Userful™: Setup Guide

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This setup guide is intended for IT administrators and others experienced with installing, customizing, deploying and administering software in a networked environment.

Host PC/Server

You will need at least one host PC/server to configure Userful™ software appliance. We strongly recommend using Certified Host PC/Servers. However, if you are unable to get one, please consider our recommended specifications before using one.

Optional Components

Download and Install DVDs

Download the latest version of Userful™ and burn the .ISO on a DVD to install or create a bootable USB drive. Follow the Installation process.

We recommend preparing the host PC/server before doing the station setup. The installation process will assist you through the step by step on-screen instructions. After installation, go to Control Center and make sure your system is up-to-date by checking System Updates.

Zero-Client Devices

After successful installation, next step is to configure zero-client devices. Make sure you have supported zero-client devices.

Setting up Stations

Prepare the following items before proceeding:

  • Displays with power and VGA/HDMI cables
  • Zero-Client device for each display
  • A Gigabit Switch
  • A Router
  • Standard Cat 5e/Cat 6 cabling

Station setup should be done after the installation of the Userful™ software appliance is complete. The Station Setup section will guide you through the whole process.

Creating Session Containers

After successful setup, next step is to create and configure different "session containers". Please refer to Configure Session Containers for more information.

Creating and Calibrating Video Walls

Administrators can create and calibrate video walls. Once the video wall is created and calibrated, it will appear in the station mapping screen as separate draggable object. See Creating and Configuring Video Wall for more information.

Station Mapping

All stations connected to your host PC/Server will appear as draggable objects within the station mapping screen. Administrators can map stations and video walls to content sources simply by dragging and dropping the stations and video wall icons to the available Session Containers. See Station Mapping Guide for more information.