The UIU is the only product that works alongside popular disk-imaging packages to provide an out-of-the-box, hardware-independent solution that creates a master Image of a Windows operating system. The single Image can then be deployed quickly and effectively across disparate hardware platforms within an organisation, saving on manpower, time and money in the process.
Version 4.0 of UIU now contains the UIU Discovery Tool, which enables Users to select and isolate only those drivers that are applicable to their environment and include them in the Image file. By using a subset of the more than 26,000 plug-and-play IDs featured within the comprehensive UIU database, Users will experience quicker deployments, in addition to reduced bandwidth consumption. The product has also been redesigned with a more intuitive interface, allowing for easier navigation.
Annette Dow, director of BRUK, said: “The burden of creating, storing and maintaining multiple Image files is becoming increasingly unmanageable, especially when you factor in hardware-independence issues. IT personnel waste valuable time and money juggling Images or doing extensive post-cloning configuring to get desktops and laptops fully functional.”
She continued: “Customer feedback has driven the product development substantially and the latest version of UIU contains several new front-end features that we are convinced will dramatically change the User experience.”
The UIU continues to be the only hardware-independent solution that includes ongoing maintenance for the driver database, which is regularly updated every six weeks. This is the only way to ensure continual hardware-independence as manufacturers continue to release new sound and video cards, chipsets and other components.
In the UK, the health and education sectors are discovering the benefits of UIU technology. Leading institutions such as University College London and Homefirst NHS Trust are using the UIU solution to simplify rollouts, migrations and deployments and as a valuable disaster recovery tool.
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