Blog written by Matt Bain, Director of Solutions Architecture, JB&AUserful logo

A Quick Breakdown

Userful is not your ordinary video wall system. Here’s a brief introduction to Userful where we breakdown: What it is, How it works, and Why it’s unique in the marketplace. Hint: Userful is not what you might think on first glance (i.e. another Server being used as a video wall controller). It’s so much more…

Visual Networking Platform

Userful is truly a Visual Networking Platform – but what does that mean?  We tend think about Video Walls as an AV device. Userful approaches video walls from an IT Networking perspective. With a powerful API-based backbone and the ability to deploy On-Prem, Data Center, Cloud, or Hybrid, that means a Video Wall is infinitely more scalable and adaptable to client needs.

userful video wall

Traditional Video Walls

WHAT WE KNOW

  • Multiple Displays are Interconnected and a video Signal is fed to it via a “Controller” or  “Scaler”
  • The Hardware Controller enables windowing, PIP, and other Visual effects
  • Works like a traditional AV System Head-end

LIMITATIONS

  • Cost- Hardware, Infrastructure
  • Integration/Capability
  • Scalability

How Userful is Different

SERVER BASED

  • Visual Networking Platform

DATA VISUALIZATION

  • Globally Stream/Manage Content
  • Reduced TCO (total cost of ownership)
  • Unified IT Platform

API INTEGRATION

  • Global Systems Integration
  • Data
  • Security

USER EXPERIENCE

  • Easy to Use, Robust Capabilities
  • Distributed Control
  • Security Focused
  • Flexibility
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wayshowing video wall

Who Uses Userful?

DATA DRIVEN CUSTOMERS

  • Control Rooms: Mission critical performance, while lowering your deployment costs.
  • Corporate Communication: Improve collaboration with real time data and information.
  • Digital Signage: Any content, anywhere, any time, any screen—at a significant cost reduction.

If you or your client need to visualize content, reach out to JB&A and let us show you Userful.

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