PRODUCT

Userful On-Premise Enterprise

Userful Enterprise allows customers to easily display content from any source to any combination of screens and video walls in a real time. Picture-in-picture and multi-window features give granular control over how sources are displayed.

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HOW IT WORKS

Understanding On-Premise Enterprise

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.

  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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How Userful Connects to Displays

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.

  Connections

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.

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Zones, Multiwindow and
Picture-in-picture

Allows operators to display multiple simultaneous content sources with maximum flexibility.

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Why Choose On-Premise Enterprise

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Preset Switcher

Administrators can preset multiple layout and content configurations across all displays and either staff or administrators can invoke presets using any device.

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Interactive Viewer

Software KVM feature allows to control of keyboard and mouse of interactive sessions from a browser.

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Multi-Window

Split a display or a video wall into subdivisions to show multiple sources running simultaneously, in a fixed layout across or within bezel lines.

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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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Picture-In-Picture

Enables users to display sources in inset windows while the main source content continues to play in the background.

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Unlimited Zones

Multiple sources can be displayed simultaneously.

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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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LED Displays

Supports LCD displays, LCD smart displays as well as LED displays.

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Role Based Access Control

Allows Admins to give staff role based access to Userful features and functionality.

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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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Browser-based

All of Userful's control and management tools are browser based.

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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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Enterprise Security

Architectural approach, ability to set PC/Server in secure location, and fully locked down software ensure security and peace of mind.

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Real Time Control

Drag and drop conent sources anywhere on your video wall and manipulate them in real-time.

Where to use On-Premise Enterprise

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Control Rooms and Command Centers

Control Rooms need video walls to ensure situational awareness and to facilitate decision making.

Key Feature
An easy-to-use GUI gives granular control over the video wall allowing operators to interact with and resize sources in real time.

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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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NOCs and SOCs

Network Operation Centers and Security Operation Centers need video walls to monitor key infrastruccture

Key Feature
Use Userful Server to display an unlimited number of independent browser sessions to display dashboards.

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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 with the click of a mouse.

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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.

Userful On-Premise Enterprise Specifications

Recommended Hardware

Userful Certified 8-Core Xeon CPU processor, 64GB RAM , 1TB SSD (from Lenovo or HP )

  • Nvidia RTX 2080 or Quadro video card 
  • 10 Gig Ethernet/SFP
  • 16 HDMI capture ports
  • Rack mount kit
Network Requirements

1Gbps NIC & 1gig uplink port on switch 

  • Up to 25 displays on a video wall OR up to 12 independent displays playing  1080p sources (up to 30 with lower resolution): 

10Gpbs NIC & 10gig uplink port on switch

  • Larger deployments

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 Quad2: SDI, 1080p (Full HD) @ 60fps, RGB, YUV (8x Inputs)

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 server
Source Resolution
  • 14-16x 1080, 2-3x 4K, 6K or 8K content
  • Multiple browser sources, heavy Multi-Window/ Picture-in-Picture
  • 16x 1080p video capture

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.
Supported Internal Sources
Video playlist, Interactive Desktop, Full screen browser, Image+video slideshow, Desktop applications.
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
  • Server can be rack mounted
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.
Role Based Access control
  • Designate and restrict specific features based on custom teams. Assign users to groups based on team membership or individual roles.

Get Pricing Sheet

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