FOOTHILL RANCH, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2013) - Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) today announced that it has achieved a Microsoft® Silver Application Development and Application Integration competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers' evolving needs in today's dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft silver competency, partners must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams, culminating in Microsoft certifications. And to ensure the highest quality of services, Microsoft requires customer references for successful implementation and customer satisfaction.
AVST is widely recognized for delivering best of breed unified messaging on its CX-E platform to Microsoft office applications, regardless of whether they are in the cloud or on-premise. CX-E connects to Microsoft Exchange and Office 365™ to deliver unified messaging, contact dialing and calendar management, and to Microsoft Lync® to deliver presence aware call processing. Responding to the growing demand for hybrid UC cloud deployments, CX-E's industry leading interoperability enables customers the flexibility to keep their telephony on premise and migrate their email to the cloud. This extensive interoperability is ideally suited to enable this evolutionary transition of an enterprise's mission critical communications infrastructure. AVST also offers an Intelligent Gateway to Microsoft Lync, which enables businesses to leverage their existing PBX infrastructure while unlocking the full VoIP capabilities of Microsoft Lync.
"This Microsoft Silver competency showcases our expertise in today's technology market -- and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its products," said Tom Minifie, Chief Technology Officer at AVST. "Our plan is to accelerate our customers' success by serving as trusted technology advisors for their business demands."
"By achieving a silver competency, organizations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide," said Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams."
AVST's achievement of silver competency from Microsoft proves that the CX-E Unified Communications platform runs seamlessly on the Windows Server® operating system, and integrates with on-premise or in the cloud Microsoft applications. CX-E is the industry's most interoperable UC platform, and delivers unified messaging, speech recognition, personal assistant, context-aware UC, mobile clients, automated attendant, call processing, voicemail, fax, notification, and other business process applications.
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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 applications 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®.
Headquartered in Orange County, California, AVST maintains facilities in Seattle, Washington, Victoria B.C., Canada and 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 http://www.avst.com or you can follow us at Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.