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Features High Resiliency and Unified Messaging to Google Gmail with CallXpress

Press release from: AVST Demonstrates Full Line of Products at the 2010 National ACUTA Conference and Exhibition

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 19, 2010 - This week at the 39th Annual ACUTA Conference and Exhibition, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) will be showcasing its flagship Unified Communications (UC) platform, CallXpress® 8, at booth #213 on the show floor at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, on April 18-21. AVST will focus on the most critical capabilities that enterprises should consider when looking to deploy their next generation UC solution.

AVST intends to clear the confusion for enterprise decision-makers searching for the right solution to migrate from a legacy voicemail environment to UC. AVST is sponsoring a breakout session during the ACUTA program titled, "8 Critical Capabilities for Building Your Campus Communications," presented by Hardy Myers, President & CEO of AVST. AVST will identify and weigh the critical capabilities in building a campus telephony infrastructure, including: architecture; scalability; high-availability options; UC integration capability; mobility options; management; diagnostic and remote support; and open standards. This session is scheduled for Monday, April 19 at 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. in the Grand Oaks ‘N’ Meeting Room.

AVST will showcase how CallXpress delivers a high level of resiliency through a hot standby server and off-site disaster recovery deployment and expands unified messaging capabilities to Google Gmail, Microsoft® Outlook®, IBM® Lotus® Notes, Novell® GroupWise®, Mirapoint®, or any IMAP4 compliant e-mail system. CallXpress continues to deliver the core capabilities that are essential to universities and colleges by offering unparalleled PBX integration interoperability, high availability, and scalability to meeting the growing demands to centralize voice networks.

“CallXpress is installed at more than 800 educational institutions and has had great success in the higher education marketplace. Each year we look forward to participating in ACUTA’s regional events as well as their annual national event, to help higher education campuses replace their outdated voicemail systems with a next-generation communications-enabled platform that supports their UC needs. Our solution is a natural fit for the ACUTA audience, making this the perfect place to co-strategize while providing attendees with a forum to share information and actively participate in the development of AVST's future offerings," said Denny Michael, AVST's Vice President of Marketing.

AVST is also hosting a User Group Meeting for AVST or Active Voice customers attending the ACUTA conference, which is scheduled for Monday, April 19 at 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. in the Grand Oaks ‘N’ Meeting Room. Tom Minifie, CTO of AVST, will present a roadmap for CallXpress 8. User Group member Scott Claverie, of California State University, Chico, will lead the forum on suggested topics from those in attendance.

ACUTA, which stands for the Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education, is an international non-profit educational association serving colleges and universities. Representing over 1700 individuals at nearly 800 institutions of higher education 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.

CallXpress 8 delivers a powerful suite of UC applications including advanced call processing, voicemail, unified messaging, personal assistant, fax, speech and notification capabilities to help colleges and universities become more mobile and productive. AVST is a Corporate Affiliate of ACUTA and has been acknowledged for its support of ACUTA's regional and national events over the last five years. For more information about AVST's products for the higher education marketplace visit the company's website at www.avst.com. For more information on the AVST CallXpress User Forum please visit www.avst.com/forum.

About AVST

Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is a leading developer of Unified Communications solutions with over 15 million users relying on its products and services to maximize their productivity. With three decades of innovation excellence, AVST is solely focused on delivering communications solutions that increase individual, group and enterprise productivity. Its flagship Unified Communications platform, CallXpress®, offers best in class interoperability, scalability and resiliency while delivering advanced call processing, voicemail, unified messaging, personal assistant, fax, speech and notification capabilities. With CallXpress, an organization can uniquely protect and extend its existing IT and telephony infrastructure investments — now and into the future.

Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., AVST maintains facilities in Seattle, Wash. and the United Kingdom and has remote sales offices throughout the United States. AVST's Unified Communications solutions are sold and supported internationally by an extensive network of resellers and OEM partners. For more information contact Denny Michael, Vice President of Marketing, at 949-699-2300 or access the company's website at www.avst.com.

Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is a leading developer of communications solutions for businesses of all sizes. Through its world-class unified communications platform, CallXpress®, AVST offers the industry's most powerful suite of next generation communications solutions including call processing, voice messaging, unified messaging, fax, speech-enabled applications (including automated attendant and hands-free mobile worker access), and notification.

The CallXpress unified communications platform is designed to facilitate the enterprise migration from legacy TDM call processing and voice mail solutions to IP-enabled unified communications by delivering the interoperability, scalability, feature depth and flexibility, and administrative capabilities that enterprise IT and Telecom teams are demanding.

Headquartered in Orange County, California, AVST maintains facilities in Bellevue, Washington and the United Kingdom and has remote sales offices across the United States. With over 40,000 systems installed worldwide, AVST's communications solutions are sold and supported by an extensive network of resellers and OEM partners including Altura Communications Solutions, Black Box Network Services, Cincinnati Bell, NetVersant Solutions, Qwest Communications, Shared Technologies, Verizon Business, Westcon Group, and Ericsson AB.

AVST was established in September 2003 from the combined businesses of Sound Advantage (established in 1997) and the AVT division (established in 1982) of Captaris, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAPA). A privately-owned company, AVST's two major institutional investors are Ignition Partners, Seattle, WA (www.ignitionpartners.com) and Dolphin Equity Partners, New York, NY (www.dolphinequity.com). Captaris, Inc. (www.captaris.com) is also a minority shareholder in AVST.

AVST - Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc.
27042 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 200
Foothill Ranch, California 92610-2810
Phone: (949) 699-2300
Fax: (949) 699-2301
Toll-Free: (866) 368-0400
Press Contact: Denny Michael, VP of Marketing, AVST

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