I hope you are continuing to stay safe and healthy.
The end of the year is always a time for reflection. We’ve had a busy year optimising and building the capability of Pexip video for our service and self-hosted customers. With our IPO in May this year, we’ve also been scaling our business with increased sales, technical and partner resources to support our customers and partners.
Most recently, we’ve launched a slew of new product features and updates, including branded VMRs, Pexip Private Cloud, BYOC, and interoperability for Microsoft Teams Live Events.
Here’s a review of some of the year’s highlights for Pexip. We’ve also put together a holiday calendar showcasing the newest members of the team which we hope you enjoy.
Wishing you a happy, safe break and a wonderful 2021!
Åsmund Fodstad, President APAC Global Sales
Pexip launches Pexip Private Cloud - increased security for video conferencing with ease of deployment & scale
Pexip has announced the launch of the Pexip Private Cloud, a new deployment option for its video conferencing platform. The Pexip Private Cloud gives customers the ease and scalability of a shared cloud with the control, security and privacy of a self-hosted solution, mission critical to industries with strict regulatory compliance including finance, healthcare and government services. This is a unique offering in the market and not available on any other cloud-based video conferencing solution. Read the announcement.
Pexip has launched BYOC (Bring your own carrier) to the service and to any video endpoint registered on our service.
Why is this important?
Customers can use their preferred carrier to regain full control of billing, reduce PSTN charges, and take advantage of already negotiated prices
They can increase value and reach of the video meeting room – they can connect to anyone with Pexip Service
Customers can keep and use the numbers they’ve already received from the carrier, there’s no need for porting
They can remove clutter from the physical meeting room. There is no need for that “spider phone” in the middle of the table. Only one device is needed for calling out.
If you are a Pexip customer, or want to become one, and want more information on this new feature, visit our support site.
If you are a Pexip partner and want more information on ordering and configuration, please read this partner resource.
To learn more about the BYOC solution from our partner Voxbone please take a look at this guide.
Customized branded meetings for Pexip Service
Pexip continues to introduce new functionality for customers and partners launching custom branded meetings on the Pexip service. Our customers can now customize the meeting screens with their choice of background image and company logo.
Customized backgrounds can also be included for our Microsoft Teams and Google Meet screens.
Pexip CVI for Microsoft Teams Live Events
CVI for Microsoft Teams live events is now available as a "tech preview" from Pexip (Pexip Infinity v24 and later, and is automatically included with your teams CVI license) with controlled availability from Microsoft. To learn more, please click here.
Interested in seeing a tech preview?
- Self-hosted Pexip Infinity customers: please complete this form (note that this form is also used by self-hosted customers to verify their CVI configuration)
- Customers on the Pexip Service: use this form
- Teams live events is a Microsoft tenant-wide setting
Other key Pexip technology highlights in 2020
Pexip launched Adaptive Composition optimising the use of the screen and participants’ presence in video conference calls with real-time face detection and auto-framing.
Pexip also introduced One-Touch Join, which allows participants to join any meeting with a push of a button, whether it’s hosted in a Pexip VMR, Microsoft Teams meeting, Google Meet or in a professional room-based environment with Cisco or Poly.
Over 2020, we’ve continued to evolve the Pexip self-hosted platform – Infinity – giving users greater control over their VMR settings, optimising video interop with Poly and Cisco, avatars for audio participants so you can see who has joined as well as an improved waiting experience for Microsoft Teams with updated splash screens. For the latest in features, head to our ‘what’s new?’ page.
For a comprehensive view of all product announcements this year, visit the product section on our Pexip blog.
People at Pexip
Since Pexip’s IPO in May 2020, the APAC team has tripled bringing more technical, sales and partner resources into the region to support customers and partners. Want to see who has joined the team? Have a look at our holiday calendar.
In Australia, Pexip announced that it was partnering with Telstra to deliver seamless video experiences to large enterprise customers with complex collaboration environments.
During 2020, Pexip partnered with industry analysts such as Omdia with an event focused on creating long term success for your video strategy.
We also collaborated with Frost & Sullivan with discussions on ‘4 key considerations for video conferencing’.
Customer feedback and case studies
We are always delighted when customers want to talk about their success with us. This year, we’ve published customer testimonials from PWC, NSW Health, Queensland Health and Telehealth Tasmania amongst others. To see who we work with visit our case studies page.
APAC content, video, thought leadership…
In 2020, we launched our “Leading in a changed world” series, a series of interviews with futurists, explorers and subject matter experts on how to adapt to new remote and hybrid models of working and living.
Watch our interviews with Jesse Martin, the youngest person to sail solo around the globe in 328 days, Dr. Jana Matthews from the Australian Centre for Business Growth and Dr. Louise Mahler, Body Language Expert and Author.
Looking for tips on how to set up your home office? Watch our Hoffice Series on how to get your audio, webcam, lighting, environment and backdrop just right. There’s even a video on how to increase your concentration and be present. Visit the Pexip Work From Home Hub for these videos and more.
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