Black Box launches 'Cable and Cabinet Makeover' contest

Jan. 18, 2011
Participants enter photos of disorganized wiring closets, telco rooms, cabinets. Grand prize winner will receive up to $20,000 in cabling and cabinet products.

PITTSBURGH -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX), a supplier of voice communications, data infrastructure, and networking products, has announced the start of its Cable & Cabinet Makeover Contest. Participants can enter photos of their disorganized wiring closets, telco rooms, or cabinets for a chance to win a makeover by Black Box experts, including up to $20,000 in equipment and installation services.

Andy Schmeltzer, structured cabling product manager at Black Box, says, “A disorganized cabling and cabinet setup costs time and money. Moves, adds, and changes are more expensive. Even a small problem can cost much more in labor and network downtime. But with a well-organized closet, problems are easily fixed or avoided altogether."

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Schmeltzer continues, "Black Box has the solutions and expertise, including SpaceGAIN CAT5e and CAT6 cables and patch panels, Elite IT cabinets, cable management equipment, biometric access locks, and environmental monitoring systems to clean up and protect even the messiest closet.”

After the entry period ends on February 16, 2011, five finalists will be selected from which the grand prize winner will be chosen by popular vote. Photos of the finalists will appear on, where voters can register to choose their favorite. In addition, everyone who enters the Cable & Cabinet Makeover Contest or registers to vote in the contest is eligible to win an Apple iPad and receives 10% off their next Black Box order.

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For complete contest rules, visit

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