Comparison of Infinity Connect and other video endpoints
Infinity Connect is an integrated part of the Pexip Infinity platform. This direct integration means that there are some differences in the experience of joining and participating in a Pexip Infinity conference using an Infinity Connect client, when compared with users of Lync / Skype for Business clients, and other types of software and hardware endpoints.
The table below summarizes these differences.
|Feature||Infinity Connect client||Lync / Skype for Business clients||Other video clients|
|Appearing in the Infinity Connect participant list||Participants will appear in the roster after they have successfully joined the conference.||
Participants will appear in the roster while they are waiting to join the conference, for example while they are being held at the PIN entry screen or waiting for a Host* to join. At this point, they will not have a role assigned.
A Host using an Infinity Connect client (including Hosts who have joined in control-only mode) can let these participants into the conference without them having to enter a PIN. For instructions, see Changing a participant's role from Guest to Host (and vice versa).
|Joining a Host+Guest conference with a Host PIN but no Guest PIN||
Whether or not a Host has already joined, participants will be asked to select whether they wish to join as a Host or Guest. If they chose to join as a Host, they will be asked for the PIN.
If they chose to join as Guest:
|Joining a Host+Guest conference with a Host PIN and Guest PIN||
Participants will be asked to enter the conference PIN.
If they enter the Host PIN, they will join the conference.
If they enter the Guest PIN:
|Conference PINs with a trailing #||
When entering PINs, any trailing # is optional.
|Participants will hear the "please enter the # key" prompts, and must enter the # after the PIN.|
|Joining a VMR via a Virtual Reception||Participants must dial into the Virtual Reception first, and then at the prompt enter the numeric alias of the target Virtual Meeting Room. However, if your dial plan allows, participants can simply enter the alias of the target VMR and not have to use the Virtual Reception at all.||
Participants using SIP and H.323 endpoints and Lync / Skype for Business clients can dial a VMR via a Virtual Reception in a single step. They do this by dialing <reception_alias>**<destination_alias>@<domain>.
H.323 devices can also use the dial format <reception_alias>#<destination_alias>@<domain>.
For more information, see Including the numeric alias of the VMR in the Virtual Reception dial string.
|Viewing roster||Participants can view the roster.||The roster will not be available.|
|Conference control||Host participants can control the conference (add, mute, and disconnect participants; change a participant's role; lock and unlock the conference).||Participants will not have access to conference control.|
|Chat||Participants can send and receive chat messages.||Participants will not have access to chat.|
|* Infinity Connect users can join as a Host in control-only mode. These Hosts will have access to conference control, but will not act as a trigger for unlocking the conference for Guests. At least one Host must join with media (video and/or audio) in order for Guests to be able to join.|