Based in Huntsville, Alabama, Avocent Corporation designs, manufactures, licenses, and sells products and technologies that provide connectivity and centralized management of information technology infrastructure. The company provides connectivity and management products and technologies that centralize control of servers, desktop computers, serial devices, wireless devices, mobile devices, and network appliances, thus increasing the efficiency of IT personnel.
Server manufacturers resell private-labeled Avocent KVM switches and embedded technology in their systems, and companies large and small depend on its products and technologies for managing their growing IT infrastructure. The Company’s technological innovations include internet protocol based switching, centralized management, and intuitive software interfaces.
Avocent’s products and technologies manage servers, desktop computers, serial devices, wireless devices, mobile devices, and embedded infrastructure. With more than two decades of experience, the company has grown through product innovations, global expansion, and strategic acquisitions.
Avocent sells its products through its own sales force and various distribution channels, including OEMs, distributors, and reseller arrangements. Avocent markets its products primarily through direct customer sales calls, advertisements in trade publications, online sponsorships, participation in major industry trade shows, promotions with distributors and resellers, direct marketing, telemarketing, publicity programs, and through its website. The Company has relationships with a variety of distributors and resellers, value added resellers, and systems integrators, for the distribution and sale of Avocent, Cybex, and Equinox branded products in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Asia, and elsewhere.
In 2006 Avocent acquired LANDesk, which brought to the table an industry leading desktop administration management suite, the LANDesk Management Suite, along with a whole series of add-ons for the integrated suite that bring in optional server, patch and process management. LANDesk was established in 1985 as LANSystems, acquired by Intel in 1991 as its LANDesk division and spun off as an independent company in 2002.