CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Userful Corporation, the global leader in Linux desktop virtualization, has released the next generation of its Userful MultiSeat™ solution which turns one Linux PC into multiple high performance independent computer stations using the HP t200 thin client. At $99 including the keyboard and mouse, the HP t200 is the world's lowest cost thin client. Userful MultiSeat enables schools and businesses to deploy more than twice as many computers for the same cost, while enabling multiple users to use different applications at the same time from one host computer, each with their own monitor, keyboard, and mouse. The HP t200 provides the capability to connect multiple stations to a single host PC directly over USB for close proximity computing environments without the need for a LAN, or install computer stations in multiple rooms using a single host PC with each station connected over Ethernet.
"The HP t200 thin client combined with Userful MultiSeat software provides the highest performance shared computing solution available on the market today," said Tim Griffin, President of Userful. "The HP t200's support of both Ethernet and USB provides the flexibility to position stations far away from the host computer, or operate without a LAN, making it a very compelling solution for many use cases."
Every ministry of education worldwide is eligible for a free 90 day pilot so that educators can easily experience firsthand the high performance, and ease of use of the solution. Support for Ethernet and up to 15 stations per PC is currently available for evaluation purposes. Commercial support starting Q2 2012.
About Userful: Userful is the trusted partner for government education with millions of users of its MultiSeat solutions in over 100 countries. Userful provides the software that powers the world's largest educational computer deployments, and has sold more than 800,000 MultiSeat desktops. The company's software which turns one computer into many lowers desktop computing costs, improves manageability, and reduces both electricity consumption and e-waste. More information about Userful is available at: http://www.userful.com
HP™ is a trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company. Userful MultiSeat™ is a trademark of Userful Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.