8x8 Inc. Is Awarded VoIP Patent Allowing Standard & Internet Connection

Oct 31, 2007 by Mary Anne Simpson weblog

The Santa Clara, Calfornia based company 8x8 Inc. has been awarded a patent for the arrangement of a telephone and an interface unit that interfaces with a standard switched system and Internet communication network.

The Santa Clara, California based company 8x8 Inc. announced today the award of a patent on its new VoIP. The distinguishing features of this new patent relates to the arrangement of a telephone and an interface unit which interfaces the telephone to both a standard switched tele-communication system and an Internet communication network. The U.S. Patent 7,289, 491 was issued by the U.S. Patent Office on October 30, 2007.

Since its inception in 1987 8X8 Inc. has been awarded 70 patents. It is known for its original development of the Packet8 Voice Over Internet Protocol and video communication services for residential and business customers. Their proprietary patents include a range of voice, video and storage technologies.

The company offers telephony solutions for small to medium businesses and residential customers as well. 8X8 Inc. has a variety of VoIP service plans that suit the needs of small businesses and residential customers. One plans offers unlimited calling throughout the United States and eight additional countries.

Another plan offers a video terminal adapter with a service plan. There is also a Packet8 Virtual Office that provides business solutions for budget conscious small and medium side businesses.
There is a Packet8 Complete Contact Center that is a hosted multimedia call center distribution and management platform that works on any broadband network.

The new patent announced today will provided business and residential customers with additional flexibility and resilience in meeting the challenges of the future in telephone communications.

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