[April 13, 2007]

8x8, Inc. Awarded New Patent Related to Image Communication Systems

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 8x8, Inc. , provider of Packet8 (http://www.packet8.net/) broadband Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and videophone communications services, today announced it has been awarded a new U.S. Patent for video communication involving monitoring and security applications over communication networks.


The new patent, U.S. Patent No. 7,202,884, issued April 10, 2007 and is titled "Surveillance Method and System." Amongst the 37 allowed claims is claim #1 which reads:

1. A surveillance system comprising:

* a first communications system communicatively coupled and
adapted to deliver a request for image data;
* a second communications system communicatively coupled and
adapted to transmit image data;
* a programmable surveillance system including a first computer
arrangement for processing data including image data, and
including a camera configured and arranged to capture images,
wherein the captured images are processed as data by the first
computer arrangement, and wherein the programmable system is
configured and arranged to receive the request for image data
from the first communications system, and, in response to the
request, to automatically access and deliver image data to the
second communications system;
* and a second computer arrangement for communicatively coupling
with the second communications system, and for processing data
including image data, and configured and arranged to retrieve
image data delivered by the first computer arrangement.

Since its establishment in 1987, 8x8 has been awarded sixty-seven (67) United States patents covering a variety of voice and video communications technologies.

About 8x8, Inc.
VoIP (voice over internet protocol) service provider 8x8, Inc. offers internet-based telephony solutions (http://www.packet8.net/) for individual residential and business users as well as small to medium sized business organizations. In addition to regular Packet8 VoIP service plans priced as low as $24.99 per month for unlimited anytime calling to the U.S. and Canada, 8x8 offers the Packet8 Tango Video Terminal Adapter and DV 326 VideoPhone along with accompanying monthly service plans also priced at $24.99 per month. Packet8 Virtual Office, 8x8's VoIP phone system for small to medium sized businesses, is a hosted PBX solution comprised of powerful business class features. Companies subscribing to Virtual Office pay just $49.99 per month per extension for enterprise class PBX functionality along with unlimited local and long distance calling in the U.S. and Canada. Packet8 Softalk(TM), 8x8's PC-based soft phone client, offers high quality voice and video in-network calling as well as outbound calling to the PSTN. For additional company information, visit 8x8's web site at http://www.8x8.com/.

NOTE: 8x8, the 8x8 logo, Packet8, the Packet8 logo, Packet8 Virtual Office and Packet8 Softalk are trademarks of 8x8, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

8x8, Inc.

CONTACT: Joan Citelli of 8x8, Inc., +1-408-687-4320, orJCitelli@8x8.com

Web site: http://www.8x8.com/

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