Tuck Technologies found Userful through a former employee and quickly knew that Userful was the best option for the project. As Stephen Lee, president of Tuck Technologies, points out “The ease of install and use was a key selling point. Userful is intuitive, and there is no need for the administrator to be an expert, or a high-level, IT professional’. Userful also had a great price point. As Lee puts it, “if someone building an office space can get a video wall, including monitors, for about $8k - $15k, as opposed to the $25k - $40 that other solutions cost, that is a no brainer”.
The content Dataminr wanted to put on the video wall was a network stream of the interactive application Dataminr have—a rotating image of the earth with social media and news flashes from around the globe. They installed the video wall at the front of the office with the purpose of showcasing Dataminr’s products for their visitors in a cool way.
And of course, Userful also allows Dataminr to have the host PC away from the video wall (eliminating the need for space to house the unit next to the wall). According to Lee, “the flexibility of delivering the video wall content via the network, and having the streamlined zero clients on-site, rather that having media players and controllers that take up a lot of space, is a great advantage to the Userful solution”.