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AVST Bolsters Unified Communications Portfolio with CX-C Cloud Platform

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., March 21, 2012 – Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) unveils AVST CX-C (CX-C), a cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) platform. The introduction of CX-C bolsters AVST’s portfolio of UC solutions that includes premise-based, private and public cloud offerings.  Based on a subscription fee licensing model, CX-C is a platform designed to support the requirements of UC service providers, wireless carriers and network operators.

The AVST CX-C platform was designed and engineered to address the growing demand for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). According to industry analyst firm Gartner, businesses of up to 3,000 employees are now deploying UCaaS, with expansion to larger accounts expected in 2012 as offerings from larger UCaaS suppliers mature.1  AVST brings  three decades of experience and leadership in the UC marketplace and understands the requirements for the public cloud. “Unlike many other enterprise UC solutions being re-engineered to fit the cloud, CX-C was specifically designed to be cloud-ready from the start,” said Tom Minifie, AVST’s Chief Technology Officer. “CX-C is a highly scalable and interoperable cloud platform delivering rich UC features coupled with resiliency and administrative control.”

CX-C features include:

  • Unified messaging
  • Single number reach
  • Call processing
  • Highly scalable with up to one million subscribers supported
  • Multi-tenant support
  • Resilient platform delivering high availability and disaster recovery
  • Complete administrative control and security
  • Extensive interoperability with direct telephony SIP integrations and SIP media gateways

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, is the first company to leverage CX-C, seamlessly integrating it into the UNIVERGE Cloud Services Unified Communications-as-a-Service offering.

“Delivering reliable cloud-based UC solutions to our customers is a high priority for NEC,” said Jay Krauser, Director of Cloud Services, NEC. “We have selected AVST’s CX-C cloud platform as a component of our UNIVERGE Cloud Services product line. NEC and AVST have a long history of jointly delivering UC solutions that are feature rich, reliable and scalable. We take great pride in the solutions that we bring to our customers.”

Next week at the Enterprise Connect show in Orlando, Florida, AVST will unveil the complete CX family of products that include CX-S, CX-E and CX-C. For more information about CX-C please visit the company website at www.avst.com

 1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, North America”, by Daniel O’Connell and Bern Elliot, December 7, 2011

About NEC Corporation of America
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, NEC Corporation of America is a leading provider of innovative IT, network and communications products and solutions for service carriers, Fortune 1000 and SMB businesses across multiple vertical industries, including Healthcare, Government, Education and Hospitality. NEC Corporation of America delivers one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of technology solutions and professional services, including unified communications, wireless, voice and data, managed services, server and storage infrastructure, optical network systems, microwave radio communications and biometric security. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with operations in 30 countries and more than $37.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit www.necam.com.

© 2012 NEC Corporation of America. NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Other product or service marks mentioned are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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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