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AVST to Kick Off “Know Your Options” Campaign and Demonstrate Product Line at Annual IAMP Conference in Florida

Company Executives Will Introduce New Octel® Resource Kit, Deliver Key Speeches, and Demonstrate World Class Communications Solutions at the Show

Foothill Ranch, Calif., Oct. 13, 2004Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of second generation communications solutions for the enterprise market, today announced its Platinum sponsorship of the 2004 Annual International Association of Messaging Professionals (IAMP) Conference to be held in Coral Gables, Florida from October 17 – 21, 2004.  During the event, AVST’s executive team will kick off its “Know Your Options” market education campaign by introducing an Octel Resource Kit, delivering key speeches, and demonstrating its industry-leading CallXpress® unified communications platform and its Seneca™ speech applications module. 

Catering to professionals that manage and deploy voice messaging and unified messaging as strategic components of their enterprise communications solution set, this year’s IAMP conference will focus on educating participants on a wide array of topics from tax benefits to innovative technologies and techniques.  Attendees include some of the largest messaging users in the world including multinational and Fortune 1000 companies.  AVST’s goal at the show, through the kick off of its “Know Your Options” market education campaign, is to help those users gain a deeper understanding of the options available to them as they develop next generation communications strategies for their companies. 

In the spirit of its new “Know Your Options” campaign, AVST will introduce an Octel Resource Kit in the form of a CD-Rom and a microsite on the company’s website that includes case studies, video seminars, market studies, product data sheets and other marketing collateral that examine the benefits of evolving from a first generation legacy voice mail system to a robust second generation unified communications platform.  The contents of the kit will help professionals explore a variety of ways their companies can take advantage of newer technologies and advancements in enterprise communications that can result in improved customer service, better return on investment, and a significant competitive advantage. 

“The IAMP Conference is the perfect venue for us to introduce our new Octel Resource Kit and showcase our innovative communications solutions to a targeted audience of messaging users and professionals,” said Denny Michael, Vice President of Marketing at AVST.  “It provides an educational forum where participants are open to new ideas and are ready to learn about and adopt new communications strategies that can have a positive impact on the performance of their companies.  We are pleased to participate in this event by being a major sponsor as well as providing featured speakers.” 

Several members of AVST’s executive team will deliver speeches at the IAMP Conference including:

  • President and CEO, Hardy Myers, will speak on Tuesday, October 19 at 2:15 p.m. EST.  Myers’ presentation, “Turning Current Tax Law into Winning Business Opportunities,” will examine the significant tax benefits that business leaders should be aware of as a result of recent legislation.
  • Vice President of Product Management, Tom Minifie, will speak on Wednesday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. EST.  Minifie’s presentation is titled “What’s the Best User Interface.”
  • Director of Sales Engineering, Neil Butler, will speak on Tuesday, October 19 at 3:45 p.m. EST.  Butler’s presentation is titled “Who’s in Control of Your Messages.” 

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.  AVST became an official Platinum Sponsor of IAMP in July. 

The 8th annual IAMP conference, "Discover the Hidden Treasures…Navigating the Communications Ocean," will be held at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., October 17-21, 2004.  For more information regarding the conference contact IAMP at (612) 667-7400. 

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.

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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