AVST Partners with collab9

Applied Voice & Speech Technologies (AVST) is teaming up with collab9, a FedRAMP-authorized unified communications as a service (UCaaS) provider, to develop and deploy secure, cloud-based unified communications to meet federal, state, and local government requirements. The joint solution combines AVST's UC platform, CX-E, with collab9's secure hosted UC solutions and is expected to accelerate the transformation to the cloud for government entities.

Steve Boberski, vice president of business development for collab9, sees the combined offering as a critical component of the company's strategy to offer best-of-breed, cloud-based UC solutions to the public sector.

"We believe that a multivendor UC solution set is essential to an organization's transformation to a secure cloud environment," he said in a statement "For too long, the introduction of new technology in the public sector has been hampered by the limited availability of proprietary, OEM-driven solutions. collab9's partnership with AVST enables us to offer an accelerated migration path through a secure integration to legacy TDM, hybrid and VoIP telephony solutions. By removing proprietary application instances from the cloud, we are introducing a new level of agility, flexibility and scalability that has, until now, been unavailable to the public sector."

"AVST is very excited to partner with collab9 to include CX-E as part of the collab9 secure UCaaS offering," said Tom Minifie, AVST's chief technology officer, in a statement. "Combining our expertise in UC interoperability with collab9's expertise in secure, hosted solutions, uniquely qualifies us to offer the ideal UCaaS solution for federal, state and local government organizations."

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