Before you subscribe to a video platform, you may want to consider what your medium to long-term requirements are.

Over the past couple of weeks, we have witnessed some frenetic activity surrounding the selection of an appropriate video platform to facilitate working from home (WFH) requirements.

In every conversation we have had with customers, there has been an immediate need for a video platform to facilitate WFH for the next few weeks. Most have taken advantage of the free services offered by some providers, but there is also a longer-term consideration associated with the chosen platform.

Here are some points to consider when you are deciding.

Which is the right platform for your business?

The best video technology platform available to you or your business for the next few weeks, or months, (which is predominantly a desktop-to-desktop requirement) may differ from the right one you will need when you start resuming normal operations again (which will include standards-based meeting room systems that need to connect you with people on disparate end points and devices, both fixed and mobile), at the best price.

You will need to consider the following when making your choice:

1. Resilience

Vox has scanned the market and considered all available video platforms over the past five years so that you don’t have to wade through the myriad of options yourself.

We have successfully provided our customers with a world-class video and voice conferencing platform that is locally hosted and built on the platform that is widely considered to be the leading provider of video interoperability – Pexip. We call this solution Vox Air.

Local hosting means reduced latency, and perhaps most importantly, significantly reduced bandwidth consumption and added resilience. Vox Air provides you with a reliable, high-performing video experience for you and your guests.

2. Interoperability

Vox Air provides complete interoperability, connecting all your video conferencing technology with a single solution.

You are also able to conduct video and voice conferencing, in the same workflow, between:

  • Standards-based meeting room systems (from vendors such as Yealink, Poly, Lifesize and many others)
  • Windows PCs and MacBooks
  • Mobile devices
  • Standard telephones
  • Microsoft Skype for Business

Standards-based meeting room systems can be bridged into Microsoft Teams and Google Hangouts calls as well, but this will be via a separate workflow that we can assist you with.

Your business, like many others today, may have a variety of existing standards-based video conferencing devices deployed in different parts of your business. These technologies were most likely selected because they supported the specific collaboration requirements of a particular division or team of people at the time – and these needs are likely to remain unchanged today.

For this reason, one of the best features of Vox Air is that you do not need to change any of the technology you currently use.

We will simply connect your current devices to the Vox Air platform, so that you are operational within hours.

Using existing devices will not cost you additional licensing fees as may be the case with other platforms.

3. Security

On Vox Air, all video calls and shared media are fully encrypted to keep your meetings and content confidential. All call participants are always displayed, no matter the device or medium used to connect, so hosts can identify and terminate unwanted participants.

Vox Air supports PIN-protected virtual meeting rooms (VMR) for an additional layer of security and allows all meeting hosts to lock the VMR once invited participants have joined the call.

Additional participants are then allowed to enter only through a lobby that is controlled by the host.

4. Efficiency and ease of use

Vox Air includes the latest artificial intelligence (AI) addition to video meetings – Adaptive Composition. No matter what device you connect to Vox Air with, whether you use brand new or 10-year-old room system, you can improve your meeting experience.

With Adaptive Composition, your users and hardware don’t have to change; instead, the meeting experience adapts to your users and hardware.

Adaptive Composition has the following benefits:

  • Mimics natural conversation flow by automated framing, panning, and zooming
  • Helps to maintain more natural eye contact
  • Supports more realistic visual flows with smooth, seamless updates to images
  • Fewer visual distractions such as manual camera control
  • Reduces user complexity and works with any device.

Rated No. 1 by video conferencing users worldwide

In the latest Wainhouse Research, Pexip ranked:

  • #1 with large companies
  • #1 with frequent video users
  • #1 with IT purchase authorities
  • #1 with non-IT users
  • #1 with users under 40 years old
  • #1 with users for brand perception

Wainhouse NPS Report 2018 | Pexip


Experience the power of Vox Air first-hand to see for yourself why users rate Pexip number one.  For more information and subscription options, connect with Andrew King at or 083 302 6166, or Gareth Edwards at or 066 253 9253.