Scalable Software-Based Videoconferencing Platform Marks First Year Anniversary with More Disruption on the Horizon
September 10, 2014 – Pexip®, a leading innovator in scalable, distributed videoconferencing software, today celebrated the successful first year of its Infinity virtualized meeting platform. In only twelve months, the industry’s most innovative visual collaboration company has already surpassed 20,000 licenses and reached customers in more than 100 countries. Now present in thirteen countries across seventeen time zones, Pexip’s platform has connected thousands of people through millions of meeting minutes — making virtual meetings as easy as writing an email or simply picking up the phone.
“Enterprises across the globe are rapidly turning to Pexip Infinity for its ability to deliver simple, high-quality, and cost-effective visual collaboration to everyone within their organizations,” said Simen Teigre, CEO and co-founder of Pexip. “By providing simplicity to users, industry leading interoperability across any device, and enormous scalability through a highly flexible software platform, our largest customers are now on a run-rate of up to 400 million minutes of video meetings per year. As we enter year two, we look forward to unleashing an amazing list of innovations that will continue our promise of disrupting the unified communications and collaboration space — ensuring that virtual meetings are easily available to anyone, anywhere.”
Purely software-based and virtualized, Pexip Infinity provides the answer to organizations looking to offer video-based collaboration to everyone within the enterprise while using existing IT and cloud infrastructures. Incredibly easy to install, deploy, and operate, the innovative platform allows enterprises to use their existing videoconferencing and communication hardware or software to create a truly seamless experience. As a result, users can collaborate across any platform including Microsoft Lync and other soft clients, videoconferencing systems, telephony, web browsers, or devices such as smartphones, tablets or PCs — enabling organizations to provide high-quality visual communications to all employees at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.
“In an increasingly crowded cloud video field, Pexip stands out as a platform that directly addresses a very timely issue: the ability to support hybrid environments as we slowly shift from hardware to software,” said David Maldow, founder of Let’s Do Video. “While Pexip is notable for the strength of its interop service, the nature of their distributed virtualized platform makes them particularly well-suited for these environments. Pexip’s solution allows for massive scaling while respecting a user’s network and leveraging existing assets.”
“As an early adopter of Pexip Infinity, we have been involved in beta testing and providing feedback directly to Pexip’s development team from the infancy stages of the product,” said Chris Ellen, Unified Messaging Team Lead, Arup. “Our Infinity deployment enables 11,000 staff members across 37 countries to connect via high definition video, voice, and data collaboration and we’re also expanding its use to connect with our external stakeholders. All along, the openness we’ve enjoyed has helped us achieve our business objectives. We congratulate Pexip on its exceptional first year.”
“There’s been a lot of hype about third party products offering video integration to Lync, but Pexip is the first that we’ve gotten excited about,” said Christian Stegh, VP of Strategy Enabling Technologies Corp. “In our market, customers have found existing MCU solutions to be cap-ex and hardware heavy, and they’ve disliked payment models of current cloud bridging services. Pexip breaks down those barriers and much more,” he said. “Pexip’s solution meets the demand to connect any video room system with Lync — and CFOs really appreciate the innovative and flexible licensing structure.”
Taking a sizeable share of the video conferencing market in only its first year, Pexip Infinity has reached across industries to enable multiple Fortune 500 companies to embrace the power of visual communications without increasing hardware, installation, or bandwidth investments. As demand continues to rise for visual communications solutions that simply work, Pexip will be introducing a number of new innovations including an all-new suite of software clients which offer a simple alternative for customers who may not already have a UC client for visual communications.
“Pexip has energized the video conferencing industry using a next-generation distributed architecture, an all-software®-based virtualized implementation, and an interoperability story that is leading edge,” said Andrew W. Davis, co-founder and Sr. Partner at Wainhouse Research. “Whether deployed as CPE or as part of a cloud service, Pexip Infinity helps lower overall costs while also driving ease of use and utilization for today’s video conferencing and collaboration users.”