Active Voice Dials Into Underserved SMB Market With Innovative New Speech Recognition System

Leading Unified Messaging Provider to Deliver on Promise of Voice, Data and Mobile Convergence for SMBs

SEATTLE, WAŚMarch 4, 2008 - Active Voice, LLC, a global leader in Unified Messaging, Unified Communications and speech-activated solutions, is preparing to unveil its breakthrough speech-enabled auto attendant system designed specifically for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).

Active Voice saw an opportunity to make speech technology as accessible to small businesses as PCs are. They recognized the need to simplify the steps it takes to accomplish any given task, therefore developing a solution that SMBs can easily afford, easily deploy, easily use and easily manage.

With this new speech-enabled system, Active Voice aims to fulfill the promise of voice, data and mobile convergence. This system will help improve telephony customer service by providing a drop-in solution with pre-built applications that will help SMBs keep costs low and productivity high.

More to come April 2008.

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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