AVST Announces Nortel Investment Protection Program

Teams with Voice Report to Deliver an Educational Webinar for Nortel Customers

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., September 15, 2009 Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) today announced the Nortel® Investment Protection Program that provides cost savings incentives for Nortel telephony customers looking to upgrade to Unified Communications (UC).  While alternative solutions require a replacement strategy, AVST acknowledges the pride and ownership within the Nortel user community and has made a program available that offers Nortel users a non-invasive solution to achieving their communications infrastructure goals.  The Nortel Investment Protection Program is designed to upgrade Nortel users to CallXpress® 8, which offers the broadest telephony interoperability of any enterprise class solution, and enables Nortel customers to implement and extend the useful life of their current PBX while realizing the productivity benefits of CallXpress.

In the wake of Nortel’s recent news, performing a massive technology refresh overnight is likely not an option for many Nortel customers.  This is true for one CallXpress customer, Davidson College, who has relied on their Nortel PBX for many years.    According to Don Piercy, Davidson College Telecommunication Analyst, “We invested in and selected CallXpress because it is cost effective, feature rich and integrates into any PBX that we will use today and in the future.  No other solution on the market comes close.”   Organizations of all sizes can be assured that AVST has their future covered with the industry’s most extensive telephony and groupware interoperability capabilities built into CallXpress.

As part of the program, AVST is offering a limited time future proof incentive to Nortel customers who want to enhance their communications infrastructure with CallXpress. These incentives include:

  • Stimulus Package Pricing
    CallXpress offers stimulus package pricing including advanced call processing and voicemail functionality, plus 50 unified messaging and personal assistant user licenses.
  • Free Alternate Telephone User Interface (TUI)
    Select from a variety of TUIs that mimic the Nortel Meridian Mail, Octel®, and other popular first generation voicemail systems to minimize re-training.
  • Free On-line Administrative Training Course
    Administrators can quickly learn to configure and maintain their CallXpress system in this self-paced web training course.
  • Future Proofing Guarantee
    Unique lifetime Future Proofing Guarantee provides, with certain limited exceptions, an IP or TDM software integration at no additional charge when a customer is ready to transition to one of the many industry-leading IP and TDM telephony solutions that AVST supports.

AVST has teamed with Voice Report to deliver a free educational webinar titled “The Nortel Auction: Get Ready for an All-New Enterprise PBX Market." The webinar will take place Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at 3 p.m. EDT/Noon PDT. Register for this free event online at http://www.thevoicereport.com/NortelAuction.

 “Our  focus and commitment is to deliver best of breed UC applications that provide Nortel customers with the ability to protect and maximize their current and future voice and data investments, while gaining the productivity benefits today,”  said Denny Michael, AVST Vice President of Marketing. 

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 businesses become more productive.  For more information about AVST’s products visit the company’s website at www.avst.com

To learn more about the Nortel Investment Protection Program from AVST, please visit www.avst.com/future_proof.

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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