AVST President and CEO to Participate in Panel Session at Mobile Business Expo

Session to Focus on Future of Wireless Services

Foothill Ranch, Calif., September 16, 2008Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of Unified Communications solutions, today announced that company President & CEO, Hardy Myers, will be participating in a panel session at The Mobile Business Expo titled: “Defining the Future of Wireless Services: Network Neutrality and Open Access.”

Held September 16-19 at the Javits Center in New York, New York as a part of Interop New York, The Mobile Business Expo is an influential event that seeks to educate businesses on the opportunities presented and challenges faced when attempting to mobilize a business.  This year’s conference focuses on mobile devices and the mobile worker.

Moderated by Johna Till Johnson, President and Senior Founding Partner of Nemertes Research, the panel discussion “Defining the Future of Wireless Services: Network Neutrality and Open Access” will take place from 2:45 – 3:45 EST on Wednesday the 17th as part of The Mobile Business Expo’s Enterprise Wireless track. The Enterprise Wireless Track will explore key issues for network planners, operations staff, business wireless users and line of business managers who need to know how to best utilize wireless in business, government, and industries from finance to healthcare.   Questions to be discussed include:

  • Can wireless LAN infrastructures support voice, data, and more?

  • What role will the wired LAN play in an era dominated by mobility?

  • How will unified wired/wireless architectures ultimately define the future of enterprise connectivity? 

"Enterprises are increasingly investing in a wireless, or converged wireless-wireline, strategy," noted Johnson.  "This topic is extremely timely, given the importance that companies are placing on wireless integration." 

With over 40,000 systems deployed worldwide, AVST’s flagship product, CallXpress®, delivers world-class call processing, voicemail, unified messaging, fax, notification and speech-enabled personal assistant and automated attendant capabilities to help organizations become more productive.  CallXpress arms organizations with features that promote enterprise mobility by allowing workers to stay connected to the office, 24x7, with key features such as single number access, unified messaging, find-me/follow-me, internet access to messages, live reply for click-to-call capability, message notification and speech-based personal assistant.

“I look forward to a lively discussion with my fellow panel members, and hope that, ultimately, this discussion will help decision makers in the audience better prepare themselves as they develop their future communications strategies,” said Myers.  “Understanding how to best utilize wireless functionality in their unique business environments, as well as being aware of key trends including network neutrality and open access, are keys to success.”

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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