OCT
08

Cutting-Edge Emergency Operations Centers

How leading EOC's maximize operational and resource efficiency Network-based technologies such as IoT, machine learning, and cloud computing are rapidly transforming control and operations center...
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AUG
20

COVID-19's impact on Business Operations

How COVID 19 has changed—and led to a digital transformation of—Operation Centers; namely: NOCs, SOCs, DOCsOver the past decade, cloud and network-based computing, Internet of Things (IoT), the m...
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MAY
29

How Userful helps organizations integrate thermal cameras | Part: 2

In part 1 of this blog, we described how thermal cameras and other new technologies will become second nature in the post-COVID world. For this part we'll showcase an example setup. We used a video ma...
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MAY
29

How Userful helps organizations integrate thermal cameras | Part: 1

In the post COVID world it's vital that companies be able to integrate thermal testing systems and social distancing measures into their digital signage and display infrastructure. Economies are start...
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MAR
18

Digital Displays and Video Walls are an important tool to track and fight the Coronavirus

The rapid spread of COVID-19 had alarmed governments and health officials around the world and made it clear that real time data monitoring is key in the battle.  Every level of government and every health agency need to be making informed decisions with contextual awareness.  They need social media monitoring and news coverage at their fingertips, need to be up to speed on call counts, wait times and hospital resource availability—including beds, medical supplies, staff, etc. They need to be ready with hotspot mapping and video conferencing.

A war room equipped with a video wall is invaluable in coordinating any pandemic or outbreak response plan, ensuring the right priorities are set and that timely pandemic response has proven health outcomes.

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FEB
21

Userful wins “High Commendation” at Digital Signage Awards

In our last blog, we summarized what an amazing 2019 we had—with new offices around the world, 10 award wins, an expanded channel program and a new board of directors.

Well, we couldn’t have asked for a better start for 2020. After an exciting collaboration with Intel at the NRF show, we headed to Amsterdam to exhibit at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show, and along the way, we picked up our 11th award! The Digital Signage Awards was one that we have sought after a couple of times, and finally, we can include it in our trophy case.

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DEC
31

2019, the Year of Visual Innovation

This has been a breakthrough year in Userful’s history. We have established Userful as the leader in offering advanced AV-over-IP solutions, delivering excellence in both products and services to customers around the world. We have successfully launched a new visual architecture for enterprises, the Visual Networking Platform (VNP). Additionally, we now maintain four offices globally, have collected numerous awards for product innovation and corporate growth, and have expanded our channel network to accelerate sales growth. This year has been one for the books.

Since 2015, Userful has been a visual communications innovator, delighting customers by bringing their visual deployments to life. This year, Userful has doubled down on eliminating the need for expensive and unreliable hardware in customers’ digital signage, control room, video wall and other deployments, dramatically improving operational efficiency and reducing total cost of ownership are revolutionizing the once hardware-bound AV/IT industry.

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NOV
29

Considerations for Seriously Secure Control Room Solutions

Creating the best possible control room or command center requires more than just streamlining your solutions to generate a functional and comprehensive view of your operations across the enterprise. There are a number of different factors that your organization will need to take into consideration beyond what video surveillance, emergency communications and alert system technologies they will support. In addition to all the inherently crucial aspects of mission-critical environments, we’ve identified a few additional security measures below that you may want to consider as you construct your company’s control room.

Network Security

AV-over-IP solutions that use standard TCP/IP communication through standard switches and routers, provide a broad variety of lock-down options for security conscious customers. By using a standard network, customers can lock down their own network tools, switches, routers according to their own security protocols and using familiar network monitoring tools.

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NOV
20

Why are digital displays so important

To the way we work, communicate and play. And why should an IT person care.

Digital transformation is a hot buzzword today. At Gartner’s 2019 CIO Conference in October, it was the cornerstone of the week-long event. Digital transformation means different things to different people (and different industries), but all digital transformation projects share a single driving force: modernization to ensure your business doesn’t fall behind.

Another thing every single digital transformation project has in common: there is a visual element. Digital transformation is so broad that the list of commonalities isn’t long, but when you think about it, you’ll realize it’s true: every digital transformation has a visual element.

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OCT
31

When it Comes to Control Rooms, Visualization and Collaboration is Key

Control rooms enable organizations to efficiently monitor multiple information streams and use the data collected to make accurate mission-critical decisions. If operators do not properly manage the numerous data streams, they end up with an information overload that becomes detrimental to their business. Learn why control room needs to be equipped with top of the line technology to operate at peak performance.

Split-second decisions

Control rooms are traditionally found in high-security, high-alert information centers—such as power plants, transportation control facilities, military facilities and call centers, among others. Control room operators must make quick decisions–where a decision may result in life or death–requiring operators to utilize all the tools at their disposal including technology, all situation variables and other team members. Operators need an effective video wall solution that serves as a visualization tool allowing operators to manage all data streams efficiently.

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