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Userful Announces v9.0 including New Game Changing Interactivity Features (in Conjunction with ISE 2017)

High end video wall interactivity features that are typically complex and expensive are now bundled in a simple, cost effective, browser based solution

February 6th, 2017, Calgary, AB — Userful Corporation, an industry leader in centralized display controller software, announced the new version 9.0 of its award-winning video wall solution delivering unique video wall interactivity and control tools for AV professionals. These new features include:

  • The Userful REST API: a powerful set of tools to programmatically interact with Userful’s video wall to allow administrators to trigger playlists, content and zone changes and more. Read more.
  • Preset Switcher: non-admin staff can easily change the zones and content configurations across multiple video walls simultaneously from a single touch on a smartphone or tablet. Watch video.
  • Interactive Viewer turns any video wall into an interactive one allowing a tablet or phone to act as the keyboard and mouse control for a video wall or a zone within a video wall. Watch video.
  • Support for Ultra Large Video Walls: now you can deploy up to 100 screens from a single PC with Userful, as either video walls and/or digital signage. Watch video.

Timothy Griffin, founder and CTO of Userful, recognizes that this new release, “dramatically extends a video wall’s capability, and gives users and administrators more power and control over how to use their video walls using a simple browser interface. These features will help customers and system integrators do new and exciting things with video walls, turning them into powerful interactive tools. And even better” Griffin explains, “they can now have still larger video walls, with more screens, all powered from the same PC and at affordable price.”

Come see it live at ISE 2017

The new Userful 9.0 video wall controller is being showcased at the Integrated Systems Europe 2017 at the RAI in Amsterdam from February 7-10 in a number of booths:

  • PHILIPS SIGNAGE SOLUTIONS, Booth: 10-K136
  • BEABLOO, Booth: 8-E360
  • WIZE-AV MOUNTING SOLUTIONS, Booth: 14-D120

For more information on the Userful Video Wall, visit www.userful.com/videowall.

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

Media Contact:

Daniel Griffin
Vice President, Userful
daniel@userful.com
250.381.5335
 

Userful Interactive Viewer
 

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How it works

Here's how Userful Network Video Wall works. Using a single PC, you can create an artistic or standard layout of video walls.
 

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Userful Receives Platinum Award for 3rd year in a row at 2017 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks

Calgary, January 13th, 2017 - Userful Corporation, a lead provider of public computing solutions, is pleased to announce it has received a platinum award, for the third time in a row, in LibraryWorks’ third annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs.) The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score.

Each judge scored the product on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, etc.

Tim Griffin, CTO of Userful says that, “winning this award for the third year year in a row really has proven our main goal, which is to help libraries overcome their public computing headaches and overall improve both the patron and staff experience. We're particularly proud of this award because it's based on customer input and votes from our most valued supporters—our customers.”

Userful Desktop is an all-in-one public computing solution based on a virtual desktop infrastructure. Turnkey and ready to go out of the box, it is locked-down and includes a full suite of public computing features and end user software, and centrally managed through the cloud. Released in 2003 it has helped libraries and public computing sites around the world. Its preeminent features include:

  • Turnkey and ready to go out of the box with support and updates included making it hands off for administrators
  • Lock-down and secure desktops that include all essential features for public computing
  • Centralized cloud management for easy control across multiple sites anywhere in the world

Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager said, “achieving Platinum status three years in a row is a remarkable accomplishment, but then again, we are not surprised that Userful has done it. They’ve been at the forefront of the industry since their company entered the market in 2003.”

For more information about Userful and its products, please visit https://www.userful.com/public-computing or call 1-800-301-9018

2017 Platinum Modern Library Award

 

Check out this video for why Userful Receive the 2017 Platinum Modern Library Award

 

Media Contact

Daniel Griffin
Vice President, Userful
daniel@userful.com
250.381.5335
www.userful.com

About Userful

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- and thin-client devices from world-class partners such as ViewSonic, Thinglobal, Atrust, Centerm and HP. http://library.userful.com

About LibraryWorks

LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.

About the Modern Library Awards program

The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a review program designed to recognize elite products and services in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.

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About Userful

Userful makes it simple and affordable for organizations to drive and centrally manage intelligent interactive displays from video walls to digital signage, to desktops, to touch-screens and beyond with exceptional performance, unique flexibility and the lowest cost on the market.

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