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AVST Awarded PEPPM Contract Across 50 U.S. States

Cooperative Purchasing Program for Schools, Universities and Government Entities

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., March 24, 2015 Today, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is pleased to announce that it has once again been awarded a new PEPPM contract, which enables school districts, colleges, cities, counties, state governments, libraries, other public agencies and nonprofits to streamline the purchase of AVST solutions. Operated and administered by the state of Pennsylvania for more than 30 years, the PEPPM program reduces the time, effort and cost of purchasing technology products by eliminating the need for public agencies to bid. It ensures the most favorable pricing for these agencies and adheres to strict governmental statutes and regulations. The new PEPPM 2015 contract is available now through December 31, 2017.

Under the PEPPM program, all 50 U.S. states can utilize the contract to ease the purchasing process of AVST's CX-E Unified Communications (UC) platform. CX-E applications available under the PEPPM contract include unified messaging; Atom® personal assistant; speech; voicemail; automated attendant; IVR; TeamQ call center; and notification.

More than 1,400 federal, state and local entities and 1,100 educational institutions currently rely on AVST's CX-E. PEPPM is one of several cooperative purchasing contracts the company has in place.

"We are very pleased to be awarded this new PEPPM contract. The education and government sectors continue to be a primary focus for us, and we look forward to further serving public agencies that participate in this purchasing program," said Denny Michael, AVST Vice President of Marketing.

"AVST has proven itself to be an excellent UC applications provider to school, universities and other government agencies over the last several years," said David Manney, Program Manager of the National PEPPM Technology Bidding and Purchasing Cooperative. "AVST won its contract award by way of a competitive bid process that included providing great discounted pricing, excellent service and training throughout its previous contract term."

For more information about AVST's products, 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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