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Vivi vs Airtame

 

Vivi and Airtame are widely used wireless screen-sharing solutions in education, BUT that doesn’t mean they were created equal.

There are several crucial differences that have real implications for teachers, students and IT Managers.

This product comparison has been designed to help you make the best choice for your school, district or higher education institution.

 

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Vivi's key points of difference to Airtame

  • Purpose built - Vivi is purpose-built for education, offering teacher and student-specific engagement tools and enterprise management for school and district IT Admins.

 

  • Digital signage - Vivi includes a robust digital signage solution at no additional cost, offering broadcast of images, videos, live feeds, websites and Google Presentations to classrooms and common areas. Signage can easily be grouped into playlists and scheduled to display on one or multiple screens. Airtame’s offering requires an additional subscription to Airtame Cloud, costing $120 annually or $12 per month for each unit.

 

  • Centralised management - Vivi Central is a robust all-in-one cloud-based management system, designed for IT Admins in education, allowing them to set up rooms and locations, as well as to monitor and configure devices in bulk via the cloud based admin portal. Airtame Cloud is an additional subscription for bulk and remote updates.

 

  • Teacher control - Vivi has been designed so that the teacher always retains control over the shared display. Each user must log in to the app to access its features and is assigned appropriate access rights based on their identity as teacher or student. The teacher can give control to share a screen to a student or unlock the room to allow students to share without requiring permission. Airtame allows any user to connect to the device and mirror their screen, without restrictions or teacher permission, which is a serious concern in the education space.

 

  • Direct video - Vivi’s direct video play allows teachers to stream HD videos directly to the screen and projector while using their device for other purposes. With videos playing an ever-increasing role in 21st century education, this is incredibly useful. Airtame doesn’t offer this functionality.

 

  • Collaboration - In modern classrooms it’s common for students to collaborate in small groups, in some cases supported by multiple screens or projectors in the single learning space. Vivi enables student groups to present different content onto individual Vivi-enabled screens, and even have up to 4 presenters on a screen at once. Airtame doesn’t offer this functionality.

 

  • Personalised professional development - Vivi provides professional development and training to teachers and staff, onboarding and unlimited support, all included with the solution at no additional cost.

 

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Feature comparison How does Vivi stack-up to Airtame?

 

 

Vivi

Airtame 2

 

Markets served

Education General
(Corporate / Education / Consumer)

 

Wireless screen sharing

   
Extended desktop

Enhanced video play + Movie mode

Pause screen

Split screen multi-user sharing

Share to multiple screens

Touch screen support

Room access code option

Guest passcode option

 

Student engagement tools

   
Student request sharing control

Capture display screenshot

Annotation tools

Classwork assignments

Feedback / Formative assessment

Student well-being check

 

Broadcasting

   
Digital signage

+$

Emergency alert

Live video broadcast

 

Enterprise management

   
Cloud-based admin portal

Location & rooms management

Active Directory / SSO Integration

User access control / Roles

Custom splash image

+3rd

Enterprise provisioning

Bulk software updates

Bulk device configuration

CEC Power management

+$

Web Proxy management

Device logging

Usage & analytics dashboards

+3rd


OS Support

   
Windows

Mac OS

Chromebook

Linux

iOS

Android

 

Power

AC Adaptor or POE AC Adaptor or POE (+$)

Networking

Ethernet or Wi-Fi Ethernet or Wi-Fi (+$)

 

Sign

Definition

/

Supported / Not supported
+$ Additional cost
+3rd Requires 3rd party service

 

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Why Vivi?

Investing in technology that can be monitored and measured is the best way to ensure accountability among users.

For this reason, Vivi provides a metrics dashboard and reporting that enables administrators to review how often teachers and students are presenting to the screen, who the most active users are, which classrooms are seeing the most Vivi usage and how often specific Vivi features are being used.

These insights enable administrators to better understand how the system is being used, and to provide support and training to help all users get maximum benefit from the technology in their classroom.

Vivi is the only screen sharing platform on the market that provides this level of pedagogical transparency.

The bottom line...

Built exclusively for the needs of education, Vivi's wireless screen sharing & student engagement platform helps enhance learning by: 

  • Improving teacher productivity in the classroom by up to 10%, 
  • Encouraging and improving student centered learning, and 
  • Significantly improving classroom communication and notification.  

In addition, for IT Administrators, Vivi: 

  • Reduces IT help desk support tickets and issues by 5%,
  • Reduces classroom cable and AV infrastructure expenditure by up to 20%, 
  • Supports 100% of all student and teacher devices and displays, and 
  • Provides complete visibility and control on user adoption and utilization. 

Discover a better way to engage every student

 

Get in touch today to learn more about Vivi’s wireless screen sharing and student engagement platform.

 

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