Userful to Demo Ultra-Low-Cost School Computing Solution at BETT 2012 (in the HP Booth

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At BETT in the HP booth (Stand J40, Upper Level) in London, England, from January 11 - 14, Userful, the world leader in Linux desktop virtualization, will be demonstrating the next generation of their Userful MultiSeat(TM) solution which turns one Linux computer into multiple high performance independent computer stations using the HP t200 thin client device, a multiseat device that can be connected either via USB or Ethernet using Userful's software.

Userful MultiSeat enables schools to deploy three to four times times as many computer users for the same cost. The technology enables multiple users to use different applications at the same time from one host computer, each with their own monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

The new product truly redefines the cost of a full featured high performance computer.

"Userful is shaping the future of economically and environmentally sustainable educational computing," said Tim Griffin, President of Userful. "We've already done the world's largest ever desktop virtualization deployment, and one of the largest digital inclusion initiatives in the world. Userful is the perfect solution for anyone who wants the benefits of desktop virtualization, without the price tag."

More than 50,000 schools worldwide are already using Userful MultiSeat to provide millions of students with computer access.

Userful has proven to be the computer solution of choice for governments with digital inclusion mandates to provide school age children with computer access, on limited budgets. Countries such as Brazil, who have already successfully deployed over 500,000 Userful computer stations to schools in every municipality, have shown that with the combined cost savings of Userful MultiSeat, Linux, and open source software, it is feasible to provide far more students with a comprehensive education using computers, regardless of whether they live in a city or a remote indigenous village with little infrastructure. The Brazilian Ministry of Education has reported saving 60% in up-front costs, and 80% in annual power savings as compared to their previous PC-per-station solutions.

Every ministry of education worldwide is eligible for a free 90 day pilot so that educators can easily experience first hand the high performance, and ease of use of the solution.

To arrange a demo, meeting, or interview at BETT, please e-mail karl@userful.com, or phone +1 (403) 289-2177
For more information, visit http://userful.com/products/userful-multiseat-linux

For more information on the HP t200 multiseat device, visit: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06b/12454-12454-321959-338927-5112717-5171156-5171158-5210837.html

The full version of the press release is available at: http://userful.com/press/bett-multiseat-linux
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