AVST to Host Second Annual Reseller Oasis in Las Vegas

Annual Event Aims to Educate the Channel and Executive-Level Business Leaders on the Unified Communications Marketplace and AVST’s Product Offerings

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., May 2, 2006 – Building on its strong position in the unified communications marketplace by continuing to provide effective educational opportunities for resellers and business leaders, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), today announced its annual reseller educational conference, the AVST Reseller Oasis 2006.  The second annual event will take place May 2-5, 2006 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

AVST, a leading provider of unified communications solutions, designed the Reseller Oasis event to educate its highly influential audience on its corporate roadmap and product offerings, as well as its marketing, sales and business development initiatives.  The event will be attended by AVST’s top resellers from around the world, along with a highly charged group of owners, principals and CEO’s from a variety of businesses.

“Our continued dedication to providing our important reselling partners and potential customers with a variety of educational forums allow us to expose them to new ideas that ultimately help them better prepare themselves in developing their communications strategies,” said AVST’s Vice President of Marketing, Denny Michael.  “The AVST Oasis not only provides a forum for new ideas but also sets the agenda for the coming year so all those involved can take advantage of the upcoming programs.”

The Reseller Oasis comes on the heels of the CallXpress® Success Seminar series, a one day high-impact sales training program that spanned nine metropolitan cities in April.  The CallXpress Success Seminar series was designed to help resellers accelerate revenue growth by making their sales teams proficient in selling AVST's products.  The Reseller Oasis and CallXpress Success Seminars are examples of how AVST consistently demonstrates its commitment to growing and educating the channel.

Highlights of this year’s Reseller Oasis include:

Industry Analyst Spotlight
Bern Elliott, the industry’s leading unified communications analyst from Gartner Inc., will discuss the global view of unified communications and how end user companies are successfully using unified communications solutions.

Industry Specific Case Studies
AVST’s President and CEO, Hardy Myers, will moderate panel discussions presenting two industry specific problem/solution/success case studies. A Q&A will follow each presentation, promising an informative and dynamic exchange of ideas and real world solutions to selling CallXpress.

AVST Product Roadmap
AVST will spotlight the 2006 product roadmap for reseller partners.  This will give participants the opportunity to understand the development strategy behind new products and a roadmap to the future of unified communications.

CallXpress Sales Development and Sales Management
Axiom Sales Force Development™, will present their scientific approach for selling and managing sales performance.

MIB Program
AVST will host a “Marketing in a Box” session to discuss the proven results of successful marketing programs, using facts and figures to determine what programs are working for others.  Additional coverage will include AVST media schedules, PR programs, installed base marketing programs and CRM strategies.

For more information or to register for this event, please visit AVST PartnerXpress at www.partnerxpress.com.

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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