Avocent Leads KVM Switch Solution Market with 40% Share

4/5/2004 - According to a recent report by Venture Development Corporation: "KVM Switch Solutions: Global Market Assessment," Avocent has emerged as the leading KVM switch solution vendor with nearly 40% worldwide market share.

KVM Switches Segmented by Vendor Share, 2002
(Rank Order by Worldwide Shipments of KVM Switch Solutions)

  1. Avocent
  2. Belkin
  3. Raritan
  4. Rose Electronics

These four companies possess similar qualities, operational policies and strategic direction that have attributed to their top market share. Contributing factors include:

VDC's research methodology included Web surveys of current and potential end users of KVM switch solutions. The survey asked end users to rate KVM suppliers in three major categories:

The top four share leaders ranked among the top companies in each of the three major categories.

End user ratings of KVM suppliers (Average Rating)

     Quality          Breadth of line          Service     
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Note: Scale of 1-5 with 1 being unsatisfactory, 5 being excellent.

About VDC
Founded in 1971, VDC is a technology market research and consulting firm that specializes in industrial and commercial electronics, computing, communications, software and power systems markets.

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