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AVST Completes Exclusive Long-Term Agreement with Voice Mobility International for Unified Communications Cloud Technology

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., February 1, 2011 – Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), today announced the completion of a long-term agreement with Voice Mobility International, Inc. (NEX: VMY.H, Pink Sheets:  VMII and FWB:  VMY) (Voice Mobility or VMI) for the exclusive use of Voice Mobility’s unified communications (UC) cloud technology, including all intellectual property related to the UCN250 unified communications as a service (UCaaS) platform.  Terms of the transaction included the issuance of AVST equity in exchange for a ten year exclusive license for VMI’s UCaaS technology and additional issuances of AVST equity in the future based upon AVST achieving certain revenue and distribution milestones with VMI’s UCaaS technology.  AVST also has the right to purchase and VMI has the right to sell to AVST the VMI UCaaS technology.

The UCN250 is a highly scalable and reliable Linux and SIP-based UCaaS platform that will be integrated into AVST’s UC solutions portfolio.  The VMI platform provides a public cloud-based UC offering and rounds out AVST’s industry leading premise-based UC solutions.  Cloud computing, along with distributed and hosted approaches are important topics of conversation within IT departments today.  AVST’s strength lies in offering customers highly-flexible deployment options including premise-based, private cloud and public cloud solutions thereby addressing the market’s evolving UC requirements,” according to Jim Burton, Founder and CEO of CT Link, LLC, co-founder UCStrategies.com.

According to AVST’s President & CEO, Hardy Myers, “It has been our intention for several years to deliver solutions that include cloud computing as part of our product strategy.  The VMI UCN250 UCaaS platform is a strong compliment to our existing unified communications portfolio, which was further bolstered by our acquisition of Active Voice in April 2010.  Our strategy has always been to provide customers with best of breed unified communications solutions that improve productivity, support mobility and transform business processes.”

AVST’s highly interoperable UC solutions include unified messaging, personal assistant, speech, fax and notification capabilities as well as its UCConnect® open development framework for the integration of communications with business processes.

Jay Hutton, Chairman and CEO of Voice Mobility, commented, “This partnership is intended to bring together industry leading technologies to ultimately improve the way companies communicate and collaborate.  We believe that our technology is a natural fit for AVST and the combination of the two company’s solutions brings to market a complete solution set for AVST from premise-based to the public cloud. Now that this transaction has been completed, we look forward to working closely with AVST to create a secure, mobile-centric UC services portfolio for Voice Mobility’s customers.”

About Voice Mobility
Voice Mobility develops and markets its unified communications product line to enterprise, campus and hosted customers.  Voice Mobility’s product line includes highly scalable Voicemail, Unified Communication, Fax Service, Interactive Voice Response, and Auto-Attendant applications, as well as unique features like Emergency Event Notification, Mobile Client functionality, Presence, Speech applications and Desktop integration with industry leading software providers. Migration options are available allowing the transfer of messages and data from legacy Octel® messaging servers. For more information, please visit www.voicemobility.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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