AVST Showcases CallXpress® at NEC’s Annual Users Group Conference in Florida

Demonstrates Powerful Unified Communications Solution; Highlights Broad Range of Integration Support for NEC Products

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., May 5, 2008Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of Unified Communications solutions, is demonstrating CallXpress this week at the NEC Users Group Conference in Jacksonville, Fla.  AVST is spotlighting the latest release of CallXpress emphasizing its powerful features and broad range of integration support for NEC’s products, including the newest IP integration to NEC Sphericall®. In addition, AVST’s Regional Sales Director, John Chambers, will conduct a session entitled “Migrating from Legacy Voice Mail Solutions to Unified Communications,” on Monday, May 5 at 4:15 p.m. EDT in the Dayton Room.

The annual NEC Users Group Conference gives all active member companies of The NEC Users Group the opportunity to come together in an organized forum for sharing ideas and expertise with other users while making valuable professional contacts. Attendees to the annual event include NEC executives, systems integrators and end-users.

"AVST has had the pleasure to provide tightly integrated solutions to NEC customers for over 15 years," said AVST’s Vice President of Marketing, Denny Michael.  "Having a strong relationship with NEC Unified Solutions, AVST understands the business needs of NEC customers and will continue to ensure that our products integrate easily with NEC product offerings.”

AVST is a member of NEC’s UNIVERGE Solutions Partner Program, a collaborative technical and marketing program established by NEC to create new solutions through integrating partner products (hardware and/or software) with NEC communication products.  Working together, AVST and NEC are able to offer companies looking to upgrade their communications systems a robust, flexible and easy to manage solution that delivers a strong return on investment.

CallXpress delivers world-class call processing, voice mail, unified messaging, fax, notification and speech-enabled personal assistant capabilities to help organizations become more productive.  Users 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.

"We are pleased to have this opportunity to share our product roadmap and vision for the future of IP telephony solutions with NEC’s esteemed user community at this annual user group meeting."

The NEC User Group Conference is taking place from May 4-7 at the Hyatt Regency resort in Jacksonville, Fla.  AVST and its products offerings can be located at Booth #19 in the exhibit hall.

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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