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Black Box Introduces Two Lines of Console Servers with Embedded Modems and 4G Wireless

Tue. Feb 06, 2018

Summary

Ensure business continuity, maximize uptime and securely manage network equipment from anywhere

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PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, November 28, 2017 - Black Box, a leading technology solutions provider of commercial and industrial IT networking solutions, today announced two new lines of console servers that provide secure and reliable out-of-band management of remote network infrastructure. These servers give IT administrators affordable, independent access to remote networking equipment, even if the data network is down.

Console servers are used to remotely reconfigure, reboot and reimage devices with serial console ports such as switches, routers, servers, PBXs, video conferencing systems, firewalls, PDUs and environmental monitoring equipment. They also enable quick disaster recovery after power outages. 

The console servers are designed for a number of applications and uses:

  • Secure, remote access to data centers
  • Management of IT assets in remote, distributed locations
  • Organizations with branch offices and remote sites
  • Tenants at colocation data centers
  • Business continuity
  • Disaster recovery
  • Eliminating truck rolls
  • Centralizing IT support
  • Enforcing enterprise-grade security

Black Box’s new console servers offer secure WAN connections via Ethernet, POTS modems and 4G cellular wireless. Black Box is one of very few vendors to offer embedded 4G wireless connectivity. The servers also feature enterprise-level security, including FIPS validated encryption and USB ports for peripherals.

The affordable LES1600 series comes with four or eight ports. The advanced LES1700 series features dual Ethernet uplinks and dual power supplies for high reliability. They come with eight, 16, 32 or 48 ports.

“This line expansion gives IT administrators more choices for setting up out-of-band remote device management,” says Keith Ross, Black Box networking product manager. "The 4G wireless connectivity is particularly appealing because it offers ubiquitous coverage.”

About Black Box

Black Box (NASDAQ: BBOX) is the trusted digital partner. With more than 40 years of experience connecting people and devices, we are dedicated to helping clients embrace the intelligent edge and enable their digital transformation. Our award-winning products and extensive service connect you with your customers, your team, and the world.  Every day, our customers trust us to design, deploy, and manage their digital needs including retail IoT solutions, healthcare, and mission-critical control room infrastructures across commercial enterprise and governmental organizations. With a global presence and extensive team of technical experts, we make digital transformation possible whether at one location or hundreds. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at https://www.blackbox.com and follow us on Twitter at @blackbox_ns.

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