May 03, 2016 10:00 ET

AVST Awarded Texas DIR Contract

State Cooperative Purchasing Program for Public Education and Government Agencies

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA--(Marketwired - May 3, 2016) - With its long history of serving government agencies and educational institutions, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) has been awarded a new Texas DIR software contract # DIR-TS0-3414. Operated and administered by the state of Texas, this contract streamlines the buying process for Texas state and local government agencies, as well as K-12 public and higher education systems who acquire AVST's CX-E Unified Communications (UC) solution.

There are many advantages for local agencies and educational institutions to work with DIR contracted vendors, including cost savings and time. When it comes to cost savings, DIR leverages the volume buying power of the state of Texas to negotiate competitive pricing, which translates into a substantial cost savings. In addition, DIR has completed all of the time-consuming procurement work as all contracts have been competitively bid, so agencies and institutions are not required to prepare competitive solicitations or evaluate responses.

AVST's Texas DIR contract is effective immediately. It includes AVST CX-E, the industry's most interoperable UC platform. CX-E UC applications include unified messaging, secure voice messaging, automated attendant, IVR, mobile client, speech-enabled personal assistant, call center, and notification.

Today, more than 1,400 federal, state and local entities and 1,200 educational institutions rely on CX-E. "We are very pleased to be awarded this new Texas DIR software contract," said Denny Michael, AVST Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The education and government sectors continue to be a primary focus for us, and we look forward to making the buying process as easy as possible."

Texas DIR is just one of several cooperative purchasing contracts that AVST has in place for its CX-E UC solution. Other contracts include:

  • GSA IT Schedule 70 - the largest, most widely used acquisition vehicle in the federal government
  • PEPPM - 30+ year cooperative purchasing program valid across all 50 states
  • NY OGS - streamlines the buying process for New York state agencies, local governments, municipalities, and educational institutions
  • Ohio State Schedule - available for government agencies and educational institutions in the state of Ohio

For more information about AVST's products for government and education, visit the company's website at

About AVST
With more than 30 years of continuous innovation, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is a trusted developer of software-based Unified Communications (UC) solutions for businesses of all sizes.

Our mission is to develop communications solutions that transform the productivity of individual workers, teams and businesses while leveraging the value of their existing and evolving IT infrastructure.

Thousands of businesses worldwide rely on AVST to meet their "mission-critical" communications requirements today, align their business with key trends and, with the world-class interoperability and delivery models of AVST's UC solutions, provide a bridge to their digital future.

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 or you can follow us at Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

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