AVT Corporation (Nasdaq:AVTC), the largest independent unified messaging
provider, announced that Sphere Communications and Marconi demonstrated
AVT CallXpress unified messaging's integration with the Sphericall.ems
Enterprise Multimedia Softswitch at Networld + Interop Expo, May 7-12
in Las Vegas, Nevada.
AVT Corporations CallXpress Unified Messaging solution has received praise
and recognition throughout the messaging industry as the leading Unified
Messaging provider. Sphericall.ems is a scaleable communications system
which can replace a traditional PBX voice switch and reduce costs by as
much as 60%, while providing better interfaces for Unified Messaging.
The Sphericall.ems system will be approximately 100% more cost effective
to implement and maintain when compared to existing PBXs. The product
scales to 15,000 users per installation and takes advantage of IP and
ATM based networks while allowing full integration and connectivity to
Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTN) via analog or digital channels.
integration of Sphere's product with AVT's CallXpress provides flexibility
and added functionality to increase productivity within organizations.
The combined product is already in use by the City of Oceanside California
to integrate fire, police and other municipal offices to enhance interactive
and collaborative communications between essential municipal services.
While this announcement will not immediately change the face of Unified
Messaging, as it is known today, it builds the momentum needed to propel
Unified Messaging into the forefront. A user does not need to purchase
Sphericall.ems to configure AVT's CallXpress, but enhances the flexibility
and interoffice interoperability. If you are a multi-homed business, and
need a complete Unified Messaging solution, take a look at Sphere and
Alternatively, if you are a single office with an existing PBX in place,
there is no need to purchase the Sphericall.ems product to enable Unified
Messaging. AVT's CallXpress or Active Voice's Unity will integrate with
a wide variety of existing PBX systems, nullifying the need for Sphericall.ems.