Userful Corporation has released the next generation of it’s 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.
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 will start on the second quarter of 2012.