July 2, 2008
8×8, Inc. Awarded New VoIP Patent
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 8x8, Inc. , provider of Packet8 (http://www.packet8.net/) broadband Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), videophone and mobile VoIP communication services, today announced that it has been granted U.S. Patent No. 7,394,803 entitled "Distributed Local Telephony Gateway." The patent issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on July 1, 2008.
The patent relates to Internet Protocol (IP) communication systems and, more particularly, to broadband telephony services having distributed local gateways.Since its establishment in 1987, 8x8 has been awarded seventy-three (73) United States patents covering a variety of voice and video communications, processing and storage technologies.
About 8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. offers voice and video Internet-based telephony services for business and residential customers. Marketed under the Packet8 brand name, these hosted communications solutions enhance the value and functionality of existing broadband Internet connections by delivering advanced features and digital quality phone service at a fraction of the cost of legacy, copper wire alternatives.
The Packet8 Virtual Office(TM) services, currently in use by over 11,000 companies, eliminates the need for traditional business phone systems by delivering all telephony services over managed or unmanaged Internet connections. This affordable, easy-to-use alternative to traditional PBX systems or Centrex class services allows high-speed Internet users anywhere in the world to be part of a virtual PBX that includes automated attendants, conference bridges, extension-to-extension dialing and ring groups, in addition to a rich variety of other business class features normally found on dedicated PBX equipment. 8x8's Packet8 Virtual Trunking services deliver a broadband agnostic IP trunking solution that allows businesses to benefit from the flexibility and cost efficiencies of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), while retaining their existing phones and phone system hardware and optimizing the use of their existing connectivity to the Internet.
8x8 also offers residential, video and mobile digital phone services. For additional company information, visit 8x8's web site at http://www.8x8.com/. For information about Packet8 products and services, visit http://www.packet8.net/.
CONTACT: Joan Citelli of 8x8, Inc., +1-408-687-4320, [email protected]
Web site: http://www.8x8.com/http://www.packet8.net/