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Infinity adds Skype function

Version 8 of Pexip’s Infinity videoconferencing software adds native Skype-to-anything video interoperability, as well as full universal web browser support, and claims to offer industry-first dual stream RDP content sharing to Microsoft Lync from standards-based SIP, H.323 or WebRTC videoconferencing systems.

Pexip’s implementation of Skype enables users to videoconference in HD and features industry-grade encryption for signalling and media, and coincides with Microsoft’s announcement that Skype users can call Lync users on video.

There is also native HD videoconferencing access for the Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari non-WebRTC web browsers. Infinity 8 also promises to simplify users’ engagement in unified communications and collaboration regardless of device, technology, or videoconferencing endpoint.

The upgrades ensure “that our customers can access anyone, anytime, on any client, system, or device”, said Simen Teigre, Pexip CEO and co-founder.

“The result is the ability to take part in virtual meetings without leaving the comfort of Skype, Lync, or any other conferencing environment that’s already familiar to the user. And best of all, as Infinity is 100% software, this functionality is immediately available to all of our customers, extending their reach to more than 300 million users already
on Skype.”

A claimed industry first is that Infinity 8 allows mixed-standards meeting participants using Lync to see shared content and the presenter at the same time.

Pexip Infinity 8 runs as one or more virtual machines in a user’s data centre, in a public or private cloud, or as a hybrid deployment, as a distributed, scalable meeting platform.