What's new in version 14?
For full information about this release, see the release notes.
For information about earlier versions of Pexip Infinity, see Features added in previous releases.
Pexip Infinity platform
||Selecting the layout seen by participants|
|Show main speakers' names||
You can now configure Virtual Meeting Rooms and Virtual Auditoriums to show the name(s) of the participant(s) who are being shown in the main video. Names will be displayed at the bottom of the participant's video.
|Live platform status overview||
Pexip Live View (Conferencing Nodes and conferences taking place.) is a new interactive graphical report that shows the current status of your deployment, including load on
Minor changes have been made to the conference graph to align it with the new Live View.
|Test call service||
Pexip Infinity now includes a new Test Call Service. This provides a test loop that allows users to check the quality of their video and audio, and verifies that they can connect to the Conferencing Node.
On upgrade to version 14, a single default test service with the name "Test Call Service" and the alias "test_call" is automatically added to your system configuration. (If an existing conference or alias exists with those names, they will not be reassigned to the new service.) You can add further test services and aliases as necessary, and configure them via themes if required.
|Configuring the Test Call Service|
|Certificate Signing Requests (CSRs)||You can generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) from within Pexip Infinity, and then upload the returned certificate associated with that request.||Certificate signing requests (CSRs)|
|Allow only registered devices to make Pexip Distributed Gateway calls||
You can configure Call Routing Rules to only allow devices that are registered to Pexip Infinity to be able to make calls via the Pexip Distributed Gateway. This provides greater security and control over the devices that can use gateway resources.
|Configuring Call Routing Rules|
|Local policy scripts||
Local policy allows you to manipulate service configuration and media location data (that has been provided either via the external policy API, or has been retrieved from Pexip Infinity's own database) by running a jinja2 script against that data.
Local policy and external policy are configured via policy profiles () and a policy profile is than assigned to a system location.
On upgrade to version 14, any existing external policy servers are converted into policy profiles.
|Using external and local policy to control Pexip Infinity behavior|
|Dual network interfaces (NICs) for Conferencing Nodes||You can configure a secondary network address on a Conferencing Node. If configured, this secondary address is used for signaling and media, and the primary address is used for inter-node communication.||Conferencing Nodes with dual network interfaces (NICs)|
|Improved CSV import/export||The existing CSV import/export utility for Virtual Meeting Rooms has been expanded to include all configuration options. Additional CSV import/export is now available for Virtual Auditoriums, Virtual Receptions, Automatically Dialed Participants, and device aliases.|
|H.264 High Profile codec support||
Pexip Infinity now supports the H.264 High Profile codec. The H.264 High Profile codec can provide HD video quality with reduced bandwidth requirements on H.264 connections.
This codec is disabled by default. To enable the codec, go to H.264 High (mode 1) into the list of Chosen Codecs. For optimal interoperability results, only enable H.264 High (mode 1) — leave H.264 High (mode 0) in the Available Codecs list.and, in the section, move
|About global settings|
|RTMP dual stream support for Automatically Dialed Participants (ADPs)||Automatically Dialed Participants (ADPs) can be configured with RTMP dual streams.||Automatically dialing out to a participant from a conference|
|Skype for Business Video-based Screen Sharing (VbSS) *||
Pexip Infinity now supports sending and receiving content to and from Skype for Business clients using VbSS.
This is a "tech preview" feature and is currently only supported when the Skype for Business client is either calling another endpoint via the Pexip Distributed Gateway, or calling into a Virtual Meeting Room or Virtual Auditorium.
|Enable Lync / Skype for Business Video-based Screen Sharing (VbSS)|
|New alarm||Pexip Infinity will raise an alarm if it detects that the underlying hardware appears to be over-committed.||Viewing alarms|
|* Technology preview only|
Infinity Connect Web App
Following are the changes to the Infinity Connect Web App in Pexip Infinity version 14:
|Screensharing quality setting||Prior to joining a conference, you can set the frame rate to use when sharing your screen (supported in Chrome only). A lower frame rate will result in sharper images and is best for static presentations; a higher frame rate will be less sharp and is best for content where there is more motion.||Using Infinity Connect via Google Chrome|
|Screensharing tabs||When sharing your screen (supported in Chrome only), the available desktops and apps now appear in separate tabs.||Sharing your screen|
|Less verbose support.sip messages in the support log||Some support.sip messages in the support log are less verbose than previously. Log messages for SUBSCRIBE, NOTIFY, OPTIONS, INFO and UPDATE requests now generate summary output.|
|Keep alive pings from SIP proxies no longer trigger external policy requests||Pexip Infinity now immediately responds with 200 OK to OPTIONS keep alive pings from remote SIP proxies, and does not perform any additional processing — such as sending outbound external policy requests — on receipt of such messages.|
|Lync and Skype for Business terminology updates||
References to "Lync" on the Pexip Infinity Administrator interface have been updated to also refer to "Skype for Business", specifically:
(Note that all API parameter/field names are unchanged.)
|Management API improvements||
There have been minor updates to the management API:
|Retrieving, paginating, filtering and ordering resource details|
|Improvements to the conference status graph||There have been minor updates to the conference status graph, including changes to the icons representing, and the inclusion of control-only participants in the graph.||Viewing current conference status|
|More historical media load data||The Conferencing Node media load graph now shows 4 weeks of history (rather than one week as previously).||Viewing Conferencing Nodes|
|Relationship between services and themes||
You can now:
|Viewing the themes currently in use|
|Service creation time||
You can now view the time at which a particular service was created. This information is shown via the Administrator interface on the edit page for each service. This applies to:
|Maintenance mode status||The Conferencing Node status page now includes a sortable column regarding whether each node is in maintenance mode.|
|Conference history||The maximum number of conferences show in thepage has increased from 5,000 to 10,000.||Viewing historical information about conferences|
This release includes several security-related modifications:
|Infinity Connect Web App support for Microsoft Internet Explorer on Windows 10 has been deprecated.||Support for the Infinity Connect Web App via Microsoft Internet Explorer on Windows 10 systems has been deprecated. Windows 10 users should use Microsoft Edge (or another browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Opera) instead.|
|API participants and backplane reservation||If an API participant is the first participant to join a conference, it will now reserve a backplane for the conference. Previously an API participant would not have reserved a backplane.||Hardware resource allocation rules|