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Userful offers up 6k real-time network video wall

21 Jan 2016

Userful has debuted a multi-source video wall controller which supports video walls of up to 60 displays with up to 6k resolution content.

The centralised display controller software vendor says the release is a world first, providing the ability to deliver 6k source content onto a video wall in real time over the network.

Daniel Griffin, Userful vice president, says the company has undertaken ‘some pretty exciting innovations’ that allow it to maximise the power of a single PC or server and the network.

The offering leverages the addition compute power of add-on GPUs.

“With one computer, we can now deliver video walls of up to 60 screens and 6k source content,” Griffin says. “It’s a great example of the kind of exciting things possible as the network and software play larer roles in the AV space.”

Userful says its solution is unique in its ability to support such large video walls and such large content over the network from just one computer.

Timonth Griffin, Userful founder and CTO, says for too long cost and complexity have been drags on the video wall market.

“This release enables Userful’s simple and affordable video wall solution to compete on scalability and features with some of the highest end and most expensive video wall controllers on the market,” Griffin says.

He says the offering means users don’t need ‘expensive brittle proprietary hardware’, instead being able to use a standard PC running Userful, enabling even very large multi-source video walls to be deployed with simplicity at a cost-effective price point.

Userful says the new release also includes an embedded hypervisor enabling virtual machines to run natively on the vidoe wall controller and a mirroring feature to enable perfect synchronisation across both network connected displays and video walls.

The company is also claiming the world’s first video wall to offer 100% automated high availability failover for ultra-demanding applications, simply for the cost of a second PC which automatically takes over driving the displays should the primary PC or server fail.

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