Applied Voice and Speech Technologies (AVST) Provides Advanced Business Communications Offering to Small Companies and Branch Offices

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Launch of CallXpress® Server Bundle offers powerful communications advantages to smaller businesses at lower cost.

Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), today announced a new business communications solution that delivers AVST's world class technology to smaller companies and enterprise branch offices. The CallXpress® Server Bundle is designed to provide smaller businesses with the same powerful communications features and functionality that larger enterprises enjoy. The platform also supports the enterprise trend towards standardization of communications infrastructure across all geographic locations.

Aiming to help employees communicate and collaborate more productively and effectively regardless of physical location, the CallXpress Server Bundle is the ideal solution for small businesses of all types. AVST has packaged this edition of CallXpress as a bundled solution that offers the same robust features of its flagship product – CallXpress 7.7 – to support enterprise-like, application-rich communications on a smaller scale and at a lower price point.

"Extending our leadership in the enterprise communications space, AVST continues to deliver solutions that appeal to the broadest segment of the market," said AVST's President and CEO, Hardy Myers. "This CallXpress offering is exactly what our customers and resellers have been requesting. It meets the requirements of the SMB market and also supports larger enterprises that have branch or remote locations."

According to the United States Census Bureau, there are over five million small to medium businesses in the United States. Most of these companies continue to use obsolete first generation voice mail systems today. "Small to medium businesses have traditionally been early adopters of cutting-edge technologies," added Myers. "But until now, the pricing of second generation solutions like CallXpress 7.7 for the SMB market has generally been prohibitive. AVST is excited to offer a business communication solution bundle that is both appealing and affordable to companies in the SMB market that view their communications capabilities as a critical part of their business competitive advantage."

To offer the CallXpress Server Bundle, AVST partnered with Intel® and Alliance Systems, an original design manufacturer (ODM) of high reliability servers and an authorized Intel distributor. The solution includes both hardware and software in a single, easy to install bundle and is immediately available in 4 and 8 port configurations through AVST's established reseller channels.

AVST has an extensive list of partners that sell and support its unified communications solutions throughout the world. Companies of all sizes in all industries that are interested in experiencing AVST's solutions can request information regarding CallXpress at Companies seeking to contact an Authorized AVST Reseller should visit AVST's Web site at

About AVST

Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is a leading developer of enterprise communications solutions for businesses of all sizes. Through its world-class unified communications solution platform, CallXpress®, and its innovative speech applications module, Seneca®, AVST offers the industry's most powerful suite of enterprise communications solutions. AVST's solutions enable direct access to an enterprise's communications infrastructure including voice mail, e-mail and fax messaging from any voice or data device via a touch-tone, GUI or speech interface. Established in September 2003, AVST was formed from the combined businesses of Sound Advantage (established in 1997) and the AVT division (established in 1982) of Captaris, Inc.

Headquartered in Orange County, CA, AVST maintains facilities in Seattle, WA and the United Kingdom and has remote sales offices across the United States. With over 35,000 systems installed worldwide, AVST's communications solutions are sold and supported internationally by an extensive network of resellers and OEM partners. For more information, contact Denny Michael, VP of Marketing at 949-699-2300 or access the company's Web site at

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