Pexip adds Polycom Trio to Portfolio of Videoconferencing Systems Registrable to their Videxio Cloud Videoconferencing Service

Polycom Trio users can now join Videxio-powered meetings in a single click

OSLO, Norway – Pexip, a leading provider of flexible video-based collaboration offerings, today announced that Polycom Trio users can join its service-based meetings in a single click. With Pexip’s cloud videoconferencing service, Videxio, and award-winning videoconferencing devices from Polycom, which was recently acquired by Plantronics, users can easily communicate with contacts both inside and outside their organizations through true interoperability. This builds on Videxio’s existing support for Polycom videoconferencing systems including the Debut, HDX and Group series.

The Trio is used by more than 57 percent of Fortune 100 companies and is highly rated amongst customers for its high audio and video quality. Pexip and Plantronics customers will now be able to use Polycom Trios registered to the Videxio service to join meetings in a single tap. The Trio has a tight Skype for Business integration, but now users will be able to talk to anyone – Skype for Business user or not – with their device. They can also make point-to-point calls to SIP, H.323 and Skype for Business addresses. Polycom Trio registration leverages the Videxio service’s global video network, ensuring the best quality and lowest latency calls worldwide.

“We are delighted that this cooperation lets us provide a high-quality video experience for our mutual customers. With the certification of Polycom Trio for the Videxio service, customers can extend their Videxio meetings into the conference room with confidence that the solution is supported by both companies,” said Nia Celestin, Senior Product Marketing Manager Cloud at Plantronics.

“With this cooperation, customers can access Pexip’s reliable and easy-to-use Videxio cloud video service, and Plantronics powerful group video solutions, now including the highly popular Trio series. We view this as a win for both sets of customers,” said Tom-Erik Lia, CCO at Pexip.

About Pexip
Pexip enables enterprises and organizations of any size to deploy and use video-based communication and collaboration. The Company’s portfolio of products ranges from self-hosted software to cloud service video solutions. Pexip provides seamless collaboration between previously incompatible video and audio technologies such as professional video conferencing systems, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts Meet, and WebRTC. Pexip’s software-based meeting platform can also be used as a foundation for service provider offerings. Pexip has HQ in Oslo, Norway, main offices in London, UK, New York and Reston, US and Sydney, Australia, as well as sales offices across the globe.

About Polycom, Inc.
Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn more.

About Plantronics
Plantronics is an audio pioneer and a leader in the communications industry. Plantronics technology creates rich, natural, people-first audio and collaboration experiences so good ideas can be shared and heard—wherever, whenever and however they happen. The company’s portfolio of integrated communications and collaboration solutions spans headsets, software, desk phones, audio and video conferencing, analytics and services. Our solutions are used worldwide by consumers and businesses alike and are the leading choice for every kind of workspace. For more information visit plantronics.com.

For further details:
Gillian Dalslaaen, VP of Marketing Pexip, email and video: gillian.dalslaaen@pexip.com
Shannon Shamoon, Manager, Corporate Communications, Plantronics: shannon.shamoon@plantronics.com

Pexip Ranks #1 in Brand Perception Survey from Wainhouse Research

Survey based on Net Promoter Score (NPS) methodology finds that end-users are most favorable toward Pexip; validates Pexip’s commitment to customer experience and strong position in the collaboration industry.

OSLO, Norway – February 5, 2019 – Pexip, a leading provider of flexible video-based collaboration offerings, today announced it ranks first in a new Wainhouse Research survey measuring end-user perceptions of enterprise video offerings. The results of the survey validate Pexip’s commitment to customer experience and strong position in the collaboration industry.

“This survey was based on Net Promoter Score (NPS) methodology, which measures how likely users are to recommend a company’s product or service to others,” said Steve Vonder Haar, senior analyst with Wainhouse Research. “Only those who have access to a specific application were asked to grade it, allowing for apples-to-apples comparison between solutions independent of vendor size or market share. Out of the 17 different video conferencing solutions evaluated in the survey, the Pexip solution garnered the most favorable brand ratings from respondents.”

“We have always prided ourselves on our disruptive product, talented team and unwavering dedication to our customers, which is all reflected in this survey data,” said Odd Sverre Østlie, CEO, Pexip. “As both technology and customer demand evolves, the modern workforce expects a truly seamless communications experience. We look forward to continuing to serve our customers in providing easy collaboration for a better, simpler work environment.”

In addition to highest overall brand perception score, Pexip also received the top rank in brand perception in several sub-segments of the survey respondent group including:

• Respondents who work for companies with 500 or more employees
• Respondents who participate in weekly video meetings
• Respondents with enterprise communications technology purchase decision authority
• Respondents in non-IT roles
• Respondents less than 40 years of age

The two leading innovators in the enterprise collaboration market, Pexip and Videxio, recently announced their successful merger. The joint company retained the Pexip name and enables video-based communication and collaboration delivered how the customer chooses, whether on-premises, self-hosted, or in the cloud. Pexip has more than 300 partners globally with users in 195 countries.

The “Brand Perception Ratings Overview – Video Meeting Solutions” survey was conducted by Wainhouse Research in a survey of more than 2,000 end-users in Q4 2018. To read the full report from Wainhouse Research, please visit here.

About Pexip
Pexip enables enterprises and organizations of any size to deploy and use video-based communication and collaboration. The Company’s portfolio of products ranges from self-hosted software to cloud service video solutions. Pexip provides seamless collaboration between previously incompatible video and audio technologies such as professional video conferencing systems, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts Meet, and WebRTC. Pexip’s software-based meeting platform can also be used as a foundation for service provider offerings. Pexip has HQ in Oslo, Norway, main offices in London, UK, New York and Reston, US and Sydney, Australia, as well as sales offices across the globe.

About Wainhouse Research
Wainhouse Research is an independent market research firm that focuses on critical issues in the unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) market. The company conducts multi-client as well as custom research studies for industry vendors and consults with end users on key implementation issues. The firm also publishes a news blog, white papers and market statistics, and delivers public and private seminars as well as presentations at industry meetings.

Videxio and Pexip Announce Merger Approval

The two companies are excited to confirm that they have joined forces to offer a unique portfolio of collaboration products and services.

Oslo, Norway, 14th January 2019

Videxio and Pexip, both leading players in the enterprise collaboration market, today confirmed that their proposed merger has received regulatory, shareholder and Board approval. The merger became effective as of 28th December and the newly registered joint company is called Pexip.

“We are excited to confirm that the proposed merger is now a reality and it is, of course, a fantastic way to start the new year,” said Odd Sverre Østlie, CEO of the new joint company. “We kick-started 2019 with joint sales, marketing and product initiatives that will build on the solid legacy created by two great teams and will bring success to the new company, our partners and our customers. The merger puts us in a unique position to offer a product portfolio that will meet the needs of a broader range of users, while continuing to introduce innovative solutions to the market. We can’t wait to get started!”

“The merger creates a one-stop shop for both enterprise customers and service providers. With the combination of two great teams and two leading video collaboration solutions, I’m excited to see what the new Pexip will bring to market in the coming years,” said Rob Arnold, Principal Analyst, Frost & Sullivan.

Pexip will move into new joint headquarters in Oslo, Norway in April 2019. The Company will serve more than 300 partners globally, with users in 195 countries. It will be led by a strong leadership and founder team from both companies.

About Pexip:

Pexip enables enterprises and organizations of any size to deploy and use video-based communication and collaboration. The Company’s portfolio of products ranges from self-hosted software to cloud service video solutions. Pexip provides seamless collaboration between previously incompatible video and audio technologies such as professional video conferencing systems, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts Meet, and WebRTC. Pexip’s software-based meeting platform can also be used as a foundation for service provider offerings. Pexip has HQ in Oslo, Norway, main offices in London, UK, New York and Reston, US and Sydney, Australia, as well as sales offices across the globe.

For more information, please contact:

Gillian Dalslaaen, VP Marketing
email: gillian.dalslaaen@pexip.com
tel: +47 40461025

Videxio and Pexip Announce Intention to Merge

The two companies, successful in their own right, plan to join forces to create an industry powerhouse that will offer a unique range of collaboration products and services

Oslo, Norway, October 8th, 2018 – Two leading innovators in the enterprise collaboration market, Videxio and Pexip, today announced their intention to merge. Videxio, founded in 2011, is a global provider of cloud video conferencing and collaboration with solutions that fit companies and organizations of all sizes, from start-ups to enterprises. The company has been profitable since 2014 and has grown Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) by more than 270% over the previous three years while paid user traffic has grown over 875% during the same period. Pexip, founded in 2012, provides a software-based meeting platform that is designed for cloud and used both as a dedicated enterprise application and a service provider platform. Pexip Infinity is a Microsoft-certified interoperability solution for both Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. In 2018, Google Cloud partnered with Pexip to enable interoperability to Google Hangouts Meet. The company has been profitable since 2016 and has almost tripled ARR over the previous three years. Both organizations are privately held.

“The Collaboration market is estimated to have a value of $35 billion US dollars and is growing at 26% annually as enterprises adopt cloud technology at a rapid pace. Due to the accessibility of cloud-based collaboration services, more organizations than ever before have access to visual communication tools,” said Odd Sverre Østlie, CEO of Pexip. “We know that many organizations prefer a dedicated deployment with tight integration into their IT network, and over time want to combine this with cloud scalability. Others prefer a flexible public cloud service. A merger between Videxio and Pexip will put us in a unique position to offer a product portfolio that will meet the needs of a broader range of users while we continue to introduce innovative solutions to the market. The joint sales and channel organization will ensure wider coverage, while the more diversified customer base will create an even more sustainable and robust business offering.”

“As one of the Co-Founders of Videxio, I am extremely excited at the prospect of this merger,” said Tom-Erik Lia, CEO of Videxio. “The two companies are a great fit from a technology standpoint, as well as a people and culture perspective. We will continue to offer and develop the existing product portfolio while building on the best elements from both companies. We have an outstanding team and for them, the merger will create an exciting environment filled with new challenges and opportunities to grow, develop and innovate. Our channel partners will gain access to a broader portfolio of products and services to best address their customers’ collaboration requirements while our customers will enjoy a wider range of solutions and continued innovation.”

Upon finalization of the merger, the combined company will be called Pexip and will continue to serve more than 300 partners globally, and with users in more than 195 countries. It will be led by a strong leadership and founder team from both companies, with Odd Sverre Østlie as the CEO. Tom-Erik Lia will take on the role as Chief Commercial Officer.

The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2018, following regulatory clearances and shareholder approval.

About Videxio

Videxio is a video service provider. Through our reseller partners, we make it easy for organizations 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 videxio.com.

About Pexip

Founded in 2012 and privately owned, Pexip enables enterprises and organizations to provide video-based communication and collaboration to all employees.

The Pexip Infinity cloud enterprise application enables seamless collaboration between incompatible video and audio technologies such as professional video conferencing, Skype for Business, Google Hangouts Meet, and WebRTC. The platform provides unmatched capacity and interoperability and is designed for deployment in clouds such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud Platform, and can also be deployed on-premises in an organization’s data center.
Pexip has main offices in Oslo, London, Sydney, and New York.

Pexip announces availability of its Microsoft-certified video interoperability platform for Microsoft Teams

Cloud enterprise application enables professional video conferencing systems to join Microsoft Teams meetings

New York, NY., September 25, 2018 – Pexip, the award-winning video conferencing and collaboration platform vendor, today announced the availability of its Cloud Video Interoperability (CVI) solution for Microsoft Teams. The Microsoft-certified solution allows professional video conferencing systems to connect with Microsoft Teams meetings, extending the use of Teams. Pexip CVI for Microsoft Teams takes advantage of Pexip’s unique cloud deployment capabilities and addresses the growing requirement of organizations regarding data ownership and control.

With Pexip Infinity for Microsoft Teams, professional video conferencing systems can join Teams meetings.

 

“We are very excited to embark on this next-level journey with Microsoft and provide capabilities that further extend the use of Microsoft Teams in the enterprise,” said Odd Sverre Østlie, CEO at Pexip. “Pexip products are used by some of the most demanding organizations with their Skype for Business deployments. Adding the capabilities for Microsoft Teams to the Pexip platform facilitates a unique migration path for customers.”

Industries with compliance demands such as financial services, healthcare, and government and public sector often have stringent data control requirements. As a cloud enterprise application, Pexip can be operated in any private or public cloud service and is optimized for use in Azure government cloud and similar federal cloud services. Pexip can also run on-premises in an organization’s data center, or in a combination of all these platforms.

Pexip already delivers a Microsoft-certified video interoperability solution for Skype for Business. The new capabilities add to the existing software and provide video, audio, and content-sharing between professional group video conferencing systems and Microsoft Teams meetings.

The seamless integration through Pexip’s CVI enables existing VTC systems to easily connect to audio, video, and content sharing in Teams meetings.
– Bhrighu  Sareen, General Manager, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Corp

“Pexip’s Cloud Video Interoperability (CVI) platform allows more people to connect and collaborate through Microsoft Teams,” said Bhrighu  Sareen, General Manager, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Corp. “The seamless integration through Pexip’s CVI enables existing VTC systems to easily connect to audio, video, and content sharing in Teams meetings.”

Protecting and retaining the native user experience is fundamental to the Pexip solution. Pexip CVI for Microsoft Teams is transparent to the end user, meaning 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 standard video meeting with audio, video, and content sharing.

Pexip CVI for Microsoft Teams will be available on October 19th, 2018. It will be demonstrated at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida, from September 24-28.

Pexip® Infinity Fusion Certified as Interoperability Solution for Microsoft Skype for Business Server

Pexip software earns Microsoft certification

OSLO, Norway, and NEW YORK, Aug 1, 2017 – Pexip announced its Infinity Fusion product was certified by Microsoft as a video interoperability solution for Skype for Business Server today. Pexip Infinity Fusion allows Skype for Business meetings and calls to be joined by non-Skype users using video teleconferencing.

Pexip collaborated with Microsoft in the certification of the latest version of Infinity Fusion, which features a gateway mode allowing VTCs to participate directly in Skype conferences. Importantly, Fusion retains the native end-user experience, eliminating the need for expensive trainings and lowering the cost of implementation and management. The software is designed for any size organization, and specifically with large companies and enterprises in mind, and is able to scale and accommodate any number of users in any number of locations. Pexip Infinity Fusion is certified for on-premises Skype for Business Server 2015 deployments.

“Pexip is being used by some of the world’s largest companies to provide cross-technology video interoperability. The certification and partnership reinforces the strength and capabilities of our industry-leading technology,” says Åsmund O. Fodstad, Pexip CEO.

“Pexip is a valued Microsoft partner. We are pleased to see Pexip certify its Infinity Fusion interoperability solution for Skype for Business and extend the Skype communications experience for organizations to achieve more,” said Andrew Bybee, Principal GPM, Skype for Business, Microsoft.

Nick Seagrave, CTO at Modality Systems – Microsoft 2016 Communications Partner of the Year – is equally excited: “We have worked with Pexip on numerous projects, and Infinity Fusion continues to impress. It is an extremely flexible interoperability solution to both deploy and align with customer requirements. We have found it to be performing very well, and look forward to being able to feature it as certified for Skype for Business.” Modality Systems have also been part of the Technology Adoption Program prior to certification.

Pexip Infinity Fusion addresses very specific needs for many Microsoft customers. Key to the certification is interoperability that allows non-Skype users to communicate via video with Skype for Business users. Beyond the core Skype for Business interoperability that the certification tests, Fusion has a variety of deployment options, which allow it to scale to a large range of users and locations. It can be deployed to run completely on-premises, in a cloud such as Microsoft Azure, or in a combination of the two. In addition, its existence is completely transparent to the end user – resulting in potentially large savings on training, implementation, and management costs.

Pexip Infinity Fusion is certified for use with Skype for Business Server starting from version 15.1, which is available now worldwide. For more information, please visit www.pexip.com

About Pexip

Founded in 2012, Pexip enables enterprises and organizations to provide video-based communications and collaboration tools to all employees.

The company’s Infinity scalable software meeting platform enables seamless collaboration across traditionally incompatible video and audio technologies such as legacy videoconferencing, Microsoft Skype for Business, and WebRTC. It also provides industry-leading user scalability for large organizations, and can be deployed in an organization’s data center, or in a private or public cloud such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services. It can also be deployed in any hybrid combination.

Pexip software is used by several Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries. Customers include Vodafone, Western Union, Statoil, Arup, and others leading in their fields. The technology powers a large number of the world’s Videoconferencing as a Service (VCaaS) providers. The company was named Global Video Conferencing Technology Innovation Award winner by renowned analysts Frost & Sullivan in 2016.

Pexip is represented on all five continents, and has offices in Oslo, London, Sydney, and New York.

President Donald Trump introduces VA Video Connect

Pexip Infinity fundamental to the VA’s new Telehealth Service

In an August 3 White House announcement, President Donald J. Trump, together with Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, introduced the department’s new Teleheath Service for its US veterans client base.

The service, VVS and VA Video Connect, enables veterans to connect with their health care providers through secure and private video sessions using a new VA application. The service uses Pexip Infinity as its video platform, and asks users to download the Pexip Infinity Connect Mobile Application to their device.

Here is a short description on what the service provides, and how it will assist hundreds of thousands of users across the USA:

For more information the VVS, and the VA Video Connect, click here.

Pexip receives 2017 Global Presence Alliance Award

Second-time recognition by world-wide industry alliance

The Global Presence Alliance (GPA) is a group of around 30 organizations worldwide that work towards the same goal – that of helping customers have a single global source for all audio, video and unified communications solutions. One of the benefits is consistent and standardized services through tight partnerships.

Pexip CEO Åsmund O. Fodstad with the 2017 GPA Global Excellence Award

According to the GPA, the annual Global Excellence Awards are rewarded to “leading manufacturers and vendors who show the highest level of commitment to delivering a superior experience worldwide.”

The award is the result of a survey sent to executives, sales, and engineering teams from all member organizations, where vendors are rated in five categories:

  • product innovation
  • technical support
  • sales and marketing programs
  • commercial flexibility
  • commitment to global deployment and support programs

We are extremely proud to receive the 2017 award alongside industry leaders such as Microsoft, Samsung, NEC, Crestron, Biamp, and others.

Pexip also received the award in 2015.

2017 Global Excellence Award winners

More about the Global Presence Alliance

Click here to read more about the Global Presence Alliance.

Pexip at Microsoft Ignite 2017

Join us at Microsoft Ignite in September and understand why Pexip Infinity Fusion has been certified as a video interoperability gateway for Skype for Business.

What to expect from Pexip at Ignite 2017

  • Understand the industry-leading Pexip interoperability gateway for Skype for Business
  • Meet with our team of solutions architects and engineers to understand how Pexip Infinity Fusion can fit into your organization’s infrastructure
  • See how you can extend the native Skype for Business experience to VTC via Infinity Fusion
  • See how you can deploy Pexip Infinity Fusion on-premises, or in Azure cloud, in a matter of minutes
  • Experience how Pexip uniquely preserves and protects each individual’s native user experience and workflow

When and where

Where: Booth # 1001, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
When: September 25 – 29 2017

Book time with Pexip

Book a meeting and make sure you get to understand how Pexip benefits the enterprise, and addresses real-life communications challenges.

SfB Broadcast – Episode 49: 3 ways to bring your VTC into a modern meeting

Latest Skype Broadcast features Pexip

Episode 49 of Microsoft’s popular Skype for Business Broadcast featured Pexip’s VP of Strategic Alliances, Eddie Clifton. Meeting up with Microsoft Skype for Business Sr. Product Marketing Manager Delanda Coleman, the two had a great conversation about how to bring your existing VTC into modern meetings.

You can watch the 40-minute show here:

As the conversation emerges, Clifton and Coleman dicuss the ever-present importance of system interoperabilityscalability and user experience, and outline some of the challenges met by enterprises.

In addition, the conversation covers the three most common ways to add existing videoconferencing users to Skype meetings:

  • Joining a scheduled Skype meeting
  • Making an ad-hoc point-to-point call in either direction
  • Escalating a conversation by dragging and dropping a VTC user from the Contacts list into a call

Ending with Q&A

As the SfB Broadcast is a live event, and broadcast from Microsoft’s Redmond campus, it ends with a Q&A session answering questions that have been asked during the show, covering such topics as pricing and licensing models, Outlook scheduling, if one needs to use plugins, and much more.