Win an iPad, Chromebook, Tablet, and Laptop Cart!

Last week we announced the launch of a contest that will award a Black Box iPad®, Chromebook®, Tablet, and Laptop Cart to a lucky winner once every quarter through March 2015.

Our Tablet and Laptop Carts are perfect for schools, and safely charge and store tablets, laptops, netbooks, notebooks, and e-readers in a secure cart that adapts to changing needs and technology. Carts can also sync iPad tablets using iTunes®.12-Questions-Tablet-Laptop-Cart

The carts are uniquely designed with a standardized rack system and flexible configurations, which means that carts won’t have to be replaced every time users change or upgrade their tablets, laptops, or other devices. The carts can be easily reconfigured to meet evolving needs. User-friendly cable management bars enable simplified cable routing while also allowing easy changes. Additional options are available, including pre-wired units for maximum savings and efficiency—no IT staff is needed.

In addition, the carts were designed with safety in mind and are ideal for schools that use e-learning devices in the classroom. The carts have no ledges for children to climb, no sharp edges, and have internal electrical components for maximum safety. One option is a “pinchless” tambour door that helps prevent injury. The carts have locking doors and a locking rear-access panel to keep electronic devices secure.

To enter the Tablet and Laptop Cart Contest and get our free 12 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Tablet & Laptop Cart white paper, go to

The promotion is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Full Terms and Conditions here.


Are you a “Cabling Icon”? Win a trip to Tampa!

Show the world how fast you can terminate a UTP cable and win a trip to the BICSI Winter Conference in Tampa, FL, January 20-24, 2013. The second annual Cabling Icon contest funded by Concert Technologies is underway to find the most-skilled cabling installation technician. The winner will receive at least $5,000 in cash, the coveted Golden Punch Down Award, an embroidered Cabling Icon leather vest, and “bragging rights.” In addition, the winner will receive an expenses-paid trip to the BICSI conference, including travel, hotel, and meals, and one week’s worth of wages. The winner will also have the opportunity to participate in BICSI’s Cabling Skills Challenge, held during its Winter Conference.

Contest entrants must first submit a video describing why they are worthy of being the Cabling Icon. The first video is due by October 1, 2012. Judges and on-line voters will decide on the best participants who will then move on to subsequent rounds of competition. If you think you’re worthy of being the Cabling Icon, go to for more details on how to enter.

You know you’re in IT if…

You Know You're In IT If...
You know you’re in IT if:
you sleep upright in an IT cabinet.
…you’ve used a server to warm your coffee.
…you still use CRT monitors.

Have something better? Finish the sentence for a chance to win great prizes, including: Apple iPad®, Black Box Gift Certificate, Deluxe Gadget Kit, Laser Light, and more. We are giving away 40 prizes to the people who submit the funniest or most original endings to the sentence:

You know you’re in IT if…

Enter now! Hurry, contest ends July 30th, 2012.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Promotion begins on or about June 21, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. ET and ends on July 30, 2012 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Open only to legal U.S. residents of the fifty (50) United States and D.C. who are 18 years of age or older. Click here to see Official Rules for how to enter, additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions/restrictions/ARVs, and complete details. Void where prohibited.

Register to win a Veri-NAC 5220!

Register to Win a Veri-NAC 5220
Network access control (NAC) prevents unauthorized devices from connecting to your network through data ports—which are inside your network. Unauthorized users can plug in, but with a NAC in place, they can’t connect.

From now until March 31st, register to win your own Veri-NAC 5220. We’re giving away five!

Protect your customers’ information. Register to win a Veri-NAC 5220 for your small network, and protect your network from vulnerabilities firewalls can’t defend against.

For official contest rules click here.

Good luck to all!

Let us clean up your closet!

Vote Cabinet Cable Makeover

Wow, did we receive scary photos for our Cable & Cabinet Makeover Contest! We’ve selected five finalists, and now it’s time for YOU to vote. Choose your favorite closet nightmare, the one you think deserves the makeover the most.

Just vote and you’ll be eligible for a chance to win an iPad. Plus, you’ll get 10% off your next Black Box order.

Hurry! Voting ends March 16, 2011.