Headquartered in scenic Lawrence, Pennsylvania, 20 miles south of Pittsburgh, Black Box is now a leading worldwide provider of infrastructure services, communications equipment, and technical support. Black Box services 132 countries and employs nearly 4000 people worldwide. It offers the broadest product line available anywhere and the best technical support and customer service in the industry. Black Box's services now include not only FREE hotline technical support, but also on-site network infrastructure and structured cabling, design, installation, and maintenance.
In April 1976, Black Box was started with a gem of an idea. The company began selling connectivity devices - the "little black boxes" - that customers need to connect their primary data communications products. The idea was to sell a range of products from a single source, a catalog, and to provide the technical help needed to solve customers' interface problems. Our motto: "If you don't see it, ask for it."
The company was originally called Expandor, Inc. but it soon changed to Black B ox because customers came to know the company by its catalog name. When the first BLACK BOX catalog rolled off the presses in early 1977, it was six pages, contained nine products, and generated $170,000 in sales. Today the BLACK BOX catalog - along with the Black Box Web site - features nearly 45,000 products. The catalog is now an enormous 1400-page book and has international versions published in 8 languages.. *National and International Coverage
*Voice Over IP (VoIP)