29.09.14

Televic introduces Plixus conference network technology

AUTHOR: Inavate

Televic Conference has disclosed details regarding Plixus, which is a packet based conference network technology prepared for a world where AV and IT converge.

Plixus enables the transport of audio, data and video over a single CAT5e cable with extremely low latency and full bandwidth control. It hence aims to offers a performance level that supersedes what standard network protocols and technology are capable of achieving.

Cedric Mélange, system architect at Televic Conference, says: “At first glance, IP would have seemed a logical choice for a new network. However, for a mission critical environment such as a conference room, standard IP simply could not offer the required low latency and guaranteed assigned bandwidth like Plixus does.”

Luc Rottiers, R&D manager at Televic Conference, states: “There is a lot of momentum for open source and open systems these days. This however conflicts with the need for security, reliability and accountability in the mission critical environment a conference room is. Plixus combines the best of both worlds by not allowing 3rd party devices on the conference network, but instead offering a Dante interface at the edge of the conference network.”

According to Bart Deschodt, general manager of Televic Conference, Plixus will be incorporated into future Televic products: “Our current uniCOS MultiMedia Conference system is the first product in our range to fully benefit from Plixus’ superior performance. Plixus is designed for the future and this conference network technology has a lot of potential. It will hence find its way in all our future products, some of which will already be at ISE2015.”