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AVST Demonstrates CallXpress at VoiceCon Amsterdam 2008

Highlights International Case Studies with European Audience Looking to Replace Legacy Voicemail Solutions with Unified Communications

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, October 14, 2008 - Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) will exhibit its flagship Unified Communications solution, CallXpress®, this week at VoiceCon® Amsterdam 2008.   Demonstrations of CallXpress will take place at AVST’s stand #41 in the Demo Pavilion Lounge Forum at the Amsterdam RAI from October 14-16, 2008.  AVST will highlight international user case studies to display the flexibility and ease with which the product can be deployed. 

VoiceCon Amsterdam addresses two fundamental concerns for every enterprise: How to select and build the right IP telephony platform and how to leverage that system to improve how an organization does business.  The conference brings together enterprise IT and communications executives, along with equipment vendors, service providers network operators, consultants and analysts to focus on the issues central to enterprise voice networks and the migration to IP telephony and convergence.

VoiceCon Amsterdam is committed to one goal: To help attendees make the best decisions possible about IP telephony, converged networks and Unified Communications.  As one of the world’s leading experts in the industry, AVST will be on hand to further its goal of educating end users about how to select and deploy a Unified Communications solution.

“Legacy voicemail systems are reaching end of life and decision makers are faced with making critical choices that will ultimately determine the future of their communications infrastructure,” said AVST’s Vice President of Marketing, Denny Michael. “There are many options available and we maintain our commitment to educating the market on how to transition from legacy systems to next generation communications solutions.”

With the ability to support multiple PBXs simultaneously and the experience of more than 40,000 deployments worldwide, AVST has the technical capability and experience to provide a secure migration path to next-generation Unified Communications.   As announced last week, U.S.-based industry analyst firm COMMfusion ranked AVST as the leading provider of unified messaging (UM) in terms of “completeness of solution.” COMMfusion evaluated 16 vendors and CallXpress was identified as having the most complete UM solution of those evaluated.

CallXpress delivers world-class call processing, voicemail, unified messaging, fax, notification and speech-enabled personal assistant and automated attendant capabilities to help organisations become more productive.  The platform is the ideal solution to replace legacy voicemail 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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Media Contact:
Stephanie Olsen
Lages & Associates
(949) 453-8080
stephanie@lages.com


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