Black Box patch cables, server cabinets recognized for data center excellence

April 14, 2015
Black Box wins two Data Center Excellence Awards, as presented by TMC's InfoTech Spotlight.
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Black Box (NASDAQ: BBOX) announced that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has recognized two Black Box networking products for its 2014 Data Center Excellence awards, presented by TMC's InfoTech Spotlight. According to a press release, the awards honor "the most innovative and enterprising infrastructure, cabling and hardware solutions for the data center."

“Having TMC recognize two Black Box products for Data Center Excellence is quite an honor,” commented Gina Dickson, Black Box's director of global product management for North American products. “It points to Black Box’s commitment to provide IT professionals the best solutions for challenging data center issues.”

The Black Box products awarded include the following:

-- The Elite Cabinet family gives IT professionals the ability to customize data center enclosures to their exact specifications. With more than 90 sizes and options, thousands of cabinet configurations are possible, notes the company. Customers can choose from heights ranging from 24U to 45U, as well as a multitude of doors, panels, depths, rails, cooling options and more. The Elite Cabinets adapt to nearly any application, contends Black Box, whether it's a high-airflow cabinet for a data center or a small, secure cabinet for an office. For more information, visit

-- Black Box's GigaTrue CAT6A and CAT6 and GigaBase CAT5e are families of premium patch cables that give users three levels of security, depending on the optional Locking Pin used. The patch cables are guaranteed for life and provide performance from 350-MHz to 650-MHz, exceeding TIA standards. For more information, visit

“Black Box has displayed its commitment to quality and innovation in the development of the data center industry,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to witnessing continued excellence from Black Box and their efforts toward improving the future of the data center industry.”

View the full list of Data Center Excellence award winners at the TMC web site.

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