Press Release | 2018

Worldwide Food Company Sigma Alimentos Turns to Userful for Visual Networking Platform Deployment

Video Wall Monitors Distribution Routes and Weather to Streamline Operations

November 22, 2018

Userful Corporation, a leading provider of AV-over-IP solutions for enhanced video communication since 2015, announced today that Sigma Alimentos, a leading global branded refrigerated food company, has deployed Userful video wall technology at its headquarters’ main control room. Sigma Alimentos is headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico and maintains operations in the U.S., Mexico, Latin America and Europe. The company’s 2017 revenues totaled more than $6.3 billion and it deploys a fleet of more than 13,000 vehicles based at 208 distribution centers.

“Userful’s visual networking platform helps organizations manage their core operations, and help drive improved productivity and efficiency,” said John Marshall, CEO of Userful. “Sigma Alimentos’s deployment of Userful technology gives the company an important competitive advantage by ensure a continuous distribution operation, thus maximizing freshness, reducing spoilage and out of stocks, and ensuring the company’s products reach the right retailer at the right time.”

Sigma Alimentos has built a 4x2 control room video wall at its headquarters that serves multiple functions:

  • Monitor distribution routes and weather to track vehicles moving to and from its distribution centers

  • Manage and monitor their surveillance cameras in all distribution centers

  • Show web content applicable to monitor its fleet, remote desktops via VNC for operators to interact with the video wall, and security cameras via web

Video wall operators use tablets to control the video wall using Userful’s friendly interactivity features, including interactive viewer and preset switcher.

“Userful is an innovator in visual display solutions and many companies have embraced Userful as a result of its power, flexibility and features,” said Sergio duSolier, president of ThinTechnologies, a Mexican reseller of Userful solutions. “Selling into the Mexican market can be a challenge, but the ability to deploy Userful for control room applications, as well as other applications such as digital signature and dashboards, makes Userful the product of choice in many situations. Our experience with Userful sales, marketing and support teams has been very positive.”

About Sigma Alimentos

Sigma is a leading global branded refrigerated food company focused on the development, production, marketing and distribution of quality value-added foods, primarily packaged meats, cheese, yogurt and other refrigerated and frozen foods. Sigma has a diversified portfolio of leading brands and operates 70 plants in 18 countries across its four key regions: Mexico, Europe, the United States, and Latam. In 2017 Sigma reported sales of U.S. $6.0 billion and EBITDA of U.S. $676 million. Sigma employs more than 45,000 people.

About Userful

Userful, a leading developer of software for visual display solutions, enables organizations to improve productivity and competitiveness by using its server-centric architecture for video deployments. Userful's solutions facilitate centralized video management, increase display functionality and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by leveraging compute to replace costly hardware. Organizations in just about every industry—from transportation to telecommunications, from healthcare to hospitality—in more than 100 countries have deployed Userful to drive intelligent displays from video walls to digital signs to locked down kiosks and beyond.