AVST Demonstrates Newest Version of its CallXpress Unified Communications Platform for Higher Education Market

Company Invites CallXpress® Administrators, IT Directors to User Group Meeting at Annual National ACUTA Conference

Atlanta, GA., April 20, 2009Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) will be showcasing its flagship Unified Communications platform, CallXpress 8, at the ACUTA 38th Annual Conference and Exhibition this week in Atlanta.   Universities are continually looking for solutions to enrich student to faculty communications while preserving their communications infrastructure.  As a result, over 800 educational institutions have selected CallXpress to stay mobile, increase productivity, and improve their overall communications. AVST will be demonstrating CallXpress at booth # 900 on the show floor at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, from April 19 -22.

CallXpress users such as System Administrators and IT Directors are also invited to attend AVST’s User Group meeting.  Here, the company will showcase its next generation CallXpress 8 platform that delivers unsurpassed interoperability, mobility and reliability. Attendees of this meeting will also participate in an interactive session with AVST’s CTO, Tom Minifie, and other team members for an overview of the new platform and product roadmap.  Led by Mark Reynolds, University of New Mexico, the user group meeting will be held on April 21, from 10:30 a.m. – to 12:00 p.m. in the Hanover A room of the Hyatt Regency.

Delivering on its commitment to educating the market on the benefits of Unified Communications, AVST is also participating in two breakout sessions during the ACUTA Annual Conference:

  • Replacing Legacy Voicemail Solutions with Unified Communications presented by Hardy Myers, AVST President & CEO, Mark Reynolds, University of New Mexico Associate Director, ITS Communications Network Services and Neil Wineman, University of Nebraska Lincoln Telecom Manager.  This session is Monday, April 20, 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EDT.
  • The Road to Unified Communications at UCLA presented by Tom Minifie, AVST Chief Technology Officer and Janice Bundy, UCLA Associate Director, Communications Technology Services .  This session is Monday, April 20, 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. EDT.

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 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.

Denny Michael, AVST’s Vice President of Marketing stated “AVST is committed to the higher education marketplace and looks forward to this industry conference every year.  Our solution is a natural fit for the ACUTA audience, making this the perfect place to co-strategize while providing attendees with a forum to share information and actively participate in the development of AVST’s future offerings.”

CallXpress 8 delivers a powerful suite of Unified Communications applications including advanced call processing, voicemail, unified messaging, personal assistant, fax, speech and notification capabilities to help colleges and universities become more mobile and productive.  AVST is a Corporate Affiliate of ACUTA and has been acknowledged for its support of ACUTA’s regional and national events over the last four 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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