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AVST Introduces Weekly Web Seminar Series

AVST Live! Provides Collaborative Forum to Showcase Enterprise Communications Applications through Interactive Demonstrations

Foothill Ranch, Calif., May 12, 2004 Ė Applied Voice & Speech Technologies Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of enterprise communications applications (ECAs) for converged voice and data environments, today introduced a weekly Web seminar series titled "AVST Live!." The series, which will be presented live every Wednesday, provides a forum for AVST to demonstrate the capabilities of its powerful unified communications solutions to its rapidly expanding base of customers and resellers.

With over 150 resellers worldwide, AVST is responding to the increased demand for quick and easy access to live presentations focusing on product features and functionality and current industry topics. AVST Live! provides real-time access to content that will help resellers market AVST's solutions to their customer base and help customers better understand the company's products and services as well as AVST's position on current industry issues. Addressing the needs of its global audience, the AVST Live! format eliminates time zone constraints by giving users the option to view the live interactive presentations or access these presentations on demand at a later time via an online archive.

"AVST Live! provides participants with the ability to see our technology in action and chat with a consulting professional as well as interact with their peers," said Denny Michael, AVST Vice President of Marketing. "The purpose of these Web seminars is to offer a collaborative environment in which to demonstrate, in a hands-on manner, the power of our products."

The AVST Live! Web seminars, presented by AVST's top engineers, will be conducted every Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. pacific time, beginning May 19, 2004. The initial nine sessions are available to AVST resellers only and include the following topics:

  • May 19 - "How to Navigate & Use PartnerXpress"
  • May 26 - "Competitive Overview - Part I"
  • June 2 - "Turn Your Installed Base: Helping Customers Understand Benefits to Upgrading"
  • June 9 - "Sizing and Configuring a CallXpress System"
  • June 16 - "Unified Messaging Architecture and Functionality"
  • June 23 - "Integrations in Depth"
  • June 30 - "Competitive Overview - Part II"
  • July 7 - "Implementing Networking"
  • July 14 - "CallXpress 7.0 New Features"

In July 2004, AVST will roll out a series of sessions targeted at end users to help them learn more about the functionality and benefits of AVSTís solutions so that they can make better purchasing decisions. These sessions will cover a variety of topics such as "Beyond Voicemail," "Preparing for Your Converged Future," and "Best Practices in Communications Management."

Each AVST Live! Web seminar consists of a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. AVST expects to expand this interactive forum to accommodate new product updates and introductions, partner spotlights, live events and training classes.


Media Contacts:
Kerry Fedro/Jennifer Tolkachev
Lages & Associates
kerry@lages.com / jennifer@lages.com

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.


Media Contact:
Stephanie Olsen
Lages & Associates
(949) 453-8080

AVST and XMedius have joined forces to offer a suite of secure enterprise-grade communications solutions, built for any industry.