Vodavi Technology Unveils MiniVoice, A Low-Cost, Small Business Voice Processing Solution
Submitted: Monday March 12, @02:39PM
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Vodavi Technology Inc., (Nasdaq:VTEK), a provider of
traditional and next-generation business telecommunications solutions, Tuesday
announced the introduction of MiniVoice, the newest member of Vodavi's voice
processing product line.
    A non-proprietary, entry-level solution designed to streamline business
communications, MiniVoice provides business users of Vodavi's STARPLUS(R),
STARPLUS(R) TRIAD and infinite(R) DVXPlus key telephone systems with a
low-cost, analog voice mail system with auto attendant features and message
    Targeted at small businesses looking for a voice mail application that is
simple and reliable, MiniVoice is a 4-port high-performance voice processing
system with 32 mailboxes and up to 1.5 hours of message storage.
    MiniVoice also offers an expansion board providing businesses with an
additional three hours of storage and 32 extra mailboxes; for a total of 4.5
hours of message storage and 64 mailboxes. MiniVoice is scheduled for
commercial availability on March 28, 2001.
    According to Steve Borcich, Vodavi's vice president of sales and
marketing, "Vodavi primarily serves the business communication needs of
organizations with less than 200 employees, the fastest-growing business
sector comprising over 85 percent of U.S. businesses.
    "MiniVoice fills a need in our product offering and is a perfect fit
for businesses needing an entry-level, non-proprietary voice mail system that
includes the most frequently used and most popular features at an extremely
attractive price point."
    Borcich added, "We are extremely proud to prove once again that
Vodavi is in the business of providing total solutions, and we are highly
committed to developing a range of feature-rich and price competitive
communications products for our small- and medium-size business customers."

    MiniVoice Features Aren't Puzzling

    MiniVoice offers a host of user-friendly features, such as time and date
stamp, password protection, message wait light and message routing. In
addition, DTMF Administrative Programming allows users to retrieve messages
and change their voice mail parameters from any touch-tone phone. Another
convenient feature is that MiniVoice can be programmed to alert users on their
pager when they have a new voice mail message.
    The MiniVoice auto attendant allows callers to bypass the menu of recorded
extensions and simply dial the extension they wish to reach. This expedites
the call, giving callers the information they need as quickly as possible.
    Users needing a more robust voice processing application with higher port
capacity and access to a greater number of features can select Vodavi's
TalkPath, Dispatch and PathFinder products.

    Pricing and Availability

    MiniVoice is scheduled for commercial availability on March 28, 2001
through authorized STARPLUS, STARPLUS TRIAD and infinite dealers. MiniVoice
will retail for less than $1,000.

    About Vodavi

    Vodavi Technology Inc. is headquartered in Scottsdale. The company
designs, develops, markets and supports a broad range of business
telecommunications solutions.
    Vodavi products include digital telecommunications systems, computer
telephony products, and voice-processing systems including voice mail, fax
mail, Internet messaging, and IVR (interactive voice response) for a wide
variety of commercial applications. For more information on Vodavi, visit

    Note to Editors: STARPLUS and TRIAD are registered trademarks of Vodavi
Technology Inc.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements, including
statements regarding the company's business strategies, the company's
business, and the industry in which the company operates. These
forward-looking statements are based primarily on the company's expectations
and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, some of which are
beyond the company's control.
    Actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements
as a result of numerous factors, including those set forth on the company's
Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


	   CONTACT: Vodavi Technology Inc., Scottsdale
	            Ruth Seigel, 480/443-6114                                   
	            VMW Corporate & Investor Relations         
	            Sylvia Dresner, 212/616-6161

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