Kinly Cloud now provides video conferencing interoperability capabilities for Google Hangouts Meet. The new Hangouts Meet allows users to join Meet video calls using their device or preferred technology, whether it be Hangouts Meet or other video conferencing solutions, including Cisco, Polycom and Microsoft Skype for Business, or from a web browser on a video-enabled device.
Hangouts Meet is a video-first enterprise meeting solution available to customers of G Suite - Google Cloud’s set of intelligent productivity and collaboration tools for business.
“Hangouts Meet is designed to provide our customers with frictionless meetings,” said Rany Ng, Director of Product Management, Meeting Solutions at Google. “We are excited to work with Pexip to bring native interoperability to Meet, allowing our customers to join their meetings regardless of the tools or solutions they have at hand.”
“With so many collaboration tools available, we believe that technology is a catalyst to a better, simpler work environment where individuals can use the device of their choice to join meetings with ease,” said Odd Sverre Østlie, Pexip CEO. “Partnering with Google Cloud to provide these capabilities for Meet is helping to provide easy collaboration and interoperability for the modern workforce.”
“The announcement from Google and Pexip is a major step in the right direction for our industry,” said Benny Walløe, SVP Cloud Collaboration, at Kinly. “This opens up new opportunities for our clients and enables us to extend video conferencing interoperability to a new audience."
Kinly Cloud, Google Hangouts Meet, is powered by Pexip Infinity. Pexip video interoperability for Hangouts Meet will be available in the company’s Infinity meeting platform in version 19, scheduled for release in June 2018.