Scheduling video conferences in Renovo using the Pexip video bridge is very similar to the way it’s done with the other video conferencing bridges, however there are some differences in Renovo when Pexip is the bridge of choice.

Desktop Video (Chrome web browser)

In the Add Rooms page, you will still need to add Desktop Video slots for any participants that will be joining a Pexip conference via a Chrome web browser just as you have always done for participants that connect via the Polycom RealPresence client on a more conventional Polycom RMX or Cisco Codian bridge.  The Desktop Video slots are just placeholders on the bridge.  If you know there will be 5 people joining by browser, then add 5 Desktop Video rooms.

Adding rooms in Renovo for Pexip desktop video

Bridge Selection

On the Bridge Setup screen, the default bridge may be set up as an RMX bridge.  To change the bridge setting to Pexip:

  1. Click on the drop down box beside ‘Switch to Bridge’
  2. Highlight Pexip1 Bridge
  3. Click Move.

Bridge Setup Screen 1

In addition to switching to the Pexip bridge, this action should also switch the ‘Bridge Template’ to the Pexip Template automatically, but please verify that this has happened.  You will also be able to manually change the Bridge Template over to Pexip if it hasn’t happened automatically.

 

Pexip1 Bridge

There are also other more common features in the Pexip interface to be aware of:

  1. The default Service Type will be set to Meeting Room, which means a standard video conference.  You also have the option of switching this over to Auditorium which will be a similar setting to the current Lecturer View Switching option on the Polycom RMX bridge.  This is when the Instructor/Moderator/Host will see a different layout then the other endpoints (Guests) connecting to the conference.
  2. Enter a Host PIN if desktop video participants will be joining the conference as only the moderator/host should know the Host PIN.
  3. Check the Allow Guests checkbox if desktop video participants will be joining.  (A Guest PIN can be entered as well, but most likely is not necessary.  If a Guest PIN is used, MAKE SURE it is different from the Host PIN otherwise the conference will error out and not launch.)
  4. You have the ability for Hosts and Guests to see different layout options if desired.

 

General Information

 

E-mail notifications

One of the other differences that you may have already noticed is that the notifications that get sent out have references to the Pexip video conferencing bridges in them.

In Renovo, if you select Preferences by clicking on your name in the upper right-hand corner, you’ll see EMAIL SETTINGS as one of the many options to choose from.  Click Manage.

 

Manage Email Settings

 

 

By selecting the Manual option, you will see the e-mail notifications that get sent out whenever a validation is requested when scheduling a video conference.
 

Reservation Validated Email Settings

E-mail notification example below:

 

Automatic Reply Email

 

Recording

Recording In Pexip

 

Audio-Only participants

When audio-only participants need to be added into a Pexip conference, you will need to search on ‘Pexip Avaya’ for a listing of the available rooms.  Each Pexip Avaya Audio Room will have a participant limit of 25 audio users, so typically only one audio room will need to be added as audio-only participants will be able to share the same connection.  Pexip will interface with Avaya Aura Conferencing (AAC).

Add Rooms