8x8 Issued New Communications Patent by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- April 17, 2013
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), provider of innovative cloud-based communications
and computing solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a new patent
related to its communications technologies. On April 16, 2013, the U.S. Patent
and Trademark Office issued United States Patent number 8,422,986 entitled
“Systems, Methods, Devices and Arrangements for Emergency Call Services Using
Non-traditional Endpoint Devices.”
Traditional telephone lines are rapidly being supplemented and displaced by a
variety of new technologies, including cellular telephones and Internet-based
communications devices. Many of these technologies provide a caller with new
mobility options not available with a traditional land-line telephone. Aspects
of 8x8’s invention are directed at addressing challenges to providing
emergency services to a variety of these voice and data applications, devices,
systems and methods.
This patent relates to a variety of methods, systems, devices and arrangements
implemented for emergency call centers. According to one such method, a
location database is populated from a plurality of endpoint devices and the
location database determines locations for nodes in a data transmission route
from information received from the endpoint devices. Emergency calls using
these nodes are located using the populated database.
Since its establishment in 1987, 8x8 has been awarded eighty-seven (87) United
States patents covering a variety of voice and video communications,
signaling, processing and storage technologies. 8x8’s Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer, Bryan Martin, is the lead inventor on the newly issued
About 8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) empowers business conversations for more than 30,000
small and medium-sized businesses with cloud communications services that
include hosted PBX telephony, unified communications, contact center and video
conferencing solutions. The company has been delivering business
communications services since 2004 and has garnered a reputation for technical
excellence and outstanding reliability. In 2012, 8x8 was named a market
“leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service
(UCaaS) in North America and recognized as the No. 1 Provider of Hosted IP
Telephony by Frost & Sullivan. For additional information, visitwww.8x8.com,
or connect with 8x8 on Facebook and Twitter.
Joan Citelli, 408-654-0970
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