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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

(PresseBox) (HUNTSVILLE, AL, ) 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:

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