U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Grants Vonage Two More Patents
HOLMDEL, N.J., July 9, 2013
HOLMDEL, N.J., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG),
a leading provider of communication services connecting people through
cloud-connected devices worldwide, today announced that it has been granted
two new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office: U.S. Pat.
No. 8,483,210, "Method and Apparatus for Voice Traffic Management in a Data
Network," and U.S. Pat. No. 8,478,548, "Apparatus and Method for Automated
Inventory Tracking and Authentication."
The '210 patent, issued today, relates to a device that transmits both voice
and non-voice communications such as a VoIP (Voice-over-Internet Protocol)
telephone adapter. The patented technology maintains the voice quality on
calls by automatically adjusting the device's bandwidth.
"This invention ensures that call quality remains high in situations where it
could be otherwise compromised, including when the internet connection used
for making VoIP calls is also used for other purposes, for example,
downloading large files," said Chief Legal Officer Kurt M. Rogers.
The '548 patent, issued on July 2, relates to technology that allows network
operators to verify that devices connected to their networks, such as VoIP
telephone adapters, were distributed through authorized channels.
Vonage has been granted nine patents so far in 2013. The company now has 27
U.S. patents and nearly 180 U.S. patent applications pending, along with many
foreign patents and pending applications in jurisdictions worldwide.
Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of communications services connecting
individuals through cloud-connected devices worldwide. Our technology serves
approximately 2.3 million subscribers. We provide feature-rich, affordable
communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use
for both landline and mobile phones. Our Vonage World plan offers unlimited
calling to more than 60 countries with popular features like call waiting,
call forwarding and visual voicemail – for one low monthly rate. Our Vonage
Mobile app is a free downloadable app for iPhone^® and Android™ that lets
users talk, text and video chat worldwide for free with anyone else who uses
the app. Vonage's service is sold on the web and through regional and national
retailers including Walmart, Best Buy, Kmart and Sears, and is available to
customers in the U.S. (www.vonage.com), Canada (www.vonage.ca) and the United
Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage® is a
registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, owned by Vonage America Inc.
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