AVST Demonstrates CallXpress® Unified Communications at ITPX 2006 Conference in Florida

Enterprise Communications Provider Emphasizes Integration of Unified Messaging and Advanced Speech Solutions for Centrex Users

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., March 27, 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 International Telecommunications Professionals Exchange (ITPX) 2006 Conference from March 26-29, 2006 in Lake Buena Vista, FL.  AVST is showcasing unified messaging and speech enabled call management for Centrex users as it demonstrates the capabilities of the CallXpress product line at Booth #212 in the exhibit hall at the Wyndham Palace Hotel.

In addition to product demonstrations, AVST’s Sales Engineer, Richard Ready, will deliver a presentation titled “Applications to Support Your VoIP Communications Strategy” on Monday, March 27 at 3:30 p.m.  The session will educate Centrex users about how to deploy communication applications today that will continue to deliver benefits in the future as they migrate towards a VoIP infrastructure. Attendees will discover the critical issues in creating a future proof next-generation communications strategy.

ITPX is an international end users educational forum providing a unique users group environment focusing on innovative and emerging hosted/managed network solutions.  ITPX provides an intimate, strategic, cohesive community comprised of decision makers, end users, influencers, planners and implementers.  It offers opportunities for networking, education and needs assessment supported by the industry’s leading telecommunication service providers, manufacturers and subject matter experts.

“We are leveraging the ITPX forum to emphasize the trend among businesses of all sizes to replace outdated voice mail systems with robust unified messaging and advanced speech enabled call management solutions,” said AVST’s Vice President of Marketing, Denny Michael.  “Our CallXpress solution has advanced integration capabilities that make it an ideal choice for some of the special environments in which Centrex may be deployed.”

CallXpress may be used in a Centrex environment, deployed using a standard Station Message Desk Interface (SMDI) integration.  CallXpress can support SMDI integration in combination with other circuit switched or IP telephony integrations from a single CallXpress server. With SMDI integration to Centrex, CallXpress supports the full range of voice mail, fax and unified communications features available on the platform, delivering advanced unified messaging and speech-enabled capabilities that are designed for companies of all sizes.  The solution combines voice, fax and e-mail 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 customers.

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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