AVST Unveils CallXpress® Speed Bundles for SMB Market

New Product Line Targets Small to Medium Businesses Looking to Upgrade to IP Telephony, Deploy Unified Messaging or Replace Legacy Voice Mail

Foothill Ranch, Calif., August 14, 2007Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of communications solutions for enterprises of all sizes, today unveiled an enhanced line of pre-packaged solutions for the small to medium business (SMB) marketplace labeled CallXpress Speed Bundles.  Scaling from four to 16 IP channels or ports, the CallXpress Speed Bundles are designed and configured to interoperate with all of the leading brands of IP-PBX’s and PBX’s.

Combining AVST’s world class CallXpress communications software with industry standard, AVST-certified hardware in simple, single part number configurations, AVST’s new “Speed Bundles” make it easier for SMB customers to buy, and for AVST resellers to sell, install and support its solutions in the rapidly evolving SMB marketplace.  These convenient and attractively-priced bundles are ideal for any company or organization transitioning to IP telephony, seeking to deliver unified messaging to all or a segment of its workforce, or simply needing to replace one or multiple aging legacy voice mail systems.

For SMBs, choosing and investing in a best-of-breed communications solution can be a confusing, complicated and expensive process.  Responding to the market demand for expanded IP telephony interoperability and unified messaging capabilities on all of its SMB solutions, AVST has designed this line of powerful, economical and easy-to-order Speed Bundles.  Additionally, all of the analog and digital Speed Bundle configurations include AVST’s lifetime “future proofing” guarantee that provides, with certain limited exceptions, an IP integration at no additional charge when a customer is ready to transition to one of the many industry-leading IP telephony solutions that AVST supports.

“AVST has been shaping the evolution of enterprise communications, with more than 38,000 customers having purchased our award-winning CallXpress solution worldwide over the past 25 years,” said Tom Minifie, AVST’s Vice President of Product Management.  “As the world of enterprise communications advances, businesses of all sizes can be assured that AVST has their future covered with the industry’s most extensive telephony and groupware interoperability capabilities built into all of our CallXpress solutions.”

For convenience and cost savings, AVST’s CallXpress Speed Bundles are available in IP, digital and analog configurations and offer the following advantages:

  • Pre-installed CallXpress software running on industry standard hardware with a one-year XpressCare® software and one-year hardware warranty included
  • AVST’s IP future proofing guarantee for all digital and analog configurations
  • Unlimited voice mail boxes and 50 unified messaging clients
  • Single part number ordering with easy to add options including:
    • Additional unified messaging clients
    • Text to speech licenses
    • Legacy telephone user interfaces including Octel®, Centigram and Audix®
    • IVR functionality
    • Networking
    • Global user administration
    • Additional years of software and hardware warranty

CallXpress Speed Bundles are available through AVST’s established reseller channels.  AVST has an extensive list of partners that sell and support its unified communications solutions throughout the world.  For sales information, visit http://www.avst.com/contactus/howtobuy.asp.

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.

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