Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is a privately held software company headquartered in Orange County, California. It specializes in developing business communications solutions focusing on medium to large enterprise, government, higher education, healthcare, and hospitality markets.
A privately owned company, AVST's three major investors are Ignition Partners, Bellevue, WA, , , WA and Second Alpha, , NY.Since September 2003, AVST has operated under the leadership of President & CEO, Hardy Myers. The company's Board of Directors is in charge of supervising the strategic direction, business, operations and organizational structure of AVST. Current members of The Board of Directors of AVST are: Jon Anderson, Shawn Bohnert, Richard Brekka, Steve Hooper, Hardy Myers, Jonathan Roberts and Jim Sanger.All of AVST's sales are realized through indirect channels. The company's Unified Communications solutions are sold and supported by a network of resellers and OEM partners including Alcatel-Lucent, Altura Communication Solutions, Arrow SI, , Carousel Industries, , Combat Networks, ConvergeOne, , NEC, and Newcastle Communications.StoneCalibre acquired AVST on October 31, 2017. Through this acquisition, AVST was merged with XMedius. The focus of the combined company will be to provide a complete set of enterprise communications solutions that leverage voice and data through IP networks using different types of enterprise grade solutions, either on-premises or in the cloud.