Avocent Wins Broadcast Engineering's Pick Hit Award

The Emerge(TM) MPX1000 HD Multipoint Extender wins 'Innovative Product' award at
IBC show in Amsterdam

HUNTSVILLE, AL - November 15, 2006 - Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), a leader in IT operations and infrastructure management solutions, was recently awarded the Broadcast Engineering 'Pick Hit' Award for "Innovative Product" at this year's IBC show in Amsterdam for its new HD multipoint extender. The new Avocent Emerge MPX1000 HD extender solves multiple connectivity, management, and installation issues for the Digital Signage and Pro AV markets through innovative technology that enables high definition video and audio distribution to multiple displays. The Emerge MPX1000 HD multipoint extender provides connectivity for moving high-definition content from one source to multiple destinations incorporating High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI(TM)) technology.

"We are excited to offer a product that meets the demand for higher resolutions. The MPX1000 extender offers true digital picture and sound content delivery to displays for presentation and digital signage applications," said Mitch Friend, senior vice president and general manager of Avocent. "As part of the family of wireless and wired video and audio extenders, the robust features of the MPX1000 extender are attractive to users that have a need for high-definition video and advanced management capabilities."

The Avocent Emerge MPX1000 HD multipoint extender includes a transmitter and receiver with interchangeable modules for input of analog VGA signals or digital HDMI/DVI signals. The MPX1000 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.

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.

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.

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