LAWRENCE, Pa., June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), the trusted digital partner at the intelligent edge, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Black Box to its 2018 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.

The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel since 1995. The complete list will be published on CRN.com, making it readily available to vendors seeking out top solution providers to partner with.

Black Box is an industry leading provider of intelligent edge technologies across the globe. The company’s Commercial Services business unit’s robust portfolio includes best-of-breed solutions in mobility, unified communications & collaboration, structured cabling, and edge services including: day 2 support, managed services, on-demand services and project services.

The Technology Products Solutions business unit provides a wide range of award-winning products that help enterprises design and secure their networks including the recently introduced Emerald™ Unified KVM Platform. It is the first-ever converged KVM solution that supports both IP and direct connections, physical and virtual desktops and servers, and mixed resolutions up to UHD/4K. You can learn more about this revolutionary product here.

Black Box’s Government Solutions is a global network and communications systems integrator offering complete lifecycle support services across a broad array of industry leading intelligent digital edge products and software for United States Armed Forces, Civilian Agencies, and State and Local Governments. The business unit launched its first proprietary product, Acuity™ Tactical Edge Micro Data Center. Acuity can replace truckloads of equipment and up to 20 personnel, and be deployed within hours even in adverse field conditions. You can learn more about Acuity here.

“Black Box is honored to again be in the Top 50 on this distinguished list. It is a sign of the tremendous value Black Box employees deliver to our customers on a consistent basis,” stated Joel Trammell, CEO and President of Black Box Corporation.

“CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list spotlights the North American IT channel partner organizations that have earned the highest revenue over the past year, providing a valuable resource to vendors looking for top solution providers to partner with,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The companies on this year’s list represent an incredible, combined revenue of $320 billion, a sum that attests to their success in staying ahead of rapidly changing market demands. We extend our sincerest congratulations to each of these top-performing solution providers and look forward to their future pursuits and successes.”

The complete 2018 Solution Provider 500 list is available online at www.crn.com/sp500 and a sample from the list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine.

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About Black BoxBlack Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) is the trusted digital partner. With more than 40 years of experience connecting people and devices, we are dedicated to helping clients embrace the intelligent edge and enable their digital transformation. Our award-winning products and extensive services connect you with your customers, your team, and the world. Every day, our customers trust us to design, deploy, and manage their digital needs including retail IoT solutions, healthcare, and mission-critical control room infrastructures across commercial enterprises and governmental organizations. With a global presence and extensive team of technical experts, we make digital transformation possible whether at one location or hundreds. To learn more about Commercial Services and Government Solutions visit bboxservices.com. To learn more about Technology Products Solutions visit blackbox.com. Follow us on Twitter at @ blackbox_ns and LinkedIn.

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