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Userful Dramatically Simplifies Desktops and Lowers Costs with Breakthrough Light Desktop Virtualization

Userful Corporation, a leading desktop virtualization company, has launched a VDI light solution that eliminates the complexity and high costs traditionally associated with VDI. Userful Multiplatform 7.0 turns a standard computer into a browser-managed server appliance to create the simplest, most flexible, highest performing and lowest cost VDI solution available. It offers a simultaneous mix of Microsoft™ Windows, cloud, Linux and remote desktops* with exceptional multimedia performance for just $199 per desktop, zero client device included. Replacing computers with palm-sized zero clients that consume just 3 watts of power and last 10 years is a proven approach to reducing PC and management costs. Userful Multiplatform 7.0 can be setup in under an hour and is compatible with client devices from leading manufacturers like HP, ViewSonic, Acer, Thinglobal and Atrust.

"We’ve been recommending Userful Multiplatform software to our customers that need a light VDI solution that is powerful yet simple,” said Antoine Jimenez, Value Business Manager for English Africa at HP. “It's also extremely affordable which makes it easy for customers to try and love."

Version 7.0 includes the world's first docking feature, turning the client device into a universal laptop docking station. A single USB cable connects a laptop to the zero client to extend the laptop across a second display. It is ideal for hot-desking, health care, meeting spaces and thin-client environments that have increased laptop usage.

"Userful has made VDI accessible to 90% of organizations that have yet to adopt VDI - for about one quarter of the cost, with twice the performance yet incredible simplicity compared to traditional VDI,” said Timothy Griffin, Founder and CTO at Userful. ”Userful Multiplatform 7.0 opens up huge markets for system integrators like education, healthcare, digital signage and touch interactive displays.”

Available for a suggested retail price of US$199 in North America, zero client included.

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014 6:31 PM by David Marshall
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