New features and improvements in this release
The new features and enhancements included in Pexip Infinity version 14 are described below.
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
The Infinity Connect Web App is embedded in the Infinity Connect software, so its features are updated with each release of Infinity Connect.
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|