Vivi, the only wireless screen mirroring and digital signage solution purpose-built for education, today announced its evolution into a whole-school communications solution extending Vivi's impact beyond classroom walls. Inspired by customer input, these new capabilities equip school leaders, staff, and others to leverage their network of connected displays in classrooms and common spaces, to engage effectively and efficiently with all members of their school community.
“Having our Building Principals be able to play a live video to all the classroom screens simultaneously creates a chance for a shared experience without the disruption of bringing everyone together physically,” says Kari Moulton, Technology Integration Support Specialist at Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 in Illinois. “It allows the students to put a name with the faces of the building leadership. It's a fantastic and scalable way for our building principals to engage with our students and teachers.“
Available this month, Vivi Video Announcements enables a school leader to deliver morning announcements, ad-hoc messaging in response to incoming news, or any other messaging made more powerful with video across the entire network of their Vivi-connected displays. Vivi Text Announcements, released at the end of last year, enable a school’s administrative team to send concise, non-disruptive yet noticeable messages, directly to classrooms, common areas, or groups of displays to relay any message to students and staff, without interrupting the flow of instruction.
“Many of our customers are still grappling with a loss of connection within their school community brought about from the events of the last few years. They drove us to extend the work we do connecting students to teaching and learning in classrooms across their school buildings. Traditional ways of communicating, such as public address systems can be disruptive and ineffective, while in-person assemblies are not scalable. Vivi’s communication tools provide schools effective and efficient ways to reach students and staff throughout the school day,” said Natalie Mactier, Chief Executive Officer, Vivi.
Vivi’s Announcements are combined with Vivi’s Digital Signage for routine, planned communications and Vivi’s Emergency Alerts system for more urgent communications, providing a school-wide communication platform for leaders to touch base with their community members, remind students of goings-on at school, share timely information, or simply call a student to the office.
Used by over 2,000 schools, Vivi combines wireless screen mirroring and digital signage into a single solution, purpose-built for education, that drives more value for districts from their existing investments in display technology and student devices. For more information, visit vivi.io.