Our team here at Userful is very focused on creating the best Linux-based multiseat software in the world. We've spent over a decade in product refinement, listening to the needs of our customers in more than 100 countries. Sometimes we partner with other great companies to bring considerable benefit to our customers. This week, we're proud to announce our software/hardware partnership with award-winning company, DisplayLink. More about our partnership can be read in this press release.
To celebrate, we're offering all existing DisplayLink technology-enabled USB docking station customers a free two user version of Userful MultiSeat Linux 2011 software. The software can be installed as a dual boot, enabling customers to use it without overwriting their existing Windows system. More information about the promotion can be obtained from here.
It's really easy to make a Universal USB Docking Station with DisplayLink USB virtual graphics inside into an additional computer station. All you need to do is use a dock, keyboard, monitor and mouse with an existing notebook, netbook or PC and the Userful MultiSeat Linux 2011 software and you can share your computer with someone else. Both computers will work independently -- to the users it will feel like they each have their own dedicated computer. Very handy if you want to share your computer at home or on the road!
Well, after a very successful Beta release in November, the time has come to launch the official release of Userful MultiSeat Linux 2011! The software now turns 1 PC into 11, enabling up to 11 students to use different applications at the same time from one host computer. Each student is equipped with their own monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Our goal with Userful MultiSeat is to help schools quickly deploy large numbers of computer stations for a very low cost, whether in their classrooms, computer labs, or school library.
Here are some additional highlights of what Userful MultiSeat Linux 2011 offers:
Comes bundled with 100s of free educational software applications
Includes a suite of tools for managing classroom computers
Plug and play - 30 minute system set up, including apps and OS installation!
High performance streaming video
Available in 12 languages
Low cost - only $59 per seat pricing for education use
So what does this mean? Ministries of Education, governments, and NGOs from all over the world can deploy more than two times as many computers for the same budget dollars using familiar and flexible, standard PC hardware, accompanied by a simple low-cost USB device. On a global scale that means millions of additional children can now gain computer access for the first time, using money already set aside by governments and NGOs for digital inclusion. Read more...
One of the United Nations' millenium development goals is to end poverty by bringing primary education to children everywhere by 2015. Our mission to bring sustainable multiseat computing to the world is well under way. We've been involved in one of the largest digital inclusion initiatives in the world to date, with an historic deployment of over 350,000 linux computer workstations in Brazil. So far, our software is being used in over 50,000 schools worldwide, providing millions of students with access to an education using computers.