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AVST Demonstrates Unified Communications at TAG National Convention in San Diego

Enterprise Communications Provider Emphasizes Importance of Unified Messaging and Advanced Speech Solutions for SMB Market

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., March 8, 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 the Technology Assurance Group (TAG) National Convention this week in San Diego, Calif.  A premier sponsor for the sixth annual event, AVST is emphasizing unified messaging and speech enabled call management for small to medium businesses (SMBs) and is demonstrating the capabilities of the CallXpress product line at Booth #19 in the exhibit hall at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.

TAG is one of the nation's leading organizations of System Integrators and Convergent Technology Providers. Founded in 1997, TAG provides a complete spectrum of support services to its member organizations. TAG members provide leading edge information solutions to SMBs in more than 120 markets across the United States and Canada.

“TAG has emerged as an industry leader in the advancement of almost all convergent technology applications and is a premier partner for entities deploying legacy solutions,” said Dale Stein, TAG’s Director of Strategic Planning & Business Development.  “AVST has shown its commitment to the SMB marketplace with innovative converged technology solutions offering an enterprise class unified communications solution that arms SMBs with the most advanced voice and data solutions available.”

“Given the success we’ve had in the SMB market, the TAG conference is the perfect venue for us to showcase CallXpress to a targeted audience of telecommunications professionals,” said AVST’s Vice President of Marketing, Denny Michael.  “We are leveraging this forum to emphasize the trend among smaller businesses to replace outdated voice mail systems with robust unified messaging and advanced speech enabled call management solutions.”

AVST’s 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.

The sixth annual TAG National Convention is being held at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in California from March 8-10, 2006.  AVST is located at booth #19 in the exhibit hall.

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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