Avocent Announces First Wireless HD Multipoint Extender

Avocent Corporation, today introduced the industry's first wireless high-definition (HD) media extender providing both wired or wireless connectivity in one product.

Avocent Announces First Wireless HD Multipoint Extender


New Emerge™ MPX1000 HD Multipoint Extender incorporates High -Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMITM) technology for moving high -definition content wirelessly or wired

HUNTSVILLE, AL September 7, 2006 - Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), a leading provider of audio -visual connectivity and control solutions, today introduced the industry's first wireless high -definition (HD) media extender providing both wired or wireless connectivity in one product. The Emerge MPX1000 product provides connectivity for moving high -definition content from one source to multiple destinations incorporating HDMI technology. High resolution computer graphics up to 1280 x 768 resolution, HD video including 720p and 1080i, stereo audio, and control data are wirelessly transmitted to as many as eight wireless or wired receivers.

"We are pleased to announce the expansion of our family of wireless video and audio extenders with our first HD extension product," said Mitch Friend, senior vice president and general manager of Avocent. "The Emerge MPX1000 extender was designed to meet the market's push for higher resolutions by providing true digital picture and sound content delivery to displays for presentation and digital signage applications.

The Avocent Emerge MPX1000 HD multipoint extender includes a transmitter and receiver that provide feature rich, high -definition media support for use in professional audio -visual applications. The Emerge MPX1000 extension product 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. The Avocent MPX1000 HD multipoint extender has interchangeable modules for input of analog VGA signals or digital HDMI/DVI signals. The Avocent MPX1000 HD multipoint extender solution provides two primary user interfaces: an intuitive menu system that lets you access multiple web pages and a front panel display to control and configure the system. The extender also allows for several methods to control external A/V equipment through RS -232 serial and infrared connections.

Avocent connectivity and control products provide connectivity, switching, extension, monitoring, and control for serial, video, and audio data. These products allow industry professionals to deliver leading -edge connectivity and control solutions to a range of markets including retail, medical, digital signage, hospitality, AV, and broadcasting. Demonstrations of the Avocent Emerge MPX1000 HD multipoint extender will take place in the Avocent booth (Hall 7, #730) at IBC2006, Amsterdam, NL, Sept. 8 -12 and the Electrograph booth (#323) at CEDIA Expo 2006, Denver, Colorado, Sept. 14 -17.

About Avocent Corporation
Avocent Corporation is a leading supplier of connectivity solutions for enterprise data centers, branch offices, and small to medium size businesses. Branded and OEM products include remote and local access solutions for switching, serial console, power, extension, intelligent platform management interface (IPMI), mobile, and video display 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. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

HDMI, the HDMI logo and High -Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

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Matt Nelson
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