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Active Voice Introduces Repartee® for Windows® 2000 Unified Communications and Voice Messaging Solutions

Seattle, Washington, USA - July 19, 2002 – Active Voice, LLC, a global provider of unified messaging, computer telephony, and voice messaging solutions, today announced availability of its new Repartee® UC (Unified Communications) for Windows® 2000 and Repartee VM (Voice Messaging) for Windows 2000 products for small and medium-sized businesses worldwide.

"The announcement of this release has been met with true excitement from our customers and resellers," said Victor T. Foia, Active Voice's president and chief executive officer. "The Repartee for Windows 2000 products were developed specifically to leverage the power, reliability and scalability of the Windows 2000 operating system. Our goal was to build upon Repartee's proven software code with a powerful platform in order to provide our customers with a solid communications foundation."

Repartee for Windows 2000 solutions include several benefits offered by the Windows 2000 operating system. For example, a new Windows-based administration console allows Repartee for Windows 2000 products to be administered from any Windows PC on a LAN (local area network). This new console is intuitively designed and is accessible via an IP connection, making system administrators more efficient when managing the Repartee system. In addition, the Windows 2000 Server includes familiar maintenance utilities, which eliminate the need for Windows system administrators to learn new software interfaces. The Windows 2000 Server operating system will also allow future product releases to seamlessly support new features and powerful third-party applications such as text-to-speech, speech recognition and various IP integrations.

"We have wanted a unified messaging system that takes full advantage of the Windows 2000 operating system," commented Barry Porch, a top Active Voice reseller from Watson Communications (Norristown, Pennsylvania) who has beta-tested Repartee UC. "The new Windows-based administration console is easy-to-use, and basic system administration functionality is straightforward. Using our existing Repartee knowledge has helped ensure a smooth transition to the Windows 2000 products."

Repartee for Windows 2000 Solutions
The Repartee UC and Repartee VM products were designed to provide small and medium-sized businesses with sophisticated voice and unified messaging functionality, as well as a foundation for their future communications needs.

Repartee UC brings users the power of centralized message control through advanced unified messaging, voice mail and automated attendant functionality. Its optional suite of unified messaging and call control applications integrate Repartee UC with a LAN to allow users to manage their messages over the telephone, or from the PC using the Microsoft® Outlook® Inbox. Repartee UC provides businesses with future growth and customization, as it can grow and expand to meet an organization's communications needs.

Repartee VM allows users to efficiently manage messages and live telephone traffic through its powerful voice mail, automated attendant and audiotext functionality. It offers sophisticated features, such as call screening, personal secretary, message delivery, and notification to ensure that messages are accessed quickly and easily. In addition, Repartee VM supports a smooth upgrade to Repartee UC for businesses that need advanced unified messaging and desktop call control capabilities.

Built upon the robust Repartee software code and Windows 2000 Server operating system, the Repartee UC and VM solutions provide businesses with a solid communications foundation. Over the next year, the company is pursuing an aggressive development schedule. It is planning a feature release approximately every quarter in order to deliver powerful new enhancements and third-party applications to its customers worldwide. In addition, the company is offering its Repartee customers attractively priced upgrades to the Repartee for Windows 2000 products.

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.

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