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AVST Showcases New Total Office Manager at ACUTA

Company CEO to Present the Future of Unified Communications

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 15, 2013 –This week at the ACUTA Annual Conference 2013, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of best-of-breed Unified Communications (UC) software, will preview Atom, the next generation 'AVST Total Office Manager.'  Acting as a dedicated, 24/7 office manager, Atom brings new location-based services, federated presence, a multi-lingual speech interface, unified messaging and more to the workplace – ramping up productivity and keeping faculty and staff connected – wherever they go.  While at the show, attendees should stop by AVST's booth #307 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego to meet Atom.

"Many consumers are familiar with personal assistant applications like Apple's Siri or Google Now for Android. This week at ACUTA we'll demonstrate how Atom brings a new level of user productivity to colleges and universities," said Denny Michael, Vice President of Marketing at AVST.  "With more than 1,000 educational institutions – including 40 percent of the University of California's and California State University campuses – using our UC applications, it's clear that our mission of transforming productivity through UC is catching on."

Addressing key IT trends and challenges faced by colleges and universities, AVST President & CEO, Hardy Myers, will present attendees with the 'State of the UC Market – 2013 and Beyond.'  Myers will share observations on what the future holds for the UC marketplace with insights on the hybrid cloud, context-aware UC, mobility and the impact of big data and social networking on organizations. In addition, he will explore how these forces have converged to create a new super user that makes more timely and informed decisions. Myers' presentation will take place in room Madeleine CD on Wednesday, April 17, from 1:15 – 2:15 pm.

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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