New Black Box SFP/QSFP Direct Attach Cables Provide Cost-Effective Premium Performance for High-Density Applications

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Feb. 27, 2020 — Black Box, a global information technology solutions provider, today introduced new SFP+ 10-Gbps and QSFP+ 40-Gbps Direct Attach Cables (DACs) designed to provide premium, cost-effective, error-free performance for data, storage, and high-performance computing (HPC) interconnectivity. Measuring up to 5 meters in length and featuring SFP+ and QSFP+ fiber-type connectors, these passive copper cables are ideal for connecting switches, routers, and servers from major suppliers, as well as other Multi-Source Agreement (MSA)-compliant equipment in Ethernet networking applications.

“For data centers and other facilities striving to keep service delivery speeds in line with the increasing demands of data-intensive applications, these 10-Gbps and 40-Gbps DACs provide exceptional performance and the most cost-effective connectivity solution on the market,” said David Muzinic, product manager at Black Box. “As all-in-one cabling solutions, these new DACs provide lower latency than do transceiver solutions, and they install more quickly and easily too. With almost zero power consumption, they also help to reduce users’ electric bills.”

The 10-Giagbit and 40-Gbps DACs announced today add to Black Box’s line of solutions that enable facilities to support bandwidth-intensive services such as smartphone data (3G, 4G, and 5G), video streaming, apps, the internet, server virtualization, software-defined networking (SDN), and cloud computing with no lag or latency. When employed to support high-speed networking, AV, and KVM solutions, the hot-swappable DACs with integrated transceivers make installation, upgrades, and equipment replacement both simple and quick.

As 2020 progresses, Black Box will augment this new offering with the release of additional high-speed networking connectivity solutions to facilitate today’s increasingly fast-paced world  Further details on the SFP+ 10-Gbps and QSFP+ 40-Gbps DACs are available at


About Black Box

Black Box is a leading digital edge solutions provider dedicated to helping organizations design, build, manage, and secure their IT infrastructure. The company also designs and manufactures award-winning Pro AV, KVM, cabling, and networking products known for their advanced functionality, flawless performance, outstanding reliability and fail-safe security. Black Box delivers these end-to-end solutions through its global presence and approximately 2,500 team members. The world-class support and service provided by Black Box is as important to customers as the powerful products and solutions the company delivers. Black Box is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGC Networks.

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