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Vivi 2.5 Product Release

Taking Vivi's Seamless User Experience to the Next Level


An easier way to manage displays.

CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) is an HDMI feature that allows you to control other CEC-compatible displays that are connected through HDMI (such as Vivi). Now with our 2.5 release, your clients can pre-schedule all CEC-compatible displays to switch ON/OFF automatically via Vivi Central or the Vivi Web Console.


Benefits to Your Clients.

Digital Signage – Administrators can configure the CEC Power Management to switch each CEC-compatible display in the signage schedule ON in just a few swift seconds.

Emergency Broadcast – When an emergency is triggered, all CEC-compatible displays can be configured to activate and switch to the correct HDMI source.

Power Saving – Screens that are accidentally left on overnight drain power and pockets. CEC Power Management makes this a thing of the past and keeps your customers cashed up.


How to Start Using it.

Administrators can configure CEC Power Management for their organisation via either the Vivi Web Console (for individual Vivi Boxes) or Vivi Central. This includes:

  • Scheduling ON/OFF times for one or more CEC-compatible displays;
  • Selecting the display ON trigger from the following options: when the user joins the room, when they use the Present my Screen or Play a Video Direct feature in their App, Digital Signage or Emergency Broadcast;
  • Setting how long the display/s remain active once triggered (the 'Idle Timeout');
  • A 'Pause' control, which can be activated/deactivated at the start and end of school holiday periods.

2.5 Release - CEC - Web Console



The first of many cloud integrations.

Starting in this release, wherever Vivi has touchpoints with the cloud, we will build an integration.


Benefits to Your Clients.

Users can now link their Google account with Vivi and enjoy a greater range of media and cloud integration options, such as:

When setting up Signage Schedules, administrative users with linked accounts can select their Google Slides and include them in their playlist.

When using the Annotation Suite in the Vivi App, users have the option of saving their masterpiece straight to the cloud and no longer just to their local device. 

Many teachers use Google Drive to collaborate with students in the classroom. Our new Google Integration will make this a more seamless and collaborative experience when used alongside Vivi.


How to Start Using it.

In Vivi Central - On the 'Media' page in Vivi Central, administrators now have an additional option under 'Add Media' called 'Add Google Slides'. The administrator will then see a popup window which prompts them to link their Google account if they haven't already done so, and then select Google Slides to use.

NOTE: The user will only need to link their Google account and Vivi Account once. If an administrative user un-links their Google and Vivi accounts, then any Google Slides being used as signage will be erased. A popup warning will appear if the user clicks the un-link button.

In the Vivi App - Once the user has downloaded the latest 2.18.0 version of the Vivi App, there is now a cloud button in the upper right corner of the Annotation Suite. When this icon is clicked for the first time, the user will be prompted to link their Google Drive account. Once this is done, a "Vivi Annotations" folder will be created, and all work saved from the Vivi Annotation Suite will now be saved here whenever the save to Google Drive option is selected.

Google Integrations - Add Media - Vivi Central_edited


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Take a load off the CPU.

The Vivi App on Windows Intel-based computers can now use Hardware Encoding instead of Software Encoding, reducing the CPU and making the efficiency of encoding better.

Hardware and Software Encoding 101:

Software Encoding is a type of encoding performed by the general CPU with the help of encoding Software.
Hardware Encoding is where a dedicated hardware known as the GPU is used for encoding, which is far more efficient.

Benefits to Your Clients.

The benefit of moving to Hardware Encoding on Windows is that it reduces the load on the device CPU, therefore enabling the laptop to be used alongside more CPU intensive applications. This may extend the battery life, depending on the type of device.


How to Start Using it.

In Vivi Central - Once updated to Vivi 2.18.0, Windows Hardware Acceleration will be set to OFF by default, and in Vivi Central administrators can then opt to switch this feature ON by default for their entire organisation. Administrators can also disable the ability for users to toggle this feature ON in their Vivi App.

2.5 Release Hardware Acceleration - Vivi Cnetral


In the Vivi App - Once updated to Vivi 2.18.0, in the 'Settings' page of their Vivi App, users now have a toggle option to turn Windows Hardware Acceleration ON/OFF for their device.



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