What's new in version 20?
The new features and enhancements and changes in functionality included in Pexip Infinity version 20, along with the new features and changes in the Infinity Connect web app are described below.
For full information about this release, see the release notes.
For information about earlier versions of Pexip Infinity, see Features added in previous versions.
|Video interoperability with Microsoft Teams||
Pexip Infinity provides any-to-any video interoperability with Microsoft Teams.
It enables any video conferencing system to join Microsoft Teams meetings and allows authenticated systems to join as trusted participants without additional user interaction (i.e. lobby by-pass)
Third-party systems can connect to Teams meetings via the Pexip Distributed Gateway either via a Virtual Reception (IVR) or by dialing the conference directly.
|Integrating Microsoft Teams with Pexip Infinity|
|Conference participant avatars||
You can configure user records to represent those participants/contacts and associate each user with an avatar URL that points to an external service (such as Gravatar) which can be used to retrieve that user's avatar/image.
User records can be created manually (), or they can generated from directory information contained in an AD/LDAP server via the existing VMR and device provisioning mechanism ( ).
|Users and participant avatars|
This release contains the following administrative improvements:
|Updated base theme||
The base theme built into Pexip Infinity has been updated:
When customizing your own themes:
|Base theme and other preconfigured themes|
|Updated themes and trusted device rules for Google Hangouts Meet integration||
This contains important information for administrators who have configured Google Hangouts Meet interoperability in v19 and are upgrading v20.
There are new and updated theme settings, audio files and indicators that are used by default for callers who are gatewayed via Pexip Infinity into a Hangouts Meet conference:
Previously in v19 we recommended that you use a customized theme (hangouts-theme.zip) supplied by Pexip for your Call Routing Rules used to route callers into Hangouts Meet conferences. In v20 the audio file and indicator customizations contained in that theme are now included by default in the base theme that is supplied automatically with Pexip Infinity. Therefore if you have used the Pexip-supplied hangouts-theme.zip in your deployment, to ensure that it does not conflict with the new base theme built into v20, we recommend that you delete that custom theme:
Note that if you had applied further personalized customizations to the "Hangouts theme", you should create and use a new theme that only contains those extra customizations.
Call Routing Rules into Hangouts Meet conferences
When integrating with Google Hangouts Meet you must explicitly set a new Treat as trusted flag on your Call Routing Rules if you want the devices routed via that rule to be trusted in Hangouts Meet.
Previously in v19 the devices were automatically treated as trusted from Pexip Infinity's perspective if they were registered to Pexip Infinity. You must still also associate the rule with a trusted access token.
On upgrade to version 20, any existing rules with a Call target of Google Hangouts Meet meeting will automatically have the new Treat as trusted flag enabled if that rule has Match incoming calls from registered devices only selected.
This release contains the following administrative modifications:
|Grayscale removed||Video participants who are on hold, or who are experiencing connectivity issues, are still represented by a frozen image, but this is no longer converted to grayscale.|
Following are the new features and changes in the Infinity Connect web app in Pexip Infinity version 20:
|New join flow||The way in which users place a call as video, audio or presentation and control-only has changed.||Making a call|
|Pairing with an alternative video/audio device||Users now have the option to pair their Infinity Connect client with another audio/video device. When paired, the Infinity Connect client will be in presentation and control-only mode and the other device will be used for audio and video.||Pairing with an alternative video/audio device|
|Stop sending presentation to endpoint||An option to stop and start sending presentation to a particular participant is now available.|
|Recents and Favorites in call panel||The Recents call list now includes failed and missed calls, and the ability to edit the address before placing a call. Users can also add addresses to their Favorites list.|
|Additional language support||
Administrators can now enable additional languages.
If a browser or device's default language is supported by the Infinity Connect client, that language will be used automatically. Alternatively, administrators can specify a default language to use.
Users can now use the timeline to select and zoom in on the events during a specific 10-minute period.
|Software version information||
Information about the software version of the client and the Pexip Infinity deployment it is connected to is now available during a call.
|Changes in functionality|
|Disabling camera prior to placing a video call||
Users are no longer able to disable their camera prior to placing a video call. If users wish to receive but not send video, they must place a video call first and then disable their camera.
However, the muteCamera=true parameter can be added to a meeting URL to disable the camera prior to placing a call.
|Presentation-only Hosts starting conference||In v19, a presentation and control-only Host joining a conference would automatically trigger Guests to join. Now, when a presentation and control-only Host joins a conference they must manually start the conference before any Guests can join.|