Avocent Delivers Wireless A/V & KVM Extension to 3,000 Feet

Avocent today announced technology demonstrations of the LongView® Wireless LV4500W, which connects keyboard, video/monitor, mouse (KVM) and audio devices to a computer in line of sight up to 3,000 feet away without cables.


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. & ORLANDO, Fla. - - March 10, 2005 - Avocent today announced technology demonstrations of the LongView® Wireless LV4500W, which connects keyboard, video/monitor, mouse (KVM) and audio devices to a computer in line of sight up to 3,000 feet away without cables. Demonstrations are available at the Digital Signage Showcase of the NSCA Systems Integration Expo in Orlando on March 10 through 12 at booth #342. With LongView Wireless, Avocent adds another industry first to its arsenal of connectivity solutions. The new long range wireless solution will enable system administrators to monitor and manage the data center from a remote location without the need to deploy additional cabling. In addition to its application in KVM extension, the new LongView Wireless 4500 may have the largest impact on the digital signage and A/V markets with its ability to deliver high quality video and audio without VGA cabling.

The LongView Wireless requires no software or drivers and is compatible with virtually any PC, display or operating system. The system includes a wireless transmitter and receiver, power supplies and audio cables. The transmitter connects directly to the computer and serves as the radio interface device enabling the computer to transmit audio and video data wirelessly. The receiver connects to remote output devices including a keyboard, monitor, mouse and audio. Data is transmitted automatically once the receiver is powered on and begins communicating with the transmitter. A comprehensive auto set up quickly determines and establishes optimal settings for content being transmitted. The firmware features a user -friendly On Screen Display (OSD) for making adjustments and tuning the video settings. The Longview Wireless 4500 reaches distances up to 3,000 feet in line of sight installations and up to 300 feet through walls. The embedded directional antennas located in both the transmitter and receiver units enable the greater transmission distances than the LongView Wireless 3500.

LongView Wireless greatly reduces the security risks associated with many wireless products by utilizing a proprietary 802.11a link layer protocol, proprietary video compression and AES encryption. Avocent video compression and skew compensation results in video clarity that surpasses CAT5. LongView Wireless transmits video from a source computer up to 30 frames per second with XGA resolution (1024 x 768).

"The ability to run video wirelessly with a high level of security will give our customers an unprecedented amount of flexibility on where to locate equipment while eliminating cabling and cabling costs," said Matt Nelson, director of strategic business, Avocent Wireless Technology. "Avocent is proud to offer these technical innovations ushering digital signage, data centers, classrooms, courtrooms and conference facilities among others into the wireless era."

About Avocent Corporation
Avocent (NASDAQ: AVCT) is the leading worldwide supplier of KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) switching, remote access and serial connectivity solutions that provide IT managers with access and control of multiple servers and network data center devices. Avocent's KVM solutions are distributed by the world's largest server manufacturers and installed in Fortune 100 companies around the world. For more details, visit 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 the introduction and operation of new products and technologies, risks associated with product design efforts, and risks associated with reliance on a limited number of component suppliers and single source components. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in Avocent's annual report on Form 10 -K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


Avocent, the Avocent logo and LongView Wireless are trademarks of Avocent Corporation. All other trademarks or company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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