Tixeo innovation: Pushing the limits of multipoint video conferencing
The release of Tixeo v7 comes with a whole new audio and video "stack" with many innovations, including the "SVC on Demand" technology pushing the limits of video conferencing.
"The Holy Grail of video conferencing" smaller video streams for higher quality
To clearly understand the technological step ahead of Tixeo, it is important to have a quick look at the two existing architectures for adaptive multipoint video conferencing:
MCU (Multipoint Control Unit): This technology consists in mixing all the video streams received from the participants and send the mixed video stream back to each. It has been used for ages by legacy video conferencing players (Polycom, Cisco, Lifesize…). The H.264 AVC video codec is the most commonly used in these systems.
"SVC on Demand": 10-30% bandwidth saved
Tixeo’s “SVC on Demand” (SVCoD) is a strange creature. It keeps all the advantages of the media relay server architecture, but without the drawbacks. The innovation consists in taking into account the context of the meeting in the encoding strategy. Each client will encode its video stream according to each of the other participants, their network capacity, their equipments and their display resolution.
Indeed, each participant simply sends the video layers needed in a meeting. Tixeo therefore removes any bandwidth overconsumption added by a classic SVC codec.
Consider the case of a call between an HD room, a desktop and a smartphone. With SVCoD, only two video "layers" are used, corresponding to resolutions of the desktop and the smartphone.
The result is simply a higher image quality for a lower bandwidth usage.
Completely related to its new SVCoD technology, Tixeo introduced "Max motion", a technology using at all times the maximum frame rate provided by the camera.
Tixeo favors a maximum smoothness, your camera supporting 30 or even 60 frames per second, even in case of network slowdown.
New audio stack: Crystal-clear voice in all circumstances
All the studies converge, a good video quality is perceived only if the sound quality is perfect. This is why Tixeo has completely rewritten its audio stack. It now integrates the best audio codec know at this day for communication over the Internet: OPUS. It allows having a lower network usage while significantly increasing the quality, which will remain optimal whatever the type of sound (voice or music) sent.
This new "stack" also contains a more powerful echo canceller, ensuring meetings without any echo whatever the conditions of use.
Always highly secured
It is important to remind that the confidentiality of shared information is secured by streams encryption. Tixeo’s solution neither requires opening network ports (HTTPS Tunneling), nor changing the security policy of the company, unlike all known SIP or h.323 solutions.
In the past few days, a security vulnerability has made the major headlines around the world: your passwords and personal data may be at risk, on numerous web sites.
Regarding Tixeo, your data has been safe all the time: our products are simply immunized against this vulnerability.
B. Braun, an expert in products and services for hospitals and medical practices, has chosen Tixeo's solution for communication between the patient and the doctor. Indeed, an offer is jointly developed with its subsidiary B. Braun Avitum, one of the largest systems providers in the field of extracorporeal blood treatment worldwide, to improve the quality of care for patients with renal failure. Teledialisys was implemented past summer at Manosque in the south of France, at "Centre d’Hémodialyse des Alpes" a reference in the field of telemedicine for haemodialysis.
Tixeo just celebrated its 10th anniversary.
Thank you for your interest in our video conferencing solutions
The entire Tixeo team wishes you all the best for 2014.
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."
Smooth and responsive in any situation
Anyone with online collaboration needs has already used a desktop sharing tool (VNC, Remote Desktop, TeamViewer, etc.). The main problem encountered when using these tools is often a lack of responsiveness when documents are rich, include animations or videos. This problem is magnified when the Internet connection is a bit too slow.
Tixeo greatly improves the user experience by providing a smooth and high-quality picture never seen before even on mobile 3G connections.
But Tixeo’s solution is a lot more than just a simple desktop sharing tool.
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.