AVST Completes Exclusive Long-Term Agreement with Voice Mobility International for Unified Communications Cloud Technology
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., February 1, 2011 – Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), today announced the completion of a long-term agreement with Voice Mobility International, Inc. (NEX: VMY.H, Pink Sheets: VMII and FWB: VMY) (Voice Mobility or VMI) for the exclusive use of Voice Mobility’s unified communications (UC) cloud technology, including all intellectual property related to the UCN250 unified communications as a service (UCaaS) platform. Terms of the transaction included the issuance of AVST equity in exchange for a ten year exclusive license for VMI’s UCaaS technology and additional issuances of AVST equity in the future based upon AVST achieving certain revenue and distribution milestones with VMI’s UCaaS technology. AVST also has the right to purchase and VMI has the right to sell to AVST the VMI UCaaS technology.
The UCN250 is a highly scalable and reliable Linux and SIP-based UCaaS platform that will be integrated into AVST’s UC solutions portfolio. The VMI platform provides a public cloud-based UC offering and rounds out AVST’s industry leading premise-based UC solutions. “Cloud computing, along with distributed and hosted approaches are important topics of conversation within IT departments today. AVST’s strength lies in offering customers highly-flexible deployment options including premise-based, private cloud and public cloud solutions thereby addressing the market’s evolving UC requirements,” according to Jim Burton, Founder and CEO of CT Link, LLC, co-founder UCStrategies.com.
According to AVST’s President & CEO,
AVST’s highly interoperable UC solutions include unified messaging, personal assistant, speech, fax and notification capabilities as well as its UCConnect® open development framework for the integration of communications with business processes.
Jay Hutton, Chairman and CEO of Voice Mobility, commented, “This partnership is intended to bring together industry leading technologies to ultimately improve the way companies communicate and collaborate. We believe that our technology is a natural fit for AVST and the combination of the two company’s solutions brings to market a complete solution set for AVST from premise-based to the public cloud. Now that this transaction has been completed, we look forward to working closely with AVST to create a secure, mobile-centric UC services portfolio for Voice Mobility’s customers.”
About Voice Mobility
Voice Mobility develops and markets its unified communications product line to enterprise, campus and hosted customers. Voice Mobility’s product line includes highly scalable Voicemail, Unified Communication, Fax Service, Interactive Voice Response, and Auto-Attendant applications, as well as unique features like Emergency Event Notification, Mobile Client functionality, Presence, Speech applications and Desktop integration with industry leading software providers. Migration options are available allowing the transfer of messages and data from legacy Octel® messaging servers. For more information, please visit www.voicemobility.com.
The typical enterprise communications infrastructure is made up of a collection of technologies from multiple vendors, acquired over time and never intended to work together. To maximize user and business productivity, while leveraging existing IT investments, interoperability is a must.
AVST delivers the industry's most interoperable Unified Communications (UC) platform that brings best-of-breed voice, mobility and business process solutions to the enterprise. Unlike virtually every other UC vendor, AVST does not constrain customers with a single vendor lock-in approach. In fact, it's the very opposite. By connecting new and existing technologies, AVST frees organizations from the constraints of a closed, single-source UC solution, unlocking the full potential of their communications infrastructure.
With over 15 million users worldwide and three decades of innovation excellence, AVST is unifying communications®.
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