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Active Voice Announces Newest Version of Repartee® Unified Messaging System

Seattle, Washington, USA - June 26, 2002 – Active Voice, LLC, a global provider of unified messaging, computer telephony, and voice messaging solutions, today announced that it is accepting orders for its Repartee® unified messaging system with enhanced Microsoft® Windows® applications (version 7.60) as of July 1, 2002. The latest version builds on Repartee's proven technology, and offers several new features, including Text-to-Speech for Microsoft Exchange®, Mailbox Manager, and enhanced client-based unified messaging and call control applications.

With mobility in mind, Repartee 7.60 offers text-to-speech for Microsoft Exchange 5.5 and 2000. This feature enables Repartee users to quickly access, listen, and respond to e-mail messages using the telephone. In addition, users can reply to, delete, or redirect an e-mail message to another subscriber's Microsoft Outlook® Inbox. Text-to-speech functionality not only increases message accessibility from the road, but it also improves customer responsiveness by allowing users to manage their e-mail messages from almost any location.

Kerry Galloway from Cadence Communications in Eugene, Oregon is an Active Voice reseller who has been field-testing Repartee 7.60 for several weeks. He commented, "For so many years, Repartee has been one of the industry's most user-friendly, full-featured unified messaging solutions. We are excited to see new features like text-to-speech for Microsoft Exchange continue to develop from that strong product foundation."

Repartee 7.60 also includes a Mailbox Manager application that brings voice mail capabilities to the desktop PC. The new Mailbox Manager graphical user interface (GUI) allows Repartee subscribers to configure personal mailbox settings via the computer, in addition to using the telephone user interface (TUI). With this new tool, Repartee users can modify greetings, message notification, playback options and security codes whether they are traveling or working from their desktop PC.

Other product enhancements include updated client-based unified messaging and call control applications that support Windows XP™ operating system, optional time and date stamp before message, Message Waiting Indicator (MWI) for hotel guests' greeting message, and configuration for multiple security code attempts.

"The release of Repartee 7.60 reinforces our commitment to develop innovative voice messaging technology for our customers," stated Victor T. Foia, Active Voice's president and chief executive officer. "This latest version directly addresses the needs of mobile workers who need efficient access to all of their messages. As enhancements are made to the Repartee product line, we will also continue to offer our customers affordable upgrades to next generation products."

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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.

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