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Black Box Establishes CommScope Center of Excellence
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, March 16, 2011 -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading communication systems integrator, announced today that it has established a CommScope Center of Excellence to further support its CommScope business line. This virtual center, headquartered in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, houses a specialized team of resources dedicated to supporting and growing the CommScope Enterprise solution for Black Box customers.

The CommScope Center of Excellence has been awarded Elite status, the highest level attainable in the CommScope BusinessPartner program. In addition, Black Box received accreditation as a Certified iPatch® Solution BusinessPartner. Achieving Elite partner status requires intense technical expertise, extensive certifications, and excellent customer satisfaction. SYSTIMAX® Certified iPatch® Solution Partner accreditation requires design and installation expertise for intelligent network infrastructure solutions, as well as iPatch software configuration and managed services. The CommScope Center of Excellence will put these designations to use supporting Black Box customers throughout the United States.

CommScope is a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks including its leading enterprise product lines SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise®, and its Andrew Solutions™ radio frequency subsystem products for wireless networks. Together, Black Box and CommScope deliver complete infrastructure solutions including copper, fiber, intelligent patching, Coax, in-building wireless solutions and enclosures. Black Box maintains over two hundred CommScope certified technicians nationally.

“Our CommScope Center of Excellence will give customers access to highly trained resources through a centralized, virtual center,” said Blair Charles, Senior Product Manager – Infrastructure Solutions, Black Box Network Services. “This model allows us to bring together our brightest resources to ensure our customers receive the absolute best support for their CommScope infrastructure.”

“Black Box’s expertise in implementation and support make them a powerful partner for CommScope,” said Stephen Kowal, Vice President, Global Channel Sales, CommScope. “The Center of Excellence model and their new BusinessPartner designations give their customers a great option for full life cycle support for CommScope solutions.”