Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing, and maintaining today’s complex communications solutions, announced today that its iCOMPEL™ controlled digital signage deployment at Joy Global has won Digital Screenmedia Association’s (DSA) prestigious Industry Excellence Award for 2012.
For external communication, Joy Global uses signage to present companywide content on lobby screens in a consistent, unified way. In addition, the flexibility of iCOMPEL allows local offices to post site-specific messages like production statistics or welcome messages for their own customers.For internal communications, the company uses iCOMPEL to electronically disseminate HR-related information to its factories and performance data to engineering staff. In addition, it uses factory screens to enhance the efficiency of the company’s Kanban manufacturing system by displaying “Just-in-Time” inventory information to employees. By using digital displays, the company has been able to eliminate the use of paper Kanban tickets. It is also now in the process of linking the system to other plants, including its South African operations. When fully implemented, the signage system will enable the instant communication of manufacturing/inventory information to sites around the world. As part of nominating the Joy Global application for the award, Black Box submitted a 5-minute video demonstration of the iCOMPEL deployment. To see the video, visit blackbox.com/go/JMvideo. For more information about iCOMPEL, visit blackbox.com/go/iCOMPEL or call 1-800-355-8003. Also available: iCOMPEL EDS enterprise signage ( blackbox.com/go/iCOMPEL-EDS), iCOMPEL WDS wearable signage ( blackbox.com/go/WDS), and MediaFlyer™ EXPRESS Web-configured signage ( blackbox.com/go/MediaFlyer). All Black Box products are backed with free, 24/7 Tech Support. 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, 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. About Joy Global Joy Global is a leading global supplier of advanced equipment, systems, and direct services for mining. The company brings both P&H brand surface mining solutions and JOY brand underground mining solutions to market. Joy Global is moving mining forward with innovative equipment and life-cycle services that make mining operations safer and more productive. Its headquarters are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. For more information, visit www.joyglobal.com About the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA) With over 650 members, DSA is an independent, not-for-profit trade association whose purpose is to advance the growth and excellence of the global digital signage, interactive kiosk, and mobile community through advocacy, education, and networking. Members include users of digital screenmedia in all vertical markets, as well as manufacturers, resellers, and distributors of hardware and software, network operators, integrators, advertising agencies, consultants, analysts, publishers, tradeshow organizers, and service companies. For more information, see www.digitalscreenmedia.org. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50281124&lang=en