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AVST Wins VARBusiness’ Five Star Partner Program Award

Annual Listing Recognizes AVST’s Commitment to Providing Leading Unified Communications Solutions to Government and Educational Sectors

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., May 16, 2006 – Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), today announced it has been named a “Five Star Partner Program Winner” in the GovernmentVAR section of VARBusiness, a CMP publication.  The award recognizes AVST’s commitment to providing best-of-breed unified communications solutions to a variety of organizations within the government and educational sectors.

VARBusiness’ fifth annual listing of Five Star Partner Program winners is geared to integrators, developers and solution providers who target the federal and education markets.  It recognizes the best and the brightest vendors of the channel, those that “epitomize what channel excellence means.”  AVST was one of the 70 companies selected out of more than 250 responses to this year’s call for entries.

The publication selected AVST for the award based on a program that provides what CMP states as “a five-star treatment by accommodating the individual needs of public-sector consumers though the channel.”  AVST, a leading provider of unified communications solutions, has developed a successful reseller program focused on ­­innovative channel programs that increase sales of its CallXpress® product line.  

“No vendor’s growth strategy can be complete without a big investment in partner programs,” said Cristina McEachern, CMP Media LLC.  “Our Five-Star listing recognizes the best and brightest companies who value and invest heavily in the success of their channel partners.  These vendors have higher channel revenue and are selling more through the channel then the rest of the VARBusiness Partner Programs Guide vendors.”

AVST was awarded the Five Star distinction in part for its innovative Marketing in a Box (MIB) program, which enables resellers to brand their AVST business through effective communication with customers and prospects.  Qualified resellers receive assistance from AVST when customizing their own marketing programs to generate new CallXpress Advanced Messaging, CallXpress Unified Messaging and CallXpress Speech Server sales.

“We are continually committed to providing our reseller channel with the best educational resources that arm them with the tools they need to achieve success,” said AVST’s Vice President of Marketing, Denny Michael.  “We have just wrapped up our CallXpress Success Seminar series and our annual reseller conference, two major events designed specifically for the purpose of reseller education and development.  The feedback we’re getting from our channel partners has been extremely positive.”

For more information on AVST’s solutions for the government and educational sectors, please visit http://www.avst.com/products/

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.


Media Contact:
Stephanie Olsen
Lages & Associates
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