PRODUCT

Userful On-Premise Professional+

With support for video walls up to 100+ screens and any lay out including columns, banners, unusual aspect ratios and artistic video walls, the solution is ideal for digital signage, public display, corporate communication, and eye catching video walls of all kinds.

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HOW IT WORKS

Understanding Professional+ On-Premise

Userful On-Premise software installs on an off-the-shelf commercially available Server and turns it into a browser managed video wall and a display controller.

  Connections

The PC/Server connects to displays over a standard ethernet network using TCP/IP. Each display needs either a zero client receiver or supported Smart displays can use the Userful uClient App which is installed directly on the display and replaces the zero client receiver--all communication with the On-Premise server is done by the display itself.

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How Userful Connects to Displays

Zero client receivers are small stateless devices that have no processor or software, they connect to the screen using HDMI and have an ethernet port to connect to the network. Userful’s uClient App is software that installs directly on supported smart displays and eliminates the need for a zero client.

  Browser Based Interface

The entire solution is managed through an easy to use, drag and drop browser based interface for setting up displays and managing content. Manage locally via the LAN or use the cloud to centrally manage displays globally.

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Source and Display Options

Userful Professional + provides the ability for customers to display just about any source onto video walls of any kind, at any time and in real-time. Sources include: RTP, RTSP, Desktops connected locally via HDMI or streamed over the network, dashboards and data displayed on full-screen browsers run locally on the Userful server.

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 Sources & Zones

Multiple sources can be displayed simultaneously using up to 6 zones (For more zones and options such as picture-in-picture and multiwindow, see Userful On-Premise Enterprise).

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Why Choose On-Premise Professional+

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Unlimited Layout

Unlimited layout allows the user to add a truly limitless amount of displays to the deployment (only limited by server power).

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Automated Failover

Optional backup server to ensure continuous system availability. Settings are automatically shared between primary server and backup server.

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Desktop Streaming

Add VNC software to as many desktops as desired and stream multiple desktops onto the video wall in real time over the network.

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Artistic Rotation

Rotate video wall displays any angle to create a truly unique video wall layout.

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Mirror Group

Synchronize playback of a single source across multiple displays or video walls (the same content plays at exactly the same time).

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Browser-based

Solution is controlled entirely through the browser-based control panel. Integrated LAN health and status monitoring and accessible from any device.

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Up To 6 Zones

Multiple sources can be displayed simultaneously using up to 6 zones.

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Source Switcher

Non admin staff can change source on any video wall or display with a single touch on a tablet or phone from source switcher options enabled by Administrator.

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Multi User Permissions

Allows Admins to give other staff members limited access to Userful Control Center (eg. allowing staff to control sources without having access to admin level functions).

Where to use On-Premise Professional+

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Executive office walls

Display multiple data sources on video walls, connect desktop for presentations or for video conferencing in executive suites.

Key Feature
Users can easily switch sources to move between data dashboards, video conferencing and slide show presentations.

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Meeting rooms, conference rooms

Use a video wall for collaboration and for video conferencing. Ensure your team works together efficiently whether in one office or many.

Key Feature
Any local HDMI source including video conferencing. Desktop sharing over the network allows display of multiple desktops.

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Data and Dashboards

Use displays and video walls to show dashboards, KPIs and business intelligence. Ensure all staff have the data and information they need at their fingertips.

Key Feature
Configure multiple dashboards and information sources on the video wall then save those configurations for later recall.

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Artistic Video Walls

Create one-of-a-kind video walls with unlimited layouts and steal the show.

Key Feature
360° Rotation of Individual Displays. Rotate the entire video wall or individual displays within the video wall.

Userful On-Premise Professional+ Specifications

Recommended Hardware

Up to 40 video wall displays and 6k sources:

  • Lenovo, HP, or Dell business desktop or workstation with Skylake (6th-gen) i7 CPU or newer
  • RAM: 32GB
Network Requirements

1Gbps NIC & 1gig uplink port on switch 
Isolated network or subnet is strongly recommended for all zero client receivers.

Network bandwidth

Varies up to  7Gbps between Userful on premise server and displays based on the type of session and source being played.

External capture cards supported
  • DeckLink Duo2: SDI, 1080p (Full HD) @ 60fps, RGB, YUV (4x Inputs)
  • DeckLink Quad2: SDI, 1080p (Full HD) @ 60fps, RGB, YUV (8x Inputs)
  • DeckLink Mini Recorder: HDMI / SD, 1080p (Full HD) @ 30fps, RGB, YUVI
  • DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K: HDMI / SDI, 1080p (Full HD) @ 60fps / 2160p (UHD) @ 30fps
  • Note: add HDMI support to any of the above cards that use SDI with Blackmagic Micro Converter HDMI to SDI

Note that while capture cards are not HDCP compliant but customers can use additional add on devices to deliver protected sources.

SOURCE AND PLAYBACK
Scalability
Video walls of up to 100+ displays from a single PC (up to 24 on standard PC, up to 100+ on Enterprise PC)
Source Resolution
Up to 8k (7680x4320) on a Professional+ or Enterprise PC, 6k (6144x3072 pixels) on Standard PC.
Note: upscaling allows each display to play source at the display’s native resolution.
Supported External Sources
Real time video camera feed (RTSP), Live TV, Laptop or PC input, Media player, HDMI and SDI input, DVD, Gaming console, desktop streaming using VNC and RDP.
Scalability
Real time video camera feed (RTSP), Live TV, Laptop or PC input, Media player, HDMI and SDI input, DVD, Gaming console, desktop streaming using VNC and RDP.
Supported Internal Sources
Video playlist, Interactive Desktop, Full screen browser, Image+video slide show, Desktop applications.
CMS’s natively supported
  • Browser HTML5 based CMSs
    • Rise Vision
    • PADS4 HTML5 Viewer
    • Display 5
    • TDM Signage
    • Beabloo Player
    • Support for Web-based players such as Appspace
  • Consult Userful about integration of other CMS’s; any CMS can play using external player and HDMI capture
Supported Formats/Containers

Video Codecs
FLAC, AAC, H.264, H.265, DV, MPEG2, Theora, Vorbis, VPX, XviD 

Video Containers
AVI, ASF, MKV, MPG, MP4, OGV,  MOV 

Image Formats
.gif, .pbm, .pgm, .png, .ppm, .qif, .qti, .tif, .tiff, .jpe, .jpg, .jpeg, .qtif, .webp

Other Source Types
Flash, HTML5, WebGL, 3d, RDP VNC, RTSP, RTP

Zero Client Receiver Video Output

Maximum output 1920x1080 @ 60FPS (1080p60) per zero client receiver.

Frame rate

30 fps (recommended)

60 fps (increases network bandwidth and GPU resources))

Upscaling Options

Scaling can be done on the server side, on the display side or both.  Server side scaling uses cubic lancos. Heavy scaling on the server side increases the number of pixels delivered through the network so may require 10gig NIC on PC and 10gig uplink port on the switch.

Sound Output
  • Admin can choose to output sound to:
    • the output jacks on the Userful server. This limits sound to one audio source.
    • 3.5mm stereo audio output jack 
    • the display directly (via HDMI cable)

Admin can also designate which zero-client device outputs the sound.

Keyboard, Mouse & USB Device Support
Userful’s Interactive Viewer  feature can be used to control the mouse and keyboard of a video wall, zone or standalone display running an interactive (desktop, remote desktop, or web browser) session.
Supported Languages
  • English (en)
  • French (fr)
  • Italian (it)  
  • German (de)
  • Spanish (es)
  • Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR)  
  • Russian 
  • Turkish (tr)
  • Japanese (ja)
  • Traditional Chinese (zh_TW) 
  • Simplified Chinese (zh_CN) 
  • Korean (ko)
  • Romanian (ro)
  • Persian (fa)
  • Ukrainian (uk_UA)
  • Thai (th_TH)
  • Vietnamese (VI)
  • Nepali (ne)
SETUP AND CONFIGURATION
Setup
  • Simple network zero client player attached to each display
  • Intuitive drag and drop browser GUI interface accessible from any device
  • Supports non-standard configurations — such as 1x4 or 1x9 video walls
Install Process & Media
  • Downloadable ISO on DVD media or USB key. 20 min install process installs the full (Linux based) server appliance operating system
Server Location
  • Userful server can be located anywhere within the LAN, such as in a server room
  • Userful server can be upgraded or replaced without touching endpoint devices
Software Specifications
Userful is built upon the latest release of CentOS/RHEL and receives regular updates via update tools built into the Userful Control Center web interface.
Displays
  • Requires HDMI connection
  • Use any commercial or consumer display: LED, LCD, monitor, projector, rear projection display.

Get Pricing Sheet

Every video wall deployment is unique. Our tiered pricing model ensures that you pay only for the features you need.