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AVST Supports International Association of Messaging Professionals (IAMP) as Cornerstone Sponsor

Enterprise Communications Solutions Innovator Demonstrates Unified Communications Product Line and Delivers Key Presentations at IAMP Annual Conference

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., October 11, 2005 – Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of unified communications solutions, today announced that it is a cornerstone sponsor of the International Association of Messaging Professionals (IAMP).  As a premier sponsor to this professional association, AVST is underscoring its commitment to advancing the enterprise communications market through education and awareness.

Next week, at the IAMP 2005 Messaging Expo based in Houston, Texas, AVST will demonstrate its unified communications (UC) product line and company executives will speak in a series of high-profile panels and breakout sessions including:

  • October 17 at 3:30 p.m. – “Increased Productivity Through a Speech-Based Personal Assistant,” Neil Butler, Director of Sales Engineering, AVST

  • October 18 at 1:00 p.m. – “An Octel Migration Case Study,” Randy Burkart, Director of IS Programs for the law firm of Weil, Gotshal and Manges, an AVST customer

  • October 18 at 2:15 p.m. – “The Differences Between Client and Server Based Systems,” Tom Minifie, Vice President Product Management, AVST

  • October 18 at 3:45 p.m. – “How to Administer Multiple Sites and Time Saving Administration Techniques,” Richard Ready, Sales Engineer, AVST

  • October 18 at 3:45 p.m. – “Network/IP PBX Integration,” Tom Minifie, Vice President Product Management, AVST

Targeted to professionals that manage and deploy voice messaging and unified messaging as strategic components of their enterprise communications solution set, this year’s IAMP conference is focused on the future of messaging including messaging application evolution and messaging infrastructure convergence.  Breakout sessions vary from future visions, regulatory influences and speech recognition as an access technology to message security, disaster recovery and IP PBX integration.  Attendees to the conference include some of the largest messaging users in the world including multinational and Fortune 1000 companies.

According to Denny Michael, AVST Vice President of Marketing, “IAMP and AVST share the same goals for educating the market on the future direction for messaging as well as the business issues and trends surrounding the messaging arena.  As a cornerstone sponsor we believe that IAMP has done an exceptional job in facilitating the education process and bringing industry professionals together to help us pave the way for the future of messaging.”

“AVST is a perfect cornerstone sponsor of IAMP because of its innovative and educational focus in the messaging industry,” added IAMP President Kyle Honadel.  “Along with its market-leading products, AVST understands the needs and demands of today’s enterprise and offers them not only best-of-breed solutions but also a long term technology partner.”

Next week at IAMP, AVST will showcase CallXpress®, its unified communications solution.  CallXpress delivers call processing, voice messaging, unified messaging and advanced speech applications to medium and large enterprises and is designed to work with hundreds of legacy, digital and IP switches.  Additionally, the platform is designed to deliver varying levels of communications functionality to different segments of the workforce on an “ala carte” basis, significantly reducing company-wide licensing costs while ensuring that employees get the best communications technology for their individual requirements today. 

Later this month, AVST will launch the newest version of its flagship platform – CallXpress 7.71.  The version will boast the largest port capacity of any UC solution in its class and enhanced user interfaces.

IAMP is an independent association of technology professionals that focuses on the evolving world of enterprise communications solutions including voice messaging and unified messaging.  IAMP’s primary objective is membership education which is accomplished by gathering and reporting industry news and technical information, sponsoring local member events and discussion groups, and conducting an annual conference.

The 9th annual IAMP conference, “Messaging Expo 2005…Houston, We Have a Solution,” will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Houston, Texas, October 16-20, 2005.  For more information regarding the conference visit the conference website at www.amireg.com/iamp2005 or call the conference hotline at 800-399-5146 (outside US and Canada call 650-416-2482) or e-mail iamp@amotive.com.

About IAMP
Incorporated as a professional organization in 1990, the International Association of Messaging Professionals (IAMP) is an “education focused” not-for-profit organization comprised of voice and data professionals that manage mission critical, enterprise communications solutions like voice messaging and unified messaging.  IAMP’s moremembership includes 350 of the largest messaging users in the world including multinational and Fortune 1000 companies as well as single site and large campus concerns.

For more information regarding membership contact IAMP at (310) 336-0449 or access the IAMP website at www.iampro.org.

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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