SOURCE: Avocent Corporation

March 15, 2007 08:00 ET

Avocent Announces New Wireless VGA Module Revolutionizing Digital Signage Media Distribution

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 15, 2007 -- Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT) today announced a new wireless VGA and audio module for the professional A/V market. Wireless VGA distribution is an enabling technology for added flexibility and reduced installation cost for digital signage systems. As part of the Avocent Emerge™ MPX1000 extender, the new VGA module will enable a combination of multipoint transmitters and receivers to work in unison to form a managed audio-video extension network. The VGA distribution system is able to deliver a synchronized stream of high-definition computer graphics or video and associated audio from one source to as many as eight display devices in a wired or wireless manner. Display information data, content protection, and interactive device control signals, including IR and serial, is passed from the source through the extension network to the destination, providing a fully managed solution. In addition to the VGA video distribution feature, the Emerge MPX1000 extender solution also provides support for HDMI/DVI digital video and audio signals. Digital signage installations can benefit from either a digital HDMI/DVI module or analog VGA module for delivering content at the required resolutions from a digital or analog source. A new firmware upgrade for the Emerge MPX1000 extender product to be released later this month provides a number of new features for improved video quality, web-based receiver configuration, and expanded video resolution support. The new firmware upgrade is offered at no cost and can be downloaded from www.avocent.com.

"We are pleased to announce the availability of the new wireless VGA module for the Emerge MPX1000 HD Multipoint Extender," said Mitch Friend, senior vice president and general manager of Avocent. "This expanded functionality demonstrates Avocent's continued leadership in offering wireless connectivity products to the A/V industry."

The Emerge MPX1000 extender solution provides connectivity for professional audio and video applications that require moving high-definition quality content from one source to multiple destinations. High resolution VGA or HDMI/DVI computer graphics up to 1280 x 768 resolution, HD video including 720p, stereo audio, and control data are wirelessly transmitted to as many as eight wireless or wired receivers. The MPX1000 extender solution extends video and audio over standard 10/100 Ethernet wiring up to 3000 feet and wirelessly through walls up to 150 feet, or up to 1000 feet line-of-sight with optional directional antenna. Audio-video synchronization is maintained at each display and all wirelessly connected receivers remain in lock step with each other. Manageability is provided through an onboard web interface and device control is accommodated through extension of serial, IR and HDMI control data. Demonstrations of the Avocent wireless VGA and HDMI/DVI distribution system will take place in the Electrograph booth (#0139) at NSCA, Orlando, FL, March 15-17.

About Avocent Professional A/V Products

Avocent delivers professional A/V products that provide connectivity, switching, extension, monitoring, and control for serial, video, and audio data. Avocent's solutions enable A/V industry professionals who serve retail, medical, digital signage, hospitality, A/V, and broadcasting markets to benefit from innovative technologies designed to meet the needs of industry applications.

About Avocent Corporation

Avocent delivers IT operations and infrastructure management solutions for enterprises worldwide, helping customers reduce the cost and simplify the management of complex 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 market opportunity, product development, engineering and design activities, and product availability and operability. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including the 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, risks associated with reliance on a limited number of component suppliers and single source components, 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 10-Q filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Avocent, the Avocent logo and Emerge are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avocent Corporation or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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