AVST Offers Digital Integration With Next-Generation Enterprise Solution from Nortel Networks

CallXpress® Now Integrates with the Nortel Business Communications Manager

Foothill Ranch, Calif., Sept. 15, 2004Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) announced today that effective September 30, 2004, it will offer a new digital integration between its flagship unified communications solution, CallXpress®, and the Nortel Business Communication Manager (BCM), an IP-enabled communication system with converged voice and data functionality for small and medium sized businesses.  Maintaining its commitment to deliver the most extensive list of PBX integrations in the market, AVST’s unified communications solutions tightly integrate with all of the leading PBX products in the market.

With its broad integration capabilities, scalability, modularity and extensive solution set including advanced voice messaging, unified messaging, and speech-enabled auto attendant and personal assistant capabilities, CallXpress is the most powerful second generation unified communications solution on the market today.  AVST currently maintains over 250 PBX integrations in its product portfolio enabling enterprises to standardize on a single communications solution, CallXpress, as they evolve their switching infrastructure towards world class IP PBX products like the Nortel BCM.

“The Nortel BCM integration reinforces AVST’s ongoing commitment to address the needs of our worldwide family of customers and resellers,” said Tom Minifie, AVST’s Vice President of Product Management.  “We continue to leverage our expertise in PBX integrations to provide the broadest range of integrations to legacy, current and future PBX products in the industry.”

AVST has a long history of providing messaging and call processing solutions for customers utilizing Nortel PBX products.  By continuing to deliver additional integrations to current and future Nortel PBX products, AVST provides enhanced and more economical solutions to its extensive list of worldwide resellers, empowering them to better market the combination of AVST and Nortel solutions for immediate sale to enterprise customers.

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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