AVST Spotlights CallXpress® Unified Communications at Lotusphere 2006 in Orlando

Enterprise Communications Provider Demonstrates its Unified Messaging and Advanced Speech Solutions for Lotus Software Applications

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., January 23, 2006 – Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of unified communications solutions for businesses of all sizes, is showcasing its flagship platform, CallXpress®, at Lotusphere 2006 this week at the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Orlando, Fla.  AVST is emphasizing unified messaging and speech enabled call management for the enterprise as it demonstrates the capabilities of the CallXpress product line at booth #704 in the exhibit hall at Disney’s Dolphin & Swan Hotel.

Lotusphere is a global technology and marketing conference attended by IBM Business Partners and customers.  In its thirteenth year, Lotusphere 2006 is the premier event for developers, administrators, IT and business professionals looking for collaborative software and solutions. This high profile event receives executive-level participation from companies around the globe.

“CallXpress customers have enjoyed a tight integration to IBM Lotus Notes® and IBM Domino™ for years,” said AVST’s Vice President of Marketing Denny Michael.  “We are using this forum to highlight the user benefits of these integrations while emphasizing the trend to replace outdated voice mail systems with robust unified messaging and advanced speech enabled call management solutions.”

AVST’s flagship product, CallXpress®, delivers advanced unified messaging and speech-enabled capabilities that are designed for companies of all sizes.  The solution combines voice, fax and email messages in one inbox and makes them accessible via telephone, wireless device or computer.  CallXpress allows employees to communicate and collaborate more productively and effectively because users can receive and respond to messages anywhere, anytime.  That means customers aren't left waiting, mobile workers are accessible and urgent messages are available right away. CallXpress greatly increases service levels and also provides a consistent corporate interface to the customers.

AVST has over 35,000 systems installed worldwide and an impressive list of customers, including many Fortune 1000 companies, professional sports teams, healthcare facilities, universities and government agencies.  AVST also has a long-term OEM relationship with Ericsson which distributes CallXpress worldwide in 15 languages under the "OneBox™" brand.  With strong distribution partners including Verizon's Enterprise Solutions Group, Altura Communication Solutions and Norstan Communications as well as more than 200 independent resellers worldwide, AVST is poised for ongoing success and rapid growth.

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.

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