Pexip, a leading provider of interoperable video conferencing and collaboration solutions, today announced it will provide Cloud Video Interoperability (CVI) for Microsoft Teams as-a-service. Pexip already provides a fully certified video interoperability solution as a dedicated application, however will now be extending the interop capabilities with this new cloud service.
For any organisations looking to integrate their current Video Conferencing solutions from Lifesize, Polycom, Cisco and other standards-based vendors with Microsoft Teams, a Cloud Video Interoperability solution is vital due to the non standards-based nature of Teams itself.
With the huge growth of Microsoft Teams and the need for services and technologies to interoperate with it, the Pexip solution provides the answer now for both on-premise and cloud based deployments, and is the only provider currently able to do so in both capacities.
“We see huge growth in demand for video interoperability services and our capabilities for Microsoft Teams. Enterprises want to simplify their collaboration environments, and as a result of the growth of Microsoft Teams, we see a similarly paced demand for enabling third-party video meeting solutions to join Teams meetings. With the new Pexip service, we extend these capabilities to a larger audience and meet the requirements of more organizations than ever before.”
– Odd Sverre Østlie, Pexip CEO.
What will the Pexip Service for Microsoft Teams provide?
The CVI will enable any third-party Video Collaboration devices to join into a Teams meeting and maintain the Microsoft Teams workflow. Based upon the Pexip Infinity platform, hailed as the most interoperable Video Conferencing platforms available in the market today, the service will provide a route for organisations migrating from Skype for Business to Teams, and enable utilisation of previous and future investments in meeting room technologies.
The Pexip interoperability for Microsoft teams is offered as part of the current expansive Pexip service offering that is distributed globally across a dedicated video network and Microsoft Azure data centres, alongside call control and management of SIP and H.323 systems.
What will the Teams Experience be Like?
Video conferencing systems joining a Microsoft Teams meeting are seen and managed just like any other Microsoft Teams participant. Similarly, on the video conferencing side, the meeting is a regular video meeting with audio, video, and content sharing.