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AVST Demonstrates CallXpress 8 at Annual ACUTA Summit on Unified Communications and Collaboration

Company Identifies Ten Key Steps for Educational Institutions to Consider When Replacing Outdated Voicemail Systems

DENVER, Colo., July 13, 2009 – This week at the annual ACUTA Summit on Unified Communications and Collaboration, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) will be showcasing its flagship Unified Communications platform, CallXpress® 8. Leveraging its experience in deploying CallXpress to over 800 educational institutions, AVST will spotlight real-life examples to demonstrate the benefits of Unified Communications.   

Universities are continually looking for solutions to enrich student to faculty communications while preserving their communications infrastructure.  As a result, hundreds of higher education institutions have selected CallXpress to increase productivity, allow users to stay mobile, and improve their overall communications. AVST will be demonstrating CallXpress at booth # 206 on the show floor at the Marriott City Center in Denver, from July 12-15.

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

  • “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, July 13, at 4:00 p.m. MDT in the Denver V meeting room of the Marriott City Center.

AVST’s President & CEO, Hardy Myers, will focus on how educational institutions can benefit by replacing outdated voice messaging systems with the latest technologies.  Utilizing real-life examples and insight gained from hundreds of successful customer installations, Myers will highlight the features and benefits of CallXpress, how to select the right solution, common pitfalls, best practices for implementation and how to maximize the return on investment. This session will benefit attendees by helping them to identify ten key steps to building an affordable, phased migration from legacy voicemail solutions to Unified Communications, resulting in a strong return on your Unified Communications investment.

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 1700 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.

Denny Michael, AVST’s Vice President of Marketing stated “AVST has a rich history and a great deal of experience in the higher education marketplace and looks forward to this industry conference every year.  Each year we help more and more higher education campuses replace their outdated voicemail systems, providing them with a next-generation communications-enabled platform that supports their Unified Communications needs.  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.

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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