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Black Box unveils next-generation enhancements to iCOMPEL digital signage platform
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Black Box unveils next-generation enhancements to iCOMPEL digital signage platform

 Award-winning appliances now available with 500 GB storage drive and in ruggedized versions.

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, February 22, 2010 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions, announced today the latest evolution of its iCOMPEL™ digital signage platform, featuring media storage enhancements and the addition of solid-state, fanless models for use in rugged environments.
These next-generation iCOMPEL appliances, set to debut at Digital Signage Expo 2010 in Las Vegas, include:
• New HD Plus High-Speed iCOMPEL versions that provide 500 GB of onboard media storage, allowing their use as content servers for other iCOMPEL players.
• New affordably priced HD Plus iCOMPEL versions with 160 GB of integrated media storage.
• New small-form-factor, 32 GB solid-state HD iCOMPEL models that can be attached to the back of screens.
• Ruggedized versions of the new HD iCOMPEL models featuring a fanless design, solid-state storage, and no moving parts.
George Borden, Black Box National Sales Manager for Digital Signage, says the ruggedized models are perfect for factory floor, industrial automation, and mass transit digital signage applications. “For displays in areas with equipment vibration, these tough iCOMPEL units are the way to go,” says Borden. “They’re also great for use in garages, sports venues, subway stations—basically anywhere you don’t want the rumbling of feet or trains to affect your digital signage operation.”
An integrated hardware/software platform, the iCOMPEL offers a lower total cost of ownership than similar products on the market. It comes with free lifetime software upgrades, free professionally designed screen layouts, and free, lifetime Tech Support. Loaded with features typically found only on high-priced systems, the iCOMPEL simplifies the tasks of assembling and distributing video, audio, and Web HTML or RSS content to one or many screens.
Digital Signage Expo 2010 attendees can visit Booth # 1046 during the February 23–25 expo to see live demos of the new enhanced iCOMPEL models. To schedule a free, one-on-one demo of the system, contact George Borden at (724) 873-6565 or (412) 862-6760 or at george.borden@blackbox.com.
About Black Box
Black Box Network Services is a leading digital signage and multimedia solutions provider, serving 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 194 offices throughout the world. Black Box offers more than 118,000 products including media players and digital signage appliances for plug-and-play implementation of high-impact signage. The company’s premier digital signage offering, iCOMPEL, gives businesses and institutions an affordable, easy way to set up high-impact signage. Black Box also offers LCD and plasma displays, assorted AV extenders, splitters, switches, and converters, as well as cabinets, cables, and data infrastructure products. All products are backed by free, live, 24/7 Tech Support, which customers can reach at 724-746-5500 or at blackbox.com. Black Box is also known as the world’s largest technical services company dedicated to designing, building, and maintaining today’s complicated data and voice infrastructure systems.
Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks, and iCOMPEL is a trademark, of BB Technologies, Inc. Any third-party trademarks appearing in this press release are acknowledged to be the property of their respective owners.
 

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