Continuing coverage of multiple videoconferencing and collaboration announcements, today we focus on Pexip and IntelePeer. As a new entrant to the enterprise videoconferencing market, Pexip first announced its approach to collaboration, unified communications and videoconferencing at last week's InfoComm conference in Orlando, Fla.
Pexip is focused on large-scale, enterprisewide videoconferencing, offering Pexip Infinity as a scalable software platform providing personal meeting rooms for any number of users on video, voice and mobile.
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When we were briefed by Pexip founder and CEO Simen Teigre on the company's launch, he noted that the solution is built on five key pillars, including software-only, virtualized, distributed, interoperable and flexible licensing.
The portfolio includes business-quality videoconferencing that is designed to work with the existing installed base of business video endpoints also including mobile and software-based clients such as Microsoft Lync and WebRTC.
Founded by former Tandberg executives and engineers, Pexip is focused on creating an inclusive relationship with channel partners. Pexip is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and has offices in New York and London.
In other news coming out of InfoComm last week, IntelePeer and Vidtel announced a joint solution to deliver cloud-based videoconferencing services. With the partnership, IntelePeer will integrate the Vidtel MeetMe cloud-based videoconferencing service into its portfolio of SIP trunking solution offerings, expanding its range of unified communications (UC) enablement capabilities.
The new videoconferencing service is fully hosted, and it is designed to help participants easily join conferences from a broad variety of devices, including traditional video systems, laptops, tablets and smartphones. IntelePeer will market the service in conjunction with its CoreCloud UC and SIP trunking solutions. The MeetMe service provides videoconferencing across traditional SIP and H.323 hardware endpoints, SIP soft clients like Cisco Jabber, WebRTC-based browsers, and consumer applications like Google Talk and Skype.
Margaret Norton, chief marketing officer at IntelePeer commented in a statement, "We are expanding the HD audio and video capabilities of IntelePeer's CloudWorx platform with the Vidtel offering by enabling multiparty video conferencing between a vast array of devices."
Scott Wharton, CEO of Vidtel, added, "With the IntelePeer and Vidtel joint cloud-based solution, organizations now get all of the benefits of video conferencing, but with none of the traditional operational and economic barriers that have hampered deployment."