Avocent Announces Dual-Head DVI and USB Extension over Gigabit Ethernet

HUNTSVILLE, AL - February 5th, 2008 - Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), today announced the new Avocent Emerge® ECMS4000 extender which delivers uncompromised dual digital DVI and USB extension across unlimited distances. The Emerge ECMS4000 product provides users with a full desktop computer experience from anywhere on a Gigabit TCP/IP network. Media-intense applications such as video editing benefit from superb user experience while business critical workstations are securely maintained and managed.

“We are pleased to announce the new ECMS4000 dual DVI and USB extender utilizing standard Gigabit Ethernet,” said Mitch Friend, senior vice president and general manager of Avocent. “Since the ECMS4000 operates over a typical IP network there is no need for custom switches or costly fiber to provide users with rich media extension.”

The ECMS4000 extender can operate on a point-to-point CAT 5e cable or on a switched Gigabit Ethernet network. The Emerge ECMS4000 product consists of a transmitter that connects externally to each remote computer with dual DVI-D video connectors and a user station with dual DVI-I connectors, USB connectors, and audio ports. The high quality extension supports digital video up to 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz. The extender is ideal for users who need a rich media, dual video display experience while using TCP/IP as the transport protocol.

The new Emerge ECMS4000T transmitter and ECMS4000R receiver are now shipping and available at an MSRP of $1,235 and $1,260 respectively. Demonstrations of Avocent‘s dual DVI and USB extension solution will take place at the Integrated Systems Europe tradeshow (Hall 1, Booth # I119) in Amsterdam, Netherlands, January 29 - 31, 2008.

About Avocent Professional A/V Products

The Avocent connectivity and control division offers managed AV infrastructure solutions for professional audio/video and broadcast markets. Our Emerge product family allows industry professionals to deliver innovative wired and wireless solutions for AV and KVM extension, switching, distribution, and signal processing needs. For additional information visit: www.connectivity.avocent.com.

About Avocent

Avocent delivers IT infrastructure management solutions that reduce operating costs, simplify management and increase the availability of critical, "always on" IT environments via integrated, centralized in-band and out-of-band hardware and software. Through LANDesk, Avocent also is a leading provider of systems, security, and process management solutions. Additional information is available at: www.avocent.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements regarding the development of new systems and management solutions and Avocent's growth and expansion into these and other new markets. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, risks associated with general economic conditions, risks attributable to future product demand, sales, and expenses, risks associated with product design efforts and the introduction of new products and technologies, and risk associated with obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in Avocent's reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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