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The following table outlines the different product related terms that have been used within the Admin Guide.
Vivi product definitions



"Admin Guide", "Vivi Admin Guide"

This Admin Guide

"Box", "The Box", or "Vivi Box" depending on the context

The Vivi hardware


The display (for example, screen or projector) that is directly connected to a Vivi Box

Local Video Direct

Vivi functionality that allows videos on local devices to be played to Vivi-enabled Displays.

Service Announcement

Ad-hoc email to clients regarding important service announcements.

Vivi Central

Main administration platform for managing the Vivi environment

Web Console

Administrative website that is installed on each Vivi Box. Used to configure each Box and perform administrative tasks.

Internet/public definitions
The following table outlines some of the more technical terms that have been used within the Admin Guide.


Full term



Active Directory

Microsoft product for storing information about users, groups and devices.


Active Directory Federation Services

Microsoft product for managing user authentication to different applications.

Apple AirPlay


Apple AirPlay is a proprietary technology used by Apple for wireless streaming of audio, video and device screens between devices.


Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

A protocol that is used to request an IP address from a Domain Name Server.


Distinguished Name

The full name and location of an object in an LDAP directory.


Domain Name Server

Network infrastructure that allocates IP addresses to devices on the network, and manages the network connection details.


Global Unique Identifier

A unique identifier that is used by software programs to distinguish between different devices, interfaces, records and other objects.


High-Definition Multimedia Interface

A standard cable for connecting high-definition video devices.


HyperText Transfer Protocol

A protocol that defines how messages are formatted and transmitted across the world wide web.



The operating system used by mobile devices manufactured by Apple (for example, iPhones, iPads).



iPerf is a network performance measurement and tuning tool that is used to measure the performance of a network.



A syntax for storing and exchanging data, often for data sent from a web server to a web page.


Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

A common standard used by applications to authenticate against a separate directory of user and group details.

MAC address

Media Access Control address

A unique hardware identification number for each device that can connect to a network.


Man-in-the-middle attack

A type of attack where a malicious third-party intercepts network traffic between two parties and can either detect supposedly secure traffic, or potentially alter it. Meanwhile, the two parties still believe that they are contacting each other directly over a secure network connection.


NT LAN Manager

A suite of Microsoft security protocols that are used for managing user authentication.


Network Time Protocol

A protocol that is used to synchronize time information between computer systems.


Simple Network Management Protocol

A protocol for collecting and organising information about devices on a network.


Service Set Identifier

The unique name for a Wi-Fi network.


Secure Sockets Layer

A cryptographic protocol that is used to provide secure communications over a network. This is now deprecated and replaced by TLS.

SSL Certificate


A data file that is used to set up an encrypted channel between two computer systems, typically between a user's machine and a server, or between two servers.


Transmission Control Protocol

A protocol for sending information over a network. This is an alternative to UDP. Unlike UDP, transmission of data via TCP is tracked and acknowledged once it arrives at its destination. It is slower but more reliable than UDP and is used for most Internet based services.


Transport Layer Security

A cryptographic protocol that is used to provide secure communications over a network. This protocol superseded SSL.


User Datagram Protocol

A protocol for sending information over a network. Typically used where the transmission of data needs to be sent quickly and it doesn't matter if some of the data is lost in transit. This is an alternative protocol to TCP.

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