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Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is a leading developer of Unified Communications solutions with over 15 million users that rely on its products and services to maximize their productivity. With three decades of innovation excellence, AVST is solely focused on delivering communications solutions that increase individual, group and enterprise productivity. Its flagship Unified Communications platform, CallXpress®, offers best in class interoperability, scalability, and resiliency while delivering advanced call processing, voicemail, unified messaging, personal assistant, fax, speech and notification capabilities.

AVST's solutions are designed to facilitate the enterprise migration from legacy TDM call processing and voicemail solutions to IP-enabled Unified Communications that enterprise IT and Telecom teams are demanding. With AVST, an organization can protect and extend its existing data and telephony infrastructure investment — now and into the future.

Headquartered in Orange County, California, AVST maintains facilities in Seattle, Washington and the United Kingdom and has remote sales offices across the United States. With over 140,000 systems sold worldwide, AVST's Unified Communications solutions are sold and supported by an extensive network of resellers and OEM partners including Altura Communications Solutions, Black Box Network Services, Cincinnati Bell, NEC, Qwest Communications, Shared Technologies, Verizon Business, Westcon Group, and Aastra AB.

AVST was established in September 2003 from the combined businesses of Sound Advantage (established in 1997) and the AVT division (established in 1982) of Captaris, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAPA). A privately-owned company, AVST's two major institutional investors are Ignition Partners, Bellevue, WA (www.ignitionpartners.com) and Dolphin Equity Partners, New York, NY (www.dolphinequity.com). Open Text Corporation, Bellevue, WA (NASDAQ: OTEX) (www.opentext.com) is also a shareholder in AVST.