AVST to Sponsor IAMP Worldwide Messaging Consortium

Enterprise Communications Solutions Leader Joins International Association of Messaging Professionals (IAMP)

Foothill Ranch, Calif., July 15, 2004Demonstrating its commitment to the enterprise communications market, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of second generation communications solutions for the enterprise market, announced today that it has become the newest sponsor of the International Association of Messaging Professionals (IAMP). 

IAMP is an independent association of technology professionals that focuses on the evolving world of enterprise communications solutions including voice messaging and unified messaging.  IAMP’s primary objective is membership education which is accomplished by gathering and reporting industry news and technical information, sponsoring local member events and discussion groups, and conducting an annual conference that will be held in Coral Gables, Florida in October 2004. 

AVST’s history in enterprise communications began in 1982 with the deployment of its first generation solutions coinciding with the rapid growth of the voice messaging and call processing industry.  Over the past two decades, the company has continued to enhance the capabilities and capacity of its flagship product, CallXpress®, while remaining committed to providing best of breed communications solutions that meet the requirements of medium and large enterprises for seamless operation in heterogeneous switch environments.  Industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan recently awarded AVST the 2004 Entrepreneurial Company Award, naming CallXpress one of the top speech-enabled messaging products in the North American market.

“IAMP members represent a premiere group of enterprise technology professionals and AVST is proud to align itself with this group by becoming IAMP’s newest sponsor,” said Hardy Myers, President and CEO of AVST.  “As a company, we look forward to contributing our collective expertise in support of IAMP’s educational objectives while gaining insight from the IAMP membership on how they see enterprise communications evolving.”

 “Speaking for the entire IAMP Board and membership base, we are pleased to have AVST as our newest sponsor and look forward to their contribution to IAMP’s educational objectives through their participation in our local and national conferences as well as by providing educational and technical information for posting on our members only website,” said Kyle Honadel, President of IAMP.

About IAMP
Incorporated as a professional organization in 1990, the International Association of Messaging Professionals (IAMP) is an “education focused” not-for-profit organization comprised of voice and data professionals that manage mission critical, enterprise communications solutions like voice messaging and unified messaging.  IAMP’s membership includes 350 of the largest messaging users in the world including multinational and Fortune 1000 companies as well as single site and large campus concerns.

IAMP provides many benefits to its members including:

  • The latest information on service effecting conditions, software patches, bug fixes, upgrades, etc;
  • Access to certificate-based product and industry training;
  • Access to a members only web site which includes surveys, a message board, articles on industry and product direction, announcements pertaining to enterprise messaging systems, and IAMP Board contacts;
  • A national conference held annually that provides an excellent working forum for the exchange of ideas and information sharing between members and IAMP’s major sponsors.

The 2004 Annual IAMP Conference will be held in Coral Gables, Florida from October 17 – 21, 2004, for more information regarding the conference contact IAMP at (612) 667-7400.  For more information regarding membership contact IAMP at (816) 413-5160 or access the IAMP website at www.iampro.org.

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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