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AVST Spotlights Key Unified Communications Trends at EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

Points to Hybrid Cloud and Mobility as Top Priorities for Higher Education

ORLANDO, Sept. 30, 2014 – This week at the EDUCAUSE 2014 Annual Conference, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is demonstrating its CX-E platform, the industry's most interoperable Unified Communications (UC) solution. At the conference, AVST is sharing with attendees the UC trends driving higher education communications and best practices for implementing hybrid cloud and mobility solutions.

A top 10 initiative at this year's conference is discussion and identification of ways for higher education institutions to develop campus IT architectures that respond to changing conditions and new opportunities. University IT personnel are challenged with mobility demands from staff and students, and they are tasked with the inevitable transition of moving select UC components to the cloud.

For more than 30 years, AVST's CX-E has helped customers improve productivity without the need for expensive infrastructure overhauls typically required of other UC solutions. The ideal hybrid cloud UC enabler, CX-E uniquely connects with all major call control solutions, email systems, presence engines, mobile devices and business applications no matter where they reside – on premise or in the public cloud. In addition, CX-E offers best-of-breed applications that are all mission-critical components of an educational institution's UC solution set – these include unified messaging, speech recognition, personal assistant, mobile client, automated attendant, IVR, voicemail, fax, call center and notification.

"More than 1,100 educational institutions, including the largest U.S. public and private universities, currently utilize our technology for campus-wide communications," said Denny Michael, Vice President of Marketing at AVST. "We're very proud of our long-standing history in the education sector and are pleased to be at EDUCAUSE to share our expertise on best practices that prepare campus UC infrastructure for the future."

A nonprofit association, EDUCAUSE is the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education. The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference presents a robust, community-generated program that explores today's toughest IT issues facing higher education.  With over 300 sessions and more than 500 speakers, the conference convenes some of the brightest minds in the industry.

For more information about AVST's products for the higher education marketplace, stop by their booth #880 at EDUCAUSE or 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.


Media Contact:
Stephanie Olsen
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