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Avocent Intros Products

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Avocent Corporation (Nasdaq: AVCT) today announced a major expansion to its MergePoint™ 5200 family of service processor managers. The new MergePoint 5224 and 5240 appliances will be used to control service processors found in nearly any server.

The purpose of service processors is to help manage servers independent of the main processor, for control of such important functions as power, hardware monitoring and alerts. Avocent is the first company to enable IT administrators to manage multiple service processors in Windows, Linux and Unix servers from a single console via the company’s centralised management software.

“The ability to manage virtually any type of service processor with a single gateway appliance makes this technology a must-have for systems management,” said Dave Perry, executive vice president of Avocent. “The MergePoint 5200 family of products speaks in the local language of nearly any service processor, greatly simplifying server management and enabling IT administrators to fully leverage the embedded management capabilities of servers already in their network.”

Avocent Corp.