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Active Voice Announces New Embedded Visual Messaging Solution

New ViewMail® for GroupWise® Application Provides Support for Novell® E-mail Software

Seattle, Washington, USA—August 18, 2004— Active Voice, LLC, a global provider of unified messaging, computer telephony, and voice messaging solutions, today announced the latest addition to its suite of embedded visual messaging solutions. The new ViewMail® for GroupWise® (VMG) application enables message management from the Novell® GroupWise inbox and is currently available with Active Voice’s Repartee® UC (Unified Communications) for Windows® 2000 product. Active Voice’s Repartee LX unified messaging solution will support VMG in a future product release.

“By offering the new ViewMail for GroupWise application to our customers, Active Voice now supports three of the most widely used e-mail client applications – Novell GroupWise, Microsoft® Outlook® and Lotus® Notes®,” said Mike Prescott, Active Voice’s vice president of sales and marketing.

Effective Message Management from the Desktop
Active Voice's embedded visual messaging solutions provide a quick and convenient way to manage voice, fax and e-mail messages from one universal mailbox. For example, by using Active Voice’s ViewMail for Microsoft Messaging (VMM) with Outlook, ViewMail for Lotus Notes (VML), and now VMG, prioritizing voice, fax, and e-mail messages is much simpler. Subscribers can select which voice message they want to listen to first, similar to how they would prioritize an e-mail message. Users can also reply, redirect or archive voice and fax messages for later reference. In addition, all of the easy-to-use features of Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes and Novell GroupWise, including drop down menus, toolbar buttons, context sensitive help, and tool tips, are available for use.

The VMM, VML and VMG applications offer users intuitively designed interfaces that allow the use of VCR-style buttons for playing messages. Subscribers can use the mouse to click on the Rewind, Pause, or Fast Forward buttons to move quickly through messages, thereby streamlining the messaging process. A position slider shows where they are in the message, and lets them move immediately to any part of the message. Subscribers can also redirect voice over the Internet and save voice messages as .WAV files when they attach them to an e-mail message.

Active Voice’s embedded visual messaging applications support some of the latest e-mail clients. VMG supports GroupWise versions 5.0, 6.0 and 6.5, VMM supports Outlook 98, 2000 and 2003, and VML supports Lotus Notes versions 5, 6 and 6.5. The embedded messaging applications are available through Active Voice’s domestic reseller channel, strategic partners and international offices in the Netherlands and Australia.

Repartee and ViewMail are trademarks of Active Voice, LLC. Novell and GroupWise are registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Outlook are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. Lotus and Notes are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, or other countries, or both. All other company or brand names used herein are property of their respective owners.

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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