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Communications Solutions Innovator to Demonstrate CallXpress to College and University Administrators at ACUTA Winter Seminar

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., January 12, 2009Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) will be showcasing its flagship Unified Communications platform, CallXpress®, at the ACUTA Winter Seminar and Exhibition this week in Palm Springs, California.  Having deployed CallXpress in nearly 800 educational institutions, AVST is highly experienced in automating and making communication more efficient for students, faculty and staff within an educational environment.  AVST will be demonstrating CallXpress at booth #310 on the show floor at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa in Palm Springs, from January 11 – 13. 

ACUTA, which stands for the Association for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education, is an international non-profit educational association serving colleges and universities.  Representing over 1,700 individuals at nearly 800 institutions of higher education with members ranging from small schools and community colleges to the 50 largest U.S. institutions, ACUTA’s core purpose is to support higher education institutions in achieving optimal use of communications technologies.

“One of AVST’s main priorities is educating higher education administrators about the options available for upgrading to advanced communications systems,” noted Denny Michael, AVST’s Vice President of Marketing.  “The innovative features and capabilities of CallXpress appeal to education campuses of all sizes.  ACUTA’s audiences are a natural fit for AVST’s technology, and it is important that they learn about and fully understand all of the communications options that are available to them, in order to make the best choices for their unique environments.”

CallXpress delivers world-class call processing, voicemail, unified messaging, fax, notification and speech-enabled personal assistant and automated attendant capabilities to help colleges and universities become more productive.  Staff 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 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 is a Corporate Affiliate of ACUTA and has been acknowledged for its support of ACUTA’s regional and national events over the last three years.  For more information about AVST’s products for the higher education marketplace visit the company’s website at www.avst.com.  For more information on the AVST CallXpress User Forum please visit www.avst.com/forum.

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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