Active Voice Announces Reception®

Seattle, Washington, USA - November 8, 2001 – Active Voice, LLC, a global provider of unified messaging and computer telephony software solutions, today announced immediate availability of Reception, the affordable new voice mail solution for small businesses. Reception will replace Active Voice's Lingo® 1.0 and Lingo XL products in the United States that previously targeted the small business market.

Reception features proven Active Voice software used to power other successful Active Voice products. In addition, Reception will incorporate Dialogic® Voice Brick hardware for added reliability.

"We are excited to offer Reception to our resellers," states Victor Foia, Active Voice's president and chief executive officer. "Many small businesses need essential voice mail features to convey the professionalism and customer services capabilities of big businesses. With Reception, we can now offer small businesses an affordable, feature-rich solution that directly addresses their needs of efficiency and reliability."

Reception is the perfect choice for dealers who sell small key telephone systems and are looking for a voice mail product that fits the needs of their smaller customers. It is a wall-mountable system that is easy to install and requires almost no maintenance. Reception ships in 2- and 4-port versions that will provide up to 8 hours of storage and support up to 200 users. In addition, Reception offers multiple languages, including: U.S. English, United Kingdom English, Australian English, German, Canadian French, and Mexican Spanish, making it an extremely powerful voice mail solution in the global marketplace.

"Reception is easy and simple to install," states Aaron Irwin of Thomas Electrics (Fort Worth, Texas), who has already installed several Reception systems. "It combines proven Active Voice software with the familiar 1 for Yes, 2 for No® user interface, making it extremely user-friendly and reliable. Best of all, Reception offers all of the features small businesses look for in a voice mail system."

About AVST

With more than 35 years of continuous innovation, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is a trusted developer of software-based, enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) solutions. Our mission is to design, deliver and support communications solutions that transform the productivity of individual workers, teams and enterprises while leveraging the value of their existing and evolving IT infrastructure. Thousands of businesses worldwide rely on AVST's advanced voice, mobility, team communications and business process UC solutions to meet their mission-critical communications requirements. The world-class interoperability and flexibility of AVST's UC platform provides a future-proofed bridge to their digital future. Headquartered in Orange County, California, AVST maintains facilities in Seattle, Washington, Victoria B.C., Canada, the United Kingdom, and has remote sales offices throughout the United States. AVST's UC solutions are sold and supported worldwide by an extensive network of resellers and OEM partners. To learn more about AVST, our products and partners, please visit www.avst.com or you can follow us at Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

About XMedius

XMedius is a global leader in the field of enterprise communications solutions. Its suite of enterprise-grade on-premises and cloud communications solutions enable businesses to benefit from secure and unified communication as well as to exchange sensitive and confidential data that meets and exceeds industry regulatory compliance requirements. Based in Montreal (Canada) with offices in Seattle (USA) and Paris (France), the company serves businesses, enterprises and service providers through a global team of customer focused employees. Its solutions are deployed worldwide in over 17,500 locations across education, financial, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and legal services sectors. For more information about XMedius and its solutions, visit www.xmedius.com.


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