Userful Corporation, one of the world's pioneering infrastructure software companies for video and video walls solutions, announced that the company’s Board of Directors has named John Marshall as Chief Executive Officer. He assumes leadership of the company and will also join Userful’s Board. Tim Griffin, Userful Founder and former President, remains with the company as Chief Technology Officer. “In just about every industry from transportation to telecommunications, from healthcare to hospitality, video is becoming the communication medium of choice to dramatically improve productivity and competitiveness,” said John Marshall, CEO of Userful. Aggressive management teams Userful’s architecture reduces the overall cost of video walls, display signage, and related video solutions" “Userful’s architecture improves performance and reduces the overall cost of video walls, display signage, and related video solutions. I look forward to building on the company’s success and talent to date as we enter new markets and build new technology and channel partnerships.” “John brings valuable experience building strong, aggressive management teams that rapidly develop new solutions, enter new markets and generate new levels of innovation,” said Tim Griffin, Userful’s Founder & Chief Technology Officer. “We are confident he will help raise Userful to the next level as an organisation.” Startup leadership roles John has more than 25 years of experience building innovative, market-leading organisations. Prior to Userful, John served in a range of startup leadership roles for companies including Current, which creates reliable and secure Wi-Fi connectivity for IoT; senior vice president of sales and marketing at LILEE Systems, a provider of enterprise connectivity and always-on mobile broadband; CMO and VP/GM for SkyCross, a provider of 4G/5G technology; and vice president for SiBEAM, an innovator in wireless transmission of HD video. Before that, he held positions at Ruckus Wireless, 2Wire, and 3Com. John earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in marketing and venture finance from the University of Michigan Business School.
Userful Corporation, a renowned provider of display controller software, announced the new version 9.10 of its award-winning video wall solution that strengthens cloud features to give administrators more control of remote locations plus improved capabilities for users. Some of the new features include: Backup and Restore Server Settings via Userful Cloud - where administrators now can remotely backup and restore server settings from a central location. Upload content directly on the Signage Player configuration interface - making it easier and faster to upload content onto the Userful server and mapping it to the video wall displays. Support for up to 500 source instances simultaneously on the Userful Control Center - bring content from almost any source. Improved User Interface - for better usability and a better look. Remote video walls Userful provides the renowned approach to AV-over-IP-based communications, the Visual Networking Platform Timothy Griffin, founder and CTO of Userful, recognises that “the details are what make a great difference in the experience and usability of working with the Userful video wall solution”. He also adds that “Userful 9.10 continues investments in cloud-based features that deliver great benefits for customers managing local and remote video walls. These features will help customers and system integrators do new and exciting things with video walls, with more control over content management”. Userful provides the renowned approach to AV-over-IP-based communications, the Visual Networking Platform. The architecture allows organisations in industries ranging from telecommunications to transportation to take maximum advantage of video and other visual displays to improve operating performance and reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Visual networking platform Products that make up the Visual Networking Platform include software, a cloud platform and apps that enable AV/IT teams to make visual content of any type available on a virtually unlimited number of screens. Organisations in more than 100 countries have deployed Userful solutions on more than 1 million screens to date.
The company will be showcasing their award-winning solution with artistic video walls both at their own booth (#N2937) and important display manufacturer’s booths around the show floor. “Attendees will have a great opportunity to experience our product firsthand”, says Userful’s CTO, Tim Griffin. “Artistic video walls always catch people’s attention, and now they’ll be able to see for themselves how easy it is to configure and manage any video wall up to 100 screens with Userful”. For 2018, Userful will focus on exhibiting features for teamwork and collaboration, ideal for control room and office & dashboard environments. Video wall solution Userful CTO Tim Griffin will be joining in two presentations on key topics related to today’s panorama of the AV world According to Griffin, “the ability to display real-time content from multiple sources simultaneously, as well as being able to switch the layout and content from a tablet and smartphone makes the Userful solution the ideal tool for collaboration in an office environment and in control rooms, NOCs, etc. Also, the ability to manage multi-site video walls remotely using the cloud management tool brings the video wall controller to a whole new level”. In addition to showcasing Userful’s video wall solution, Userful CTO Tim Griffin will be joining in two presentations on key topics related to today’s panorama of the AV world: Game Day Digital Signage: Using Displays to Transform the Fan Experience: About how video walls and digital displays can enhance the fan experience in sports and live event venues. Wed. June 6 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Westgate Hotel - Las Vegas - Ballroom F AV over IP: LAN vs. Cloud: About the opportunities and challenges of both LAN and Cloud-based AV over IP when designing, building and deploying the next generation of reliable, scalable, and easy to support AV systems. Thu. June 7 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Westgate Hotel - Las Vegas - Pavilion 10
At the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas, Userful, a provider of video wall software, has launched Userful Cloud, a powerful solution giving customers complete centralised remote control and automation of their video walls. One can now manage a multi-location deployment as a single system. Userful’s new cloud management allows remote operators to take control of the keyboard and mouse of that video wall just using their browser. They can also centrally manage content, schedule preset changes, and view all their video walls in real time using a USB camera on site. Video wall management Delivering flexibility through cloud gives customers the confidence to deploy complex video wall scenarios “This is the only solution that tackles and automates the complex problem of video wall management and support across multiple locations. In the past, often been treated in one-off labour-intensive ways: more of the management done on site. With the release of our cloud management platform, Userful changes that. It’s now easy to manage a multi-location deployment as a single system, with central control and management across all sites by logging in to one browser.”, says Tim Griffin, CTO of Userful’s. Userful cloud enables customers to get more out of their video walls. It gives access to all the advanced features of the world's fastest growing and most flexible video wall solution from one’s browser anywhere in the world. Delivering complete management flexibility through the cloud gives customers the confidence they need to deploy complex video wall scenarios without worrying about onsite support. Deployment in real time Userful cloud is a secure interface that passes through any firewall to allow remote access. It includes alerts, usage statistics and provides an easy to use dashboard with a drag and drop interface and key health and well-being information displayed for all systems at a glance. Simply log into the cloud portal and a customer can view what’s displayed on any screen or video wall in the deployment in real time.