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Videxio Announces Skype for Business Gateway

News item: September 25, 2017

Videxio, today announced that it will utilize the Microsoft Azure Cloud as the platform for its new video conferencing gateway service, enabling users of professional video conferencing solutions to join Skype for Business meetings and ensure seamless cross-platform communications in the Skype for Business environment.

As companies roll out Microsoft Skype for Business for collaboration in their business, many have faced the challenge of interoperability with their existing video conferencing devices from standards-based providers such as Cisco, Polycom, Lifesize and Huawei. In addition, many companies have seen the need for the connection to happen within the native user experience with which their employees are familiar.

The volume of Skype for Business users connecting with 3rd party video conferencing systems, browsers and voice participants on the Videxio service has increased by a factor of 10 over the last two years. We see this significant growth as a clear validation of the importance of breaking down interoperability barriers. Our new enhanced offering will allow customers to effectively leverage their existing investments and extend the lifetime of their chosen solutions,” 

– Tom-Erik Lia, CEO Videxio.

Videxio has worked closely with its partner, Pexip, to realise the VTC Gateway as a Service in Microsoft Azure. “The combination of the Pexip gateway, which is Certified for Skype for Business , deployed in the Microsoft Azure Cloud, and Videxio’s calling platform is a winning combination. Together, the solution makes it easy to integrate and consume the previously incompatible technologies. We are excited about this becoming available in the market in the near future,” says Åsmund O. Fodstad, Pexip CEO.

The solution has been demoed for the first time at Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando. The solution will work with Skype for Business online (Office 365) as well as on-premise and hybrid Skype for Business environments and will be commercially available in Q4 for video conferencing systems hosted on the Videxio cloud.

To learn more, get in touch with VideoCentric or visit https://videxio.com/skype-for- business-gateway- as-a- service.

About Videxio

Videxio is a video service provider. Through partners such as VideoCentric, we make it easy for organisations of any size to use professional video communications. The unique architecture and operation of Videxio’s cloud-based service allows individual users and businesses to be operational in minutes. Videxio has head office locations in Oslo, Norway, and Reston VA USA and sales offices across the world. To learn more, visit www.videxio.com.

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