AVST Promotes Tom Minifie To Chief Technology Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., November 11, 2008 - Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) today announced the promotion of Tom Minifie to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).  As AVSTís CTO, Mr. Minifieís primary responsibility will be defining and driving the strategic direction of AVSTís world class CallXpressģ product line. 

ďAVSTís executive team is comprised of experienced industry leaders committed to developing and delivering best-in-class communications solutions for enterprises worldwide,Ē noted Hardy Myers, President & CEO of AVST.  ďTomís extensive industry experience and vast product knowledge, as well as his unique ability to align with end users to define their next generation communications requirements, will prove valuable in his new position.Ē

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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