AVST Expands Its National Distribution Channel to Meet Growing Demand for Unified Communications in Business Sector

CBTS Added as Channel Partner to Increase National Sales Footprint

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., February 5, 2008Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of unified communications solutions, is expanding its North American sales and distribution footprint by adding CBTS to its growing list of resellers.  CBTS, a leading distributor of the most advanced business communications and computing solutions from the desktop to the data center, now offers AVST’s line of innovative unified communications (UC) solutions including its flagship product, CallXpress®.

According to AVST, CallXpress has gained a lot of traction as businesses realize the benefits of including UC as part of their roadmap to IP telephony.  “Companies of all sizes not only recognize CallXpress as one of the most flexible and highly integrated UC solutions in the market, but also as a solution that can positively affect revenues, costs and customer satisfaction,” said AVST’s Vice President of Sales & Business Development, Mike Berlin.  “As interest and demand for our CallXpress product line grows, we are well-positioned to capitalize on the market opportunity by expanding our national footprint through leading and respected resellers such as CBTS.”

CBTS provides additional distribution of AVST’s full CallXpress product line to businesses that are looking to replace legacy voice mail systems with unified messaging, add speech solutions to replace touch-tone automated attendant, deploy VoIP services, or complete a full upgrade of existing installed telephony solutions.

CBTS is highly experienced in delivering core, next-generation technology and expertise to a variety of companies throughout the United States.   Its goal of helping customers optimize their business operations and stay up-to-date in today’s competitive landscape makes it an ideal partner to deliver AVST’s world-class UC technologies.

“Our end-to-end solutions are designed to provide any organization with the tools needed to successfully compete in today’s digital marketplace,” said Christi Cornette, Managing Director of Marketing, CBTS.  “For our customers that are looking for next-generation messaging solutions, having access to AVST’s robust and powerful product line gives us the opportunity to offer them best-of-breed solutions to fit their business communications needs.”

For more information on how to purchase AVST products from CBTS, please contact its sales team at (866) 355-5287.

About CBTS
A division of Cincinnati Bell Inc., CBTS combines the data networking capabilities of Cincinnati Bell with next-generation managed services that provide companies with flexible solutions for end-to-end IT deployment. The CBTS business model can help organizations increase productivity and operational efficiency while reducing costs and risks through solutions that focus on business continuance, compliance, security and technology infrastructure. For more information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com/cbts.

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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