Userful To Feature New Light Desktop Virtualization with HP at eLearning Africa Conference

New Userful Multiplatform 7.1 desktop virtualization software powers multiple displays, from desktops to digital signs, to save you time and decrease costs

Calgary, Canada -- May 27, 2014 -- Userful, along with HP, are thrilled to be attending eLearning Africa, the 9th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training taking place in Kampala, Uganda from May 28th to May 30th. The conference is a gathering of ICT practitioners and professionals from all over the world coming together to teach and learn more about ICT. The goal of eLearning Africa is to share ICT knowledge and expertise in order to enhance the use of technology across education, business, and government in Africa.

Userful Multiplatform desktop virtualization software is the simplest, most flexible, highest performance, and lowest-cost solution on the market. Userful Multiplatform 7.1, the newest version of the software, provides an alternative solution to the traditional and costly one PC per seat solution by powering multiple desktops, digital signs, and even video walls with just one PC. Schools and services businesses can take advantage of the Userful Multiplatform 7.1 solution and its many options to drastically reduce computing costs and provide the best possible computing experience.

In several African countries, including Uganda, Cameroon, and Kenya, many schools and businesses are already working with Userful and HP on large projects. The goal is to deploy more computers with excellent value and low cost in order to bridge the digital divide and provide citizens with ICT tools and skills. One of the most successful projects that has recently launched has been with the Uganda Communications Commission and the Uganda Ministry of Education. The project aimed to add more computers in schools and integrate the new ICT, including hardware, software, and internet access. The project successfully deployed 3,500 workstations, using Userful software and HP hardware, in 125 schools across Uganda. Another phase of the project will soon be launching to add even more ICT to schools across Uganda, which will continue to bring increased ICT access and eradicate the digital divide in the country.

How It Works

The newest Userful Multiplatform virtualization software is perfect for K-12 schools, post secondary institutions, and training centers or small to medium-sized service businesses, such as retail stores, medical centers, call centers, and many more. It can power twenty or more displays with one central computer which can be easily set up with little to no IT support.

Userful Multiplatform 7.1 comes with a variety of options for schools and businesses: Choice of desktops including:

  • Linux, with a free and integrated cloud-desktop to access cloud apps and includes a full productivity suite with thousands of free applications
  • Microsoft™ Windows only as and when needed to reduce software licensing
  • Cloud-access desktops to work with online apps like Google Drive
  • One locked-down PC to manage all desktop workstations or displays
  • Choice to add low-cost touch screens as kiosks for students or customers
  • Option to turn low-cost displays into single or multi-panel digital signs and video walls

Userful Multiplatform 7.1 will be able to provide your schools and business with optimal access to content through the high-performance display and kiosk options, while also improving productivity through student and staff PCs. You can utilize low-cost digital signs, touchscreens and kiosks all at the same time, while powering them from the same computer. These options are ideal for schools and small to medium businesses requiring low-cost computing and those who are looking to easily expand in the future.

The Userful Multiplatform system deploys multiple monitors for one PC using a zero client device, which consumes only three watts of power. This substantially reduces costs in energy and IT support. All of these options are available in one, easy-to-set up package that costs a fraction of the traditional price of one PC per user setup.

Come visit Userful with HP to get a demo of Userful Multiplatform. Whether your organization is a school, university, call center, retail store, medical clinic, barber shop, fitness center, or any other type of small to medium business, learn how Userful Multiplatform 7.1 can transform your computing capabilities to let you deploy more displays that you may have never thought you could afford, plus save you money.

Anyone can download the install DVD of Userful Multiplatform to experience first hand the high performance and ease of use of the solution. For more information visit products/userful-multiplatform

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Userful Corporation is a leading desktop virtualization software company that makes it simple and affordable for organizations to implement and centrally manage virtual computers. Userful supports virtualization deployments from desktops to touch-screens and beyond, with exceptional performance, unique flexibility and at the lowest cost on the market. Userful is the trusted provider of over 1 million virtual computers in over 100 countries and works with zero-client and thin-client devices from world-class partners.

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