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May 06, 2015
Pexip Launches Version 9 of Infinity Platform, Demonstrates at Microsoft Ignite 2015
By Clayton Hamshar
Pexip, developer of the Infinity virtualized scalable meeting platform, is performing a joint demonstration of its flagship product with AudioCodes (News - Alert) at Microsoft Ignite 2015, Microsoft’s biggest technology summit. This demonstration coincides with the recent release of Version 9 of the platform, which includes a range of new features and updates.
The Pexip Infinity platform enables seamless integration between Microsoft Lync or Skype (News - Alert) for Business and any existing videoconferencing or unified communications (UC) system, allowing organizations to set up Virtual Meeting Rooms for a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. As a software-based transcoding engine, Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) and gateway all wrapped into one, Infinity effectively bridges every form of videoconferencing product on the market.
This integration is equally feasible with any version of Microsoft’s (News - Alert) products, whether they’re deployed as part of the Office365 productivity suite, on-premises or as a cloud-based solution. Users can then communicate with anyone else regardless of the technology they’re using whether it be Lync/Skype for Business, a Web browser or legacy videoconferencing system. Infinity enhances these communications with wideband audio, high definition video and cross-platform file sharing. Furthermore, because it is entirely virtualized users are granted instant access to the latest updates, enhancements and new features. The solution is deployed and managed just as simply as any other enterprise software, whether that be on-premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid fashion.
“Our presence at Microsoft Ignite is highlighted by our Infinity platform’s leading ability to seamlessly integrate Lync and Skype for Business deployments with any existing videoconferencing or unified communications solution,” said Simen Teigre, CEO and Cofounder of Pexip. “With our latest release, we’re taking capabilities even further, providing enterprises with new features that enhance the way they connect and collaborate, share information, and manage virtual meetings, no matter what platform they are on.”
Version 9 of the platform is comprised of more than 30 enhancements to its user experience, platform functionality and administration capabilities. New features include expanded group chat tools and outbound media for streaming and recording capabilities in addition to significant interface updates that make the platform more intuitive than ever. These and several other new tools make Infinity an ideal choice for managing a comprehensive UC environment, especially when integration with Microsoft Lync or Skype for Business is necessary.
“We are excited to include demonstrations of the Pexip Infinity video experience alongside AudioCodes’ comprehensive Lync and Skype for Business solutions at Microsoft Ignite,” said Alan D. Percy, AudioCodes’ Senior Director of Marketing. “We see video conferencing becoming a greater part of daily communications and Pexip’s solution a great enhancement for business productivity.”
Edited by Dominick Sorrentino