Userful Corporation announced today the launch of a new communications concept, the visual networking platform, an architecture that centrally manages all video and visual communication throughout an entire organization. As part of this launch, Userful also announced the first three products that will comprise the platform: Userful Enterprise, Userful Cloud and the uClient. Integrated with smart digital signage displays from LG Electronics, Userful is aiming to be part of a central management system for AV over the cloud.
The visual networking platform allows for deployment, management and control of multiple visual display applications across the organization. AV/IT managers can choose either an on-premise server solution, a fully cloud based solution, or even select the hybrid option combining cloud services with on-premise servers, depending on their needs and content applications.
Userful Enterprise software delivers content from any source to any combination of screens, in a centrally managed environment. The solution uses a central computing server to provide multiple different visual applications, delivering solutions to a wide range of the visual needs of an organization. The flexibility of the architecture and its set of features — including content scheduling, remote desktop sharing and virtual keyboard-video-mouse (KVM)-like interaction — enables organizations to leverage video content for many applications: control rooms and security centers, meeting rooms, dashboards and KPI visualization, lobby and common areas, manufacturing and logistics, digital signage and more.
Userful Cloud moves the functionality of Userful Enterprise to the cloud providing visual content management.
The uClient app loads onto smart signage displays and replaces thin clients, media players, cables, extenders and other hardware typically required to display content on screens throughout an organization. Userful is introducing uClient on LG’s webOS Signage platform as its entry into smart displays to enable the capabilities of LG’s array of webOS enabled digital signage displays for multiple applications including video walls, digital signage and information dashboards. The uClient includes zones signal distribution, scheduling, cloud storage, display synching for video walls and more. Content is delivered directly to the display from the network and is the first solution to support video wall management in its many forms.
All of it is explained here.
Check out the video of the visual networking platform from Useful, winner of the Here’s the Future Award, from ISE 2019 below: