Avocent hopes network administrators think its products are Heaven sent. The company makes data center infrastructure management hardware and software. Its products include power distribution units, data center management software, and signal extension units among others. Avocent's technologies also provide digital signage services. The company's clients span industries such as media and entertainment, health care, and finance, as well as the public sector and other enterprise customers. Avocent is a wholly owned subsidiary of electrical products giant Emerson Electric. It operates as a brand of the Emerson Network Power platform.
Avocent operates as a brand of the Emerson Network Power platform. It is part of its parent's Network Power division, which represented around 21% of Emerson Electric's sales in 2013. Other Emerson Electric divisions include Process Management, Industrial Automation, Climate Technologies, and Tools and Storage.
The result of a merger between Apex and rival Cybex Computer Products, Avocent was combined with Aperture Technologies, which Emerson acquired in 2008, to form a new division under Emerson Network Power. That division addresses data center infrastructure management.