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Active Voice to Showcase Unified Communications Solutions at the 2006 IAMP Conference in Las Vegas

Seattle, Washington, USA—October 12, 2006—Active Voice, LLC, a global provider of voice mail, unified messaging and speech-activated solutions, today announced its Bronze sponsorship of the 2006 International Association of Messaging Professionals (IAMP) Conference to be held October 15-18 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel. Active Voice will showcase unified messaging and speech-enabled automated attendant to Octel® users as it demonstrates the capabilities of its Kinesis* voice mail or Microsoft® Exchange® Server-based true unified messaging system. Active Voice will also exhibit its Seven virtual receptionist in Booth #8 at the show. Active Voice is offering conference attendees a special 10% discount on Active Voice software they purchase to replace their existing Octel messaging systems with Active Voice products. For eligibility, rules and registration, please visit: http://www.activevoice.com/octel_replacement/octel_form.asp.

“The IAMP Conference is an ideal venue for us to introduce our unified messaging solutions to organizations looking to replace their aging Octel systems,” said Victor Foia, Active Voice’s president and chief executive officer. “Our support for this event demonstrates our commitment to developing secure, reliable and scalable messaging systems designed to integrate seamlessly with existing Octel networks.”

As organizations consider replacing their early generation products, Active Voice offers a migration solution with its Kinesis unified communications system, which delivers a wide range of messaging, fax and mobility features that can help companies streamline communications and business workflow, yet control their costs. The Kinesis system allows convenient access and management of voice, fax, and e-mail messages from the desktop PC, touch-tone telephone, or Internet, helping to improve employee productivity and maximize collaboration. In addition, the Kinesis system offers several unique solutions ideal for organizations migrating from an Octel system, including the Octel Serenade® and Aria® Telephone User Interface (TUI) emulations. These emulations allow employees to use the same menus and commands to access and manage messages, and virtually eliminate the need for re-training on basic voice mail functionality. The Kinesis system supports OctelNet™ and VPIM networking so that Kinesis can seamlessly integrated into an Octel messaging network. In addition, the Kinesis system integrates with over 200 PBX and IP/PBX telephone systems.

Kinesis is a solution for large campus, multi-switch environments such as hospitals and universities. It offers scalability up to 360 ports and 20,000 users on a cluster of servers that can be deployed across several locations to provide disaster recovery and fail-over protection. For organizations with Octel messaging systems that are aging or have reached end-of-life, Kinesis provides an ideal migration solution that provides a high level of reliability, scalability and flexibility for ongoing enhancements.

In addition, Active Voice will demonstrate Seven, a virtual receptionist. The Seven system is ideal for virtually every business owner as it professionally greets callers and transfers them using voice recognition, thereby freeing up valuable operator time and providing a consistently high level of customer service. Seven significantly reduces zero-outs by allowing callers to “just say the name” of the person or department they need, and are automatically transferred without operator assistance. Seven helps handle calls faster by providing customized greetings and multilingual prompts. For companies with mobile workers, Seven offers a quick, hands-free dialing capability to mobile employees. The Seven system scales up to 100,000 names and 64 ports, integrates with most PBXs, and can be configured for fault tolerant operations for first responder services. Today’s Seven systems are taking calls at major banks, hospitals, real estate firms, and government agencies around the world.

Active Voice’s Kinesis and Seven messaging solutions are available through its Authorized Reseller channel.

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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