8x8 Issued New Communications Patent by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- September 11, 2013
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), provider of innovative cloud communications
solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a new patent related to
its communications technologies. On September 10, 2013, the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office issued United States Patent number 8,532,090 entitled
“Distributed Local Telephony Gateway.”
Aspects of 8x8’s invention are directed to a telephony system that is adapted
to receive, route, process, and deliver communications data using a
cost-effective, user-friendly operations platform and a broadband
communication network. For example, the system includes a computer server
arrangement and a plurality of endpoint devices communicatively coupled to one
or more communication channels comprising an Internet protocol (IP) network.
Packet-based (VoIP) calls are transmitted over an IP network, and translated
to standard PSTN call signals when necessary.
To date, 8x8 has been awarded ninety-one (91) United States patents covering a
variety of voice and video communications, signaling, processing and storage
technologies. 8x8 Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Bryan Martin, is a
named inventor on the newly issued patent.
About 8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) empowers business conversations for more than 33,000
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 and Synergy Research Group. For additional information,
visitwww.8x8.com, or connect with 8x8 on Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn and
Joan Citelli, 408-654-0970
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