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AVST Expands Its National Distribution Channel To Meet Increasing Demand For Enterprise Communications Solutions

AVST Adds Shared Technologies to Deliver CallXpress Unified Communications to Businesses Nationwide

Foothill Ranch, Calif., May 2, 2005Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of enterprise communications solutions, continues to expand its North American presence by adding Shared Technologies to its growing list of resellers.  Shared Technologies, a leading provider of converged communications technologies, now offers AVST’s line of advanced unified communications solutions including its flagship product, CallXpress®, to enterprises nationwide.

“We are seeing a significant trend in enterprise communications this year,” said Hardy Myers, President and CEO of AVST.  “Companies of all sizes are looking to replace legacy voice mail systems with unified messaging, add speech solutions to replace touch tone automated attendants or deploy VoIP services.  To meet this demand, AVST continues to augment its distribution channel.” 

With a growing network of resellers, AVST is well-positioned to capitalize on this market opportunity by expanding its national footprint through leading and respected resellers such as Shared Technologies.  Aiming to meet the increasing demand for next-generation enterprise communications solutions, Shared Technologies provides additional distribution of AVST’s CallXpress unified messaging and Seneca® speech module to a variety of businesses.

National in scope, local in focus, Shared Technologies is a group of over six hundred professionals focused on serving and supporting thousands of customers in forty U.S. markets.  With a thirty year track record of success, consistently high levels of customer satisfaction and proprietary tools for customer database management and tracking, Shared Technologies is an ideal partner to deliver AVST’s world-class unified communications technologies.

“We offer best-in-class solutions to businesses that are working in a converged communications environment,” said Shared Technologies’ Director of Product and Engineering, Woody Coulson.  “We have many customers that are looking to upgrade their communications systems, and AVST’s product line gives us the opportunity to offer them unified communications solutions to fit their business needs.” 

For more information on how to purchase AVST products from Shared Technologies, please contact its sales team at (888) 835-4444 or http://www.stfi.com/index.cfm?p=feedback.

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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Stephanie Olsen
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