AVST Demonstrates Campus Mobility at ACUTA

950+ Educational Institutions Increase Productivity with CallXpress

ORLANDO, Fla., April 4, 2011This week at ACUTA 2011, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) will be showcasing an all-new, theater-style booth, addressing key IT initiatives for colleges and universities today, including mobility, centralization, virtualization, and deploying private cloud to public cloud UC solutions. Located in booth #401 on the show floor at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort, AVST will hold ongoing, live presentations on how to consolidate and centralize an institution’s voice infrastructure, virtualize communications and deploy private cloud to public cloud UC solutions.

AVST will also demonstrate how to drive campus mobility through features such as find-me/follow-me, unified messaging, single number access, notification and fixed-mobile convergence to keep faculty informed while on the move.   “Over the last year we have seen an increase in application investments as universities continue to seek ways to get the most out of their IT budgets,” said Denny Michael, AVST’s Vice President of Marketing.   “As IT decision makers are evaluating architectures that enable cost savings, they will find that AVST delivers key features that drive mobility while integrating into a university’s existing, and often disparate, telephony and e-mail landscapes.”

Also at ACUTA, Hardy Myers, President & CEO of AVST, will be speaking on the future of Unified Communications on April 4th at 10:45am.   In addition, AVST will hold a Higher Education User Group meeting on April 4, 2011 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm for all AVST customers who are also ACUTA members. Members will receive an extensive company overview and product roadmap, review some unique applications used by other universities, and learn about future plans for the user group. There will be a question and answer period following the presentation.

AVST’s CallXpress® provides what universities and colleges require to keep up-to-date with the ever-changing world of the communications market by delivering best-of-breed UC applications, such as, unified messaging, call processing, voicemail, speech and personal assistant - all on a highly survivable and interoperable platform. CallXpress helps IT organizations maintain maximum flexibility to respond to evolving communications requirements while maximizing productivity and minimizing investment.

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 1,700 individuals at nearly 750 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. AVST is a corporate affiliate of ACUTA and has been acknowledged for its support of ACUTA's regional and national events over the last six years. For more information about AVST's products for the higher education marketplace, please visit the company's website at www.avst.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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