8×8 powers one-click video collaboration

8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT), a Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact center, and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform, has announced that 8×8 Video Meetings, a completely reimagined meetings solution, is now available for all new customers and is provided complimentary for existing 8×8 customers as part of their service subscriptions for Virtual Office mobile and desktop applications, the company said.

8×8 Video Meetings enables external participants to join meetings directly from their browser without the need to download plugins or software applications. A key component of 8×8 X Series, the solution is fully integrated with the 8×8 all-in-one applications, providing a highly competitive video offering in the market and enabling teams to collaborate effortlessly with crystal clear video and audio quality from a single application for voice, chat and video.

8×8 is also now offering early access to 8×8 Meeting Rooms, a video conferencing solution that makes it easy to schedule, host and join 8×8 Video Meetings from conference and huddle rooms. Based on the Jitsi open source video communications technology that 8×8 acquired from Atlassian, these new solutions from 8×8 deliver a best-in-class meetings and video experience.

The workplace is changing dramatically, with the rise of remote workers and globally distributed teams. As a result, organizations need to embrace flexible work styles, and the use of video is a key tool for effective business collaboration. 8×8 Video Meetings ensures teams are connected and productive, regardless of where they are located, via the 8×8 apps that provide access to colleague´s presence status, the corporate directory, messaging and calling features.

8×8 Video Meetings enables interactions that start as a chat or phone call to seamlessly move to a full HD video collaboration session with screen sharing, providing users the agility needed to optimize every moment of engagement.

8×8 Video Meetings enables one click to start or join meetings on any device, anytime, anywhere, increasing employee productivity and reducing headaches. Users can easily set-up meetings from within their calendar or the 8×8 Virtual Office apps, and guests outside the organization simply click to join via a web browser with no software download required. The new offering also includes YouTube live streaming, enabling organizations to broadcast meetings, including shared screens, to an unlimited number of viewers through a secure YouTube connection at no extra cost.

8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) is transforming the future of business communications as a Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact center and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform. 8×8 empowers workforces worldwide to connect individuals and teams so they can collaborate faster and work smarter. Real-time business analytics and intelligence provide businesses unique insights across all interactions and channels so they can delight end-customers and accelerate their business. For additional information, visit www.8×8.com.