Pexip Offers Free Cloud Video Interop Capabilities for Microsoft Teams Rooms and Surface Hub 2 Customers

Pexip and Microsoft announce initiative ‘to simplify enterprise communications by providing free interoperability between commonly-used systems.’

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Pexip this week announced it will offer free Cloud Video Interop (CVI) services for customers of Microsoft Teams Rooms and Surface Hub 2 systems.

The offer is available directly via Pexip and participating partners and is valid for new customers of Microsoft Teams Rooms and Surface Hub 2 solutions.

“The enterprise communications market is becoming increasingly complex, and we realize there is a great need to simplify it for most enterprises,” said Pexip chief commercial officer Tom-Erik Lia in the company announcement.

“As we are partners with Microsoft and see the company’s meeting room solutions gain tremendous popularity, we collaborate to make the meeting environment easier to navigate for everyday users,” he said.

Pexip has partnered with many of the IT industry giants, including Google Cloud.

Cloud Video Interop

How Cloud Video Interop Works

Cloud Video Interop enables third-party video conferencing and other non-Microsoft systems to join Microsoft Teams meetings. Enterprise users can choose whichever technology they have on hand to join.

Typically, organizations have traditional video conferencing systems from vendors such as Cisco and Poly in their large, high-profile rooms, but have recently started equipping many new rooms with more affordable systems such as Microsoft Teams Rooms.

These video-capable meeting room solutions are not generally compatible, but CVI enables all of them to work together.

“We are seeing a tremendous opportunity for Microsoft Teams Meetings to bring people around the world together to get work done,” said Christian Schacht, senior product marketing manager of Microsoft 365 in the Pexip announcement.

“Together with our strong Cloud Video Interop partners like Pexip, customers can leverage their traditional room solutions to join Microsoft Teams Meetings while they start to equip rooms with a modern native Microsoft Teams solution like Microsoft Teams Rooms and Surface Hub,” he said.

Pexip is one of only three certified and Microsoft-supported CVI providers. WiPexip works closely with Microsoft to provide solutions that complement the company’s collaboration offerings, and Pexip CVI for Microsoft Teams is one of these.