AVST Shares Insights on Unifying Enterprise Communications at VoiceCon® Orlando 2008

Company Executive to Speak About Changing Landscape of Next-Generation Messaging Systems

Orlando, Fla., March 17, 2008 – Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) will exhibit its innovations in unifying enterprise communications this week at VoiceCon Orlando 2008.  A product showcase as well as demonstrations of the company’s flagship Unified Communications solution, CallXpress®, will take place at AVST’s booth #635 on the show floor at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center from March 17-20, 2008.  In addition, the company’s Vice President of Product Management, Tom Minifie, will participate in a panel discussion titled, “The Future of Voice Messaging: Are PBXs Needed?" on Wednesday, March 19,  from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m ET, in Osceola B of the convention center.

Now in its 18th year, VoiceCon is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise voice, IP telephony and convergence in North America.  The conference, produced by CMP Media, Business Technology Group, brings decision makers together with the industry's pioneering end users, vendors and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise voice networks and the migration to IP telephony and convergence.

VoiceCon’s theme for 2008 is “Unify Your Enterprise Communications.”  As one of the world’s leading experts in the space, AVST will be on hand to further its goal of educating end users about how to unify communications, specifically in enterprise environments that require the most flexible solutions.

"Enterprises are facing major issues as their existing voice mail systems reach end of life," said AVST’s Vice President of Marketing, Denny Michael.  "They are learning that when migrating from a traditional to IP-PBX, the option to integrate to a Unified Communications solution brings valuable benefits that positively impact costs, revenues and customer satisfaction. VoiceCon is a perfect venue for us to educate an influential audience about one of the most flexible and highly integrated UC solutions in the market, CallXpress.  With more than 40,000 deployments worldwide, and the ability to support multiple PBXs simultaneously, AVST provides a secure migration path to next-generation Unified Communications."

CallXpress delivers world-class call processing, voice mail, unified messaging, fax, notification and speech-enabled personal assistant capabilities to help organizations become more productive.  Employees can manage voice, fax and e-mail messages from any location at any time—via laptop, telephone, cell phone or the Internet.  In addition, the platform is the ideal solution to replace legacy voice mail systems as well as support the latest IP-PBX integrations.  CallXpress was developed to offer quick and painless conversions to next generation technology through speedy implementation, simple administration and maintenance, and telephone user interface emulations that are already familiar to users resulting in minimal training. 

AVST has an extensive list of partners that sell and support its unified communications solutions throughout the world.  For sales information, visit the company website at www.avst.com.

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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