Streamline the deployment and management of a variety of digital displays with the simplest desktop virtualization software. Replace numerous physical PCs with affordable, low-wattage zero client devices all easily managed from one server. Any organization, from small retail stores to large call centers, can afford the flexible virtualization solution to reduce computing headaches and provide an exceptional desktop experience.

Userful Multiplatform software delivers a choice of customized Microsoft™ Windows, Linux and a free, integrated cloud desktop simultaneously to multiple displays within a local area network. With a dramatic reduction of hardware, software and electricity requirements, Userful Multiplatform enables anyone to save money and still enhance computing power.

 

 

Benefits

Centralize all desktops and operating systems

Efficiently centralize all stand-alone PCs, independent operating systems and desktops into a low-cost, server appliance. Set up is easy with plug and play simplicity, even with limited IT skills. The simplified approach to VDI in Userful Multiplatform software creates a visibly better performance than other complex virtualization solutions. Userful Multiplatform offers the high performance of a stand-alone PC that users expect with even the most demanding applications like playing multiple, full HD videos.

Virtualize multiple operating systems from one server

Deploy one or many customized operating systems to each desktop display, touch screen, digital sign, interactive whiteboard, or large interactive display. Operating systems include Microsoft Windows, Linux and a free, integrated cloud desktop, which is ideal for organizations that rely on web apps like Google Drive. Administrators can deploy a single solution to everyone or provide a simultaneous choice for users to switch between with a click. Only in-use Microsoft Windows desktops require a license, which saves on costly software licensing.

Power many types of low-cost displays

From desktops to digital signs, Userful Multiplatform is a single solution to power and manage many displays throughout an organization. Userful Multiplatform not only reduces the cost of desktops, it enables organizations to afford low-cost monitors or TVs and turn them into self-serve kiosks and single or multi-panel digital signs. The content on all screens are all easily customizable from the central server, including a basic digital signage player.

Centrally manage from any device

Seamlessly manage the entire solution using a browser-accessible control center from a desktop, tablet or smartphone, even with limited IT skills. Managing just one image on the server to instantly deploy new applications and updates to all desktops makes it easy to reduce IT management time and resources.

Features

 

New!Compatible with Many Types of Displays

Power multiple desktops and turn low-cost touch monitors or TVs into kiosks and TVs into single or multi-panel digital signs.

 
New!Touch Screen Support

Add a touch screen including Advantek, PHIStek and other monitors.

 
New!Basic Signage Player

A basic signage player, integrated into the Control Center, enables you to turn any digital display into a digital signs that plays multimedia files and weblinks.

 
Centralize Desktops

Centralize all PCs, operating systems and desktops into a low-cost, server appliance that replaces stand-alone physical PCs, independent operating systems and desktops.

 
Server Appliance

Using a local server appliance simplifies desktop virtualization and eliminates latency to create a visibly better performance than complex virtualization products that encode and decode data sent from a data center.

 
Virtualize Desktops

Deploy one or many customized desktops to each computer station, touch screen or large interactive display. Administrators can deploy a range of desktops, including a mix of Microsoft Windows, Linux and cloud-clients, or deploy the one desktop to everyone.

 
New!Welcome Screen

At each desktop, users can get started quickly by selecting from the range of desktops presented to them, and switch between them with a click.

 
Simplify PC Deployment

Setup a network of virtual desktops in just hours and easily maintain it with even limited IT skills. Scale deployments by adding additional servers.

 
Deliver Secure Access

Reduce security risks by working on a local server appliance inside the local area network instead of a data center or the cloud.

 
New!Ensure High Availability

Reliably provide high availability via fail-over redundancy from another server that can take over in the unlikely event that the original server is down.

 
New!Hybrid Docking Station

Empower collaboration in meeting rooms and increase productivity in hotdesking work spaces by sharing or extending content from a laptop to a second display. Use a single USB cable to plug the laptop into the ultra-thin or zero client to mirror or extend the content. Unplug the USB cable to run the original virtualized desktop.

 
New!Broadcast Alert

Send a message from the control center to all connected displays to instantly broadcast messages. Messages are distinguished by color and alert level ranging from green announcements to red emergency notices.

 
Virtual Microsoft Windows Machines

Create virtual Microsoft Windows XP, 7 or 8 machines once and map to any number of computers. Customers can use a cost effective MIcrosoft Windows Diskless COA licenses instead of VDA licenses.

 
Shared File Storage

Store and share content between multiple desktops by saving files to a shared folder on the host PC. Saved files can be downloaded through a simplified list in a web browser and saved on the desktop to edit locally.

 
Reduce Ongoing Costs

Ultra-thin or zero client devices have an extended lifespan since they have no moving parts that can fail and no local processing power. They consume only 3 watts of power compared to 120 watts of power per PC.

 
Cloud Transition

Shift to cloud apps by deploying any mix of cloud-client and Linux desktops plus Microsoft Windows desktops, as needed. Only the number of Microsoft Windows desktops in use at one time require a license which saves on expensive software licensing.

 
System Operations

Centralizes all host PC administration, including check and install updates to review software updates that are available and monitor installation progress until complete or perform system diagnostics to check the summary overview of system health and instantly understand which updates and upgrades will improve overall performance.

 
New!Remote Desktop Support

Includes basic support for Citrix, VMWare to access and work on remotely located desktops Full support coming in a future release. Access a Microsoft Server.

Case Studies

Igniting learning in a classroom or a country

Featured Case Study

Students and teachers in classrooms around the world access a world of knowledge with desktops powered by Userful software. In Brazil, the Ministry of Education brought education technology to all of its teachers and students through the world's largest digital inclusion project with Userful software. Read more >

Education


Manuel González Prada School
Perú
Compared to a 1-PC-per-user model, the energy savings for the 'Innovation Classroom' computers at the Manuel

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Lakeside School
Costa Rica
Lakeside School was able to give more students access to computers, as well as lower their energy use and cost, with the eventual goal of shifting to solar powered computer labs.

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La Salle Latacunga School
Ecuador
The Userful MultiSeat solution has made it possible for the La Salle School to provide more computers for their students and for teachers to guide and supervise their work easily with monitoring and control tools.

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The Valle Real Americano School
Mexico
Powered by Userful software, the Valle Real Americano School is one of the first private schools at the forefront of desktop computing technology in Mexico, offering the most efficient and low cost technology both operationally and administratively to each of their students and employees.

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San Calixto School
Bolivia
They saved 40% on hardware as compared to a traditional PC-per-station solution, and benefited from additional savings on software by choosing a Linux solution over Microsoft Windows.

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Retail


Autopartes Fraga
Costa Rica
With Userful MultiSeat Linux, Autopartes Fraga has improved the way they do business. Today they have more happy clients, accurate tracking of sales information, easy to use point of sale terminals, more workers with computer skills, and a growing business.

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Government


Government of Veracruz
Mexico
The Government of Veracruz is very satisfied with the solution's low cost, high performance and ease of management. They have found that Userful eliminates ongoing maintenance costs and reduces their hardware costs by 60%.

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Health Care Training


Superior Education Specialized Institute for Health Professionals of El Salvador
El Salvador
The Institute expanded computer access to their teachers and students by multiplying the number of workstations per PC.

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