Patching made easy—and less expensive

Every IT professional is looking for tips to save valuable time and reduce costs. The new SpaceGAIN CAT5e and CAT6 patch panels with angled port modules provide strain relief, and maintain bend radius with connectors that tilt at a 45° angle. Because the cables flow smoothly downward, the need for horizontal cable managers is eliminated, reducing the costs for installation equipment and labor. 

The unique 45° angled-ports also free up significant space in crowded data cabinets. Because cables don’t protrude, users can save two or four inches, or more, in front of every panel. This is quite beneficial for cabinets being retrofitted with newer, deeper equipment. Every inch counts and cabinet doors often don’t close or need to be removed to accommodate cabling.

The panels feature angled RJ-45 connectors on one side and straight Krone/110 dual-IDC connectors on the other. They’re made of rolled metal for added strength when punching. The panels are available with 24 or 48 ports.

Also, take a look at our new SpaceGAIN CAT5e 90° Angled Patch Cables. Ideal for tight connections behind desks and walls, these cables are available with almost every combination of right-angle hoods. The tab on the RJ-45 connector faces up, down, left, or right, depending on the cable. The right angle protects the bend radius while enabling users to push equipment closer to the wall and to minimize desktop cabling loops.

The up and down angled cables are perfect for streamlining patch panel and switch connections in crowded data cabinets and can save a minimum of four inches of valuable cabling space. They are especially beneficial in retrofits where new, deeper equipment cuts into limited cabling space and prohibits the use of cabinet doors.

These 100-MHz cables feature two 24 AWG unshielded twisted pairs, molded boots, and a PVC jacket. They are available in 1-, 3-, 6-, 10-, and 15-foot lengths and come in blue, red, yellow, and black. For more information check out:


Get two users to easily control up to 16 or 32 servers simultaneously

Increase productivity while reducing the significant costs of network service calls with the new ServSwitch™ Multiuser KVM Switch (KVM2016A, KVM2032A). Two users can control up to 16 servers simultaneously for easy server management. 

Local users have access to and have control of up to 16 or 32 PS/2®, USB, or mixed platform servers. Servers can be placed up to 100 feet (30 m) from the switch. The ServSwitch Multiuser enables your keyboard, mouse, and video monitor signals to provide full access to as many as 32 target servers. Two local users can easily and simultaneously troubleshoot, manage, configure, and reboot servers. The rackmountable, 1U-sized switch directly connects the switch to each computer in the server room over CAT5 cable. For more information, see

Count on us for cabinets that fit

Whether you manage a small-office network or a large data center, you know it can be difficult to pin down an enclosure that:

  • Holds components compactly and securely
  • Fits when you need it to
  • Leaves room for expansion.
  • Provides adequate and efficient cooling.
  • Has room for power distribution.
  • Manages cable neatly.
  • Makes components easy to access.
  • Locks when you need it to.

For exactly the right enclosure, choose an EliteCabinet. We have a wide range of preconfigured Elite Cabinets in stock and ready to ship, but if your needs are more specific, Elite Cabinets can be customized to your specifications in two business days or less.

  • Choose from 11 frame sizes ranging from 24U to 45U and 32″–48″ deep.
  • Add front and rear doors in a choice of five styles, or choose no doors at all.Select solid or mesh side panels, or leave the sides open.
  • Choose from many top-panel options, including a chimney top or high-velocity fans.A vast range of Elite Cabinet Accessories adapt Elite Cabinets to fit your needs perfectly.

We store one of the world’s largest selections of cabinets, racks, and accessories—many are in stock and ready to ship today. Call us for a FREE expert consultation. Our experts can help you determine exactly what our requirements are, then quickly get the right components on the road to your installation. We’ll even design and engineer a custom size/configuration for you if necessary.

Now Named an Avaya Channel Partner

Black Box Network Services has become a Silver-certified Avaya
Channel Partner, expanding our capabilities as communications integrator. Now, our
teams of highly skilled
technicians are authorized to design, install, and maintain Avaya’s
state-of-the-art business communications systems, helping enterprises of all
sizes greatly enhance their business operations with advanced unified
communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions.

“Avaya Channel Partners are critical
to the success of our business,” said Carol Giles Neslund, vice president,
North American Channels, Avaya. “They deliver value, innovation, and service to
Avaya customers. Black Box
is well known for its deep technical expertise, extensive coverage, and high
client satisfaction rate and will play an important role as we grow our channel
sales.  Avaya’s channel certification
program helps us ensure that customers have a consistent, quality experience
from purchase through implementation and ongoing support.”

“We are very excited to become an
Avaya Channel Partner,” said Terry Blakemore, Black Box’s president and chief
executive officer. “As a market leader in the enterprise communications space,
the addition of Avaya’s cutting edge solutions to our portfolio creates another
very compelling technology option for enterprise customers.”

According to Christine Tenneson,
Research Director at Gartner,
integrators are a crucial part of the enterprise communications value
proposition. Having a close-knit partnership with your client is invaluable to
the manufacturer as well. By encouraging and maintaining these important
relationships, only the best options are available to your clients.

We believe that diversification is a
key element in today’s multi-vendor environment. Communications
integrators with diverse portfolios, like us, can offer clients more choices. The
Silver-certified status recognizes our capabilities in the sale, design,
implementation and maintenance of Avaya systems, software, and solutions.

Black Box Corporation Announces Acquisition of CBS Technologies Corp.

Black Box
today announced the acquisition of CBS Technologies Corp. (CBS), a
privately-held company headquartered in Islandia,
NY. CBS has an active customer
base which includes commercial, education and various government agency
accounts. Annual historical revenues of CBS are approximately $12 million.

Robert Corvalan, former CBS President,
commented, “We are excited and energized about this fantastic opportunity with
Black Box to continue to grow our New York customer base with the added
resources of Black Box including their vast selection of voice
and data products.
We look forward to becoming an integral part
of the
Box family

We are excited to join forces with a
high-quality competitor in the
York market. This strategic acquisition adds
tremendous strength and expertise to our presence in the Northeast region.