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Leading Analyst Firm Names AVST a Visionary

Foothill Ranch, Calif., March 8, 2005Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of enterprise communications solutions, has been listed in the visionaries quadrant for unified communications vendors by the research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. The report, Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications 2005, recognizes that the innovative features and capabilities of AVST’s CallXpress®, the leading unified communications (UC) solution from an independent supplier, has brought the company significant mindshare and market share.

The report noted that UC technology and applications have matured considerably in the last year.  Products such as AVST’s CallXpress unified communications platform and Seneca® advanced speech module are gaining acceptance because they offer significant value to the enterprise market.  According to Gartner, AVST’s CallXpress solution should be considered by companies that are looking for a platform-independent migration path from voice mail to unified messaging and a third party unified communication solution.

Gartner analysts Bern Elliot, Steve Blood and Drew Kraus evaluated AVST and 12 other unified communications (UC) providers on each company's technology vision and ability to execute in the marketplace.  The report defines visionaries as companies that demonstrate a clear understanding of the UC market and offer a strong technical approach to one or two core areas.

“Being named a visionary by a well-respected analyst firm such as Gartner validates AVST’s strategy and roadmap,” said Hardy Myers, the company’s President and CEO. “We see a great expansion opportunity in the market as more companies recognize the need to replace outdated voice mail systems with unified communications solutions that include unified messaging and advanced voice recognition capabilities.  CallXpress is the ideal solution for businesses to employ fast, dependable and cutting-edge unified communications tools and ease a company’s transition from traditional phone systems to next generation IP-based networks.” 

CallXpress has a robust feature set that unifies email, voice mail and fax inboxes and enables hands-free phone access to voice mail, e-mail, fax, calendar and contacts.  It provides flexible management on the road, allowing users to manage voice, fax and e-mail messages from any location at any time—whether via desktop, laptop, PDA, wired telephone or cell phone.  When LAN or Web access is not available, all messages can be managed in one phone call.  From a desktop computer, CallXpress users have access to voice, fax and e-mail messages in a single e-mail inbox.

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications 2005 report is available at www.gartner.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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