Userful Corporation, a provider of video communication solutions, announced a real-time interactive drag-and-drop control tool to the Visual Networking Platform. With the new Command and Control Module, users can move and resize unlimited sources on a video wall or large display directly from a web browser—allowing for efficient source management.
A visual networking platform is used to seamlessly deploy, connect, and manage the displays and video walls throughout an organization. Userful’s visual networking platform is a software based solution that meets the flexibility, security, and central management needs of corporate IT as they integrate complex AV applications over the IP network. Users can display any source on any screen at any time for communication and collaboration enterprise wide.
Conventional control rooms require extensive setup and training to operate. The traditional software is designed for dedicated and trained operators with large budgets to purchase and maintain equipment. However, many organizations have placed an emphasis on mobility and virtual communication relying on quick visual collaboration, monitoring, and real time response across many areas of their business, not just in multi-million dollar control rooms with full-time staff.
“Many organizations can benefit from a control room, but clearly want more simplicity, flexibility, and cost savings to deploy it,” said John Marshall, CEO of Userful. “From control rooms and operation centers to meeting rooms, data visualization, and social media monitoring, this new tool gives full power and control to operators to control visual content and significantly improve operations in the organization. AV resellers are also looking for an entry point into the lucrative control room market that is simple to support and understand, which Userful can provide.”
Key features of the command and control module include:
- An entirely browser-based tool that runs on any platform; no additional software to install or manage and integrate seamlessly with current client software
- Unlimited number of sources and user licenses for increased flexibility
- Multiple operators can work simultaneously on the same display
- Can work entirely on LAN; no WAN or internet connection required for increased security
- Easy and intuitive interface that does not require additional training