Avocent® was formed in 2000 from the merger of the world’s two
largest KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) switch manufacturers: Apex and Cybex Computer Products Corporation. Our unique integration of hardware, software and embedded technologies provides a single interface to quickly and efficiently manage your IT infrastructure. We help you solve system problems anytime, anywhere, no matter the location or health of your servers or network devices.
Avocent has more than two decades of combined experience in
providing manageability solutions for businesses of all sizes. We help IT staff meet the challenge of attempting to be everywhere, all of the time.
Avocent has grown through product innovations, global expansion and strategic acquisitions. In 2001, Avocent acquired Equinox Systems; 2C Computing was acquired in 2002; and Soronti, Inc. in 2003. Crystal Link Technologies, OSA Technologies, Inc., and Sonic Mobility, Inc. were acquired in 2004. Cyclades Corporation and LANDesk Corporation were acquired in 2006.
Avocent brings its IT infrastructure knowledge to you in a variety of training options. Take advantage of our online offerings, webinars, or traditional classroom training.
Avocent Solutions Connect and Manage IT Infrastructures
We continue to lead the market with connectivity and manageability solutions that centralize control of not only servers, but also network devices in multiple locations. IT management solutions are available for the data center, branch locations and small to midsize businesses.
The history of Avocent innovations that have advanced the IT industry include: multi-platform/multi-user switching, analog matrix switching, extension over CAT 5, PCI bus extension, patented on-screen menus, remote KVM over IP connectivity, digital serial over IP, digital-analog integrated access to multiple servers, wireless KVM, hand-held solutions, and hub and spoke failover technology.
Our IP-based manageability systems eliminate distance limitations and provide 24/7 access and control of your data center. Avocent centralized management software allows ITadministrators to sit at a single console and have secure, local and remote control of multiple servers, serial devices, IPMI proxy appliances and power management systems.
Embedded Software and Solutions
Embedded Virtual Presence Infrastructure (eVPI) is an embedded software and hardware management platform. It helps you reduce operational costs by offering pre-integrated health monitoring, power control, virtual media, and console access that integrate with Avocent appliances and consoles. The eVPI platform is especially useful to server, blade telecommunications, networking, storage, and desktop/notebook markets. Millions of servers and tens of millions of desktops and notebooks include Avocent embedded products.
Serial and Audio-Visual Solutions
These solutions provide serial connectivity, audio and video extension both wired and wireless, and control systems for broadcast studios. Avocent multi-interface serial hubs and multiport adapters help you manage ports easily at the point of need whether local or remote. Professional audio and video extension products help you reach your target audience while increasing productivity and saving money. Serial and audio-visual solutions are used in many applications including retail point of sale, digital signage and broadcasting.
Multiple platform mobile solutions include software that allows the use of mobile devices to manage network and data center infrastructures. Mobile solutions software provides increased network security when you are managing cellular PDAs, smartphones and similar devices. It is specifically designed for system administrators who manage a distributed workforce, remote sales team or service team.
The Avocent family of KVM and related solutions are installed in Fortune 100 companies and other client sites around the world. Customers include Microsoft Corp., Intel, HP, Dell, IBM, Time Warner, Verizon, General Electric, Exxon Mobil, Disney, FedEx and Home Depot, among others.
Avocent has more than 1,800 employees. Sales, operations and R&D centers are located globally, with corporate headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama.
Michael J. Borman is chairman and CEO of Avocent. Daily operations are conducted under the direction of 16 senior officers. The Avocent eight-member board of directors includes a cross-section of business professionals from across the United States. See Investor Relations at www.irinfo.com/avct for more information.
Avocent stock is traded as AVCT on the NASDAQ Stock Market.
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Whether you’re completing an Avocent certification track or taking a single class to learn more about our products and solutions, our instructor-led training will meet your needs. Avocent’s experienced instructors provide a wide range of sales and technical expertise. Students receive detailed course guides and experience hands-on lab exercises designed to get the most out of every learning experience. Classes are available at Avocent corporate, selected regional locations or we’ll come to you! For more information about dates, times, and locations view our schedule,
Online - Virtual Classroom
If you can’t come to us, let us come to you. Our virtual classroom training provides you and fellow students with product and solutions training delivered to your desktop by Avocent instructors. These classes are a combination of virtual lecture sessions and labs performed remotely. Utilizing the web, we provide a community for our learners via instant chat and forums. For more information about dates, times, and locations view our schedule,
Need to know more about Power? Check out our library of self paced online courses. We have everything from product overviews & updates to relevant technology training. To browse our entire training catalog you must have access to Avocent University.
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