AVST Awarded GSA Contract Extension

Buying Process Streamlined for Thousands of Public Agencies and Departments Seeking AVSTís UC Solutions

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Nov. 4, 2014 ó Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading developer of software-based Unified Communications (UC) solutions, has been awarded a five-year extension of its General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition IT Schedule 70 Contract (GS-35F-0248R). First awarded in 2005 and now extended to 2020, the contract is designed to streamline the procurement process for federal, state and local government customers who acquire AVST's CX-E UC solution.

GSA IT Schedule 70 is the largest, most widely used go-to source for IT technology acquisitions. While new GSA contracts can take months to procure because of strict requirements set forth under federal law, extensions are just as difficult to obtain.

"This important extension allows us to continue offering our UC solutions to thousands of public agencies and departments," said AVST Vice President of Marketing Denny Michael.

More than 1,400 federal, state and local entities and 1,100 educational institutions rely on AVST's CX-E to enhance productivity. CX-E applications available under GSA IT Schedule 70 include unified messaging, personal assistant, speech, voicemail, automated attendant, IVR, and notification.

GSA is one of several government-awarded cooperative purchasing contracts that AVST has in place. Other contracts include CMAS in California, Ohio State Schedule, NY OGS, COSTARS and PEPPM in Pennsylvania.

In a thought leadership blog posted earlier this year, AVST President & CEO Hardy Myers discussed the role of technology in government entities. For more information about AVST's products for government agencies, visit www.avst.com/government.

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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