Close and Pexip signs 3 year deal

Monday 13th November 

Close and Pexip sign a new 3 year deal 

Close were the 1st platform to be Cloud based using Pexip only launching pre Version 1 in June 2013.

Today marked the start of another historic set of milestones as the new agreement heralds in a wave of platform enhancements.

Just 13 days ago saw the delivery of the new Close data centre network on Azure meaning the entire Close platform is hosted in the Azure Cloud.

The Azure network gives us a huge Microsoft customer message with 37 data centres globally.

Pexip recently delivered Infinity Fusion which is another milestone for Microsoft Skype for Business users delivering a gateway experience.

What is a gateway experience?

  • Simply put a gateway experience changes "nothing for the Microsoft Skype for Business User
  • Previously if they connected to a Virtual Room the attendees appeared in one Skype for Business Window
  • Now 4 attendees appear in 4 windows allowing the meeting host in Skype for Business to control each attendee individually

What else is coming rapidly to fruition now the deal is signed and the engineering and product teams accelerate delivery?

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  • 1st out of the stable in Windows Edge interoperability and visual connectivity without the need for a Windows Client 

 

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  • 2nd will be Android and iOS APP's 

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  • 3rd Will be the integration to Microsoft Teams delivering Microsoft teams interoperability
  • Already in the labs being readied for the phasing out of Skype for Business, announced recently

The next year 2018 will therefore see huge delivery enhancements to the Close Platform that our customers will enjoy.

 


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