What's new in version 24?
The new features and enhancements and changes in functionality included in Pexip Infinity version 24, along with any planned changes and 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.
|One-Touch Join enhancements||
The One-Touch Join feature now includes:
|About One-Touch Join|
|VMR Scheduling for Exchange enhancements||
The VMR Scheduling for Exchange feature now includes:
|Scheduling Pexip Infinity meetings using Microsoft Exchange|
|VMR self-service portal||
Pexip provides the VMR portal appliance via an OVA template suitable for deployment on VMware ESXi. The OVA template is provided "as-is" and provides a reference installation which is suitable for integrating with an existing Pexip Infinity deployment.
|About the VMR self-service portal|
|Teams Connector lobby waiting screen, participant avatars and Teams compatibility updates||
Pexip's Cloud Video Interop (CVI) integration with Microsoft Teams now includes:
Other changes and improvements to the Teams Connector include:
We strongly recommend that you upgrade your Pexip deployment — both the Pexip Infinity platform and the Pexip Teams Connector — to version 24 as soon as practicable.
|Integrating Microsoft Teams with Pexip Infinity|
|New theme elements for participants connecting to a Microsoft Teams meeting||
The following theme elements (that apply to version 2 style themes only) have been added to support the new Microsoft Teams integration features (as described above) for participants that are connecting to a Teams meeting:
|Rules and requirements for customized themes|
|Additional web proxy functionality||
||Using a web proxy|
|Participant call tags||
Every participant event associated with a conference can now include a call tag that is specific to that participant.
The tag can be specified in client API requests and then used by app developers to correlate other API requests. The participant call tag is present in policy requests, participant updates to other participants, event sinks and the status/history databases for management API requests. Note that the call tag is not displayed in the Administrator interface.
|Tracking usage via service and participant call tags|
This release contains the following administrative improvements:
|Upgrading the Pexip Infinity platform|
||About event sinks|
||Rules and requirements for customized themes|
|Security enhancements for internode communications and connections between Pexip Infinity and endpoints||
The following changes to Pexip Infinity's encryption methodologies have been applied:
The associated changes to the security wizard are:
|Audio improvements in Google Meet calls||
There have been several improvements to audio quality in calls with Google Meet:
|Improved VP8 and VP9 resource usage||The VP8 codec now uses the same amount of CPU resources as the H.264 codec (previously it used around 20% more resources than H.264), and the VP9 codec now uses 25% more resources than H.264 (previously 50% more).||Hardware resource allocation rules|
|Ability to set "treat as trusted" for calls to SIP destinations and registered SIP devices||When configuring Call Routing Rules you can now set the Treat as trusted flag for calls placed to SIP destinations and registered SIP devices. This indicates that the target of the rule may treat the caller as part of the target organization for trust purposes.||Configuring Call Routing Rules|
|Shorter entry and exit tones||The entry and exit tones that are contained in the alternative preconfigured themes have a shorter duration and are less intrusive than those previously used.||Base theme and other preconfigured themes|
This release contains the following administrative modifications:
||Automatically reporting errors|
||Downloading a diagnostic snapshot|
||Deployment guidelines for Proxying Edge Nodes|
||Managing TLS and trusted CA certificates|
||Deploying Pexip Infinity on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Virtual Machines|
||Writing local policy scripts|
||Integrating Google Meet with Pexip Infinity|
|Automatic deployments on ESXi no longer supported||Automatic deployment of Conferencing Nodes in VMware environments was deprecated in Pexip Infinity v23 and will be removed in a future release. From that version onwards, you must deploy your Conferencing Nodes manually, as with other hypervisor environments. As a consequence, VM managers will no longer be required or supported when automatic deployment has been removed.|
|RTVideo codec, Lync Server 2010 and Lync 2010 clients no longer supported||Support for the RTVideo codec will be removed in Pexip Infinity v25. This means that Pexip Infinity will no longer enable interoperability with Lync Server 2010 and Lync 2010 clients from v25.|
Following are the new features and changes in the Infinity Connect web app in Pexip Infinity version 24: