SOURCE: AVST

AVST

July 18, 2011 09:00 ET

AVST Showcases CallXpress 8 at ACUTA

Enables 1000+ Educational Institutions With Unified Communication Solutions to Transform Productivity

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - This week at the 2011 ACUTA Summer Seminar, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) will demonstrate how CallXpress® 8 transforms the productivity of students, staff and faculty. Leveraging its 30 years of experience in deploying solutions to the higher education community, AVST will highlight ways to increase business process efficiency through automation, deliver mobility to individuals and cost effectively migrate to next generation unified communications (UC) applications while leveraging existing IT infrastructure investments. AVST will be on the show floor in booth #210 at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, Maryland from July 17-19.

Many universities and colleges are served by legacy voicemail systems that are long overdue for replacement or upgrade. In today's economic climate, the prospect of a "rip and replace" IP telephony initiative is not only overwhelming, but downright unaffordable. AVST will help attendees identify steps to building an affordable, phased migration from legacy voicemail solutions to next generation unified communications applications, resulting in a strong return on their UC investment.

Mobility will also be demonstrated, as CallXpress 8 offers a variety of mobile friendly features such as personal assistant, unified messaging, mobile number protection, find-me/follow-me for single number reach, speech-to-text, hands-free/eyes-free speech interface, and notification to keep faculty and staff connected on the move -- regardless of location.

CallXpress also features powerful Communication-Enabled Business Processes (CEBP) solutions, providing colleges and universities with customized applications to increase business efficiency. Some of these applications include: notifications of school closures, campus events, absences, proactive payment reminders, access to course information, events hotline and click-to-call from a campus directory. These applications allow for automated communications reducing human latency and increasing productivity.

"The communications landscape is always changing, and CallXpress provides colleges and universities with the flexibility to keep up to date," said Denny Michael, AVST's Vice President of Marketing. "Our industry leading interoperability with all the major telephone, email systems, and business applications ensures that CallXpress will work with your communications infrastructure today and tomorrow."

ACUTA, which stands for the Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education, is an international non-profit educational association serving colleges and universities. Representing over 1,700 individuals at nearly 750 institutions of higher education with members ranging from small schools and community colleges to the 50 largest U.S. institutions, ACUTA's core purpose is to support higher education institutions in achieving optimal use of communications technologies.

AVST is a corporate affiliate of ACUTA and has been acknowledged for its support of ACUTA's regional and national events over the last six years. For more information about AVST's products for the higher education marketplace, please visit the company's website at www.avst.com.

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Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is a leading developer of unified communications (UC) software. With over 15 million users worldwide and three decades of innovation excellence, AVST is solely focused on delivering solutions that transform enterprise productivity by cultivating a greater level of communication, driving mobility and communication-enabling business processes. Its flagship Unified Communications platform, CallXpress®, offers best in class interoperability, scalability and resiliency while delivering advanced unified messaging, personal assistant, call processing, voicemail, speech, fax and notification capabilities. With CallXpress, an organization can uniquely protect and extend its existing IT and telephony infrastructure investments -- now and into the 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 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 www.avst.com

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