Ex-Cisco and Tandberg Executive team, Pexip, and the UK's expert Video Conferencing Integrator, VideoCentric, today announce their new strategic partnership within the UK.
Pexip, the exciting and disruptive newcomer in scalable, virtualized video conferencing technology, and VideoCentric, one of the UK's leading Video Conferencing Solutions Integrators, announced on Wednesday a long-term strategic partnership to provide a scalable, software-based platform for video communications, paired with best of breed endpoints, infrastructure and professional services, enabling organisations to bring their teams together on video, however and whenever they choose.
Pexip, built from a team of former Cisco and Tandberg executives, provides a unique multipoint processing solution architecture that can instantly deployed across a globally dispersed virtualised network, ensuring optimisation of bandwidth, higher quality video and collaboration across different endpoint platforms including gateway access for emerging technologies.
VideoCentric, who are widely respected for the work they do in testing interoperability between new and established video communication manufacturers, have chosen to partner with Pexip to provide a professional & resilient solution that enables customers to seamlessly bring together standards-based video conferencing systems with desktop, mobile & BYOD clients, Microsoft Lync & Office 365 and emerging technologies such as WebRTC.
"VideoCentric have always demonstrated their ability to provide expertly designed video solutions based on their unbiased & knowledgeable attitude. In addition, their award-winning support is provided by a commendable expert technical team with a wealth of expertise across the industry," commented Simen Teigre, Pexip CEO and co-founder. "Pexip wants to work with a handful of partners who really know their stuff, and want to drive the industry forwards. VideoCentric is one of these, and we are very excited to have them on-board as of today."
David Shimell, Managing Director at VideoCentric added, "10 years ago, Codian entered the market and challenged well established players to become undisputed world leaders in Multipoint Server technology, eventually selling out to world leaders Tandberg who were subsequently purchased by network giants Cisco. Now, in 2014, we are excited to see another step change in how this technology is being deployed in existing and evolving video networks, the biggest difference being in the way it can be instantly trialled by customers, not just in one location as with hardware methods of the past, but in multiple locations around the world brought about by advanced software platforms & virtualized infrastructures."
He added, "The beauty of Pexip for us is that it is a module that can fit into any infrastructure, new or old, whether Codian, Tandberg, Cisco, Polycom, Radvision, Avaya… the list goes on. It provides us with a highly interoperable software MCU, a bandwidth consolidation solution and a protocol gateway that ought to really excite customers, especially those looking to improve their current video infrastructure into a more scalable & cost-effective solution that enables everyone to meet with anyone, wherever and whenever they choose."
VideoCentric hold accreditations (http://www.videocentric.co.uk/manufacturers/) with every one of the world's leading video conferencing manufacturers and has a portfolio designed to provide the most interoperable end-to-end solutions, tailored for each customer's specific needs, and supported with an team of highly experienced video engineers, fully trained & accredited sales professionals, and international support via a network of implementation specialists. VideoCentric is inviting customers to talk with them about their Partnership with Pexip (http://www.videocentric.co.uk/manufacturers/pexip/), and to request an instant trial which they insist will improve scalability, connectivity & bandwidth utilisation and rapidly provide payback by better business efficiency.
Established in 2001, VideoCentric Ltd (http://www.videocentric.co.uk) is an award-winning, fully accredited and independent end-to-end solutions integrator of the worlds' leading video conferencing, telepresence and video collaboration solutions.
VideoCentric design, supply and install on-premise, private, managed, cloud and hybrid video based solutions for businesses from SMB's to large scale multi-national enterprises in both the private and public sector.
Supported by award-winning maintenance programmes and customer care services, managed by an expert team of pre-sales and post-sales technical experts, VideoCentric provide the highest level of technical support available in the UK with a fully trained and expertly accredited team, focused on providing interoperable, secure, resilient and high quality professional video conferencing solutions.