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Applied Voice Technology Adds Novell GroupWise Support to Suite of Unified Messaging Solutions.

KIRKLAND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 13, 1997--Applied Voice Technology (NASDAQ: AVTC) today announced that its award-winning unified messaging application, E-Mail Access(tm), is now available for users of Novell, Inc.'s (Orem, Utah) GroupWise(tm), a leading product in the high-growth groupware market. AVT's E-Mail Access allows users to manage all of their messages -- voice, fax and email -- during a single call placed from any touch-tone telephone in the world. With this addition, email systems supported by E-Mail Access now include GroupWise 5, Microsoft Mail, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus cc:Mail and Lotus Notes.

"AVT recognizes that many businesses deploy multiple email systems within their organizations," said Joseph A. Staples, AVT's senior vice president of worldwide marketing. "A unified messaging system that can support multiple email systems on a single platform is critical to meeting the needs of these customers. Our support of GroupWise 5 signals AVT's continued commitment to develop the most complete portfolio of unified messaging solutions available in the market."

AVT's unified messaging solution for GroupWise provides many features for enhancing productivity. Users can retrieve voice, fax and email messages during a single telephone call, using a single set of commands. Utilizing text-to-speech technology, users can listen to their email messages over the phone, and using text-to-fax technology, forward them to any fax machine for printing. Users can also save, forward and delete email messages via the telephone as well as reply to an email message with a voice message. In addition, AVT's Live Reply(tm) feature allows users to press one key to transfer directly to the sender of a message to conduct a live conversation.

"Unified messaging through a telephone user interface is a critical application for the large population of traveling and remote business employees," added Staples. "We are pleased that we can now offer these capabilities to users of GroupWise 5."

As part of the future evolution of AVT's unified messaging solution for GroupWise, the product will utilize the GroupWise message store and user directories for voice, fax and email messages, providing a single point of administration for system managers. On the desktop PC, users will be able to manage their voice, fax and email messages from the GroupWise client interface, having access to messages from the intuitive graphical interface as well as through the flexible and ubiquitous access of a touch-tone phone.

GroupWise is an expanded client/server email system that is the first in the industry to include full document management capabilities as part of a new Universal Mail Box. GroupWise 5 also seamlessly integrates calendaring/scheduling, task management, shared folders, conferencing, workflow, and access to the World Wide Web into the Universal Mail Box.

Founded in 1983, Novell (NASDAQ: NOVL) is the world's leading provider of network software. The company offers a wide range of network solutions for distributed network, Internet, intranet and small-business markets. Novell education and technical support programs are the most comprehensive in the network computing industry. Information about Novell's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at .

Applied Voice Technology, Inc. develops and markets a broad line of open systems-based advanced computer telephony products, specializing in fax and call processing, unified messaging, and call center productivity and customer service, sold worldwide through affiliated distributors and dealers. Headquartered in Kirkland, Wash., USA, AVT has offices in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong and Dubai. In addition, AVT has a wholly owned subsidiary, RightFAX, Inc., based in Tucson, Ariz. Founded in 1982, AVT is publicly traded under the symbol "AVTC" on the NASDAQ national market. AVT maintains a site on the World Wide Web at .

For more information on the availability of E-Mail Access for Novell GroupWise, contact Applied Voice Technology at 425/820-6000, by fax at 425/820-4040, or by email at . -0-

NOTE TO EDITORS: News releases are available from AVT's Newsroom fax server. Call 425/820-4089 and follow the prompts. This document is number 77071. News releases can also be found on AVT's World Wide Web site at .

Applied Voice Technology is a registered trademark and E-Mail Access and Live Reply are trademarks of Applied Voice Technology, Inc. Novell is a registered trademark and GroupWise is a trademark of Novell, Inc.

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