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March 06, 2008

8x8 Inc. Obtains Its 72nd Patent

By Brian Solomon, TMCnet Web Editor

8x8 (News - Alert), Inc. announced today that it has been issued U.S. Patent No. 7,339,604, which is the company’s 72nd patent to date. The official name of the patent is "Videoconferencing Arrangement Having Multi-Purpose Digital Still Camera," and it was given on Tuesday, March 4 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The newly issued patent has to do with a videoconferencing system featuring a modular terminal which includes a conventional digital still camera coupled to an input port of the system.
8x8 is best known for its Packet8 VoIP and video communications services for business and residential customers.
Since the company was first established 21 years ago, 8x8, Inc. has been awarded a total of 72 United States patents spanning a wide array of various forms of voice and video communications and storage technologies. Among it’s most recent patents is the one issued last October, for an invention related generally to an arrangement that includes a telephone and an interface unit which interfaces the telephone to both a standard switched telephone communications network and an Internet communications network.
Brian Solomon is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To see more of his articles, please visit Brian Solomon’s columnist page
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