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US Marine Corps selects BLACK BOX for Base Infrastructure and Unified Communications upgrade

Mon. Nov 14, 2016

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PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, November 14, 2016 - Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX), a leading technology solutions provider, announced today that it has been awarded a $17.9 million contract from the Marine Corps Systems Command Base Telecommunications Infrastructure (BTI) Program Office to upgrade and expand the existing telecommunication network architecture and systems to a high availability Unified Communications solution at MCB Camp Lejeune, NC.​

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PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, November 14, 2016 - Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX), a leading technology solutions provider, announced today that it has been awarded a $17.9 million contract from the Marine Corps Systems Command Base Telecommunications Infrastructure (BTI) Program Office to upgrade and expand the existing telecommunication network architecture and systems to a high availability Unified Communications solution at MCB Camp Lejeune, NC.

The project represents an ongoing effort by the Marines to improve command and control, communications, computing, and intelligence (C4I) capability sets at Marine Corps Bases globally.  Black Box was selected because of its value-based solution to the technical requirements, its experience, and its reputation for providing best of breed fully integrated UC capabilities and solutions for the Marines and other Defense Department organizations worldwide. Black Box works closely with the US Marines and other MILDEPS assuring that its provided solutions are aligned with C4I mission outcome requirements.

For the BTI Camp Lejeune Project, Black Box will Engineer, Furnish, Install, Secure, and Test the communications, network, and collaboration infrastructure at Camp Lejeune.

“We are honored to support the Marine Corps as their trusted partner in upgrading and expanding their Unified Communications based C4I capability at Camp Lejeune,” said Jeff Murray, Vice President Government Solutions, at Black Box.  “We look forward to helping the Marines improve the C4I mission environment at Camp Lejeune as we have done globally for the Marine Corps and other MILDEP’s over the past 30 years.”

The Camp Lejeune C4I upgrade and expansion project is the latest outcome-based solution awarded to Black Box in support of US Marine Corps.  Other projects include sustainment capability for the Marines located in Asia Pacific, and C4I upgrades at Camp Pendleton, 29 Palms, CA and others.

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