AVST Opens Web Seminar Series To The General Public

AVST Live! Provides Wider Audience with Tools to Make Educated Decisions About Migrating to Second Generation Enterprise Communications Solutions

Foothill Ranch, Calif., December 13, 2004 – Applied Voice & Speech Technologies Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of second generation communications solutions for the enterprise market, today announced plans to open its Web seminar series titled “AVST Live!” to the general public.  The series, which is presented live, will now provide a forum for AVST to educate a wider audience about the benefits of unified communications as well as demonstrate the capabilities of its powerful solutions.

Since May 2004, AVST has offered AVST Live! to its worldwide network of more than 150 resellers and its growing list of customers.  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! has provided real-time access to content that helps resellers market AVST’s solutions to their customer base and helps customers better understand the company’s products and services as well as AVST’s position on current industry issues. 

Starting December 15, 2004, AVST Live! will be geared toward, marketed and accessible to a larger audience—anyone who is interested in learning about a wide range of unified communications topics, from unified messaging to advanced speech applications.  The presentations will feature case studies and provide access to white papers, checklists and ROI calculators.  The goal is to arm participants with the tools they need to make educated decisions about migrating from legacy voice mail systems to second generation communications solutions. 

“AVST Live! offers a collaborative environment in which to demonstrate, in a hands-on manner, the power of our products,” said Denny Michael, AVST Vice President of Marketing.  “These Web seminars not only educate participants about the benefits of unified communications, but also provide them with the ability to see our technology in action, chat with a consulting professional and interact with their peers.”

The first AVST Live! Web seminar, titled “Octel Replacement – Know Your Options” will be presented by AVST this Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.   Upcoming sessions will be announced shortly and include a variety of topics. 

Each AVST Live! Web seminar consists of a 30 to 45 minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.  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.  To attend the December 15 session, please visit www.avst.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.

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