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Black Box: video extender without power supply for unlimited digital signage

Hallbergmoos, June 27, 2012 – The  Wizard Multimedia Extender LP from Black Box, the IT and communications specialist, is now also available as a 4-port version. With it, contents can be distributed to up to four displays and viewed at the transmitter via local video. Like the point-to-point variant, it doesn’t require a power supply: the receiver units receive their power via the Cat cable, the transmitter units via the USB interface of the CPU. Without the need for power outlets near its installation site, the Wizard Multimedia Extender is thus especially flexible to use. With its minimal installation requirements, the extender series is therefore ideal for small businesses and public buildings.

The extender transmits video information at a resolution of 1360 x 768 without loss over a distance of 150 meters. As a dongle, the device is extremely compact, allowing it to be used in places where little space is available. The new 4-port broadcaster provides clients with the flexibility necessary to distribute the same contents to four different screens for effective advertising and maximum attention gathering. “Even from smaller retail outlets, we notice an increasing demand for digital signage solutions with more than one screen. Our Wizard Multimedia Extender LP addresses exactly this market,“ Axel Bürger, Managing Director of Black Box Deutschland GmbH, explains. “Because of the device’s minimal installation and spatial requirements, anybody can benefit from the positive marketing effects of digital advertising and information systems.“

About Black Box:
Black Box (NASDAQ: BBOX) is one of the world’s largest technical services company with focus on design, installation and maintenance of network infrastructure systems. From data communication and telecommunication services to on-site network installations, the company supports more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 194 regional offices. With “Free Tech Support“ for free and competent technical advice over the phone, free test scenarios, as well as installation and maintenance services, Black Box offers an exceptional service program. The Black Box main catalogue is well-known in the industry and comprises an extensive product portfolio of approx. 10,000 IT products such as network components, as well as solutions for infrastructures and applications.

The headquarters of Black Box Corporation is in Pittsburgh, USA. Worldwide, the company has approximately 4500 employees, 65 of which in Germany. Black Box Deutschland GmbH has been active on the German market since 1984. Its regular customers include small and medium-sized businesses, as well as big enterprises of various branches, such as services, industry, telecommunications, health care and public administration, as well as the banking and insurance sector.
Press Contact: Black Box Deutschland GmbH
Axel Bürger, phone: +49 811 5541 322, fax: +49 811 5541 499
Email: axel.buerger@black-box.de, website: www.black-box.de 
PR Agency: Weissenbach PR
Bastian Schink, phone: +49 89 5506 7775, fax: +49 89 5506 7790
Email: black-box@weissenbach-pr.de, website: www.weissenbach-pr.de