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Active Voice to Profile Higher Education Messaging Solutions at 2006 ACUTA Conference in San Diego

Leading Messaging Provider Showcases Solutions Designed to Help Colleges Streamline Communications, Increase Productivity and Reduce Costs

Seattle, Washington, USA—July 17, 2006—Active Voice, LLC, a global provider of voice messaging, unified communications and speech-activated solutions, will demonstrate its messaging systems designed for the higher education market at the 2006 ACUTA Conference & Exhibition July 23-25 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. ACUTA, the Association for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education, is an international non-profit educational association that supports higher education institutions in achieving optimal use of communications technologies.

In booth #500, Active Voice will present its Kinesis* unified communications solution and Seven speech-enabled call management system to telecommunications professionals from colleges and universities nationwide. Active Voice maintains its focus on delivering scalable, reliable and secure communications solutions that empower higher education customers to improve operational inefficiencies and enhance workflow.

“The ACUTA exhibition provides an ideal opportunity to showcase Active Voice’s latest solutions,” said Victor Foia, president and CEO, Active Voice, LLC. “We are pleased to demonstrate our commitment to developing innovative solutions designed to meet the critical business needs for our higher education customers.”

Active Voice’s Kinesis unified communications system is well-suited for higher education institutions that experience heavy call volume from students, faculty, staff and the public at large. Kinesis helps to streamline communications by allowing users to access and manage their voice, fax, and e-mail from the desktop PC, through a touch-tone telephone, or over the Internet. The shared extension mailbox feature allows Kinesis subscribers who share a physical telephone extension to have private mailboxes, which is ideal for a dormitory environment. The Kinesis system integrates with a wide variety of telephone systems and can scale to several hundred ports on a cluster of servers, allowing it to handle hundreds of callers simultaneously. In addition, the modular design of Active Voice’s Kinesis solution provides a high level of flexibility, reliability and scalability, all common concerns for large institutions.

Active Voice will also showcase its Seven speech-enabled call management system ideal for the higher education market. With Seven, students, faculty and staff who are often mobile around campus can access one another by simply calling the system and stating the name or department they wish to reach, without having to remember extensions or use a live operator for assistance. Seven can help colleges reduce costs by eliminating the need to spend valuable resources updating and publishing lengthy school directories. In addition, Seven can provide 24/7/365 access to ‘information on request,’ such as class schedules, emergency notifications and events around campus. The Seven system currently supports eight languages and is well-suited for multicultural environments like higher education.

Active Voice’s Kinesis and Seven messaging solutions are available through its Authorized Reseller channel. For more information, please contact Active Voice Sales Support at 1-800-384-3575 or sales@activevoice.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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