8x8 Awarded 2013 Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation Award
New 8x8 Virtual Office Desktop App Recognized for Exceptional Innovation
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- May 1, 2013
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), provider of innovative cloud-based communications
and computing solutions, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media
company, named 8x8 Virtual Office Desktop a 2013 Unified Communications TMC
Labs Innovation Award winner presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.
8x8 Virtual Office Desktop is a standalone Windows and Mac application that
enables 8x8 Virtual Office users to readily access 8x8’s hosted PBX and
unified communications services. Virtual Office Desktop combines a business
softphone with video calling, visual voicemail, web conferencing, enterprise
instant messaging/presence, fax, and social media feeds in one simple app.
Virtual Office Desktop also incorporates echo cancellation and advanced speech
codecs to improve audio quality, even with low bandwidth connections.
“We’re proud that TMC Labs has recognized 8x8 Virtual Office Desktop as one of
this year’s groundbreaking new unified communications products,” said 8x8
Senior Product Manager Phillip Liu. “We developed Virtual Office Desktop in
response to requests from power users of our older web-based unified
communications portal. Since 8x8 develops and hosts our own client and PBX
server software, we were able to quickly respond to customer needs and build a
new product that offers more functionality yet is easier to use.”
“8x8 has displayed its commitment to quality and innovation in the development
of the unified communications industry,” said Tom Keating, CTO and TMC Labs
Executive Editorial Director at TMC. “I look forward to more innovation from
8x8 and continued effort toward improving the future of the UC industry.”
“TMC Labs has honored those companies that upheld the highest standards in
advancing unified communications solutions. Trend-setting companies that
launched a new product or made an outstanding improvement to an existing
application were singled out,' saidRich Tehrani, TMC CEO. 'The TMC Labs
engineers have extensive knowledge of the UC market and selected only those
companies that demonstrated their out-of-box thinking to transform the
industry. Congratulations to all the winners.”
The TMC Labs Innovation Award honors products that have demonstrated
innovation, unique features, and noteworthy developments toward improving
communications technology. The TMC Labs Innovation Award is not granted to the
best-selling products, but instead to those representing a significant
contribution to the industry.
2013 TMC Labs Innovation Award winners are featured in the July 2013 issue of
INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.
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, call center software 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 was 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, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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