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State of Ohio Awards New Technology Contract to AVST

Underscores AVST’s Long History of Innovation in Business Communications Applications for Government and Education Sectors

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., July 22, 2014 – With its ongoing commitment to serve the communications needs of federal, state and local government agencies and educational institutions, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) announced today it has been awarded a new technology state term contract 534478 by Ohio’s Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Ohio’s DAS awards such contracts to streamline the buying process for government agencies and educational institutions across the state.

Ohio’s DAS provides quality centralized services, specialized support and innovative solutions to state agencies, boards and commissions as well as local governments and state universities. The department has more than 40 program areas serving Ohio government customers.

“Our reputation as a premier communications solutions provider for government and education is very important to us,” said Denny Michael, AVST’s Vice President of Marketing. “We look forward to meeting the needs of Ohio’s various state agencies with our highly-flexible Unified Communications platform.”

Ohio’s DAS is one of several awarded cooperative purchasing government and educational institution contracts that AVST has in place for purchasing its communications solutions, including the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), as well as CMAS in California, Ohio State ScheduleNY OGSCOSTARS and PEPPM  in Pennsylvania.

For more than 30 years, AVST has delivered its CX-E communications platform to government and education sectors.  AVST designed CX-E from the ground up to support the collection of technologies from multiple vendors that comprise communications landscapes today.  AVST has built a loyal customer base of more than 1,400 federal, state and local government entities and more than 1,100 educational institutions. CX-E’s productivity-enhancing applications include unified messaging; speech recognition; context-aware personal assistant; mobile client; automated attendant; call processing; voicemail; fax; notification and other business process integration capabilities.

In a recent thought leadership blog, AVST President & CEO Hardy Myers discussed the role of technology in government entities. For more information about AVST, visit 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.

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