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HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 2, 2009 – Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), a global leader in IT operations management, today announced the availability of a new 19” LCD console tray for data centres that enables IT administrators to conduct diagnostics quickly and effectively at the rack level. In the past, data centre administrators had to rely on rolling crash carts or mobile computing units to troubleshoot server or equipment issues - a local access issue effectively resolved with the use of a rack mounted LCD console tray. The latest LCD tray offering from Avocent also offers a new USB pass-through feature, which provides access to the server from the tray’s USB port, conveniently connecting USB devices to provision or upgrade servers.

“The expansion of our LCD console tray product line represents continued innovation for Avocent, marking the full transition of assets from Avocent’s acquisition of Ergo2000 in 2008,” said Avocent Director of Product Marketing Carla White. “Our mission remains the same: to provide IT operations professionals with a full range of innovative solutions that streamlines and simplifies operations, to provide greater opportunity for cost savings from the desktop to the data centre.”

The 19” LCD console tray builds on the strength of Avocent’s existing feature-rich LCD tray product offerings. All models mount in 1U of rack space and are capable of connecting to Avocent KVM appliances within that same space. Other models feature a fully integrated KVM appliance out of the box. Unlike the 19” console tray, the 17” model featured a screen closure switch, which automatically powered down to the LCD when the unit is closed. This means that even if a user stows it in the rack without powering off the LCD console tray, the unit will power itself down.

“The LCD console trays reinforce Avocent’s ongoing commitment to innovation in power conservation and greening of the data centre, as well as improving our customer’s bottom line with greater cost savings,” said Avocent CTO and Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy Ben Grimes. “With the advent of our screen closure switch, customers can now reduce their power usage and prevent unintended heat generation in their data centre racks.”

Avocent LCD console trays increase productivity and efficiency by providing enhanced rack access for managing physical or virtual servers. Installing the consoles in tandem with Avocent.

KVM appliances will further enhance functionality and management benefits. Customers can realise a rapid return on investment, easily measured by a notable reduction in labor required to manage their server room or data centre.

Availability
Avocent’s full line of LCD Console Tray Solutions are currently available to purchase and shipping through its branded distribution channel. More information is available at http://www.avocent.com/LCDRackConsoles.aspx

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, centralised software. Additional information is available at www.avocent.com

Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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 general economic conditions, risks attributable to future product demand, sales, and expenses, risks associated with acquisitions and acquisition integration, risks associated with product design efforts and the introduction of new products and technologies, and risks associated with obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the Avocent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2009. Other risks may be detailed from time to time in reports to be filed with the SEC. Avocent does not undertake any obligation to publicly update its forward-looking statements based on events or circumstances after the date hereof.

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For further information, please contact:

Arlena Jackson
Avocent Corporation
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Email: arlena.jackson@avocent.com

Rachel Holcombe
Napier Partnership Limited
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