November 27, 2007 11:00 ET

AVST Debuts New TUI Emulation to Support Rapid Replacement of Legacy Voice Mail

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of unified communications solutions, today announced new CallXpress functionality which emulates the Nortel Meridian Mail telephone user interface (TUI). This new functionality ensures simple, seamless and timely migration as customers replace their first generation voice mail systems and begin their move to a next generation unified communications solution.

As first generation voice mail offerings continue to reach end-of-life, companies look to unified communications solutions as a logical replacement. AVST continues with its corporate initiative to emulate the TUI interface of legacy voice mail systems, offering a transparent and painless migration path for companies making the switch to unified communications.

CallXpress is designed for businesses seeking to integrate or migrate their voice mail systems. Many companies are facing the issue of integrating various voice mail systems at multiple locations. CallXpress integrates with multiple TUIs at multiple locations to work seamlessly together, transparent to its users.

"The Nortel Meridian Mail emulation reinforces AVST's ongoing commitment to address the needs of organizations' rapid replacement of legacy voice mail systems," said Tom Minifie, AVST's Vice President of Product Management. "In addition, we continue to see customers starting their IP Telephony migration projects. With over 250 traditional and IP PBX integrations in our library and the ability to support multiple integrations on the same system, CallXpress is the ideal application to bridge new capabilities such as IP telephony, mobility, and unified messaging."

CallXpress is the world leader in TUI emulations, with an impressive list that includes Nortel Meridian Mail, Octel® Aria®, Octel Serenade®, Avaya® INTUITY™ AUDIX®, and Mitel® NuPoint with Centigram interface. Additionally, CallXpress offers seamless compatibility to multiple TUIs on the same system. This is particularly beneficial for the many organizations that have multiple systems that all need to be replaced.

One organization benefiting from AVST's flagship unified communications solution is Del Monte Foods. CallXpress was recently chosen by Del Monte to replace an aging Octel voice mail system, and is helping the company reduce costs and smoothly transition to a company-wide Voice-over-IP (VoIP) communications system. "CallXpress was the perfect fit for us," said Del Monte Foods' Manager of Telecommunications, Dennis Tokarski. "Because it is PBX independent, and mimics Octel's user interface, it was extremely simple to switch 3,000 employees over to the new system."

CallXpress delivers world-class call processing, voice mail, unified messaging, fax, notification and speech-enabled personal assistant. CallXpress is the only UC solution that gives IT managers a choice of four unified messaging (UM) architectures based on the needs of their business. IT managers can choose between server-based, client-based, secure and simplified architectures or mix and match architectures based on individual departmental requirements. This unprecedented flexibility facilitates growth and helps manage their approach to compliance and confidentiality.

About AVST

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 second generation communications solutions including voice messaging, unified messaging, fax, notification, and speech-enabled applications (including automated attendant and hands-free mobile worker access), and call processing (including embedded IVR).

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, Calif., AVST maintains facilities in Seattle, Wash. and the United Kingdom and has remote sales offices across the United States. With over 38,000 systems installed worldwide, 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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