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Active Voice Launches Attractive Product Upgrade Program

Sales Promotion Targets Customers with Aging Voice Mail Systems

Seattle, Washington, USA—September 5, 2006—Active Voice, LLC, a global provider of voice messaging, unified communications, and speech solutions, has launched an attractive program to persuade existing customers to upgrade their aging Repartee® OS/2, Replay® and Replay Plus voice mail systems to current Repartee products. Through its North American reseller network, the company is offering special upgrade packages to entice current customers to upgrade to its latest Repartee for Windows® and Repartee LX messaging systems. These “Repartee Hot Swap PLUS” packages include a new Dell™ PowerEdge™ SC430 server, 25 free unified messaging licenses, and either the current version of Active Voice’s Repartee for Windows or Repartee LX unified messaging software.

"Active Voice is pleased to offer this aggressive upgrade program to our loyal customers who have made significant investments in our products over the years,” said Victor Foia, Active Voice’s president and chief executive officer. ”We recognize that today’s organizations are faced with infrastructure challenges as they plan their communications migration strategy, so our primary objective is to make the upgrade process as smooth and cost-effective as possible. We believe that our customers will benefit greatly from the enhanced reliability, increased capacity and advanced messaging features available with our Repartee for Windows and Repartee LX products. We encourage all Repartee customers to contact their local Repartee resellers to take advantage of this generous upgrade program. Orders must be received by December 31, 2006 to be eligible.”

As more and more communications systems are reaching end-of-life and are no longer suitable for growing requirements, corporate decision-makers are evaluating their communications strategy and looking to best-of-breed messaging solutions that support their current infrastructure. Active Voice’s Repartee for Windows and Repartee LX products provide advanced messaging features and increased compatibility with existing communication networks.

“Businesses are being drawn towards next-generation unified messaging systems for several reasons, including the time savings of gaining access to all messages in one place, and the freedom to control information from almost any location,” added Foia. “By upgrading their existing voice mail systems, our customers can leverage the benefits of utilizing reliable platforms and industry leading operating systems offered on our Repartee for Windows and Repartee LX products,” added Foia.

To address the needs of larger enterprise customers, such as hospitals, universities, hotels, and government offices, Active Voice's Repartee for Windows and Repartee LX messaging systems support hundreds of legacy, digital and IP switches and are localized for a variety of languages. The Repartee for Windows and Repartee LX products are highly scalable for maximum growth capacity and offer advanced features so that organizations can enhance their messaging system as business requirements change. For companies with large mobile workforces, speech recognition and text-to-speech can help employees access and manage their messages while away from the office. Multi-site organizations can use networking functionality to link multiple messaging systems together so that employees can communicate via long distance with regional offices, vendors, or customers in remote locations.

Active Voice’s Repartee for Windows and Repartee LX products are available through Active Voice’s North American reseller channel, strategic partners and international offices in the Netherlands and Australia.

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