Tixeo innovation: A dazzling desktop sharing!
Tixeo introduces a new desktop sharing technology in the latest version of its video conferencing and collaboration tool WorkSpace3D, result of several months of internal R&D. The editor says: "The speed and visual quality of sharing have no equivalence among the many tools available today."
Smart integration with video conferencing
Sharing an application or a desktop is directly done during HD multipoint video conferencing. While communicating in audio and video, participants can share or take control of multiple documents (Excel, Chrome, AutoCAD...). This is made possible by an intelligent network management (proactive QoS) that improves the reliability of communications during a videoconference.
The shared information is also visible from your mobile or tablet, a simple web page or H.323 / SIP video conferencing equipment (Polycom, LifeSize...).
Always highly secured
Tixeo’s solution neither requires opening network ports (HTTPS Tunneling), nor changing the security policy of the company. Confidentiality of shared information is secured by encryption.
The user can choose to share its entire screen or a single window, making all other information confidential (messaging...).
When sharing its desktop, the owner keeps control of his computer, even when allowing another participant to take control remotely.
This sharing technology integrated Tixeo’s video conferencing is one of the most complete, secure and efficient existing today.
Tixeo reveals a new video communication tool totally different than what's been seen before. Helleo promises to be the world's fastest communication tool as well as the easiest to use. Icing on the cake, Helleo runs in an HTML5 web browser without any plugin!
You can now organize and join directly from your mobile or Android tablet a Tixeo meeting.
This application is free and available on the play store here:
The main new features in WorkSpace3D 5.8 are:
This brand new version improves the support of both LDAP & Active Directory for users management and authentication (available only for Enterprise server). Your directory is accessed securely in a “read-only” mode and stored data is never modified. Supported protocols and directories are now respectively LDAP and LDAPS (LDAP over SSL), and Active Directory 2000 and up to 2008.
As a reminder, this integration allows to:
After starting the fifth generation of WorkSpace3D by adding the SIP & H.323 Gateway, WorkSPace3D 5.5 brings a 100% web-based access allowing you to attend video conferences from a web browser, without requiring any plugin. This feature mostly targets Mac & Linux users who were unable to join WorkSpace3D video conferences until now. From now on, they will be able to:
At the same time, the R&D team is about to complete both iOS & Android mobile apps, which will be officially released over the next weeks. Thanks to the support of SIP & H.323 room-based solutions, the web-based access and the upcoming mobile apps, WorkSpace3D becomes a Universal HD video conferencing solution allowing meeting easily from any device, anywhere.
Version 5.0 had introduced a H323 & SIP Gateway to allow to connect legacy meeting room equipments to WorkSpace3D meetings. After several compatibility improvements (more providers and equipments), this gateway is now available in HD. Higher quality gives a better reading comfort of the shared documents and applications during your video conferences.
This new version also comes with a new "High Motion" setting in the client plug-in. When activating this option, the amount of frames per second grabbed from your video camera is unleashed, taking the best of its capabilities. With "High Motion", video has never been so smooth, leading to a better sense of presence and a better meeting experience.
Over the past decade, companies have invested a lot on H323 & SIP endpoints and Telepresence rooms. One major issue for them was not being able to use their existing equipments with other vendors solutions, limiting it mostly to internal use.
By releasing a H323 & SIP Gateway, we allow any hardware-based room system to join a multi-party HD video conference over WorkSpace3D. Tixeo solves this well-known interoperability issue in the videoconferencing market, and our customers will not only value their existing equipments and investments, but also increase productivity.
Solutions providing interoperability with H323 and SIP endpoints have been on the market for a while now, but are difficult to use because they require opening many ports on the network of each participant.
Tixeo's H323 and SIP Gateway makes it a lot easier as WorkSpace3D users don't need to change their network security policy to call a legacy room system. Indeed, as the Gateway is on the server side, in the cloud for SaaS subscriptions or On-premise, WorkSpace3D users benefit from Tixeo's HTTPS Tunneling technology while being over a video conference with legacy room systems.
As ease of use is one our core values, each legacy room system joining a WorkSpace3D video conference is identified with the real name of the user and not an IP address. Interoperability has never been easier.
In both model, the H323 & SIP Gateway is accessible to Tixeo's customers. It is included, free of charge on SaaS subscriptions, and available as an optional Gateway Appliance for On-premise solutions.
Almost two years ago, Tixeo was the first videoconferencing software company to integrate Google's VP8 open source codec, the only free alternative to H264. Since then, many industry leaders have adopted it, such as Mozilla, ARM and AMD, and VP8 is on the line for being the video standard over Internet.
The WebM community, leading VP8 developments, has worked hard on increasing its performance on both encoder and decoder. The last VP8 version, codenamed “Duclair” brings huge performance improvements, up to 50% faster than version 1.0. As videoconferencing is a high-demanding application for CPU's, Tixeo worked on integrating this major update to give its customers the best communication experience.
Indeed, Tixeo always keeps listening its customers, and not all of them have the latest CPU's on their computers, making it difficult for some of them to enjoy Full HD multi-party video conferences. By reducing a lot CPU usage, multi-party video conferences over WorkSpace3D are now smoother than ever, even on the oldest computers. Video quality has been also improved.
Thanks to this update, WorkSpace3D runs now faster, using less CPU, and delivers a better video quality.
In order to develop an ecosystem around its HD videoconferencing solution, WorkSpace3D, Tixeo announces the release of an API. It will allow both customers and partners to quickly integrate WorkSpace3D to third-party software.
By using SOAP oriented Web Services from any language, the WorkSpace3D API allows developers controlling all the meeting and users management functions. It is not only possible to schedule video conferences, but also to edit both date and attendees list, and even cancel it. Besides, it is also possible to add and edit users accounts, and manage the right of hosting meetings.
The ease of use of the API, its quality, and its ability of being used from any language, makes integrating videoconferencing into third-party software accessible.
Using this API allow customers quickly integrating WorkSpace3D into their Information System, increasing its flexibility and efficiency. There are many use cases, and in particular integrating WorkSpace3D into:
This API allow companies to meet precisely their needs and use cases, depending on their existing information system.
Thanks to this API, partners will be more independent in their customers relationship, for instance, to set up automated trial periods of WorkSpace3D.
Besides, the different API functions make it possible to not only design their own applications, but also develop new sales proposals by integrating WorkSpace3D to their existing solutions (conference calls, IP Centrex...)
Through this deep integration, WorkSpace3D will bring a new growth engine to its partners.