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AVST Provides Advanced Communications Offering To Small Companies And Branch Offices

Launch of CallXpress® Server Bundle Offers Powerful Communications Advantages to Smaller Businesses at Lower Cost

Foothill Ranch, Calif., June 20, 2005Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), today announced a new communications solution that delivers AVST’s world class technology to smaller companies and enterprise branch offices.  The CallXpress® Server Bundle is designed to provide smaller businesses with the same powerful communications features and functionality that larger enterprises enjoy.  The platform also supports the enterprise trend towards standardization of communications infrastructure across all geographic locations.

Aiming to help employees communicate and collaborate more productively and effectively regardless of physical location, the CallXpress Server Bundle is the ideal solution for small businesses of all types.  AVST has packaged this edition of CallXpress as a bundled solution that offers the same robust features of its flagship product – CallXpress 7.7 – to support enterprise-like, application-rich communications on a smaller scale and at a lower price point. 

“Extending our leadership in the enterprise communications space, AVST continues to deliver solutions that appeal to the broadest segment of the market,” said AVST’s President and CEO, Hardy Myers.  “This CallXpress offering is exactly what our customers and resellers have been requesting.  It meets the requirements of the SMB market and also supports larger enterprises that have branch or remote locations.”

According to the United States Census Bureau, there are over five million small to medium businesses in the United States.  Most of these companies continue to use obsolete first generation voice mail systems today.  “Small to medium businesses have traditionally been early adopters of cutting-edge technologies,” added Myers.  “But until now, the pricing of second generation solutions like CallXpress 7.7 for the SMB market has generally been prohibitive.  AVST is excited to offer a solution bundle that is both appealing and affordable to companies in the SMB market that view their communications capabilities as a critical part of their business competitive advantage.”

To offer the CallXpress® Server Bundle, AVST partnered with Intel® and Alliance Systems, an original design manufacturer (ODM) of high reliability servers and an authorized Intel distributor.  The solution includes both hardware and software in a single, easy to install bundle and is immediately available in 4 and 8 port configurations through AVST’s established reseller channels. 

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 regarding CallXpress at http://www.avst.com/contactus/requestinfo.asp.  Companies seeking to contact an Authorized AVST Reseller should visit AVST’s website at http://www.avst.com/products/callxpressMessaging/howtobuy.asp.

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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