CALGARY, Alberta, June 24, 2015. Userful Corporation, an industry leader in centralized display software, will be showcasing new applications for their complete virtualization solution for libraries at the American Library Association (ALA) Conference 2015. The integrated software is a centralized, cloud-managed solution that drastically reduces library costs when deploying large numbers of screens for applications such as public computers, video walls, staff workstations, touch-screen kiosks, digital signage, and more.
The annual ALA conference and exhibition will be taking place from June 25-30 in San Francisco, California. Userful will be at booth #2736 showing its wide range of capabilities and affordability to drive every interactive screen in the library. Userful virtualization offers cloud-managed, locked-down public computing desktops with integrated applications, features and centralized control for administrators. Libraries can also power children's stations, video walls with 4k content, touch-screen displays, staff workstations, and digital signage to keep patrons informed. Browser-based management lets administrators monitor stations or change features from any device from anywhere.
The unique virtualization platform eliminates any previous complexity and high cost associated with traditional public computing. Userful powers multiple digital displays throughout the library with an affordable PC-based appliance, using a low-power zero client device at each display or station. This powerful infrastructure approach allows libraries to improve services while saving money on hardware, software and electricity costs. All library technology is supported centrally and by a toll-free support phone number, meaning no expensive IT team is needed to deploy or manage library technology.
Tim Griffin, founder and CTO of Userful, emphasizes the importance of centralized control and simplicity for "The modern library demands a range of different displays, and each new type of endpoint increases demands on scarce IT resources," said Griffin. "Userful provides libraries with a central appliance and single point of maintenance that delivers all the displays required for a modern library – secure public desktops, digital signage for clear messaging, touch-screens for self-checkout and wayfinding, video walls to capture and drive important messages to your audiences, and other specialized stations. It simplifies technology and frees up IT budgets for expansion of digital services."
Come by booth #2736 at ALA 2015 to see how the Userful solution can simplify your library's technology and enhance patron experience. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 403-289-2177, option 1.
Userful Corporation is a leading infrastructure software company that makes it simple and affordable for organizations to implement and centrally manage interactive display infrastructure in the post-PC era. Userful software centrally powers video walls, digital signage, touch screens, desktops, and beyond with exceptional performance, unique flexibility and affordability. Userful is the trusted provider of over 1 million managed interactive displays in over 100 countries and works with zero and thin client devices from world-class partners such as ViewSonic, ThinGLOBAL, Atrust, Centerm and HP. Learn more at userful.com.