What's new in version 30?
For full information about this release, see the release notes.
For information about new features and changes to the Connect web app, see the Connect web app release notes.
For information about earlier versions of Pexip Infinity, see Features added in previous versions.
|Teams Connector enhancements: improved certificate management, and new Teams-like layout
Pexip's Cloud Video Interop (CVI) integration with Microsoft Teams has been enhanced:
Note that version 30 of the Teams Connector contains updates that necessitate an upgrade to your Pexip platform to ensure compatibility with the latest updates to the Microsoft Teams APIs and to the Teams Connector's latest features. We strongly recommend that you upgrade your Pexip deployment — both the Pexip Infinity platform and the Pexip Teams Connector — to version 30 as soon as practicable.
|Raised hand indicator in classic layouts||
When a participant raises their hand, an indicator slides out on the left side of the layout, and remains in view while the hand is raised. This applies to classic layouts only (i.e. not supported in Adaptive Composition layouts), and is typically only used by default in Virtual Auditoriums.
There is an associated, new themes graphic icon_raise_hand.svg.
|Updated Connect web app||
A new release of the Connect web app, "Pexip Connect for Web", is now available. This release includes:
Administrators can choose which version of the Connect web app is offered to users by default via the Global Settings page. Note that this has resulted in a change in functionality around the how the default web app is determined, and the preconfigured URLs used to access the web app.
Additionally, users themselves can elect to use a specific web app version by appending /webapp1/, /webapp2/ or /webapp3/ to the IP address or domain name of a Conferencing Node (or reverse proxy), for example:
|Presentation audio support||
The Connect web apps now support sharing audio when you share your screen in a conference.
When you select Share my screen, there is a new option to Share system audio (if you share your entire screen), or Share tab audio (if you share a browser tab).
Supported on Chrome and Edge browsers only. On Mac and Linux, you can only share audio from a browser tab. On Windows you can share either system audio or browser tab audio.
|Using Connect apps to share content|
|Google Meet interoperability improvements: denoising, transcribing prompts, and DTMF layout controls||
Pexip's Google Meet integration has been enhanced:
|Configuring Pexip Infinity as a Google Meet gateway|
|Support for Korean and Traditional Chinese language||The Pexip Infinity Administrator interface now supports Korean and Traditional Chinese language.||Using the Pexip Infinity Administrator interface|
|OpenID Connect support for SSO||The participant authentication SSO process now supports the OpenID Connect security protocol (in addition to SAML).||About participant authentication|
|Additional variable supported in VMR Scheduling for Exchange||When configuring the use of personal VMRs within the VMR Scheduling for Exchange feature, the email address of the VMR's owner can now be used as a variable within the jinja2 templates.||Working with jinja2 templates|
|End-to-end encrypted call enhancements
End-to-end encrypted calls between two WebRTC participants now supports the following additional features:
This is still a technology preview feature and can be enabled via Direct Media on each required VMR (in the section)., and then by enabling
Softmute is advanced speech-aware audio gating which helps to minimize noise coming from a participant who has their microphone turned on in a conference, but is not speaking. If non-voice noise is detected, this feature softens the gain from that participant. It does not entirely suppress noise from an audio signal.
This is a technology preview feature and can be enabled via.
Live captions are now supported on VMRs. Participants using the web app can now enable live captions where the live meeting audio is converted to a readable text (live transcription). Live Captions will be offered as an optional feature at an additional cost.
Pexip is considering additional language support in the future ( for instance: Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi, German, and French). Contact your your Pexip authorized support representative to record your interest.
There are also two associated, new theme audio files: conf-live_captions_started_48kHz_mono.wav and conf-live_captions_started_48kHz_mono.wav.This is a technology preview feature and can be enabled via . Please contact your Pexip authorized support representative or your Pexip Solution Architect for guidance on enabling this feature specific to your environment.
|New top-level Administrator interfacemenu in||In the Pexip Infinity Administrator interface, all of the certificate management options have been moved to a new top-level menu, including separate options for viewing and managing root trust and intermediate CA certificates.||Managing TLS and trusted CA certificates|
Trusted CA certificate management
For CA certificates uploaded by the Administrator, only root CA certificates are now included in Pexip Infinity's list of trusted CA certificates used for verification purposes (previously, uploaded intermediate certificates were also included). This means that when Pexip Infinity needs to verify a far end connection, that far end system must present an entire chain of intermediate certificates in addition to its own leaf certificate. This means that:
|Managing trusted CA certificates|
|Resource allocation changes for Adaptive Composition layout in gateway calls, and Media Playback Service usage||
Hardware resource allocation rules have been updated to improve the accuracy of the Conferencing Node media load statistics:
|RTVideo codec, Lync Server 2010 and Lync 2010 clients no longer supported||Support for the RTVideo codec has been removed. This disables interoperability with Lync Server 2010 and Lync 2010 clients.|
|Setting the default web app||
The previous Do not default to the legacy Web App option ( ) has been replaced with a new Default web app option.
|About Connect web app versions|
|Preconfigured URLs for conferences||
Preconfigured URLs used to access the previous web app are supported by the new web app, "Pexip Connect for Web", with the following exceptions:
|Creating preconfigured links to launch conferences via Connect apps|
|Infinity Connect legacy webapp||The original "legacy" version of the infinity Connect web app, "Webapp1", is no longer actively developed or maintained and will soon be removed from the default installation of Pexip Infinity.||About Connect web app versions|