for demonstrating entrepreneurial ability through its accomplishments and
leadership in the speech solutions market. In selecting AVST for the award,
Frost and Sullivan named AVST's flagship product, CallXpressR, one of the top
speech-enabled unified messaging (UM) products in the North American market.
According to Frost and Sullivan, the relatively untapped unified messaging
market is expected to grow rapidly over the next five to six years. "Given
its existing customer and partner relationships and substantial brand name
recognition, AVST is well positioned to take advantage of the growing demand
for unified messaging solutions," said Elka Popova, a Frost and Sullivan
Frost and Sullivan also reports that one of the biggest drivers in the growing
UM market is the development of speech-enabled unified messaging solutions
that allow mobile users to access their voice, email and fax messages over
the telephone anywhere, any time. AVST's CallXpress has a speech module
that lets customers use voice-activated commands to manage phone calls,
e-mail and fax messages.
Studies have shown that in-office staff can manage their messages twice more
efficiently by using CallXpress instead of traditional messaging solutions.
Remote and traveling employees can improve their efficiency by more than
three times when using unified messaging via a graphical user interface.
Telephone access to messages provides remote and traveling employees with an
even greater degree of convenience and further increases their efficiency