a VGA projector from hundreds of feet away.

» Read article published by PC Magazine


FOSE's Wall-to-Wall Floor Show

March, 2009

Yes, the economy is still struggling. The Obama administration is still getting up to speed on this churlish process called government. But government information technology efforts charge ahead as IT managers grapple with mandates and requirements both new and old. On March 10-12, FOSE, the largest expo of government-related IT products and services, will take place in Washington, D.C., offering tech managers ideas of how to take their systems to that next level and a look at products that can help them do it.

» Read article published by Government Computer News


Digital Signage Expo Featured Exhibitors: the Solutions Providers

March, 2009

One of the overall focii of Digital Signage Expo seemed to be "small-to-medium businesses," or customers that have only a small number of screens or deployments. There has always been a segment of the digital signage industry focused on this long-tail market, but the economy has no doubt lead even the big players in the digital signage industry to reconsider their target customers.

» Read article published by Kiosk Marketplace


Nortel Government Solutions Completes Core Network for US Social Security Administration VoIP System

February, 2009

Nortel Government Solutions, a US company wholly owned by Nortel (NYSE:NT) (TSX:NT), a communications technology company, has completed the core network for the new US Social Security Administration (SSA) VoIP system within 180 days of initial purchase orders, a requirement of the 10-year, USD300m Telephone Systems Replacement Project (TSRP) award.

» Read article published by Trading Markets


AlertWerks II's Environmental Monitoring Saves Costs & Protects Your Investments

December, 2008

Whether you're focused on equipment protection or power monitoring, environmental monitoring systems can be helpful tools. But differences in data center size, configuration, and complexity mean that managers don't all want to monitor the same things. Some want to know every detail about everything, from humidity to temperature to video tracking of each door, while others only need to keep an eye on the temperature. The AlertWerks II system from Black Box Network Services is a series of monitors that data center managers can rely on whether they want to keep track of everything or just one thing.

» Read article published by Processor


Combined IP and TDM Approach Yields Customer Service and Productivity Improvements

August, 2008

During peak call periods, the Jackson Energy Authority (JEA) taps its entire available staff to respond to customer inquiries. When JEA decided to construct a major new office location two years ago, it sought to extend its contact center so that staff at the new location could be tasked to answer customer calls when necessary.

» Read article published by Communications News


Black Box Network Services Chosen by Sacramento River Cats

June, 2008

Black Box Corporation, a company that designs, builds and maintains complicated data and voice infrastructure systems, has announced that its Black Box Network Services has been chosen by Sacramento River Cats, the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A's, for deploying and maintaining a ShoreTel Pure IP Unified Communications solution for the front offices and Raley Field. Through this deployment, Black Box will provide IP Unified Communications to the 14,400 seat ballpark and supporting operations of Sacramento.

» Read article published by TMCNet.com


Case Study: Reseller Helps City of Phoenix Deploy CallXpress to Support 14,000+ Users

May, 2008

The City of Phoenix, Arizona's capital, is the fifth largest city in the nation with more than 1.5 million residents. With more than 40 departments and functions throughout the city including the Police Department, City Hall, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and the Parks and Recreation Department, the City of Phoenix has more than 14,000 employees who depend upon a reliable, easy-to-use voice mail system.

» Read article published by phone+


Black Box Network Services Receives Top Sales Award from Siemens

May, 2008

For the fourth year in a row, Black Box Corporation, a provider of communications and infrastructure solutions has received the Siemens Sales Pinnacle - Enterprise Market Award. The company has been successfully selling HiPath 4000 real-time IP communications servers to mid-sized and large enterprises for many years now. In 2007, Black Box achieved the highest total revenue of any partner as the company sold more HiPath 4000 units than any other Siemens enterprise partner.

» Read article published by TMCNet.com


Social Security to Build "World's Largest VoIP"

March, 2008

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) has confirmed selection of a team led by Nortel Government Solutions to deploy one of the world's largest enterprise VoIP networks under the 10-year, $300 million Telephone Systems Replacement Project (TSRP). Deployment was delayed pending resolution of a competing bidder protest.

» Read article published by Government Technology

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