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AVST to Deliver Keynote Address at SCITDA Conference

Company's CEO to Focus on Communications Trends in Government and Higher Education Markets

Foothill Ranch, Calif., September 10, 2007 – Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of unified communications solutions, today announced its participation at the SCITDA Fall Conference at the Ocean Dunes Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  The company’s President and CEO, Hardy Myers, will deliver a presentation titled, “A Look at Communications – Today and Tomorrow,” on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. EDT in the Atlantic Meeting Room.

The South Carolina Information Technology Directors Association (SCITDA) provides a medium for the exchange of information pertinent to the management of state information technology facilities.  The organization includes most of South Carolina’s state agencies, colleges and universities.  Over the past twenty years, SCITDA’s bi-annual conferences have provided the state with premiere venues for uniting key information technology professionals and vendors. 

“As more organizations such as government agencies and higher education facilities are moving from traditional communications platforms to VoIP and unified communications, it’s imperative for their IT professionals to be prepared for the road ahead,” said Myers.  “As one of the world’s leading providers of UC technology with more than 38,000 customers worldwide, we are excited to offer our insight and expertise to the SCITDA audience, helping them to understand how unified communications can positively affect revenues, costs and user satisfaction.”

The keynote session will be a business discussion on today’s emerging communication trends, including a brief history on how communications platforms have evolved and where the industry is headed in the next three to five years.  Myers will explore the pitfalls that decision makers should be aware of before switching out their communications platform and how confidentiality and compliance issues play a role in the deployment of a next generation messaging platform.  Attendees will take away tips and best practices for implementing unified communications with VoIP in an organization.

AVST’s flagship unified communications (UC) solution, CallXpress®, delivers world-class call processing, voice messaging, unified messaging and advanced speech applications.  CallXpress is the only UC solution that gives IT managers a choice of four unified messaging (UM) architectures based on the needs of their business.  IT managers can choose between server-based, client-based, secure and simplified architectures or mix and match architectures based on individual departmental requirements.  This unprecedented flexibility makes it the ideal UC solution for organizations of all sizes.

CallXpress also offers a complete set of migration options from early generation products that are approaching end-of-life.  This enables customers to easily integrate CallXpress with most PBX and IP communications technologies from other vendors, reducing the need to invest in costly infrastructure replacement and user training programs.  As a result, CallXpress is an optimal choice for decision makers because it increases user productivity and effectiveness at a minimal investment.

For more information about CallXpress unified communications, please visit http://www.avst.com/products/callxpressMessaging/index.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.

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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