Catalogue - The company began selling connectivity devices - the "little black boxes" - that customers needed to connect their primary communications products. The company was originally called Expandor, Inc., but it soon changed to Black Box because customers came to know the company after its catalogue name.
|First catalogue 1977
When the first Black Box Catalogue rolled off the presses in early 1977, it had just 18 pages. Today the Black Box Catalogue - an enormous 700+ page book - features more than 10,000 networking & datacommunication solutions and has multiple international versions published.