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Avocent Introduces First Wireless KVM Extender

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Avocent Introduces First Wireless KVM Extender

LongViewO Wireless provides wireless control of computers 100 feet away

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., November 17, 2003 — Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT) today announced LongViewO Wireless, the world’s first wireless keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) extender that can be used to wirelessly connect monitors (VGA, SVGA, XGA), keyboards, mice and audio devices to any desired computer, up to 100 feet away. LongView Wireless, based on 802.11a and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), connects directly to target devices and serves as the radio interface link so that the computer can transmit secure audio and high resolution video data through walls – all without VGA cables.

Avocent has developed patent pending compression and protocol technology that enables this key innovation, supporting the transmission of 24-bit color at 30 frames per second. LongView Wireless has immediate applications for several markets as it can provide simplified IT maintenance, reduce downtime and increase the level of flexibility in configuring and mounting computers and displays.

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“We are proud to illustrate how Avocent’s commitment to research and development continues to propel, evolve and lead the KVM industry,” said John Cooper, CEO of Avocent. “We look at this innovation as another technical breakthrough with applications in a variety of new markets.”

Avocent will unveil LongView Wireless at Computer Digital Expo, booth 2222 in Las Vegas Nov. 17-20. More details can be found online: www.avocent.com.

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 are registered trademarks of Avocent Corporation or its affiliates. All other trademarks or company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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