AVST Teams with NetVersant to Demonstrate Unified Communications at Global Connect 2006 in San Diego

Leading Enterprise Communications Provider to Exhibit with Channel Partner at Nortel’s Annual User Conference

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., June 12, 2006 – Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is teaming with one of its top channel partners, NetVersant, to demonstrate leading unified communications solutions at Global Connect 2006, June 11-14 in San Diego, Calif.  AVST will exhibit its CallXpress® product line in the NetVersant booth (#318) at the San Diego Convention Center.

Global Connect 2006, presented by the International Nortel Networks Users Association (INNUA), is the premier conference for Nortel users across the globe.  Now in its twenty-first year, Global Connect provides the latest information on Nortel technologies, VoIP and multi-media, convergence planning and business administration.  It presents an opportunity for voice and data professionals across the globe to come together and experience nearly 200 educational workshops and networking events focused on best-practice sharing.

“We are using the Global Connect forum to demonstrate how CallXpress meets the increasing demand for next-generation enterprise communications,” said AVST’s Vice President of Marketing, Denny Michael.  “It is especially valuable to be exhibiting along side NetVersant, one of the most highly-qualified and experienced resellers of the CallXpress product line.”

NetVersant, a proven leader in end-to-end voice network services and products for diverse enterprises nationwide, is a qualified reseller of AVST’s line of advanced unified communications solutions.  The company provides AVST’s CallXpress unified messaging and advanced speech applications to businesses that are looking to replace legacy voice mail systems with unified messaging, add speech solutions to replace touch tone automated attendant, deploy VoIP services or complete a full upgrade of existing installed telephony solutions.

“Our partnership with AVST arms us with a superior evolution path for the large customer base of legacy Octel® and VMX platforms that NetVersant supports,” said Peter Wainwright, NetVersant Vice President of Sales Telephony.  “CallXpress is a particularly good fit for our Enterprise Multi-site customers who have a mixed network of IP/TDM PBXs and for those that want to provide unified messaging solutions.  The product is an excellent solution for our customers with consistent interfaces for end users and has proven to be easy for our staff to implement and support.”

Maintaining its commitment to deliver the most extensive list of PBX integrations in the market, AVST’s unified communications solutions tightly integrate with all of the leading PBX products in the market, including those from Nortel.  We have a long history of providing messaging and call processing solutions for customers utilizing Nortel PBX products,” added Michael.  Our CallXpress solutions have advanced integration capabilities that make it an ideal choice for system upgrades in many Nortel-based communications environments.”

In particular, CallXpress has a digital integration with the Nortel Business Communication Manager (BCM), an IP-enabled communication system with converged voice and data functionality for small and medium sized businesses.  By continuing to deliver integrations to current and future Nortel PBX products, AVST provides enhanced and more economical solutions to its extensive list of worldwide resellers, empowering them to better market the combination of AVST and Nortel solutions for immediate sale to enterprise 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.

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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