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Active Voice to Showcase its Unified Messaging Solutions at NetWorld + Interop and Microsoft Tech Ed 2004

Messaging Applications Enable Access to Voice, Fax and E-mail Messages from One Inbox

Seattle, Washington, USA—May 5, 2004—Active Voice, LLC, a global provider of unified messaging, computer telephony and voice messaging solutions, today announced it will showcase its Kinesis and Repartee® UC (Unified Communications) for Windows® 2000 products at NetWorld + Interop (N+I) May 11-13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and at Microsoft® Tech Ed 2004 May 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center. Active Voice will exhibit its products at N+I in the Intel® Corporation booth #2001 and will occupy booth #1310 at the Microsoft Tech Ed conference.

“Both of these industry events offer perfect venues for showcasing the latest technology in unified messaging and speech applications,” said Mike Prescott, Active Voice’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Our Kinesis and Repartee for Windows 2000 products deliver advanced unified messaging functionality, scalability, and integrate with all leading-brand telephone systems, while providing investment value to organizations who want a complete unified communications solution.”

Kinesis is a Windows 2000-based communications server that delivers voice mail and unified messaging into a Microsoft Exchange® environment. It gives users the ability to access and manage their voice, fax and e-mail messages from a PC, telephone or the Internet. With increased message access and control, business professionals are able to provide exceptional customer service and quickly share information across the company. Through superior Windows 2000 performance, extensive use of BackOffice® components, an intuitive Web browser-style interface, and the use of streaming media, Kinesis’s architecture minimizes installation, administration, and maintenance costs—making life easier for system administrators and lowering an organization’s total cost of ownership.

Unlike many other unified messaging solutions available today, Kinesis is convergence-ready. It supports both traditional and IP (Internet Protocol) telephone systems, as well as combined IP/PBX environments, meeting the needs of organizations as they migrate to IP telephony. Kinesis can support several hundred ports through clustering, which is ideal for large enterprises and multi-site organizations such as hospitals and universities.

Active Voice will also showcase the latest version of its Repartee UC product. Built upon the Windows 2000 Server operating system, Repartee UC brings users the power of centralized message control through advanced unified messaging, voice mail and automated attendant functionality. Repartee UC features a Windows-based administration console that allows Repartee UC systems to be administered from any Windows PC on a LAN (local area network). It also offers Active Voice’s award-winning TeLANophy® unified messaging and call control applications that integrate with a company’s LAN to allow users to manage their messages from the telephone, or from the PC using the Microsoft Outlook® or Lotus® Notes® inbox. Repartee UC also offers speech recognition and text-to-speech functionality that allow users to manage their communications effectively from the road.

Active Voice will also demonstrate its Seven solution, a speech-enabled dialer application that provides callers with anytime, anywhere access to company directory information. Seven asks callers to say the name of the person they wish to reach, retrieves the name from a database, then connects them to the appropriate extension. Seven can benefit organizations by eliminating the need for costly directory services because it gives every caller easy access to all internal telephone extensions, as well as frequently dialed external numbers.

Kinesis, Repartee and TeLANophy are trademarks of Active Voice, LLC. Microsoft, Windows, BackOffice, and Exchange are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. Intel is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Lotus and Notes are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, or other countries, or both.

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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.

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.

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