The Vaddio Deployment Tool is a Windows-installable software application that simplifies equipment installation by providing configuration management, device discovery, mass firmware updates and remote troubleshooting.
The software tool shows all compatible Vaddio products across a deployment on one screen, allows users to select devices from the network, and configures, controls and updates devices as needed.
“It’s a great tool for new installations, both large and small,” says Rob Viren, product manager at Vaddio. “An integrator can download firmware files for offline use, update a whole installation of devices with a few clicks, discover all Vaddio devices on a network, and debug common issues with an easy-to-use interface.”
With the configuration management feature, users can copy set-up configurations and apply them to other devices.
“If an integrator is installing a dozen huddle rooms, it’s no longer a manual process,” Viren said. “Integrators can apply a saved huddle room configuration and apply it to the other rooms with ease as long as they have the same devices in them. This software saves time, money and provides the best installation experience in the market.”
The Vaddio Deployment Tool requires authentication from each connected device and encrypts all stored authentication. The application collects no user data of any kind to respect the ever-growing privacy concerns of users. Other cloud-based solutions could leak sensitive information, but since the Vaddio Deployment Tool does not use cloud services, integrators and AV managers can be confident that all audio, video, shared content, meeting and business data remains private and secure.
The Vaddio Deployment Tool was designed to help integration partners and AV managers keep their AV installations running smoothly. There is no cost for this tool, nor are there any license fees or maintenance fees. Vaddio does not harvest any data or benefit from providing this tool, except to improve the installation experience for its customers.
The beta version is currently available; the final version of the Vaddio Deployment Tool will be released later this fall.