September 16, 2008 10:00 ET

AVST President and CEO to Participate in Panel Session at Mobile Business Expo

Session to Focus on Future of Wireless Services

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of Unified Communications solutions, today announced that company President & CEO, Hardy Myers, will be participating in a panel session at The Mobile Business Expo titled: "Defining the Future of Wireless Services: Network Neutrality and Open Access."

Held September 16-19 at the Javits Center in New York, New York as a part of Interop New York, The Mobile Business Expo is an influential event that seeks to educate businesses on the opportunities presented and challenges faced when attempting to mobilize a business. This year's conference focuses on mobile devices and the mobile worker.

Moderated by Johna Till Johnson, President and Senior Founding Partner of Nemertes Research, the panel discussion "Defining the Future of Wireless Services: Network Neutrality and Open Access" will take place from 2:45 - 3:45 PM EDT on Wednesday the 17th as part of The Mobile Business Expo's Enterprise Wireless track. The Enterprise Wireless Track will explore key issues for network planners, operations staff, business wireless users and line of business managers who need to know how to best utilize wireless in business, government, and industries from finance to healthcare. Questions to be discussed include:

--  Can wireless LAN infrastructures support voice, data, and more?
--  What role will the wired LAN play in an era dominated by mobility?
--  How will unified wired/wireless architectures ultimately define the
    future of enterprise connectivity?

"Enterprises are increasingly investing in a wireless, or converged wireless-wireline, strategy," noted Johnson. "This topic is extremely timely, given the importance that companies are placing on wireless integration."

With over 40,000 systems deployed worldwide, AVST's flagship product, CallXpress®, delivers world-class call processing, voicemail, unified messaging, fax, notification and speech-enabled personal assistant and automated attendant capabilities to help organizations become more productive. CallXpress arms organizations with features that promote enterprise mobility by allowing workers to stay connected to the office, 24x7, with key features such as single number access, unified messaging, find-me/follow-me, internet access to messages, live reply for click-to-call capability, message notification and speech-based personal assistant.

"I look forward to a lively discussion with my fellow panel members, and hope that, ultimately, this discussion will help decision makers in the audience better prepare themselves as they develop their future communications strategies," said Myers. "Understanding how to best utilize wireless functionality in their unique business environments, as well as being aware of key trends including network neutrality and open access, are keys to success."

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 advanced call processing, voice messaging, unified messaging, fax, notification, and speech-enabled personal assistant (including automated attendant and hands-free mobile worker access).

The CallXpress unified communications platform is designed to facilitate the enterprise migration from legacy TDM call processing and voicemail 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 more than 40,000 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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