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Active Communications Europe Signs Master Distributor Agreement with AVST

Active Communications secures roadmap and services on Unified Communications portfolio

Almere, ZH, Netherlands, June 6, 2010 -  Active Communications, a solutions provider of Unified Communications (UC), computer telephony and voice and fax messaging today announced that it has signed a Master Distributor agreement for the full range of AVST and Active Voice products in key European markets. This master distribution agreement ensures that users of Active Voice products across Europe have a new guarantee of service and software continuity.

The agreement brings certainty and opportunity to the local marketplace for both customers and telecommunications integrators using Active Voice products as a result of AVST’s purchase of NEC's Active Voice division last month.

The new relationship signals a commitment from both companies to deliver highly interoperable, scalable and tailored UC solutions to customers across the enterprise.

Organizations in the region which currently use Active Voice products will have access to the full AVST product range, which includes CallXpress® 8, a comprehensive UC platform designed to transform individual, group and enterprise productivity, as well as continued support for Repartee for Windows®, Repartee for Linux® and Repartini®.

Marco de Jager, responsible for Business Development within Active Communications said, "Active Communications entered the partnership with AVST because AVST offers the only PBX independent solution for customers to gradually migrate towards Unified Communications. The Active Voice solutions and the CallXpress solution perfectly complement our current appliance based Microsoft Unified Communications solution.”

Paul Cheslaw, AVST Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA is delighted to add Active Communications as a distributor to its channel within Europe. Cheslaw said, “Active Communications is the right partner for AVST having demonstrated a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Active Voice platforms as well as providing outstanding Unified Communications capabilities for our current channel and customers.”

About Active Communications
Active Communications Europe BV (www.activecommunications.nl) is supplier of solutions for the effectiveness of communications between customers, employees and suppliers. Solutions include Unified Communication, computer telephony and voice and fax messaging systems. Easiness of use and low Total Cost of Ownership are top of mind for us. We help organizations ranging from 20 up to 10.000 employees and deliver our solutions and services through Telecom and ICT partners within Europe. We are a specialized Microsoft Gold Partner for Voice and Unified Communications and support our channel with high skilled individuals.

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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Stephanie Olsen
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