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Televic Conference announces Plixus network technology

The company says its new Plixus low-latency conference network technology is the key to its future product developments.

Televic Conference has announced its new conference network technology, called Plixus, which it says has been developed “to lead the evolutions in conferencing” and is the key to the company’s future product developments.

With a name derived from plexus, a powerful neurological network, Plixus is a packet-based conference network technology, entirely developed in the labs of Televic Conference. Plixus enables the transport of audio, data and video over a single Cat5e cable with extremely low latency and full bandwidth control. It hence offers a performance level that is claimed to supersede what standard network protocols and technology are capable of achieving.

“At first glance, IP would have seemed a logical choice for a new network. However, for a mission-critical environment such as a conference room, standard IP simply couldn’t offer the required low latency and guaranteed assigned bandwidth like Plixus does,” stated Cedric Mélange, system architect at Televic Conference.

“There is a lot of momentum for open source and open systems these days,” said Luc Rottiers, R&D manager at Televic Conference. “This however conflicts with the need for security, reliability and accountability in the mission-critical environment a conference room is. Plixus combines the best of both worlds by not allowing third-party devices on the conference network, but instead offering a Dante interface at the edge of the conference network.”

“Our current uniCOS MultiMedia Conference system is the first product in our range to fully benefit from Plixus’ superior performance. Plixus is designed for the future and this conference network technology has a lot of potential” said Bart Deschodt, general manager of Televic Conference. “It will hence find its way in all our future products, some of which will already be at ISE 2015.”