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AVST and collab9 Announce Partnership

avst-logoJoint Solution Delivers Secure, Hosted Unified Communications for Federal, State and Local Government Entities

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA – Aug 1, 2017 – Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) today announced a partnership with collab9, a FedRAMP(SM)Authorized Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) provider, to develop and deploy secure, cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) to meet federal, state and local government requirements. The joint solution combines AVST’s industry-leading UC platform, CX-E, with collab9’s innovative, 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 multi-vendor UC solution set is essential to an organization’s transformation to a secure cloud environment,” said Boberski. “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 CTO. “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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