AVST Achieves Microsoft Silver Application Development and Integration Competency

AVST Earns Distinction through Demonstrated Technology Success and Customer Commitment

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., August 20, 2013 Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) today announced that it has achieved a Microsoft® Silver Application Development and Application Integration competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers' evolving needs in today's dynamic business environment.  To earn a Microsoft silver competency, partners must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams, culminating in Microsoft certifications.  And to ensure the highest quality of services, Microsoft requires customer references for successful implementation and customer satisfaction.

AVST is widely recognized for delivering best of breed unified messaging on its CX-E platform to Microsoft office applications, regardless of whether they are in the cloud or on-premise.  CX-E connects to Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 to deliver unified messaging, contact dialing and calendar management, and to Microsoft Lync® to deliver presence aware call processing.  Responding to the growing demand for hybrid UC cloud deployments, CX-E's industry leading interoperability enables customers the flexibility to keep their telephony on premise and migrate their email to the cloud.  This extensive interoperability is ideally suited to enable this evolutionary transition of an enterprise's mission critical communications infrastructure.  AVST also offers an Intelligent Gateway to Microsoft Lync, which enables businesses to leverage their existing PBX infrastructure while unlocking the full VoIP capabilities of Microsoft Lync.

"This Microsoft Silver competency showcases our expertise in today's technology market - and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its products," said Tom Minifie, Chief Technology Officer at AVST.  "Our plan is to accelerate our customers' success by serving as trusted technology advisors for their business demands."

"By achieving a silver competency, organizations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide," said Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp.  "When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move.  These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams."

AVST's achievement of silver competency from Microsoft proves that the CX-E Unified Communications platform runs seamlessly on the Windows Server® operating system, and integrates with on-premise or in the cloud Microsoft applications.  CX-E is the industry's most interoperable UC platform, and delivers unified messaging, speech recognition, personal assistant, context-aware UC, mobile clients, automated attendant, call processing, voicemail, fax, notification, and other business process applications.

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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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