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AVST to Spotlight CallXpress Unified Communications at Lotusphere 2005 in Orlando

Industry Leader Will Emphasize Voice Mail Replacement and Demonstrate its Unified Messaging and Advanced Speech Solutions for Lotus Software Applications

Foothill Ranch, Calif., January 19, 2005Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of second generation communications solutions for the enterprise market, will showcase its flagship platform, CallXpress®, at Lotusphere 2005, January 23-27 at the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Orlando, Fla.  As an IBM business partner, AVST’s message will focus on voice mail replacement, unified messaging and speech enabled call management as it demonstrates the capabilities of CallXpress and the Seneca® speech module at booth #201 in the exhibit hall at Disney’s Dolphin Hotel.

Lotusphere 2005 is a global technology and marketing conference attended by IBM Business Partners and customers.  In its twelfth year, Lotusphere 2005 offers information on new products and highlights the latest applications for Lotus software and other IBM technologies and solutions. This high profile event receives executive-level participation from companies around the globe.  AVST will leverage the forum by highlighting the user benefits of CallXpress’ integration with Lotus Notes® and Domino™.

“CallXpress customers have enjoyed a tight integration to Lotus Notes and Domino for years,” said Tom Minifie, Vice President of Product Management.  “We are excited to demonstrate our continued commitment to the IBM Lotus customer community by emphasizing the trend to replace outdated voice mail systems with robust unified messaging and advanced speech enabled call management solutions.”

AVST’s CallXpress is an enterprise wide solution that organizes each employee's voice, fax, and email in their own Lotus Notes inbox. CallXpress provides access to corporate data and messages via telephone, wireless device, computer, or the Internet by connecting the company’s existing business tools – the LAN, PBX, computer, telephone and Lotus Domino Server. CallXpress also offers users the ability to place calls automatically via the Lotus Notes client, or via the CallXpress LiveReply feature which initiates return calls to message senders. Combined with the Seneca speech module, CallXpress provides employees access to their own inbox via speech commands over the telephone in a completely hands-free environment.

CallXpress continues to be part of the IBM/Lotus Domino Unified Communications program, delivering a complete solution jointly developed by IBM and AVST.

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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