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AVST Showcases CallXpress 8 at NEC's User Group Conference in Chicago

Demonstrates Mobility, Automating Business Processes and Increasing User Productivity for Businesses of All Sizes

CHICAGO, Ill., May 18, 2009 – Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of communications solutions, is demonstrating the benefits of advanced call processing, voicemail, unified messaging, personal assistant, fax, speech and notification capabilities to increase user and business productivity at the 25th Anniversary NEC User Group Conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago at Booth 112.  AVST is showcasing its next generation Unified Communications solution, CallXpress 8, which delivers centralization, high availability and enhanced mobility while protecting and extending NEC customers’ existing communications infrastructure.

CallXpress is tightly integrated into the NEC product portfolio, supporting NEC TDM and IP telephony switches with the ability to support up to 10 integrations on a CallXpress system. NEC has also integrated their MA 4000 with CallXpress to provide system administrators with one application to manage user information across multiple communication applications.

Delivering on its commitment to educating the market on the benefits of Unified Communications, AVST is participating in a breakout session during the conference:

  • “Ten Steps to Securing a Strong ROI on Your Legacy Voicemail Migration to Unified Communications,”  presented by Hardy Myers, AVST President & CEO.  This session is scheduled for Monday, May 18, at 2:45 p.m. CDT in the Malpensa Room of the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.

The annual NEC Users Group Conference gives all active member companies of the NEC Users Group the opportunity to come together in an organized forum for sharing ideas and expertise with other users while making valuable professional contacts. Attendees to the annual event include NEC executives, systems integrators and end users.

“We have a strong relationship with NEC and will continue to ensure that our products integrate easily with their products,” said AVST’s Vice President of Marketing, Denny Michael.  “Our goal is to make our world-class Unified Communications solution available to businesses of all sizes and to provide our customers with easy to deploy and reliable communications solutions.”

AVST is a member of NEC’s UNIVERGE Solutions Partner Program, to deliver products with tighter integration to NEC communication products.  This expands a relationship between AVST and NEC that spans more than 8 years, offering more choices, ease of use and return on investment for companies looking to upgrade their communications systems. The UNIVERGE Solutions Partner Program is a collaborative technical and marketing program established by NEC to create new solutions through integrating partner products (hardware and/or software) with NEC communications products.

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.


Media Contact:
Stephanie Olsen
Lages & Associates
(949) 453-8080

AVST and XMedius have joined forces to offer a suite of secure enterprise-grade communications solutions, built for any industry.