8x8 Enhances Mobile PBX Offering for Smartphones and Tablets
Oct 3, 2012
Maximizes Productivity, Connectivity, Convenience and Savings
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of innovative cloud communications and
computing solutions, today announced a new version of its Virtual Office
mobile PBX offering compatible with the leading smartphones and tablets
in today's business environments.
8x8 Virtual Office Mobile with Video Calling (Photo: Business Wire)
The company made the announcement during ITEXPO Austin 2012, where it is
exhibiting in Booth # 801.
Available immediately for iOS and in the fourth quarter of 2012 for
Android devices, Virtual Office Mobile 4.0 offers the same voice, video
and PBX benefits of 8x8's cloud-based Virtual
Office suite and adds an enhanced, feature-rich user interface
designed to take full advantage of the iPhone's and iPad's Retina
Virtual Office Mobile is ideal for businesses with a
bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy because it eliminates the cost and
hassle of platform fragmentation by providing a single solution that
works across the business world's most widely used mobile devices.
Analysts already are predicting that enterprises will buy more than $10
billion worth of iPads and Android tablets this year.
With Virtual Office Mobile 4.0, business users can:
Take their office extensions anywhere, minimizing phone tag while
maximizing productivity and responsiveness to customers and business
Conduct voice and video calls over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi, including free
international calling from Wi-Fi hot spots.
Enjoy better call quality over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G/LTE, even under
low-bandwidth connections, using new advanced compression technology
that requires half the bandwidth of the previous version and does not
impact audio quality.
Record calls on demand, freeing them to focus on the conversation
rather than taking notes.
Access PBX features such as call transfer, conference bridging and
See the status of co-workers (available, busy/on a call or Virtual
Meeting or offline) and send instant messages.
View incoming faxes.
Display business voice mails in a scrollable list, allowing users to
listen to and delete messages in any order.
Have outbound calls appear with the caller ID of their office numbers
to protect the privacy of their mobile numbers and minimize the need
for multiple numbers and mailboxes.
Park a call and then pick it up on their office desk phone.
Test call quality before initiating calls, eliminating annoyances and
"With Virtual Office Mobile 4.0, workers will now have a single voice
and video softphone solution that works across all iOS devices, with no
tradeoffs in call quality and user experience," said 8x8 Chairman & CEO
Bryan Martin. "Virtual Office Mobile empowers business communications by
extending the features and conveniences of office calling and
collaboration to hotel rooms, airport lounges, customer sites and all of
the other places where businesspeople work."
"8x8's Virtual Office Mobile offers our business the features and
functionality to stay connected and be productive with high-quality
voice across our various offices and wherever our people may be," said
Ed Arango, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mariners General
Insurance Group. "The addition of video will significantly improve our
business communications, and we are looking forward to greater
convenience and efficiency with the new Virtual Office Mobile 4.0."
For more information about Virtual Office Mobile 4.0, visit www.8x8.com/CommunicationsSolutions/ByProduct/VirtualOffice/Features/VirtualOfficeMobile.aspx.
To view a video demonstration of Virtual Office Mobile on the iPad, go
For more information about Virtual Office, visit www.8x8.com/CommunicationsSolutions/ByProduct/VirtualOffice.aspx.
To download Virtual Office Mobile 4.0, search for 8x8 Virtual
Office in the Apple AppStore.
About 8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) empowers business conversations for more than
30,000 small and medium-sized businesses with cloud communications
services that include hosted PBX telephony, unified communications,
contact center and video conferencing solutions. Named the No. 1
Provider of Hosted IP Telephony by market research firm Frost &
Sullivan, 8x8 has been delivering business communications services since
2004 and has garnered a reputation for technical excellence and
outstanding reliability. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com,
or connect with 8x8 on Facebook
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