Systemax Partners with 8x8, Inc. to Bring VoIP to the Masses

Exclusive Promotion Bundles 8x8's Packet8 Softalk(TM) Voice and Video Soft Phone With Select Systemax VoIP Desktop Personal Computers - Starting as Low as $299

MIAMI, Nov. 20 / - Systemax (NYSE:SYX), the great American PC maker (TM), today announces a new partnership with leading VoIP and videophone communications company 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) to bring VoIP to the masses through an exclusive offer on select desktop personal computers. The offer bundles 8x8's Packet8 Softalk(TM) voice and video soft phone with select Systemax VoIP Desktop Personal Computers -- starting as low as $299 after rebate.

Available exclusively through, Packet8 Softalk-enabled Systemax PCs (models Venture H352V, Venture HU H531V and Venture HU B531V) enable users to make and receive voice and video calls directly from their personal computers by plugging a regular analog phone into the computer's built-in phone port. Along with traditional landlines and cell phones, Packet8 Softalk users can also call Packet8 VideoPhone subscribers and enjoy high quality video communications when traveling without needing to carry along a separate device.

From today through December 31, 2006, customers who purchase the designated Systemax VoIP-enabled PCs from are entitled to a $50 mail-in rebate with Packet8 Softalk Premium service activation. After rebate, the PCs range in price from $299.99 to $599.99.

Packet8 Softalk Premium offers unlimited, toll free in-network calling as well as outbound calling to the PSTN, along with advanced calling features including voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding and many more for $5.99 per month and a one-time activation fee of $9.99. Softalk Premium users receive 500 minutes of outgoing and incoming minutes on calls throughout the US and Canada.

Unlike competitive platforms currently on the market, Packet8 Softalk supports FCC-mandated E911 nomadic calling, now required as a standard feature of all VoIP services interconnected with the PSTN (public switch telephone network).

The following is a listing of the three available Systemax Packet8 Softalk VoIP-enables desktop PCs ...

Systemax Venture H352V ($299.99 after $50 mail-in rebate)
o Intel Celeron D 352 3.2GHz processor
o Microsoft Windows XP Home
o 256MB Memory
o 80GB Hard Drive
o 52x32x52 CDRW Drive
o 17" CRT
o Systemax Keyboard & mouse
o Speakers

Systemax Venture HU H531V ($499.99 after $50 mail-in rebate)
o Intel Pentium 4 531 3.06GHz processor,
o Microsoft Windows XP Home,
o Microsoft Works Suite,
o 512MB Memory,
o 250GB Hard Drive,
o 16x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
o 19' LCD monitor,
o Systemax Keyboard and Mouse
o Speakers

Systemax Venture HU B531V ($599.99 after $50 mail-in rebate)
o Intel Pentium 4 531 3.06GHz processor
o Microsoft Windows XP Professional
o Microsoft Works Suite
o 1024MB Memory
o 250GB Hard Drive
o 16x Dual Layer DVD Burner
o 19" LCD
o Systemax Keyboard & Mouse
o Speakers

To request a Systemax PC with bundled Packet8 Softalk VoIP for review or for additional product information, please contact PR Specialist Ted Miller at (305) 576-1171 x12 or at

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About Systemax

Systemax Inc. ( is a Fortune 1000 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE symbol-SYX). Systemax employs a system of branded e-commerce web sites, direct mail catalogs and relationship marketers to sell PC hardware, related computer products, electronic and industrial products in North America and Europe. We offer direct pricing and quality PC systems built with the world's best components and backed by our Maximum Service Customer Care Plan. Whether you need a powerful PC for your home, or thousands for your office, Systemax has crafted a configuration that will drive your future. And we can customize your new Systemax PC any way you like. Tell us what you need; we'll take care of everything. And after you get underway with your new Systemax PC, you'll know that if you have any questions, or any problem -- you can count on us to help, and keep on helping. For more information about Systemax PC's, visit

About 8x8, Inc.

VoIP (voice over internet protocol) service provider 8x8, Inc. offers internet-based telephony solutions ( 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 $19.99 per month for unlimited anytime calling to the U.S. and Canada, 8x8 offers the Packet8 DV 326 VideoPhone, the industry's first stand alone broadband consumer videophone, and accompanying monthly service plans also priced at $19.99 per month. Packet8 Virtual Office, 8x8's VoIP 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 $39.99 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;
Joan Citelli of 8x8, Inc.,

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