January 20, 2010 10:00 ET

AVST and GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation Sign Program Agreement

New Partnership Arms AVST Resellers and Their Customers With Financing Options for Unified Communications Solutions

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA--(Marketwire - January 20, 2010) - Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) today announced it has signed an agreement with GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation, a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, dealers and end users be more successful. Through the agreement, GreatAmerica Leasing will provide AVST resellers and their end-user customers with easy, flexible and innovative financing solutions for its CallXpress product line and related telephony equipment.

A leading provider of Unified Communications solutions, AVST has partnered with GreatAmerica Leasing to provide flexible financing solutions that enable businesses of all sizes to realize the business and productivity benefits of a next generation communications platform. AVST's CallXpress delivers a powerful suite of Unified Communications applications including advanced call processing, voicemail, unified messaging, personal assistant, fax, speech, and notification. These applications have proven to enhance productivity, effectiveness and collaboration with a minimal investment.

"GreatAmerica is excited to provide financing solutions that make it easier for clients to acquire AVST's technology," said Marty Klees, Senior Vice President & General Manager of the GreatAmerica Communications & Data Group. "The Unified Communications marketplace is accelerating, and our relationship with AVST allows their customers to take advantage of this new technology with a low monthly payment. This will help them preserve cash reserves and borrowing ability, both of which are signs of strength in today's economy."

AVST has introduced the new program to its reseller partners with great response. "Our technology is all about choice and flexibility," said Denny Michael, AVST Vice President of Marketing. "Our new partnership allows us to extend these basic principles to financing options. Flexible financing options make our products more easily available to end users thereby enabling them to upgrade their communications infrastructure to take them into the future."

GreatAmerica Leasing is a leader in financing solutions that drive incremental revenues for manufacturers, resellers and dealers. Specialty areas include, but are not limited to, office, communications & data, healthcare and retail distribution equipment.

About GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation

The Company was originally incorporated in Michigan in 1990 and renamed itself GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation when it moved to its headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992. GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. GreatAmerica provides financing and consulting services in all fifty states and some U.S. Territories. GreatAmerica has a staff of over 300 employees with offices in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, and Missouri. For more information, contact Matt Doty, Director of Corporate Communications,, or access the company's website at

About AVST

Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is a leading developer of communications solutions with over 10 million users that rely on its products and services to maximize their productivity. With nearly 30 years of innovation excellence, AVST is focused on delivering solutions that increase user and business productivity. Its flagship Unified Communications platform, CallXpress®, offers unprecedented interoperability and delivers advanced call processing, voicemail, unified messaging, personal assistant, fax, speech, and notification capabilities. With CallXpress, an organization can protect and extend its existing data and telephony infrastructure investment -- 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 across 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

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