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Active Voice Signs Distribution Agreement With Ingram Micro

SEATTLE, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Active Voice Corporation (NASDAQ:ACVC) , a world leader in developing PC-based voice processing systems and Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) solutions, today announced a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro, Inc. (NYSE:IM) , a leading wholesale distributor of technology products and services.

"Our agreement with Ingram Micro will help open the value added reseller channel to Active Voice products," stated Douglass S. Anderson, Active Voice's vice president of sales. "We believe that the mainstream market is now ready for unified messaging and desktop call management applications, and our goal in 1998 is to deliver these CTI solutions. Ingram Micro's extensive distribution network will help make this goal a reality."

Effective immediately, Ingram Micro will begin distributing Active Voice's Repartee(R) voice processing system. Repartee is a proven, CTI-ready system that works with TeLANophy(R), Active Voice's suite of desktop unified messaging and call management software modules, to provide total control of all messages -- voice, fax, and e-mail -- as well as inbound and outbound calls from a desktop PC. Ingram Micro will also distribute Lingo(TM), an affordable, feature-rich voice messaging system for businesses with 10 to 25 employees.

"We are excited with the opportunity to partner with a computer telephony pioneer such as Active Voice," said Laura Skinner, vice president and general manager of Ingram Micro's Telecom Integration Division. "The Active Voice product line will provide the voice processing link in our computer telephony product offering. We look forward to bringing Active Voice's unified messaging and call management solutions to our reseller customers."

Ingram Micro Inc., headquartered in Santa Ana, California, is the world's leading wholesale distributor of technology products and services, and a leading provider of assembly and integration services, with 1997 sales of more than $16.5 billion. The company and its affiliates operate in 31 countries and distribute more than 145,000 products to more than 100,000 resellers in 120 countries. Ingram Micro can be found at

Founded in 1983, the Seattle-based Active Voice has offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, India, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. With more than 48,000 systems installed in virtually every kind of business in over 60 countries, Active Voice develops technology that truly helps businesses communicate better. Active Voice products are sold through a global network of independent telecommunications dealers, telephone equipment manufacturers, and computer resellers. More information about Active Voice and its products is available at the company's web site,

Source: Active Voice Corporation

Contact: Tamara Pleitez, 206-441-4700, ext. 154, or, or investors, Jose David, 206-441-4700, ext. 105, or, both of Active Voice; or Sandi Hill of Ingram Micro,
714-382-4719, or

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