April 30, 2012 09:00 ET

AVST Showcases the CX-Series at ACUTA

1000+ Educational Institutions Rely on the Industry's Most Interoperable Unified Communications Platform

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - Apr 30, 2012) - This week at the ACUTA Annual Conference 2012, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) will be showcasing the all-new CX- Series, which brings feature-rich, highly interoperable Unified Communications (UC) solutions that deliver premise-based, private cloud and public cloud UC offerings to organizations of all sizes. Located in booth #401 on the show floor at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, AVST will conduct live sessions in four core areas:

  • UC-Interoperability - Best practices for how to deploy UC in a rapidly evolving communications landscape

  • UC-Mobile - Enable smartphone users to manage both their personal and business communications on the same device -- all while ensuring the security of the university's data

  • UC-Voice - Optimize UC infrastructure by centralizing communications into a data center/private cloud model, all at their own pace

  • UC-Business Process - Integrate communications with information to accelerate information flow to faculty, students and alumni

During the conference, on May 2nd at 9:30 a.m. in rooms 201 - 203, Hardy Myers, President & CEO of AVST, will be speaking on the key megatrends driving the future of UC. Mark Reynolds, Associate Director at the University of New Mexico, will be accompanying Myers as a co-presenter. In this educational breakout session, Myers and Reynolds will provide best practices on how universities can prepare and incorporate these trends into their organization.

Following the breakout session, at 11:00 a.m. in room 209, Mike Berlin, AVST's Senior Vice President of Sales & Business Development, will address why mobility is accelerating the adoption of UC. In this session, AVST will discuss mobile solutions that drive productivity and embrace the "bring your own device" (BYOD) trend in today's universities.

In addition, AVST will hold a Higher Education User Group meeting on April 30th at 10:30 a.m. in room 314 for all ACUTA members who are also AVST customers. Attendees will receive a company overview and product roadmap, review some unique applications used by other universities, and have the opportunity to network with their peers. "During the user group session at ACUTA, end users are able to collaborate, share best practices and create valuable contacts," said Denny Michael, Vice President of Marketing at AVST. "With three decades of innovation and 1000+ educational institutions as AVST customers, we invite attendees to learn about the power of AVST solutions and how to improve productivity in their organizations."

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

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

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