Userful Desktop: Cloud managed and locked down computers
Locked-down, Turnkey, Cloud-managed Virtual Desktops
Userful Desktop™ managed computing solution empowers remote administrators with a cloud management portal that allows even those without IT training to use a graphical cloud interact to manage, monitor and maintain a fleet of desktops. Userful Desktop leverages Userful's Virtualization platform and works with all the same hardware as Userful Multiplatform, but is locked down and secure and fully controlled thorugh the cloud based management portal.
Deploy desktops in any location and manage them from a distance. It's sophisticated lock-down features make it ideal for public use, for "untrusted" users, education settings or for rotating staff users where the same terminal will be used at different times by different staff members such as Health Care, Customer Service desks and Call Centers.
Centralized computers and kiosks
Userful Desktop managed computing solution uses a standard, central computer with client hardware and software to create up to twenty desktop computer stations. Userful Desktop public computing software delivers a locked desktop complete with a full suite of software that works online or offline to handle computing needs like watching high definition videos, typing documents, building presentations or learning a new skill using a variety of applications.
High performance with rich multimedia
Public desktop computer stations powered by Userful Desktop public computing software perform just like regular computers and can even play different high definition videos at each station.
Intuitive desktop with safe web browsing
Each desktop has an intuitive look and feel with a custom suite of apps to suit your patrons needs.
Include familiar office suites
A full open source office suite, LibreOffice software, is included with a Linux operating system. LibreOffice is a multilingual office suite that is compatible with Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office can also be installed.
Administrators can easily create a series of custom desktop profiles designed with applications to suit different types of users based on age, or usage need.
As a managed solution, Userful Desktop requires no technical support, updates, upgrades or maintenance from onsite staff. It is entirely self-updated and maintained through the cloud.
Extend the functionality with a range of software add-ons to meet the specific need of any organization. Add-ons include:
Safe web browsing
A password protected Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) Compliant filter enables organizations to provide a content-safe internet browsing environment.
Immune to viruses
Userful Desktop public computing platform is based on a Linux distribution and viruses simply cannot execute or multiply, making Userful Desktop immune to viruses.
Built on Userful's virtualization platform, Userful Desktop can by run on a single server with 10 or more desktops connected either with USB or with LAN based client devices. Userful desktop can also be run on stand alone PC's allowing organizations to get the benefit of a locked down, cloud managed desktop without buying new hardware.
Only administrators can install software or change the desktops. The desktop computer stations automatically reset when a public computer session ends without needing to restart the station.
Manage from the cloud
Userful's Cloud Management portal (http://manage.userful.com) allows a single administrator to manage up to thousands of desktop computer stations located anywhere in the world all from a browser. Easily set usage permissions, control the look, feel and functionality of all desktops. Easily pull usage reports to gain better insight into how the desktops are used.
Choose preferred manufacturers
Userful software for public computer stations is compatible with zero client devices from many leading manufacturers like HP®, ViewSonic®, Acer and Atrust so there is no proprietary hardware to lock in. Userful Desktop can be installed easily on most 64-bit computers. and is compatible with a variety of market leading printers and scanners.
Our knowledgeable team of trainers and support experts are easy to reach through email or a toll free phone number. Training services are included with every new installation. The support team can request permission to remotely connect to any public computer stations to use a toolbox of diagnostic utilities and support scripts to quickly isolate and fix any technical issue. Userful automatically deploys updates with the latest features and improvements to keep the solution up-to-date.
When more desktops are required, it's easy to scale with Userful, simply add another server to add up to twenty desktops to that single server.
Userful Desktop saves time, money and headaches and comes at a fraction of the cost of any other managed desktop solution.
Minimize management costs
By controlling and managing all desktops through the clouds, management is suddenly easy even for someone with limited IT training.
Save 80% of computer hardware costs
By migrating to a centralized, virtualized public desktop computer model powered by Userful Desktop public computing software, one computer with zero client devices powers up to twenty desktop computer stations to save up to eighty percent of hardware costs.
Extend the lifespan
An investment in a zero client desktop computer solution will last up to a decade, two to three times longer than the lifespan of a traditional computer or thin client. Replace the one server every 3-5 years to get a brand-new computing experience to take advantage of technology upgrades.
Reduce electricity by 60%
Each zero client computing device consumes as little as 3 watts of electricity which is a fraction of the power consumed by a computer. Within three years, the amount of electricity savings will be enough to pay for the original zero client purchase.
Zero client computing devices have no moving parts that produce heat or require cooling, have a small footprint, and long lifespan to significantly reduce CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, manufacturing, transportation, and the electronic waste of old devices. It is an environmentally sustainable computing solution leading green computing.