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Vivi vs ScreenBeam

 

Vivi and ScreenBeam are two popular wireless screen-sharing solutions in the education space.

But, that does not mean they're identical offerings. There are many crucial differences between the two products that hugely impact teachers, students and IT managers.

Our team has put together this product comparison to help you make the correct decision for your school, district or higher education institution.

 

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Vivi's key points of difference to ScreenBeam

  • Purpose built - Vivi is designed-and-built to meet the needs of educational environments. So that means top-to-bottom, Vivi ensures teachers and educators have student-specific engagement tools and school / district IT Administrators have enterprise management solutions.

 

  • Digital signage - Vivi’s comprehensive Digital Signage solution is included at no additional cost so that broadcasting images, video, live feeds, websites, Google Presentations and more to your classrooms and common areas is simple and accessible. Your signage materials can be placed into playlists, and scheduled to one or more Vivi-enabled screens. ScreenBeam's signage offering does not offer scheduling or overriding of what’s being presented on the display in class, and is limited to just one content URL per receiver, as well as requiring the users to log into each individual receiver to set up digital signage.

 

  • Centralised management - Vivi’s all-in-one, cloud-based, enterprise management system (Vivi Central) has been built to give IT Admins all the access they need. This includes the ability to set up rooms / locations, monitor devices, and make updates. ScreenBeam’s Central Management System has the added administration burden of requiring Windows 10 and Server 2019 to be hosted and maintained on-site.

 

  • Teacher control - Vivi gives complete control over the classroom display through requiring users to log in to the app and assigning access rights based on the identity of the teacher or student. Teachers can seamlessly give control of the screen to students, or if they wish allow students to connect without additional permission. ScreenBeam has no student restrictions, allowing any user to connect to the device and mirror their screen to the shared display, a serious concern in education.

 

  • Direct video - Vivi, through Direct Video Play, enables teachers to stream HD videos directly to the screen and projector, even while using their laptops for other purposes. This is incredibly important, as video content is a crucial asset in any 21st century classroom.

 

  • Collaboration - Vivi allows up to 4 students to present different content onto individual Vivi-enabled screens at the same time, a key use case in the modern collaborative classroom. This capability is only supported by ScreenBeam using a Windows 10 device.

 

  • Personalised professional development - Vivi supports users with both on-demand and bespoke professional development, training and onboarding, as well as unlimited support. This is all at no additional cost, meaning your teachers and staff can always reach out to Vivi when needed.

 

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Feature comparison how Vivi compares to ScreenBeam

 

 

Vivi

ScreenBeam 1000 EDU


Markets served

Education General
(Corporate / Education / Consumer)

 

Wireless screen sharing

   
Extended desktop

Enhanced video play + Movie mode

Pause screen

Split screen multi-user sharing

Windows 10 only

Share to multiple screens

Touch screen support

Windows 10 only

Room access code option

Guest passcode option

 

Student engagement tools

   
Student request sharing control

Windows 10 & Chrome OS only

Capture display screenshot

Windows 10 & Chrome OS only

Annotation tools

Windows 10 only

Classwork assignments

Feedback / Formative assessment

Extended desktop

 

Broadcasting

   
Digital signage

Windows 10 only

Emergency alert

Live video broadcast

 

Enterprise management

   
Cloud-based admin portal

Location & rooms management

Self-hosted windows server

Active Directory / SSO Integration

User access control / Roles

Self-hosted windows server

Custom splash image

Self-hosted windows server

Enterprise provisioning

Bulk software updates

Bulk device configuration

CEC Power management

Web Proxy management

Device logging

Self-hosted windows server

Usage & analytics dashboards


OS Support

   
Windows

Mac OS

Chromebook

Linux

iOS

Android

 

Power

AC Adaptor or POE AC Adaptor

Networking

Ethernet or Wi-Fi Ethernet or Wi-Fi

 

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Why is Vivi the right choice for you?

The key to receiving ROI from your technology investment is finding a solution that can be be monitored and measured, ensuring accountability and success.

That's why Vivi provides administrators with an analytics dashboard, perfect for reviewing how often teachers and students are using Vivi to present, who the power-users are, which classrooms are seeing the ideal amount of Vivi usage, and how regularly each Vivi feature is being utilized.

These data-led insights ensure your leadership can better understand how the system is being used, and where additional support is needed to maximise classroom outcomes.

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 
  • 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 
  • 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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