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Agreement aims to increase Micro P’s SMB business and open up new markets for Avocent’s IT operations management solutions

Avocent ( has signed an agreement with Micro Peripherals ( – one of the UK’s leading distributors of IT and consumer technology products - to market and sell Avocent’s range of IT operations management solutions.

Particular focus will be on expanding the reach of Avocent’s AutoView® and SwitchView® KVM solutions and LCD console trays to the UK SMB and public sector. Micro P will also be asked to develop new opportunities in the region for Avocent’s SwitchView SC Secure and LongView® desktop extension and secure console management solutions. These will add significantly to Micro P’s existing product portfolio and enable Micro P to offer a range of sophisticated, high-end solutions to its reseller base, already adept at selling desktop, server and data centre solutions.

Avocent selected Micro P for their dynamic approach to distribution together with a well-established client base supported by state of the art facilities in both the South (Basingstoke, Hampshire) and North (Altham, Lancashire) of England, crucial for expanding new business across the whole of the UK.

Micro P will benefit from Avocent’s expertise in the SMB market where the company is currently experiencing high double-digit growth year-on-year in the UK alone. Additionally, Micro P can take advantage of Avocent’s proven track record for providing a complete portfolio of IT operations management solutions that add real business and organisational value – reducing operating costs, simplifying management and improving 24/7 availability of business critical environments through hardware and software from desktops to data centres.

About Avocent Corporation
Avocent delivers IT operations management solutions that reduce operating costs, simplify management and increase the availability of critical IT environments 24/7 via integrated, centralized software. Additional information is available at

About Micro Peripherals Ltd
Micro Peripherals Ltd, established in 1980, is one of the leading distributors of IT and Consumer Technology products in the UK.

Operating from state of the art facilities in Altham, Lancashire and Basingstoke, Micro-P offers a wide product portfolio from around 100 partners/vendors to one of the largest IT reseller customer databases in the UK. Micro-P has built a first class reputation amongst it’s customers, through exceptional product knowledge, Integrity and value added sales.

©2005 Micro Peripherals Limited – all rights reserved. Micro Peripherals and registered Micro-P logo are trademarks used under license by Micro-P Ltd. The names of actual companies and products mentioned here may be the trademark of respective owners. For more information visit
Micro Peripherals Ltd, trading as Micro P, is one of the largest subsidiary of DCC Plc. Founded in 1976 DCC is one of Ireland’s largest companies and a world class sales, marketing and value added services organization.

About DCC plc
DCC plc is a business support services group principally focused on sales, marketing and distribution in the energy, IT, healthcare and food markets, with operations in Britain, Ireland and Continental Europe. DCC is listed on the Irish and London stock exchanges with a current market capitalisation of approximately €1 billion.

For further Information about Micro P, please contact:
Lucy Loosemore – Marketing Manager
Tel: 01256 707070
Fax: 01256 7079919

For further information about Avocent, please contact:

Julie Aguilar
Tel: +44 (0) 1483 744467

Rachel Madden
Napier Partnership
Tel: +44 (0)1243 531123


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