As classrooms and meeting rooms evolve digitally, IT administrators are continually facing new challenges. One issue for IT admin is the time-consuming need to monitor and maintain individual devices and displays, sometimes in the hundreds, that live on the network across large organizations, schools, and education institutions. However, device management can be made easy.

You may have heard of ViewSonic’s interactive whiteboards and accompanying myViewBoard digital whiteboarding software. Well, within the myViewBoard ecosystem, there is an easy and secure solution to manage your connected displays and devices 24/7. Designed for IT administrators, ViewSonic’s myViewBoard Manager delivers centralized control through a single, easy-to-use web-based platform, so you can securely set up, manage and maintain all of your organization’s devices from a centralized dashboard.

There is a free basic version as well as a paid version with more advanced features, so let’s take a look at what each of them offer for device management.

Device Management with ViewSonic myViewBoard Manager

myViewBoard Manager: Device Management Made Easy

The base version of myViewBoard Manager device management software is free and comes with several robust features for managing interactive displays:

  • Cloud-Based Access: Remotely access and manage devices from anywhere, with no software installation needed. All you need is a web browser and a myViewBoard account.
  • Easy Device Enrollment: You can enroll devices remotely with unique device PINs or serial numbers. Alternatively, you can enroll devices on-site using QR code scanning. myViewBoard Manager also supports batch enrollment to expedite mass device setup.
  • Device Monitoring: Admins can monitor the status of devices such as On/Off, Last Connected, Local IP Address and more, directly from the administration (admin) portal. You can also retrieve information such as serial numbers, asset tags, Wi-Fi SSID, etc. in real time.
  • Device Control: Control devices remotely from the admin portal – including turning the device screen on/off, switching inputs, locking and unlocking firmware, and more.
  • Broadcasts: Instantly send standard or urgent messages to select devices from the admin portal. A siren can also be enabled to provide visual and audible warnings for urgent messages such as fire drills.
  • App Management: Remotely install or remove apps on your devices. Admins can also silently manage apps without the need for user intervention on the device. An app library provides a curated list

myViewBoard Manager Advanced: Enhanced Device Management

While the base version of myViewBoard manager is free and offers incredible device management features, myViewBoard Manager Advanced is the premium version of the web-based device management tool and offers upgraded software with enhanced management and automation features.

myViewBoard Manager Advanced includes all of the standard features, plus the following enhanced features:

  • Multimedia Broadcast: With myViewBoard Advanced, you can remotely broadcast pictures and videos to your enrolled devices, allowing for more immersive messaging, announcements, and digital signage content than just standard text broadcasts.
  • Task Scheduling: You can automate tasks ahead of time with myViewBoard Manager Advanced; you can schedule tasks for a specific time as a one-off event or as a recurring event. Remotely schedule tasks such as screen on/off, power off, broadcast media and more on select devices. For example, you can schedule that all screens be powered off at 5pm every day, or you can schedule a Fire Drill broadcast to go off at 1:09pm next Tuesday.
  • User Management: You can manage user access to various features and devices with myViewBoard Manager Advanced, allowing you to easily maintain and control the different display needs of various administrators and staff while keeping the system running smoothly and securely.
  • System Backup and Restore: With myViewBoard Manager Advanced, you can create “restore points” to restore device settings to an earlier point in time. Restore points can be automatically created based on a preset schedule. Retain peace of mind knowing that files and preferences are saved even in the event of unforeseen system errors or crashes.
  • File Transfer: Eliminate the need to transfer files to devices one-by-one. myViewBoard Manager Advanced allows you to remotely send presentations, lessons, and various file types to all your devices with the click of a button.

myViewBoard Manager vs. Manager Advanced Features

FeaturesManagerManager Advanced
Cloud Storage1GB15GB
QR Code Enrollment
Full Device Control & Monitoring
App Management
Remote Firmware Update
Message Broadcast
System Backup & Restore1 Slot10 Slots
Multimedia Broadcast
File Transfer
Task Scheduling
User Management
Activity Log and Usage Report
OptionsFree1 to 7 Year Packages

Parmetech is Your Premier Office and Classroom Technology Partner

As a ViewSonic partner, we’re proud to offer a variety of interactive whiteboards for education and workplace interactive whiteboards, to fit every environment, every need, and every budget. If you’re interested in learning more about myViewBoard Manager or myViewBoard Manager Advanced, connect with us today to talk to an interactive technology product expert at Parmetech. We can set up a demo of myViewBoard Manager and Manager Advanced, as well as offer a free 90-day trial of myViewBoard Manager Advanced.