Organize your network in VidiCenter – Part 1

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HIERARCHY IN VIDICENTER

In VidiCenter, you can organize a network of a few screens as well as a network of 1000+ screens. 
In order to do so, we suggest you follow the pieces of advice of this article, and rememeber: it is always better to start early to keep a clean organization.

Overview of the hierarchy

In VidiCenter, all the screens are organized along  this hierarchy:

  • Network: all the locations belonging to one same client should belong to the same network
    • Site: inside a network, you can have several site. A site is a group of screens that belong to the same geographic entity
      • Location: a location is the virtual counterpart of the screen. It should be given a name that makes is clear that it shows the data for a given screen. The location is where the data is stored
        • Box: a box is a physical player. It is the computer that runs behind a screen. It is linked to a location, so that when it measures data and uploads it to the cloud, the data is stored for that specific location.
An example of a good network would be this one.

Indeed, there is one network (it belongs to Coffee Corner).
Coffee Corner has two shops running VidiReports, so it has two sites in VidiCenter (Madison Square Garden and Grand Central).

In the Madison Square Garden shop, there are 4 screens, so in VidiCenter we see 4 locations, each attached to 4 boxes. The 4 boxes are the players actually collecting data, the 4 locations are the virtual entities in which the data for each screen is stored.

Similarly, the second shop (second site) has 2 screens (2 locations and 2 boxes).