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AVST’s CallXpress® Speech Server Named A Top 100 Midmarket Solution By CMP’s VARBusiness Magazine

Foothill Ranch, Calif., June 13, 2005 – CallXpress® Speech Server, an advanced speech-enabled unified communications (UC) solution from Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), was named one of the “Top 100 Midmarket Solutions” by CMP’s VARBusiness Magazine.  Launched in April 2005, CallXpress Speech Server is powered by AVST’s sophisticated voice recognition technology, Seneca® 4.5, and offers speech-enabled connectivity tools to CallXpress, making AVST’s unified communications solutions complete.

VARBusiness recognized CallXpress Speech Server as a top choice for mid-size companies because it offers speech-enabled message access and unified communications without the need to invest in new infrastructure.   “AVST is known for having the most PBX integrations in the market,” said the company’s Vice President of Marketing, Denny Michael.  “It is a great advantage for businesses to have the ability to upgrade to UC without the financial burden of replacing their existing telephone systems.  By implementing AVST’s solutions, companies of all sizes can benefit from enterprise-class unified messaging and voice recognition capabilities at an affordable cost.”

VARBusiness solicited input from information-technology (IT) vendors and solution providers to determine which products and services were best for midmarket customers – companies with between 100 and 999 employees. Entries were considered and reviewed by VARBusiness editors who selected only 100 of the more than 400 nominated products.

“Traditionally early adopters of cutting-edge technologies, mid-size businesses have been priced out of the unified communications market,” added Michael.  “AVST sees a nice opportunity to offer solutions that are both appealing and affordable to companies in a broad range of industries that are seeking the most powerful communications technology for their business. That is why we are driving the development of products and applications with the needs of these markets in mind.”

AVST has an extensive list of partners that sell and support its unified communications solutions throughout the world.  Companies of all sizes in all industries that are interested in experiencing AVST’s solutions can request information at http://www.avst.com/contactus/requestinfo.asp.  To contact an Authorized AVST Reseller, please visit http://www.avst.com/products/callxpressMessaging/howtobuy.asp.

About VARBusiness Magazine
For the past 18 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the solution-provider community. VARBusiness provides unique strategic business and technology insight for solution providers through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available on the magazine's Web site at www.varbusiness.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.

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.


Media Contact:
Stephanie Olsen
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