How to Use Userful as a Video Wall Processor

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With Userful and a standard PC you have a powerful video wall processor, capable of deliver large size video walls, and digital signage, without the complexities and costs of traditional video wall processors.

As video walls proliferate, AV professionals are looking for easy-to-use solutions with the flexibility to address a wide rage of business requirements and the scalability to deliver content of ever increasing resolution. Userful is the one video wall processor that is uniquely suited to address not just today’s needs, but tomorrow’s as well—a common challenge among those looking to purchase a video wall processor.

Leverage the power of today’s standard PCs

Userful software installs on an off-the-shelf PC and transforms that PC into a browser-managed video wall processor. A standard Core i7 PC can support up to 40 displays on a single video wall or can mix video walls with stand alone single displays. A high end PC can support up to 60 displays on a single video wall. With all the video rendering done on the PC, there is no need for expensive video cards in order to deliver professional grade video walls. For added performance, Userful supports NVidia offloading cards.

Ultra-high content on your video walls and digital signage

A high-performing video wall processor, Userful supports multiple inputs and outputs simultaneously, including HDMI capture, interactive web browser and desktop environments, HTML5, Live TV, network streaming, and more.

With Userful, you can deliver up to 8k content to your video walls, without the need of specialized and expensive video cards, straight from your PC, through your existing network infrastructure. Userful also makes use of the native GPU to process higher quality content.

Flexibility and Scalability in one simple and powerful solution

Customers don’t need to worry about the number of outputs, as all content is delivered from the video wall processor to the displays over the local area network. Each display in the video wall has a zero client device attached, which is essentially a network addressable video card. Zero clients have an expected lifespan of up to 10 years.

Cost-effective throughout the entire lifecycle

When we look at traditional video wall processors—hardware based and video card based—they work on proprietary hardware, which are traditionally costly, and provide only a fixed number of inputs and outputs. In order to expand, or upgrade, these solutions generally require a complete change of hardware (i.e. the whole unit in case of hardware-based solutions, or new server and video cards in the case of video card-based solutions), or additional hardware units, that increase significantly the solution’s cost over time.

The Userful video wall processor, on the other hand, does not need to upgrade the displays or even the zero clients to support larger content. They only need to upgrade the standard PC that is running Userful software, reducing significantly the total cost of ownership (TCO). In this way Userful is a unique video wall solution able to handle today’s needs and yet grow with the customer as well.

With Userful and a standard PC you have a powerful video wall processor, capable of deliver large size video walls, and digital signage, without the complexities and costs of traditional video wall processors.

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