This comprehensive guide compares Ditto and TrilbyTV. Quickly assess each digital signage solution, including each product’s features, pricing and technical specifications. Use this guide to make an informed decision for your organization.
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- Ditto is an all-in-one digital signage and screen mirroring solution. TrilbyTV is a digital signage solution.
- Ditto costs $399 and TrilbyTV starts at $600-$1988. Both offer education pricing.
- Both Ditto and TrilbyTV run on Apple TVs and Windows devices. See all hardware options below.
Compatible Media Player Hardware
Ditto and TrilbyTV offer digital signage on monitors, TVs and other devices.
Ditto runs on devices many organizations already own and have connected to displays, like Apple TVs, which cuts startup costs and deployment time. TrilbyTV also runs on numerous common devices, but certain features, administration capabilities and types of content are limited to specific devices.
Both Ditto and TrilbyTV contain pre-designed templates and other options for displaying and managing digital signage content. This helps cut down on signage design and creation time.
Designed, customizable templates
Animated GIF uploads
Automatic and CAP emergency alerts
Documents, such as word processor files and slideshows
Video URL streaming
Blank customizable template
Set content duration
Cross-platform screen mirroring
**Not available on all devices
TrilbyTV allows admins to embed certain types of content in web pages or learning management systems. Additionally, certain types of content created on the web, such as Google Slides, must be made publicly accessible in order to display on any TrilbyTV device.
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.
- 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 TrilbyTV.
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.
TrilbyTV admins can create and manage signage inside their TrilbyTV account. Admins can upload content from the web or an iPad app and manage TrilbyTV using MDMs such as Jamf Pro, Cisco Meraki and others.
Both Ditto and TrilbyTV offer standard business pricing and special pricing to schools in the UK.
- Ditto: $399 per year per receiver (media player) — the complete price of Ditto screen mirroring and digital signage software.
- TrilbyTV: $470 per year per receiver (media player) — the complete price of a TrilbyTV business subscription.
Some education pricing may be available for both Ditto and TrilbyTV
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 $240) will make the total cost of Ditto with standard business pricing $638 for one display.
TrilbyTV media players are sold through third party vendors. Pricing for these hardware devices varies and can range from tens to several thousands of dollars. A media device such as an Apple TV HD (priced at $240) will make the total cost of TrilbyTV with a standard business subscription $710 for one display.
Ditto and TrilbyTV both offer digital signage management and content creation services. TrilbyTV focuses on content creation, while Ditto maximizes the use of every display an organization owns.
TrilbyTV prioritizes content creation and management with a large library of templates and compatibility with numerous file formats. If you need numerous pre-designed signage options and have the time to design and customize various content types, go with TrilbyTV.
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.