SOURCE: Avocent Corporation

January 29, 2008 01:01 ET

Avocent Announces Exclusive Distributor Relationship With Comm-Tec for AV Products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Demand Grows for Avocent's Wired and Wireless Audiovisual and Broadcast Products

HUNTSVILLE, AL--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), today at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) trade conference in Amsterdam, announced a new exclusive distributor relationship with Comm-Tec Vertriebsgesellschaft für Communication Techology mbH of Uhingen, Germany. As part of the agreement, Comm-Tec will exclusively offer Avocent's Emerge® family of professional wired and wireless audio video products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

"We are confident that this relationship with Comm-Tec, which is one of the leading distributors of AV technology and products in Europe, will give Avocent's Emerge products greater reach," said Joachim Rankenhohn, Avocent senior sales executive Europe for professional AV and broadcast products. "Comm-Tec is a respected firm with a high level of expertise in the audiovisual market and is the ideal partner to further establish Avocent's presence in the European AV market."

Avocent offers a full line of "Managed AV Infrastructure" solutions for professional audio/video and broadcast markets. The Avocent Emerge family of wired and wireless products provide AV and KVM extension, switching, distribution and signal processing. At the 2008 ISE trade show, Avocent further expanded its Emerge product line with a high-definition (HD) multipoint extender, which wirelessly distributes HD content from a single source to multiple destinations as well as new solutions to enable broadcast professionals to convert digital and analog video to other formats (see companion announcements).

"Avocent is an industry pioneer in IT Infrastructure products. Its new innovative AV products are at the forefront of IT and AV convergence," said Rainer Sprinzl, Comm-Tec Director of Sales & Marketing. "With these products, we will enable end users to manage and monitor AV devices over IP connections."

Demonstrations of Avocent's new AV products will take place at the Integrated Systems Europe tradeshow, Avocent booth (Hall 1, Booth #I119) in Amsterdam, Netherlands January 29th - 31st, 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:

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:

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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