FREE Cable Installation Cap

Sometimes, you need three hands: one for a cable, one for a tool, and one for a flashlight. Black Box offers a hands-free flashlight that is perfect for pulling cable. In addition, the hat is useful for walking, grilling, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, car repair, home repair, power outages, and more. Two super-bright LEDs concealed in the cap’s brim light up a 15-foot area and can be seen from more than a mile away. To turn on the light, just push a switch hidden in the brim. Two easy-to-replace cell batteries provide up to 30 hours of continuous light. The premium six-panel hat boasts a structured fit with a comfort band and Velcro® closure.

There are two great ways to receive this hat. Get the cap with the purchase of five boxes of Black Box GigaBase® CAT5e, GigaBase Plus CAT5e, GigaTrue® CAT6, or GigaTrue Plus CAT6 Bulk Cable. It’s also available for purchase separately. The black and navy blue caps retail for $25.95. The camouflage cap is $26.95.


Black Box Attains ISO/IEC 20000-1:2005 Certification

How do you, as a customer, know that the product you are receiving is of the highest quality? If your product is a Black Box product then you should know that the International Organization for Standardization, widely known as ISO, has certified Black Box to the ISO 9001:2000 Standard. In addition, the ISO has recently granted us the ISO/IEC 2000-1:2005 certification for our IT services at the Miami International Airport.

What is ISO?
ISO is the world’s largest international standard setting body. It is a network of the national standards institutes of 162 countries (with one member for every country). They are a non-governmental organization that creates a bridge between the public and private sectors. In doing so they are able to meet the requirements of both businesses and the public. ISO is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

What are the criteria to be certified for ISO/IEC 2000-1:2005?
We received this certification in February 2009 as part of our commitment to quality IT Service Management. To be certified, the company implemented an integrated set of management processes for the effective delivery of IT services to the staff, businesses, and customers at the Miami International Airport. Under Black Box’s IT management, the airport is the first in the United States to follow the IT Infrastructure Library® (ITIL®) of best practices.

How this affects YOU.
In taking this comprehensive step of requiring our voice and data services, as well as our product manufacturing location to be certified, we are demonstrating our deep commitment to quality. This certification also reaffirms our dedication to providing our clients with the highest level of service governed by industry best practices. In addition, we hold ISO 9001:2000 certifications for its United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Pacific Rim operations. We offer 118,000+ networking products at and in our award-winning Black Box® Catalog. All backed by our free, live, 24/7 Tech Support.

Black Box Provides Wireless VGA Video

Ever have to get up and interrupt an important presentation just because you needed to swap cables in and out of the projector? There’s a new tool to make delivering presentations even easier. To plan a projector-run presentation without dealing with all the cables, check out Black Box’s new 802.11b/g system that lets up to 254 wireless laptop users access a VGA projector from up to 200 feet away.

The Wireless VGA Video Presentation System (VPS) (part # AC1130A), a network-ready, single-box device that attaches directly to any SVGA or WXGA projector and communicates with any Windows® PC with Wi-Fi® card capabilities, enabling up to 254 users to access a projector presentation wirelessly.

Because of its 200-foot range, this system is ideal for use in large rooms, auditoriums, and lecture halls where users are stationed far from a projector. Other systems only communicate at 30 feet maximum, which isn’t far at all—especially if it’s in one of the larger halls where the projector’s up in the ceiling.

The system supports both wired and wireless connections and can be attached directly to a LAN as well as the Internet. It has a built-in DHCP server and supports static IP configuration. With a DSL or cable modem plugged into its RJ-45 port, the system enables laptop users to wirelessly link to the Web—great for training a class on Web-based applications and for allowing participants to stream intranet or Internet content to a projector from their laptops. In addition to a projector, the system can also be connected to any LCD or plasma display with a VGA port.

Say good-bye to running multiple cables to and from your VGA projector and hello to trouble-free presentations.

Thinking “Out-Of-The-Box:” Black Box’s iCOMPEL

According to a new study by Arbiton, Inc., which is posted on Digital Signage Today, approximately 65% of Americans have seen a digital out-of-home (OOH) video display in the past month. More than 70% of those who remember seeing a digital video display noticed seeing them in several public venues. Digital signage gets results. Whether you use it to increase sales, cross-sell, upsell, or to improve communications, it’s a smart investment. Digital signage has become an effective way of delivering the right message at the right time. Businesses and organizations of all sizes in every vertical are seeing a very quick ROI.

New media appliances, players, and extenders make digital signage more affordable and easier to set up. So we’ve expandedour line of digital signage products to help businesses more affordably and economically market to and reach their customers. Generating the most industry buzz, is iCOMPEL™ (part #s AC4000A, AC4001A, AC4002A, AC4003A, AC4004A, and AC4005A), Black Box’s new family of browser-based, networked digital signage appliances. iCOMPEL gives everyone from new users to system integrators a highly affordable, right out of the box way to set up, create, and manage digital signage.

The iCOMPEL is ideal for any size user. You can have one unit in one location or thousands of units playing different content around the globe. Its advanced features and functionality are typically found on very high-end systems. There are professionally designed layouts, easy-to-use drag-and-drop tools, and a whole host of other features. Plus, there are no ongoing licensing fees, all the software is included, and updates are free.

As with all Black Box products, the iCOMPEL is backed by free, live, 24/7 technical support, available in 20 seconds or less. Custom build-outs to create digital signage are no longer needed, which drastically opens up this technology to a variety of users. iCOMPEL takes the “gotchas” out of digital signage by eliminating recurring licensing and software fees, and by being an easy, all-in-one solution to signage. Additionally, the iCOMPEL units support many media formats. Users can combine video or live TV with scrolling text, photos, Flash, and Web content, and manage them via a browser from any PC or Mac® on a WAN.

Black Box Receives a Circle of Excellence Award

Black Box has been recognized as a Circle of Excellence winner. We were awarded first place in the national partners category by ShoreTel, a provider of IP phone systems with Unified Communications (UC). ShoreTel’s highly qualified partners consist of value-added resellers and integrators who help customers navigate through the world of voice over IP (VoIP) options, including LAN, WAN, call center, voice and data application integration, technology deployment, and training and support. The Circle of Excellence Award is presented to ShoreTel’s top 10 partners and is based on revenue success and the achievement of world-class customer satisfaction. This prestigious award is the highest partner award given by ShoreTel.