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Big Bang LLC announces Universal Imaging Utility Version 5.0 with Post-Deployment Technology

Today, Big Bang LLC announced the Universal Imaging Utility version 5.0 (UIU). The UIU v5.0 represents a complete re-factoring of Big Bang’s patented Microsoft Windows operating system deployment technology, and drastically increases the speed and efficiency of automated device driver management for operating system deployments.

The UIU works in conjunction with any existing Windows OS deployment solution such as SCCM, MDT, Ghost, ImageX/DISM, Altiris, Acronis, etc., to deliver a hardware-independent PC image to any laptop or desktop regardless of manufacturer or model. A new UIU Toolbox interface has been created to easily configure deployment parameters, including the share location for the UIU Driver Repository which stores over 40,000 continuously vetted and updated Plug-n-Play IDs. Once an OS image is deployed, the new UIU v5.0 executes within WinPE to ascertain the onboard hardware of the client PC and stage only the necessary drivers for each device.

“As OS imaging technology improves, it is our job to stay in front of the continuing device driver challenges for our customers,” said Big Bang President, Adam Murphy. “To do so, we changed the way the UIU automates driver management to speed up deployment times. Now, instead of packaging everything into a hardware-independent image file, the UIU 5 is invoked during WinPE to make use of our comprehensive driver database on the fly. Now it’s even easier and faster to deploy OS images without having to manage or package drivers.”

Big Bang's Universal Imaging Utility has enabled IT departments to save considerable time and money by working in conjunction with any existing Windows OS cloning and deployment solution (SCCM, MDT, Ghost, ImageX/DISM, Acronis, Altiris, Zenworks, etc.) to deliver a hardware-independent image to any PC regardless of manufacturer or model.

The UIU has been successfully deployed to over 3 million PCs worldwide in companies, government and healthcare agencies, and educational institutions.

For more information about the UIU, visit

About Big Bang LLC

Big Bang LLC is a software developer and training company located in Milwaukee, WI. In addition to development of the Universal Imaging Utility, they provide training for System Center Configuration Manager and Symantec Ghost Solution Suite. Behind the direction of owner and president Adam Murphy is a customer focused vision. The company seeks to make their unique technology readily available to help IT/Support departments around the world reduce the time and money typically required for Windows image maintenance and deployment.

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