AVST Demonstrates Full Line of Products at the 2010 National ACUTA Conference and Exhibition

Features High Resiliency and Unified Messaging to Google Gmail with CallXpress

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 19, 2010 - This week at the 39th Annual ACUTA Conference and Exhibition, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) will be showcasing its flagship Unified Communications (UC) platform, CallXpress® 8, at booth #213 on the show floor at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, on April 18-21.  AVST will focus on the most critical capabilities that enterprises should consider when looking to deploy their next generation UC solution.

AVST intends to clear the confusion for enterprise decision-makers searching for the right solution to migrate from a legacy voicemail environment to UC.  AVST is sponsoring a breakout session during the ACUTA program titled, "8 Critical Capabilities for Building Your Campus Communications," presented by Hardy Myers, President & CEO of AVST.  AVST will identify and weigh the critical capabilities in building a campus telephony infrastructure, including: architecture; scalability; high-availability options; UC integration capability; mobility options; management; diagnostic and remote support; and open standards.  This session is scheduled for Monday, April 19 at 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. in the Grand Oaks ‘N’ Meeting Room.

AVST will showcase how CallXpress delivers a high level  of resiliency through a  hot standby server and off-site disaster recovery deployment and expands unified messaging capabilities to Google Gmail, Microsoft® Outlook®, IBM® Lotus® Notes, Novell® GroupWise®, Mirapoint®, or any IMAP4 compliant e-mail system.  CallXpress continues to deliver the core capabilities that are essential to universities and colleges by offering unparalleled PBX integration interoperability, high availability, and scalability to meeting the growing demands to centralize voice networks.

“CallXpress is installed at more than 800 educational institutions and has had great success in the higher education marketplace.  Each year we look forward to participating in ACUTA’s regional events as well as their annual national event, to help higher education campuses replace their outdated voicemail systems with a next-generation communications-enabled platform that supports their UC needs.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," said Denny Michael, AVST's Vice President of Marketing.

AVST is also hosting a User Group Meeting for AVST or Active Voice customers attending the ACUTA conference, which is scheduled for Monday, April 19 at 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. in the Grand Oaks ‘N’ Meeting Room.  Tom Minifie, CTO of AVST, will present a roadmap for CallXpress 8. User Group member Scott Claverie, of California State University, Chico, will lead the forum on suggested topics from those in attendance.

ACUTA, which stands for the Association for Information 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.

CallXpress 8 delivers a powerful suite of UC 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 five 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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