|Application deployment and management
- Software-based, virtualized application architecture, running on industry-standard servers.
- Management using industry-standard tools, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper‑V, KVM and Xen, and the ability to deploy onto generic hypervisors and orchestration layers.
- Ability to deploy on Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) cloud platforms, including dynamic bursting into those services when primary conferencing capabilities are reaching their capacity limits.
- Flexible deployment model allowing customers to deploy the platform in the way that is most appropriate for them without needing to consume additional software licenses or purchase dedicated hardware.
- Ability to seamlessly increase capacity by deploying new, updated, or additional hardware resources.
- Management API supporting configuration, status reporting and call control.
- Support for Russian and Chinese language in the Pexip Infinity Administrator interface.
- Efficient distribution to reduce bandwidth consumption over expensive WANs.
- Able to deploy dedicated Proxying Edge Nodes to handle all external connections, and leave the conference media processing to privately-addressed Transcoding Conferencing Nodes.
- Keeps media as local to each endpoint as possible, reducing the negative impacts of latency, jitter, and packet loss commonly experienced on centralized deployments.
- Able to overflow capacity between nodes and locations, providing support for conferences that span multiple physical boxes.
- Industry-leading resilience and redundancy capabilities.
- A flexible licensing model that allows you to pool conference resources and quickly increase capacity in response to current local requirements.
|Intelligent conference management
- Upscaling all connected participants to provide a seamless experience to all.
- Ability to respond dynamically to fluctuating network conditions by downspeeding and upspeeding individual participants, and support for endpoint-based packet loss recovery and adaptation methodologies (such as packet loss concealment and dynamically adapting bandwidth), thereby protecting the user experience in the event of information loss.
- Bandwidth-optimized content sharing towards Infinity Connect clients for crisp image at low bandwidth.
- Full support for individual transcoding and transrating of both main stream video and audio, and dual stream content.
- Simple conference management and interaction for conference participants using Infinity Connect clients, including the ability for Host participants to add, disconnect, mute and unmute other participants.
- Advanced conference management and interaction for administrators (using the web-based Administrator interface or the management API).
- Optional tagging of services to allow service providers to track VMR use in CDRs and logs.
- Virtual Meeting Rooms providing personal meeting spaces for everyone within the organization.
- Virtual Auditoriums designed to hold larger lecture-style conferences.
- Virtual Reception IVR (Interactive Voice Response) service.
- Pexip Distributed Gateway enables endpoints to make point-to-point calls to other endpoints that use different protocols and media formats (e.g. from Skype for Business / Lync or WebRTC to H.323). Includes DTMF support. It can also route calls into an externally-hosted conference, such as a Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business meeting, or Google Hangouts Meet.
- VMR Scheduling for Exchange enables Microsoft Outlook desktop and Web App users to schedule meetings using Pexip VMRs as a meeting resource.
- One-Touch Join enables the "click to join" functionality available in VTC endpoints.
- VMRs, devices and users can be bulk-provisioned from directory information contained in a Windows Active Directory LDAP server, or any other LDAP-accessible database.
- Choice of layouts: main speaker only; 4 main speakers; main speaker + 7 video thumbnails; main speaker + 21 video thumbnails; or 2 main speakers + 21 video thumbnails (see Selecting the layout seen by participants for more information).
- Conference participants can chat and share messaging content.
- Can output a dedicated multimedia stream to enterprise CDN (Content Delivery Network) streaming and recording services such as Wowza, Adobe, VBrick, Quickchannel, Qumu, Microsoft Stream and Azure Media Services, and to public streaming services such as YouTube, Facebook and Periscope.
- Ability to manage conferences and participants:
- PIN-protect conferences and differentiate between Hosts and Guests.
- Lock a conference to prevent any further participants from joining.
- Transfer a participant to another conference.
- Limit the number of participants in a conference, on a per-conference basis.
- Limit the bandwidth used by each participant, on a per-conference and/or global basis.
- Ability to re-brand with your own images and voice prompts, on a per-conference basis.
- Ability to re-brand the Infinity Connect experience.
- Ability to integrate Infinity Connect (WebRTC/RTMP) functionality with third-party applications and websites via a front-end SDK.
- Call policy decisions can be taken by an external system or a local policy script.
- Test call service that allows users to check their connectivity and the quality of their video and audio.
|Broad interoperability and protocol support
- Full support for existing industry-standard protocols (SIP, H.323), as well as other technologies (HTML5, Microsoft Lync, Skype for Business, RTMP, WebRTC, ORTC).
- Ability to enable and disable support for individual audio and video codecs.
- Easy integration with existing SIP and H.323 call control solutions including Cisco UCM, Cisco VCS, Polycom CMA, Polycom DMA, Avaya Aura, Microsoft Lync 2010 and 2013, Skype for Business and others.
- Integration with Microsoft Teams.
- Integration with Google Hangouts Meet.
- Integration with Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.
- Conferencing Nodes can act as SIP registrars and as H.323 gatekeepers; nodes in the same system location act as alternate gatekeepers for the purposes of H.323 registration.
- Support for automatic call escalation using Multiway (Cisco VCS), call transfer capability (Cisco UCM), and CCCP to a Microsoft Skype for Business / Lync meeting.
- Support for presence and customizable avatar published to a Microsoft Skype for Business / Lync client.
- Support for automatic dial-out to audio bridges, including automatically issuing conference aliases and pass codes via DTMF tone generation.
- IPv4 and IPv6 support.
- Support for Far-End Camera Control (FECC).
- Support for Cisco One Button to Push (OBTP).
- Ability to tag management, call signaling, and media packets independently with DSCP QoS support.
- Support for Forward Error Correction (FEC), downspeeding, bandwidth throttling, and other packet loss concealment technologies.
- Unicode support (SIP, Infinity Connect, Administrator interface).
- Support for static NAT.
- Support for static routes.
- Conferencing Nodes can be deployed with dual network interfaces.
- Support for far-end NAT traversal (media latching).
- Support for media over a TCP connection to assist with firewall traversal.
|Security and monitoring
- Designed to comply with US Federal security requirements.
- TLS certificate management, HSTS, certificate signing requests (CSRs).
- DTLS support.
- Active Directory / LDAP integration for administrator account authentication and authorization.
- SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 support.
- Support for multiple roles of access.
- Authenticated SIP trunks.
- Limit Pexip Distributed Gateway calls to registered devices only.