Active Voice Expands Offices with New Training Center

Seattle, Washington, USA—January 12, 2006—Active Voice, LLC, a subsidiary of NEC Unified Solutions, Inc. and global provider of unified messaging, computer telephony, and voice messaging solutions, today announced that it has added a new training center to its corporate offices in Seattle, Washington.

The new training facility was built to accommodate Active Voice and NEC resellers and customers seeking training on Active Voice and NEC messaging products. The training center features security access, classroom-style seating for 12 students, kitchen, and break area. Instructor-led training courses for Active Voice's Kinesis* unified communications system and NEC's NEAXMail® AD-120 messaging system will be offered in Seattle beginning January 2006.

"We are excited to be able to offer these valuable training classes where students can interact with product experts and expand their knowledge of our messaging products," said Victor T. Foia, Active Voice's president and chief executive officer.

As industry leading providers of voice messaging and unified communications solutions, Active Voice and NEC address the communications needs of companies of all sizes – from SMB's to large enterprises, such as hotels, hospitals, and universities. The Kinesis and NEAXMail AD-120 solutions are ideal for companies that are looking for a unified communications system that fits into their Microsoft® Exchange® environment, and for organizations who experience heavy message traffic. The flexible architecture of the systems can help to minimize installation, administration, and maintenance costs—thereby lowering an organization’s total cost of ownership. By clustering Kinesis and NEAXMail AD-120 servers, organizations can handle hundreds of callers simultaneously, a common need for organizations with multiple sites and a large number of users. Unlike many unified messaging solutions available today, Kinesis and NEAXMail AD-120 support both traditional and IP communications systems, as well as hybrid environments, meeting the needs of organizations as they migrate to IP telephony.

Trademark reference: *The registered trademark KINESIS is licensed from Kinesis Corporation (www.kinesis.com), designer and distributor of ergonomic computer accessories. NEAXMail is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. Microsoft and Exchange are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.

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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