BrightSign Support Manager Apr 18 • 3 • Forums / BrightSign Support Announcements
This statement is related to the recent Heartbleed vulnerability with OpenSSL and its potential effect on BrightSign products.
BrightSign players do not use OpenSSL to communicate with the BrightSign Network (or remote web servers if set up for Simple File Networking), nor do they use OpenSSL to retrieve HTML resources from remote locations. Therefore, the players themselves were at no time vulnerable to attacks.
Several of the BrightSign Network servers use OpenSSL to communicate with players, BrightAuthor, and web browsers (via the WebUI). All servers were patched, fixing the OpenSSL vulnerability, by the end of Saturday, April 12th (PDT).
If you have sensitive information on your BrightSign Network account, we recommend changing your account password (by logging in to the BrightSign Network, clicking on the Account tab, and entering information into the Password Reset fields).
BrightSign Support Manager Apr 10 • 2 • Forums / BrightSign Support Announcements
BrightAuthor 3.8 has gone Beta and is now available for public distribution. You can download BrightAuthor version 188.8.131.52 from the Software Downloads page.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the BrightAuthor Alpha program: Your feedback was invaluable for improving the presentation preview feature and creating an overall better final build. If you took part in the Alpha program, and wish to see a list of changes between Alpha and Beta builds of BrightAuthor 3.8, you can view this post in the Alpha Forum.
The following list outlines the most important new features in BrightAuthor 3.8. To learn how to use these features, please see the BrightAuthor User Guide 3.8.
There are numerous other features, fixes, and improvements in this release; to view them all, click on the Release Notes PDF link next to the Download Now button (the notes are also included in the update .zip file).
BrightSign Support Manager Apr 03 • Forums / BrightSign Support Announcements
BrightSign firmware version 4.7.146 is now available on the Software Downloads page. The firmware download section is located below the BrightAuthor download section.
This firmware is compatible with the following models: HD120, HD220, HD1020, XD230, XD1030, and XD1230. Note that the update files for XD and HD players are different. Make sure to use the download link that corresponds to your player model.
Both HD and XD versions include numerous fixes for audio streaming and cross fading, including improved support for Icecast and SHOUTcast streaming.
Aside from several HTML5 fixes, the XD version features performance improvements to swipe/gesture functionality. The XD firmware update also includes the ability to take screenshots of the presentation area and save them on the local storage of the player (this feature is currently only available with custom scripts or plugins).
You can view a full list of new features, fixes, and improvements by clicking on the PDF link next to each Download Now button (they are also included in each update .zip file).
BrightSign Support Manager Jan 20 • 4 • Forums / BrightSign Support Announcements
BrightSign is looking for users willing to test out the Alpha version of BrightAuthor 3.8. Please note that, this being an Alpha build, there are numerous stability issues, so we do not recommend using BrightAuthor 3.8 in a production environment.
The following is a list of features that are currently implemented in BrightAuthor 3.8 Alpha:
Note: This feature list may change between the Alpha build and the public release of BrightAuthor 3.8.
If you would like to try BrightAuthor 3.8 and report back about bugs and usability issues you encounter, please contact email@example.com.