Mobility and Cloud Among Top IT Trends Addressed by AVST at ACUTA

Company Assists Higher Education in the Transition to a Digital Future

NEW ORLEANS, Booth #202, Jan. 18, 2016 – This week at the ACUTA 2016 Winter Seminar, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is addressing top IT trends that will impact higher education decision makers in 2016. Chief among these trends are mobility and cloud. At ACUTA, AVST will spotlight its CX-E Unified Communications (UC) solution that empowers colleges and universities across the country to begin the transition to their digital future.

Today's empowered mobile workers have a strong do-it-yourself mindset, wanting to get information fast, on their own terms, at any time. Organizations face an urgent need to better define and develop harmonious relationships between people and their mobile devices. With smart technologies now everywhere, colleges and universities continue to seek ways to keep up with this digital revolution.

To that end, AVST will spotlight Atom®, a solution that keeps faculty and staff connected and accessible everywhere they go. Atom acts as a 24/7 personal assistant that understands the context of any given individual's work situation. Through geo-awareness within the mobile client, or by sensing which Wi-Fi network is near, Atom syncs with a user's calendar and instant messaging presence status to optimize call routing. Atom's powerful, multilingual speech interface enables users to safely and efficiently complete tasks, while mobile or stationary, through simple voice commands such as, "Call John Smith," "Get new messages" or "Get my calendar for today."

The UC market is rapidly evolving with the exponential growth of new cloud providers and technologies. AVST's unique UC solutions are ideally suited to enable the evolutionary transition of enterprises to their digital future – no matter what their UC landscape is today, or how it will look in the future. It all starts with AVST's best-of-breed interoperability to all major telephony/call control, email, IM, calendar, enterprise data and mobile devices – whether they are located on-premise or in the cloud.

"Our UC solutions have been adopted by more than 1,200 educational institutions, including the top public and private universities in the United States," said Denny Michael, AVST Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "With the ability to add productive applications to any call control environment from Avaya, BroadSoft, Cisco, GENBAND, Microsoft, NEC and more, we look forward to aiding colleges' and universities' transition to their digital future."

For more than 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 representing over 1,800 individuals at more than 500 colleges and universities, 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 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.

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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