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Ditto vs. Rise Vision

Which is Better for Digital Signage?

Ditto vs. Rise Vision

Use this guide to quickly compare digital signage from Ditto and Rise Vision. Get a full breakdown of each product’s features, pricing and technical specifications. Be informed and make the right decision for your organization. Download the fast facts sheet for even more critical info, like five-year cost of ownership, real testing experiences and more.

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Key Points

  • Ditto is an all-in-one digital signage and screen mirroring solution. Rise Vision is a digital signage solution.
  • Ditto costs $150 and Rise Vision starts at $121.
  • Ditto runs on Apple TVs and Windows devices while Rise Vision runs on Chromeboxes, Windows and Linux media players, and some other devices.

Compatible Media Player Hardware

Ditto and Rise Vision offer digital signage on devices connected to TVs, projectors and other monitors.

Ditto:
 
Rise Vision:
Windows devices   Windows devices
Apple TV HD   Certain Linux media players
Apple TV 4K   Certain Chromebox devices
Android TV devices, including Amazon Fire TV (coming soon)   Raspberry Pi*

*Limited in functionality, not recommended by Rise Vision for intensive digital signage.

Ditto runs on devices many organizations already own and have connected to displays, like Apple TVs, which cuts startup costs and deployment time. Rise Vision prioritizes physical media player boxes as its preferred hardware and officially recommends a Linux-based media player.

Get the fast facts sheet to see all supported device types, tech specs and more for Ditto and Rise Vision.

Features Breakdown

Both Ditto and Rise Vision contain pre-designed templates and other options for displaying and managing digital signage content. This helps cut down on signage design and creation time.

 
Ditto:
Rise Vision:

Designed, customizable templates

COVID-19 signage

Image uploads

Video uploads

Animated GIF uploads

Automatic and CAP emergency alerts

Manual alerts

Widget integrations (RSS feeds, weather, clock, etc.)

*

Calendar integration

*

Video URL streaming

Blank customizable template

Signage scheduling

Set content duration

Playlist organization

User collaboration

Cross-platform screen mirroring — see below

*Coming 2021

We tested Rise Vision to see how videos, images and GIFs displayed — get the whole story here.

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Screen Mirroring — Ditto only

In addition to digital signage, Ditto offers wireless screen mirroring. Ditto users can screen mirror iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Chromebook and Windows devices to the same displays used for digital signage. Ditto transitions from signage to screen mirroring and back again as needed for a seamless experience.

Ditto screen mirroring transitions to digital signage

With Ditto:
  • Instantly switch from digital signage to screen mirroring and vice versa.
  • Mirror multiple devices to the same display at once.
  • Mirror to multiple displays at once.
  • Minimize contact with shared hardware to share screens and collaborate in safe, socially distanced settings in the age of COVID-19.

Ditto wireless screen mirroring is included with a Ditto subscription at no extra cost. Screen mirroring and collaboration tools are not available with Rise Vision.

Learn about Ditto screen mirroring here.

Administration and Scalability

The Ditto account portal allows you to remotely manage digital signage, screen mirroring and administration. It's a web-based application accessible from anywhere. Administrators can scale Ditto throughout an organization using Jamf Pro, Jamf School, Cisco Meraki or other preferred MDMs. This includes the ability to zero-touch deploy and configure Ditto from one central place.

Average Ditto setup time with hardware already deployed: 2-5 minutes per media player.

Admins can create and schedule signage content while logged in to their Rise Vision account. Rise Vision does not support MDMs or other management platforms. Every individual Rise Vision media player must be manually configured on each local device.

See what real IT administrators are saying in our fast facts sheet.

Cost

Both Ditto and Rise Vision are priced on a per-media player basis.

  • Ditto: $150 per year per receiver (media player) — the complete price of Ditto screen mirroring and digital signage software.
  • Rise Vision: $121 per year per receiver (media player) — the complete price of a basic Rise Vision software license, does not include premium paid features.
Price breakdown

It's likely that you already have a compatible Ditto media player and can begin using Ditto without purchasing any additional technology or equipment. Ditto includes a free, 30-day trial that is full-featured and allows users and admins to use signage, screen mirroring and administration features. If you do require a media player, a device such as an Apple TV HD (priced at $150) will make the total cost of Ditto $300 for one display.

Compatible Rise Vision media players are sold through third-party vendors. Rise Vision’s official recommended media player hardware is priced at $250. This makes the total cost of Rise Vision $371 for one display. If your organization needs financial data like stock market information and currency conversion rates, Rise Vision requires a financial data license for every display. This is a separate subscription on top of the basic Rise Vision subscription, adding an additional $1188 per year per media player.

Get the complete cost of ownership chart here — it includes media players, TVs, subscription pricing and more.

Final Thoughts

Ditto and Rise Vision both offer digital signage management and content creation services. Rise Vision focuses on content creation, while Ditto maximizes the use of every display an organization owns.

Rise Vision prioritizes content creation and management with a large library of templates and widget integrations like weather, RSS feeds, clocks and calendars. If you need numerous predesigned signage options and have the time and IT manpower to configure and deploy hardware on each display, go with Rise Vision.

Ditto focuses on maximizing the value of an organization’s devices with both digital signage and screen mirroring. Ditto allows for wireless collaboration and screen sharing in addition to robust digital signage templates, design and administration tools. Any display in an organization can become a digital sign, a collaboration hub with screen mirroring, or both. Ditto prioritizes scalability and administration with its account portal and support for multiple MDM platforms.

If you’re looking for a digital signage solution that makes the most of your spaces, go with Ditto.

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