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Userful integrates Display5 digital signage into their revolutionary video wall controller

Flexible, powerful and easy to use video wall controller and digital signage combination provide greater content control to users, at affordable price.

December 12th, 2016 (Toronto and Calgary - Canada) - Userful Corporation, an industry-leader in digital display software, and Display5, the powerful HTML5 Digital Signage solution for media delivery announce the integration of their two platforms.

Userful is the first video wall controller to deliver 8k content in real time over the network and the first to support multiple, independent video walls from a single, standard PC with no specialized video cards required. By integrating with Display5's CMS and Player, users have control over the design, location and display timing of content.

“We are really excited to integrate Display5's CMS into Userful. This powerful combination, not only is lightweight, flexible and affordable, it also allows users to deploy high-quality video walls and digital signage, with full control of their content”, says Tim Griffin, CTO of Userful. “Display5 helps users take full advantage of Userful's support for multiple content source simultaneously, making them a great option for any use case”.

Paul Gragtmans, President stated, “Our integration with Userful allows our customers to deploy cost effective and creative video wall implementations. Display5 gives customers a single CMS to create canvases for Digital signs, video walls and room booking panels. One CMS, multiple form factors of display. Together, Display5’s capability to create and play video wall canvases of any size, easily and instantly, and Userful’s cost effective and powerful zero client technology solution to drive the video wall display make a very powerful combination.”

Userful turns a standard PC into a high end video wall controller that delivers content over the network. With Display5, customers have an intuitive and low cost video wall and signage solution where they can control their content from any browser. The solution utilizes a standard Ethernet connection to drive up to 60 displays from a single PC, eliminating much of the proprietary hardware and IT costs traditionally associated with video walls. Both technology platforms are natively browser based, which makes investing in these technology platforms a good bet on the evolution of the technology of connected devices.

To learn more about how Userful turns a PC into a high end video wall controller, visit userful.com/videowall

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About Userful

Userful builds an industry leading software appliance for AV & IT professionals to easily control large numbers of displays and interactive content sources from any browser. Userful sits between content and displays providing AV over IP and hundreds of other features. Userful makes it simple and affordable for organizations to drive and centrally manage intelligent interactive displays from digital signage, to desktops, to touch-screens and video walls and beyond with exceptional performance, unique flexibility and the lowest cost on the market. Userful is the trusted provider of over 1 million displays in over 100 countries. http://www.userful.com

About Display5

Display5 specializes in building a platform for communicating via digital screens to the occupants of common areas: buildings, campuses, cities, etc. Anywhere where people congregate is an opportunity to communicate your message: Your own digital signage show; A live Town Hall address; Emergency notification; or updates on the status of your facility. We love and take pride in our work. Ease of use and powerful capabilities are our highly valued goals to allow you to create stunningly designed Shows or switch the use of the screens for another purpose in an instant. http://www.display5.com/

 

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Userful Launches Ultra Low Cost Video Wall Controller

The $565 PC an ideal video wall controller for up to 9-screens and 4k content.

December 8th, 2016, Calgary, AB — Userful Corporation, an industry leader in centralized display controller software, recently unveiled a new option for its revolutionary video wall solution, which makes the already high-performing and cost-effective video wall controller even more affordable.

Userful software turns a standard PC into a high end video wall controller that delivers content over the network and can support one or more video walls simultaneously. Userful has now certified a $565 HP Prodesk PC that customers can use to run up to 9-screens in a single video wall configuration. The solution uses one zero client device per screen (priced at at $299 per display and up). Video walls with more screens still require a higher end PC.

Timothy Griffin, founder and CTO of Userful, describes the importance of this release, “We realized there is a growing need for video walls, but there are times people can’t afford the high price tag. With this new Userful release, we’ve cut the cost of the PC required to run Userful by over 60%, that’s a huge savings. People looking for ultra low cost video walls now have access to a high-performing solution from Userful, and can take a full advantage of the features that Userful brings—4k content, preset zone support, artistic layouts, etc—using a $565 PC. In the past people have been forced to buy lower cost video walls only to find that the chosen solution doesn’t meet their needs long-term. No one has that worry with Userful--we make it easy for customers to upgrade, so they can start with this entry level PC with the confidence Userful’s advanced features and scalability has them covered as their business grows and their requirements evolve.”

Userful’s AV-over-IP approach makes it easy for users to scale and upgrade their video walls. Companies can start with a $565 PC and as their requirements grow, so can their video walls, just replace the PC and use the same software and same zero clients and then deploy to 60 screens.

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About Userful

Userful makes it easy and cost effective to manage large numbers of intelligent screens from video walls and digital signs to desktops and touch screens. By employing an onsite PC or server sitting between displays and content, Userful delivers unbeatable performance at every screen. The solution is easy to scale and ensures customers can centrally control and manage tomorrow’s content and service requirements as well as today’s. Userful is the trusted provider of over 1 million displays in over 100 countries and works with zero- and thin-client devices from world-class partners such as ViewSonic, Thinglobal, Atrust, Centerm and HP.
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Artistic video walls by Userful enhance fan experience at
Tampa Bay’s Amalie Arena

Stunning artistic video walls used to welcome fans to the home of the Tampa Bay Lightning

Calgary, AB and Miami, FL -- April 6th, Pro Sound, a Florida-based AV integrator with extensive experience in sports and entertainment venues across the US, and Userful, an industry leader in centralized display software, announce the implementation of a series of state-of-the-art mosaic-style video walls at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida home of the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL team.

A part of the arena’s 2015-16 upgrade, Pro Sound has deployed a series of four unique mosaic-style video walls strategically located throughout the arena. Thanks to the innovative and flexible Userful solution, they were able to turn standard video walls into pieces of art with unique artistic layouts that showcase stunning views of the city and other local attractions at Ultra-high definition 4k resolution.

The Userful Network Video Wall, the world’s first video wall solution to deliver 4k and larger content over the network in real time from a single Core i7 PC, was the solution of choice as it addressed all the arena’s requirements in a cost-effective manner. It offers the flexibility to rotate individual displays to any angle and allows the placement of displays anywhere on the video wall canvas giving customers the ability to create truly one of a kind digital art-walls while using 4k content.

Sean Miller, Pro Sound’s Director of Technical Operations, lead the deployment team at Pro Sound. They deployed a total of 32 displays, a mix of 55” displays and 22” square displays, distributed in 4 unique video walls, each powered by a standard Intel Core i7 PC. According to Miller, “One of the things we like best about Userful, besides being able to fulfill all the unique requirements of this project, is that it’s a very simple solution. The learning curve was about 5-10 minutes. Userful kept offering technical support but it wasn’t necessary. It’s a very easy platform to use”

Tim Griffin, founder and CTO of Userful Corporation, describes the importance behind this deployment. “For a bustling multi purpose venue like the Amalie Arena, this is the perfect solution since it can transform and adapt to provide attendees with a memorable visual experience, be it hockey games, concerts, etc. This showcases the full potential and wide range of applications for the Userful Network Video Wall”

"The product's been great”, says John Franzone, V.P. Game Presentation. “Userful allowed us to implement these uniquely-shaped video walls to enhance the club and suite levels of the Amalie Arena. We were able to go live quickly by virtue of its configuration console [Userful Control Center]. The Userful platform definitely took our headaches away by its means of mapping content for the video mosaics. Now when we create new content, we know the system will support it.”

About Pro Sound

Founded in 1975, Pro Sound and Video is an Audio, Video and Control systems integrator offering a complete range of services including sound, video, broadcast TV, show control, video conferencing, design and engineering. For over 40 years Pro Sound has harnessed the power of electronic technology for the purpose of creating quality audio/video with unparalleled expertise. With a proven track record of project excellence in coordinating entire shows of light, sound, transitions and integrated control systems, broadcast, TV and newly emerging technology and the expertise, global reach and experience to satisfy even the most demanding standards, Pro Sound provides leading edge solutions that exceed expectations and stand the test of time. Clients include: Disney Concert Hall, New World Center, SeaWorld, Arizona Cardinal Stadium (most notably the Company’s work during Super Bowl XLIX, which gave the Cardinals the capability to broadcast in the stadium in 4K) and Disney World.

About Userful

Userful builds an industry leading software appliance for AV & IT professionals to easily control large numbers of displays and interactive content sources from any browser. Userful sits between content and displays providing AV over IP and hundreds of other features. Userful makes it simple and affordable for organizations to drive and centrally manage intelligent interactive displays from digital signage, to desktops, to touch-screens and video walls and beyond with exceptional performance, unique flexibility and the lowest cost on the market. Userful is the trusted provider of over 1 million displays in over 100 countries and works with zero- and thin-client devices from world-class partners such as ViewSonic, Thinglobal, Atrust, Centerm and HP. http://www.userful.com

 

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250.381.5335
 

 

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Userful integrates TDM Digital Signage software into their revolutionary video wall solution

Flexible and economical narrowcasting software allows video wall administrators to target their audience more efficiently and capitalize on opportunities - wherever and whenever the target groups can be found.

July 14th, 2016, Calgary, AB and Heerenveen the Netherlands - Userful Corporation, an industry-leader in digital display software, and TDM Digital Signage, the most lightweight digital signage platform on the market, have teamed up to provide a solution with complete flexibility, both in architecture and in content management.

Userful is the first video wall solution to deliver 8k content in real time over the network and the first to support multiple, independent video walls from a single, standard PC with no specialized video cards required. By integrating with TDM Digital Signage, users have another option for control over the design, location and display timing of content. TDM Digital Signage not only manages and supports myriad content sources, it also provide live statistics on usage and viewing, and even can incorporate a face detection module—that recognizes age, gender and mood—to accommodate better the displayed content.

"TDM Digital Signage’s integration into Userful is a perfect fit. As an HTML5-based software, it sits well with Userful’s browser based management console, and the wide range of content it supports complements Userful’s multi-source capabilities" said Tim Griffin, founder and CTO of Userful. "TDM Digital Signage is a flexible and economical approach to target video wall content, and easily deploy and manage eye-catching video walls."

“We are really excited to integrate TDM’s digital signage software into Userful, because we both follow the same principle of empowering the customers by providing a powerful solution—that it is also lightweight, flexible and cost effective—for deploying high-quality video walls and digital signage”, says Ricardo de Vries, CEO of TDM Digital Signage. “Userful is exactly what we need, as their video wall solution supports multiple content source simultaneously, and that flexibility is one of the key aspects of TDM’s strength”.

Userful turns a standard PC into a high end video wall controller that delivers content over the network. By integrating with TDM Digital Signage, customers have an intuitive and low cost video wall and signage solution where they can control their content from any browser. The solution utilizes a standard Ethernet connection to drive up to 60 displays from a single PC, eliminating much of the proprietary hardware and IT costs traditionally associated with video walls.

To learn more about how Userful turns a PC into a high end video wall controller, visit userful.com/videowall. Also, visit TDM Digital Signage’s website at http://www.tdmsignage.com/ and try their digital signage software now!

About Userful

Userful builds an industry leading software appliance for AV & IT professionals to easily control large numbers of displays and interactive content sources from any browser. Userful sits between content and displays providing AV over IP and hundreds of other features. Userful makes it simple and affordable for organizations to drive and centrally manage intelligent interactive displays from digital signage, to desktops, to touch-screens and video walls and beyond with exceptional performance, unique flexibility and the lowest cost on the market. Userful is the trusted provider of over 1 million displays in over 100 countries. http://www.userful.com

About TDM Digital Signage

TDM Digital Signage is a lightweight digital signage software producer who have created a HTML 5 Signage solution which maintained all the functionality that TDM provides in the Android or Windows version of TDM. Digital Signage is used in a growing number of sectors. Examples include healthcare, where it is used to make waiting more enjoyable, retail, where it is used to advertise specific products, and governments, where digital signage is used to offer information. Regardless of whether your message is informative of commercial, with digital signage you reach your audience in the most efficient way. http://www.tdmsignage.com/

 

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World's First 6k Real-time Network Video Wall
starts 2016 right for Userful

Userful disrupts the video wall industry with yet another world's first: a multi-source controller that drives up to 60 displays from a single PC with source content up to 6k

January 20, 2016, Calgary, Alberta — Userful Corporation, an industry leader in centralized display controller software, announces the release of Userful 8.5, a multi-source video wall controller that supports up to video walls of up to 60 displays with up to 6k resolution source content. It is the first video wall solution to deliver 6k content in real time over a standard Ethernet network. A single PC or server running Userful software is now able to support video walls of up to 60 screens through the network.

Userful’s solution is unique in its ability to support such large video walls and such large content over the network from just one computer. After making headlines in 2014 with its 4k network video wall, Userful has now changed the game again supporting up to 6K content from a single high-end gaming class PC. Userful is able to deliver so much from a single PC by leveraging the additional compute power of add on GPUs.

Timothy Griffin, founder and CTO of Userful, describes the excitement behind this new version, “For too long cost and complexity have been drags on the video wall market. This release enables Userful’s simple and affordable video wall solution to compete on scalability and features with some of the highest end and most expensive video wall controllers on the market. Enabling even very large multi-source video walls to be deployed with simplicity at a cost effective price point. No more expensive brittle proprietary hardware, now all you need is a standard PC running Userful.”

Additional features of note in this new release include:

  • The world's first video wall controller with an embedded hypervisor enabling virtual machines to run natively on the video wall controller
  • A mirroring feature enabling perfect synchronization across both network connected displays and video walls.
  • Automated failover: the world's’ first video wall to offer 100% automated high-availability failover for ultra demanding applications simply for the cost of a second PC (automatically takes over driving the video wall displays should the primary PC or server fail)

For more information on the Userful Network Video Wall or to order a risk-free trial kit, visit www.userful.com/videowall.

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