Pexip Announces Industry’s Most Scalable Meeting and Gateway Platform, Providing Native Interoperability with Lync and Lync Online/Office 365

Delivering the broadest interoperability in the industry, Pexip Infinity connects SIP/H323 business video endpoints with Lync and Lync Online/Office 365 by transcoding native Microsoft technologies RDP, RTV, SVC.

OSLO, Norway--()--Pexip, a global disrupter in scalable, virtualized videoconferencing technology, today announced the version 4 release of Pexip® Infinity, which provides native interoperability with Microsoft® Lync® 2010, 2013 and Lync Online/Office 365. Organizations can simply meet and share data and presentations using virtually any enterprise videoconferencing endpoint, Lync client or WebRTC-enabled browser.

Pexip Infinity naturally extends Lync's capabilities by adding Virtual Meeting Rooms for everyone in the organization. Participants joining via WebRTC can connect without any browser plugins. In technical terms, Pexip Infinity version 4 supports H.264 SVC (used by Lync 2013), RTVideo (used by Lync 2010), and RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) content sharing (used by all versions of Lync), and transcodes them to any of the other protocols it already supports (SIP, H.323, and WebRTC).

True interoperability and large-scale videoconferencing finally possible: Arup deploys Pexip Infinity to 11,000 employees

Independent professional services firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, Arup is deploying Pexip Infinity worldwide. The deployment will enable Arup’s 11,000 staff across 38 countries to use high definition video, voice and data collaboration and will also be used to connect to Arup’s clients. “In Arup, we aim to introduce new, forward thinking, innovative and simple to operate technologies into our business. The deployment of Pexip Infinity will not only reinvent how our company communicates internally but will also change how we communicate with our external clients,” explained Roy Salfarlie, Head of AV, UKMEA AV.

“Initially, within our proof of concept for next generation virtual meeting rooms, we were evaluating bridging solutions from three different vendors. However, we found these to be more complex than needed – they also required proprietary hardware and could not achieve satisfactory interoperability and HD video integration with Microsoft Lync. Pexip Infinity was brought in through a revised vendor list. It met our requirements for a software-only solution and we had it working globally in less than two hours. We were really impressed,” said Chris Ellen, Unified Messaging Team Lead at Arup.

Pexip provides industry-leading videoconferencing interoperability from Microsoft Lync to H.323 and SIP by real-time transcoding of all video codecs - RTV, RDP, VP8, H.263, and H.264/H.264 SVC. Pexip Infinity’s unique any-to-any low-latency, high-quality media transcoding simply enables organizations to communicate and share data and presentations between virtually any enterprise endpoint and any Lync client.

Pexip Infinity V4 also includes a distributed gateway for point-to-point calls between any type of endpoints – Lync, traditional videoconferencing or WebRTC. The distributed nature of Pexip Infinity allows an organization to deploy conferencing and gateway resources in any location very easily, thereby avoiding hairpinning of media back to a centralized data center.

For a full description of all the new features in Pexip Infinity V4:

http://www.pexip.com/article/news/pexip-infinity-version-4-announced

Demonstration video of Pexip Infinity with Lync:

http://www.pexip.com/article/blog/pexip®-infinity-native-interoperability-microsoft®-lync®

About Pexip

Pexip overthrows conventional telepresence thinking by providing an affordable, virtualized, interoperable approach to videoconferencing on any device. For Pexip, simplicity for the end user and IT is a guiding principle in the design of Pexip Infinity, a scalable meeting platform. Founded in 2012, Pexip was created by world-leading innovators from the videoconferencing industry. Pexip is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and has global offices in New York and London. For more information, visit www.pexip.com.

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Anders Løkke
+47 480 81 614
anders.lokke@pexip.com

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Pexip
Anders Løkke
+47 480 81 614
anders.lokke@pexip.com