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Avocent Acquires Sonic Mobility

Acquisition adds wireless network administration for PDAs and smartphones (September 01, 2004)

Avocent Corporation, the leading supplier of connectivity solutions for enterprise data centers, service providers and financial institutions worldwide, announced today that it has acquired Sonic Mobility Inc., a privately-held company located in Calgary, Canada. The agreement provides for a total cash purchase price of $8 million plus the assumption of liabilities and payment of certain transaction costs.

The Sonic Mobility acquisition adds a suite of software products for secure wireless systems administration and mobile device management on multiple platforms, including BlackBerry, Pocket PC, and Palm platforms. Avocent currently provides management and access solutions for fixed IT assets. The addition of Sonic Mobility's proprietary products will expand Avocent's markets to include solutions for the fast-growing market for mobile IT assets.

About Avocent
Avocent was formed in 2000 from the merger of the worlds two largest KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) switch manufacturers: Apex and Cybex Computer Products Corporation. Today, with more than 22 years of experience, Avocent is the leading global provider of KVM switching and network connectivity solutions for data centers of all sizes. Avocent has grown through product innovations, global expansion and strategic acquisitions. In 2001, Avocent acquired Equinox Systems; 2C Computing was acquired in 2002 and is now the companys Digital Desktops Division; Soronti, Inc. and Crystal Link Technologies were acquired in 2003 and OSA Technologies, Inc. was acquired in 2004.

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