PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – July 29, 2013 – Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX), a leading communications systems integrator, announced today it has expanded its portfolio of solutions with GENBAND’s NUViA™ cloud communications offering. GENBAND’s carrier-class, secure, multimedia communications cloud services enable Black Box to offer HD voice, video, multimedia messaging, mobility, conferencing, web collaboration, desktop clients and fixed mobile convergence as a service to its clients. Black Box will provide the NUViA cloud solution in a comprehensive Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solution that includes a suite of related products and services.
Black Box is currently a Platinum Partner in GENBAND’s Partner Advantage program. Today’s announcement represents an extension of a previous agreement which enables Black Box to offer the GENBAND on-premise solution to its customers in North America.
“We are very excited to expand our relationship with GENBAND. Our large, enterprise clients are increasingly asking for cloud-based solutions that offer them a full range of functionality with the added benefit of pay-as-you-go economics.” said Michael Laughlin, Black Box’s Vice President, Strategic Relationships. “GENBAND’s NUViA solution will provide our clients with flexible, best-in-class, cloud-based options that eliminate the need for upfront capital expenditures.”
“GENBAND built the NUViA cloud service on a carrier-class foundation and fortified it with simple-but-powerful Web-based operations and provisioning and management capabilities to meet the demanding go-to-market specifications of leading system integrators such as Black Box,” said Ramnik Kamo, Senior Vice President for Global Services & Cloud/SaaS for GENBAND. “We look forward to further expanding our partnership with Black Box to solve their clients’ complex Unified Communications challenges with carrier-class solutions like NUViA.”About Black Box
Black Box is a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and maintaining today's complex communications solutions. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in approximately 150 countries with approximately 200 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.
Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc.About GENBAND
GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions from the Core to the Edge to the Experience for service providers and enterprises in over 80 countries. The company’s technology improves IP networks by making them more scalable, secure, profitable and efficient. GENBAND’s market-leading technology supports multimedia voice, data and video sessions and fixed-mobile unified communications applications that scale on public and private networks. With a flexible, cloud-ready platform, GENBAND’s IMS, edge and application solutions help its customers compete effectively by increasing revenues, improving profitability, and attracting and retaining customers. To learn more, visit us on the web at http://www.GENBAND.com.
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