BC Summit 2016 Wrap-up

This year’s BC Summit 2016 has come to a close.

The BC Summit (formerly the UC Summit) has become the de facto end-cap to the year for unified communications and collaboration programs. It’s a unique community of decision-makers, consultants, analysts, and enterprise customers. What makes this program work so well is the easy way relationships are forged. It’s also held in […]

BC Summit 2016 in Palm Springs

5 Reasons Customers Trust AVST

Why AVST?  Trust.
Our mission is to build unified communications (UC) solutions that transform the productivity of individual workers, teams and businesses. Our emphasis on interoperability allows organizations to leverage the value of their existing IT infrastructure while building a bridge to future technologies. That’s why AVST is trusted by major universities, government agencies, and enterprises spanning the globe.


Infographic illustrating 5 key reasons customers trust AVST

AVST Leadership in Government

AVST has worked with the government sector for more than 30 years, with over 1,400 government agencies worldwide relying on our unified communications solutions. Our customers include one-third of all U.S. state governments, the largest space agency on earth, international government agencies, and several of the largest cities in North America.


AVST Leadership in Government Communications Systems infographic

AVST Leadership in Education

The requirements for a communications solution in education have evolved and continue to change. Faculty and staff are typically scattered across a collection of buildings, campuses, and, increasingly, remote locations. An ever-growing number of the educational community need to access their institution’s network and resources from mobile devices. Effective call completion and easy, secure remote access have become a necessity.


Infographic illustrating AVST's UC Leadership in Education

September is in the Books

Several partnerships, projects and products came to fruition in September 2016 for AVST. The result of months of development and testing, releasing them all in September was gratifying, but made for a busy 30 days.

CX-E saw the release of a new version
Our partnership with XMedius
Our partnership with AudioCodes
Our partnership with Arrow Systems Integration
Microsoft Ignite 2016


AVST executive catching his breath

Voice Is Not Going Away

Business has gone mobile, but voice remains the communication channel of choice. Picking up the phone remains the top option when complex messages need to be exchanged and decisions need to be made. Today’s society has a BYOD mindset for work, wanting to use all the phone capabilities from their private lives in business. Millennials in particular have an expectation […]

AVST Security in a Mobile First World

Ignite 2016

This week I’m in Atlanta and excited to be part of Microsoft’s Ignite event.

At the conference, I will be attending the keynotes and interviewing with several live media programs as we roll through the week. Our annual Meet Up, this year at the Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, will be a special celebration with our invited guests and other Ignite attendees.

Ignite […]

Microsoft Ignite 2016 Keynote Begins

Taking the Gamble Out of Communications Technology

Many companies, universities and other organizations invested in communications solutions which were perfect fits at the time. Jump ahead seven years – factoring in growth, mergers and acquisitions, sweeping technology changes – and many of these organizations find themselves with a complex system of telephony gear, video equipment, and IT applications from multiple vendors.

How best to make all these systems […]

Outdated gambling strategies

Top 5 Reasons to Move to CX-E Cloud

CX-E Cloud brings 30+ years of experience in unifying communications to a hosted solution.

Is today’s cloud-first world driving you to move to a hosted environment? While it’s an easy fit for startups or small companies, for medium and large enterprises – with existing premise telephony investments – migrating to the cloud requires careful planning.

An ideal solution should preserve your capital, […]

Infographic. Top 5 Reasons to Move to CX-E Cloud

Nortel CallPilot: Security and Compliance

Upgrading a Nortel CallPilot is no longer a matter of communications budgets, it’s a matter of security and compliance. With last year’s end of life for Microsoft Server 2003, the backbone of CallPilot, security updates ended. Support ended. Maintaining compliance is virtually impossible – everything from doing business with Visa (PCI) to HIPAA Privacy standards for the healthcare industry.

Where to […]