Black Box Corporation

Black Box Corporation NYSE: [http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/lcddata.html?ticker=bbox BBOX] headquartered in Lawrence County near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

It is a technical services companyFact|date=April 2007 dedicated to designing, building, and maintaining data and voice network infrastructure systems. The company serves small, medium and enterprise corporations, government, educational institutions, home offices plus resellers, such as CDW and Tiger Direct.

History

Starting as a company called Expandor, Inc. in 1976, the companyofficially changed its name to Black Box in 1982. In 1994 the companywent public. In 2006, Black Box acquired NextiraOne, LLC, to expand its voiceservices.

Black Box is known for maintaining a large inventory of products. They offer: cabinets, racks and furniture, cable & Infrastructure Converters, Data Communication, Industrial, KVM Switch, multimedia and Presentation, networking, Peripheral Switching and Sharing, Power and Surge Protection, reference and training, security, servers and storage, telephony, tools and testers plus wireless equipment.

The company announced in March 2007 that it would take a substantial charge related to stock options.

Services

Black Box specializes in three areas:

*Computer Networking
*Network Voice Protocol
*Tech Support

External links

[http://www.blackbox.com Black Box Corporation]

References

* [http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07116/781235-100.stm Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Thursday, April 26, 2007. Nasdaq lets Black Box stay. By Corilyn Shropshire]
* [http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/stories/2007/04/23/daily22.html?b=1177300800^1452694 Nashville Business Journal - 4:22 PM CDT Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - Black Box call center opens in Murfreesboro]


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