SOURCE: Active Voice, LLC

October 12, 2006 11:00 ET

Active Voice to Showcase Unified Communications Solutions at the 2006 IAMP Conference in Las Vegas

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 12, 2006 -- Active Voice, LLC, a global provider of voice mail, unified messaging and speech-activated solutions, today announced its Bronze sponsorship of the 2006 International Association of Messaging Professionals (IAMP) Conference to be held October 15-18 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel. Active Voice will showcase unified messaging and speech-enabled automated attendant to Octel® users as it demonstrates the capabilities of its Kinesis* voice mail or Microsoft® Exchange® Server-based true unified messaging system. Active Voice will also exhibit its Seven virtual receptionist in Booth #8 at the show. Active Voice is offering conference attendees a special 10% discount on Active Voice software they purchase to replace their existing Octel messaging systems with Active Voice products. For eligibility, rules and registration, please visit:

"The IAMP Conference is an ideal venue for us to introduce our unified messaging solutions to organizations looking to replace their aging Octel systems," said Victor Foia, Active Voice's president and chief executive officer. "Our support for this event demonstrates our commitment to developing secure, reliable and scalable messaging systems designed to integrate seamlessly with existing Octel networks."

As organizations consider replacing their early generation products, Active Voice offers a migration solution with its Kinesis unified communications system, which delivers a wide range of messaging, fax and mobility features that can help companies streamline communications and business workflow, yet control their costs. The Kinesis system allows convenient access and management of voice, fax, and e-mail messages from the desktop PC, touch-tone telephone, or Internet, helping to improve employee productivity and maximize collaboration. In addition, the Kinesis system offers several unique solutions ideal for organizations migrating from an Octel system, including the Octel Serenade® and Aria® Telephone User Interface (TUI) emulations. These emulations allow employees to use the same menus and commands to access and manage messages, and virtually eliminate the need for re-training on basic voice mail functionality. The Kinesis system supports OctelNet™ and VPIM networking so that Kinesis can be seamlessly integrated into an Octel messaging network. In addition, the Kinesis system integrates with over 200 PBX and IP/PBX telephone systems.

Kinesis is a solution for large campus, multi-switch environments such as hospitals and universities. It offers scalability up to 360 ports and 20,000 users on a cluster of servers that can be deployed across several locations to provide disaster recovery and fail-over protection. For organizations with Octel messaging systems that are aging or have reached end-of-life, Kinesis provides an ideal migration solution that provides a high level of reliability, scalability and flexibility for ongoing enhancements.

In addition, Active Voice will demonstrate Seven, a virtual receptionist. The Seven system is ideal for virtually every business owner as it professionally greets callers and transfers them using voice recognition, thereby freeing up valuable operator time and providing a consistently high level of customer service. Seven significantly reduces zero-outs by allowing callers to "just say the name" of the person or department they need, and are automatically transferred without operator assistance. Seven helps handle calls faster by providing customized greetings and multilingual prompts. For companies with mobile workers, Seven offers a quick, hands-free dialing capability to mobile employees. The Seven system scales up to 100,000 names and 64 ports, integrates with most PBXs, and can be configured for fault tolerant operations for first responder services. Today's Seven systems are taking calls at major banks, hospitals, real estate firms, and government agencies around the world.

Active Voice's Kinesis and Seven messaging solutions are available through its Authorized Reseller channel. For more information, please contact Active Voice Sales Support at 1-800-384-3575 or by e-mail at

About Active Voice

Active Voice, LLC, a subsidiary of NEC Unified Solutions, Inc., is a global provider of voice mail, unified messaging and speech-activated solutions, powering the communications infrastructure of businesses worldwide. The Seattle-based company has offices in the United States, Australia, and the Netherlands. Over 185,000 Active Voice systems have been installed in more than 60 countries. Active Voice's products are sold and supported through a network of independent telecommunications manufacturers, dealers, computer resellers, and strategic partners. For more information, please visit our Web site at, or contact Active Voice's Sales Support at 1-800-285-3575 or by e-mail at

Trademark Reference: *The registered trademark KINESIS is licensed from Kinesis Corporation (, designer and distributor of ergonomic computer accessories. Microsoft and Exchange are either registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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