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Userful Desktop named Platinum Product of the Year!

Userful Desktop was named Product of the Year from the Library Resource Group's Modern Library Awards 2015. The honour was voted on by over 80,000 librarians who voted Userful Desktop as the most flexible, secure, and simplest public computing solution on the market.

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Simplify your public computing with Userful Desktop. The fully integrated desktop virtualization solution is uniquely designed for public computing to enhance patron experience and keep your library under budget.

Eliminate the high cost and complexity of the traditional PC solution by powering up to twenty public access desktops through one, central PC. Patrons will enjoy the wide variety of applications for any age or ability, the security of locked-down desktops, plus time and print management. Staff will also save valuable time by monitoring and managing all desktops through a single web app and letting Userful take care of all the updates through the cloud.

 

Public Libraries

 

Better patron experience

Libraries play a vital role in communities through providing reliable public access to technology, opening a world of knowledge and opportunities to patrons. Userful Desktop virtualization solution allows your library to easily deploy more public access computers with less hardware, less maintenance, less money, and greater control over the desktop experience.

All patrons can take advantage of the variety of customizable applications. Your library can configure individual desktops with free, open source software or with Microsoft Office suite to cater to everyone's needs. There are options for fun and educational children's games and large print for visually impaired patrons, or job-seeking stations with office applications, links to job banks, and more. The solution comes with time and print management features, enabling patrons to pre-book stations and have timed sessions.

Integrated solution

The traditional one PC per seat solution creates high costs in hardware, software, electricity use, and maintenance for most libraries. Building a custom public computing solution by integrating features to lock down the computers and add other features like time and print management Userful Desktop virtualization is time consuming and costly.

With Userful Desktop, the solution is fully integrated from a single vendor and powers up to twenty high-powered desktops through one, central computer. This eliminates the upfront costs of purchasing multiple PCs and software licenses, and drastically reduces the ongoing costs of maintenance and electricity use. Plus management is simplified through a single web app and all updates are completed by Userful through the cloud so you can get back to managing your library, not your computers.


Userful Desktop public computing software

Userful Desktop™ public computing platform delivers computing power with integrated desktop applications or rich content to twenty computers, kiosks or digital signs from a standard, central computer.

Customer case studies


Warsaw Public Library
Indiana, USA
Warsaw Community Public Library saved thousands of dollars in IT costs and time with Userful Desktop.

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Coquitlam Public Library
Canada
Coquitlam Public Library used Userful Desktop to save staff time and keeping systems current.

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Hospitality Business Centers

Convenience for guests

Hotel guests appreciate convenience when travelling. Access to a computer and the online world are essential for many travelers. Hotels want to keep guests connected to email, social media, professional documents, and personal items during their stay. Userful Desktop virtualization software can provide high-powered desktops for your hotel guests.

Centrally manage desktop computers

The flexible Userful Desktop public computing platform can provide computing power, rich media content, and applications to multiple desktops - and all from a standard, central computer. This enables hotels to save money while providing the best hospitality experience for guests. With Userful taking care of all updates through the cloud, your hotel staff do not have to worry about constantly maintaining and troubleshooting computers. The possibilities are endless and all options provide high performance, media-rich experiences with a cost-effective model. Userful Desktop will create reliable public computing access, keeping your patrons happy, and drastically reduce your overall costs.

Userful Desktop public computing software

Userful Desktop™ public computing platform delivers computing power with integrated desktop applications or rich content to twenty computers, kiosks or digital signs from a standard, central computer.

Customer case studies


Canalta Hotels
Canada
Canalta Group, headquartered in Drumheller, Alberta, develops and operates hotels and restaurants throughout Western Canada.
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Hillcrest Hotel Coast Resort
Canada
Hillcrest Hotel, a Coast Resort, pleases guests and staff with headache-free computer and Internet access while generating extra revenue.
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Community Internet Centers

 

Connecting people online

Many community members rely on internet cafes to send email, learn a new skill, or even watch some of life's most special moments unfold in front of their eyes through video and multimedia applications. Members of the military can be halfway across the globe, not able to easily connect with their family except by relying on internet centers. Userful Desktop virtualization solution allows communities to easily connect people online without having to buy multiple PCs and hire IT staff to set up and manage them. The Userful public computing platform provides a cost-effective, high-performance, and reliable computing solution for any organization to keep staff and community members connected to communication and learning. The solution is locked-down and secure to meet even the most demanding security checks, including government and military sectors.

Secure solution with one desktop

Ensure staff and community members can connect to learning, friends, and family safely.Powering multiple desktops through one, central computer is a cost-effective way to deploy many workstations. The solution is management-free with automatic updates installed through the cloud, creating a simple public computing solution for your community.

Userful Desktop public computing software

Userful Desktop™ public computing platform delivers computing power with integrated desktop applications or rich content to twenty computers, kiosks or digital signs from a standard, central computer.

Customer case studies


Canadian Forces
Afghanistan
Canadian Forces uses Userful software to boost morale of Canadian solders in Afghanistan.

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