AVST and GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation Sign Program Agreement

New Partnership Arms AVST Resellers and Their Customers with Financing Options for Unified Communications Solutions

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., January 20, 2010Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) today announced it has signed an agreement with GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation, a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, dealers and end users be more successful. Through the agreement, GreatAmerica Leasing will provide AVST resellers and their end-user customers with easy, flexible and innovative financing solutions for its CallXpress product line and related telephony equipment.

A leading provider of Unified Communications solutions, AVST has partnered with GreatAmerica Leasing to provide flexible financing solutions that enable businesses of all sizes to realize the business and productivity benefits of a next generation communications platform. AVST’s CallXpress delivers a powerful suite of Unified Communications applications including advanced call processing, voicemail, unified messaging, personal assistant, fax, speech, and notification. These applications have proven to enhance productivity, effectiveness and collaboration with a minimal investment.

“GreatAmerica is excited to provide financing solutions that make it easier for clients to acquire AVST’s technology,” said Marty Klees, Senior Vice President & General Manager of the GreatAmerica Communications & Data Group. “The Unified Communications marketplace is accelerating, and our relationship with AVST allows their customers to take advantage of this new technology with a low monthly payment. This will help them preserve cash reserves and borrowing ability, both of which are signs of strength in today’s economy.”

AVST has introduced the new program to its reseller partners with great response. “Our technology is all about choice and flexibility,” said Denny Michael, AVST Vice President of Marketing. “Our new partnership allows us to extend these basic principles to financing options. Flexible financing options make our products more easily available to end users thereby enabling them to upgrade their communications infrastructure to take them into the future.”

GreatAmerica Leasing is a leader in financing solutions that drive incremental revenues for manufacturers, resellers and dealers. Specialty areas include, but are not limited to, office, communications & data, healthcare and retail distribution equipment.

About GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation – The Company was originally incorporated in Michigan in 1990 and renamed itself GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation when it moved to its headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992. GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. GreatAmerica provides financing and consulting services in all fifty states and some U.S. Territories. GreatAmerica has a staff of over 300 employees with offices in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, and Missouri. For more information, contact Matt Doty, Director of Corporate Communications, mdoty@greatamerica.com, or access the company’s website at www.greatamerica.com.

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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