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AVST Expands Global Service and Support Solutions

New Partnership with Nectar Delivers Critical Network Visibility and Proactive UC Resolution

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA April 2, 2015 Today, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) announced the expansion of its customer support offerings with an enhanced Global Services Program (GSP) and a new support solution partnership with Nectar Services Corp. The announcement underscores AVST's commitment to its resellers and customers to continue enhancing its business model to meet their evolving support requirements for Unified Communications (UC) deployments as well as support the rapid growth of multi-site, geographically dispersed customers around the world.

Designed to meet the needs of organizations with multi-site and/or multinational implementations, GSP offers AVST customers access to a support network of over 200 resellers worldwide and 1,000+ certified technicians. This highly trained global support team plans, deploys and supports AVST UC solutions. Key customer benefits include:

  • 24/7 technical support, 365 days a year
  • Program management and installation of CX-E solutions
  • Remote system monitoring and proactive issue resolution
  • Unlimited online technical training courses

Additionally, AVST is incorporating Nectar's Unified Communications Management Platform (UCMP) into its services portfolio. UCMP is the industry's most complete end-to-end UC network management system that pinpoints issues before they affect users. Nectar's UCMP delivers system health and availability for AVST's CX-E deployments with a 360-degree view of all voice and data assets, providing root cause analysis, contextual monitoring and at-a-glance troubleshooting.

Today, more than 20 million users worldwide rely on AVST's CX-E platform, including top hospitals, the largest public and private universities, major government agencies and multinational corporations. "Our goal is to proactively resolve problems before customers even notice them," said Dan Ravetto, Vice President of Support & Services at AVST. "With some of our customers fielding nearly two million calls a month, it's critical that our applications and our support experience continue to live up to their enterprise-class, mission critical standards."

"AVST has garnered a reputation for designing and delivering mission critical, enterprise-class UC applications and UC interoperability that complement solutions from leading IP telephony vendors Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, Mitel, NEC and more. We are pleased to partner with AVST to improve the management of and visibility to the health of AVST's CX-E solutions deployed worldwide," said Nectar Services Corp.'s Christopher Joe, Vice President Sales, Americas.

Because AVST's solutions are sold through an extensive and diverse global reseller network, having a comprehensive service and support portfolio is a critical component of its success.

"Service and support revenue is a major element of our resellers' business," said Hardy Myers, AVST President & CEO. "The GSP program and our partnership with Nectar Services Corp. reinforce our commitment to provide our resellers with customizable service and support offerings for their growing installed base of multi-site, global customers."

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.


Media Contact:
Stephanie Olsen
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(949) 453-8080

AVST and XMedius have joined forces to offer a suite of secure enterprise-grade communications solutions, built for any industry.