System Architecture
  • 13 Oct 2022
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System Architecture

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Download The Architecture of a VT System one sheet for quick reference.

The LSVT Hierarchy

This introduction explains how the LSVT hierarchy works within the Application, and uses the analogy of a building to help explain how it all fits together.


  • A “building” is like a “System.”
  • A “floor” is like a “Private Labeled Theme.”
  • A “room” is like a “Location.”
  • A “person” in a room, is like a “User.”

You, as a VT Customer, have an account with LightSpeed VT, which is represented by a “System”. Think of a System like having a large office building built for you. The building has obvious attributes about it, like the name of the building, the general design, the paint job, etc.

Within the building, each floor may have some attributes that can be slightly different than the building. Things like; the interior design, the color of the carpet, the layout of the floor – just like a regular office building.

On each floor there are rooms, and ultimately that is where the people (users) are… they are in the rooms. Each room may also have some unique things about it that may be slightly different than the floor it is on. Things like; the channels that are subscribed to on the TV network, the size of the room, the logo on the door of the room, etc.

Each person in the room will also be slightly different too. They may have different color shirts on and may have different preferences or jobs of what they do within the room, but they are only inside one room at a time.

All of that being said, there are some attributes that are part of the building that are the same on every floor, such as; the elevator and the roof. Then there are things on each floor that won’t change per room, such as the carpet in the halls.

As you go through these Help Docs, you will see notes about certain things that are “System” specific, some that are “Theme” specific, some that are “Location” specific and some that are “User” specific. In some instances there are settings at one level that may override the level above it, so it is helpful to understand this hierarchy of how these settings work to really leverage the flexibility of what you can accomplish with the LSVT platform.

The basic hierarchy of User Access Levels that are utilized are as follows:

  • Super Users (which also includes a number of toggle-able top level admin controls)
  • Overseers (the ability to oversee users, run reports, etc.)
  • Learners (users that sign in and take the training)

For more information on User Access Levels, visit our Access Level Definitions page.

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