Pexip, a new video conferencing venture is joining market disruptors like Vidyo, Blue Jeans, and VSee with its software-based (cloud) Infinity video conference offering. Led by former top Cisco Tandberg execs and developers, Pexip promises to make it possible to connect to any video conference system on any device without having to maintain expensive hardware infrastructure.
Pexip co-founder and CEO Simen Teigre claims its software can save up to 80% the cost of hardware MCUs. Furthermore Infinity is supposed to conserve WAN broadband with its distributed architecture. A group of 20 conference participants can reduce bandwidth consumption by nearly 90 percent!
Pexip can be used with traditional video conferencing systems including Cisco, Polycom, LifeSize, software-based systems like Vidyo and Microsoft Lync 2013/2010, the browser-based rising star, WebRTC, as well as iPhone and iPad mobile endpoints. Video bridging capacity can easily be increased simply by adding additional servers.
As Teigre says, “It’s the first scalable software platform for fully interoperable video meetings, as well as voice meetings. It supports any collaboration end point or client out there, whether hardware or software.”
CRN’s Kristin Brent reports Pexip plans to drive sales solely through resellers and partners. They’ve already signed on Florida-based AVI-SPL, one of the country’s biggest in the videoconferencing solution providers.
Inifinity’s release is planned for September 2013.