AVST CEO Addresses the Transition to Skype for Business at ACUTA

CX-E Empowers 1,200+ Educational Institutions to Control their Digital Future

BALTIMORE, Booth #115, Oct. 26, 2015 Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) President & CEO Hardy Myers has been selected as a key presenter at the ACUTA 2015 Fall Seminar. Myers' presentation, "Best Practices for Accelerating Skype for Business Adoption," will take place on Oct. 27 from 2-3 p.m. Many higher education institutions are at the beginning of a complex, evolutionary journey as Skype for Business becomes a critical part of their Unified Communications (UC) solution set. At ACUTA, Myers will provide insights, case studies and tips for higher education decision-makers as they begin their journey.

In addition to Myers' thought-leadership presentation, AVST will display its CX-E UC platform at booth #115. Deployed in more than 1,200 educational institutions including the largest public and private universities in the U.S. CX-E has garnered a trusted reputation over the years.

Whether the landscape is Microsoft®, Cisco®, Avaya® or others, a hosted call control environment or a combination of both premise and cloud, CX-E delivers productive applications to an evolving PBX infrastructure. This flexibility gives IT decision makers the confidence that AVST can meet their needs as they prepare for their migration to IP, Skype for Business and the cloud. "Our passion is to future-proof our customers' IT investments with cutting-edge applications that keep them connected and productive," said Denny Michael, AVST Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "When I consider the number of educators I have talked to over the years at ACUTA, I'm amazed. They use CX-E, and they continue to engage with us to ensure their future needs are met. It's humbling to know that, in some way, AVST has made a big impact on the education market."

For nearly a decade, AVST has been a strong supporter of the Association for College & University Technology Advancement (ACUTA). The organization is an international non-profit educational association serving colleges and universities. Representing over 1,800 individuals at more than 560 institutions, with members ranging from small schools and community colleges to the 50 largest U.S. institutions, ACUTA's core purpose is to support higher education institutions in achieving optimal use of communications technologies. AVST is a corporate affiliate of ACUTA and has been acknowledged for its support of the organization's regional and national events.

For more information about AVST's products for the higher education marketplace, visit the company's website at www.avst.com/education.

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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