BrightSign Support Manager Sep 16 • Forums / BrightSign Support Announcements
We’ve posted a new Beta version of BrightAuthor on the Software Downloads page. This version includes an important fix for BrightSign Network users: Players that are running a scheduled presentation no longer get trapped in an endless reboot loop if prompted to carry out recovery.
There are also fixes for Video List states and presentations that use multiple Live Video states. For more information, see the release notes located next to the Download Now button (they are also included in the .zip file).
BrightSign Support Manager Sep 11 • Forums / BrightSign Support Announcements
The BrightSign Network has been updated to version 3.8. After a BrightSign Network update, we recommend clearing the cache on the browser you use with the WebUI. This ensures that all scripts on the webpage execute correctly.
This update includes several new features and improvements:
The Media Info tab (which is accessible via the Properties dialog of each media item) is now available for audio and video files. It displays media file information such as the codec, container properties, and duration.
Many user-specified elements in the WebUI now support Unicode character sets, including the names of Dynamic Playlists, Live Data feeds, Live Media feeds, Presentations, Groups, Roles, and Folders, as well as the first and last names for BSN users. Languages that are not supported by the Latin-1 character set—including Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hindi, and Cyrillic-based languages—can now be used to name these elements.
Presentations can now be created for, and published to, the BrightSign 4K242, 4K1042, and 4K1142 players (these models will be released soon). It is also possible to upload 4K video files that are encoded with H.265—they are marked in content libraries with a "4K" icon.
Support for the .m2ts, .ogg, and .flac file types has been added to the BrightSign Network. They can now be included in Dynamic Playlists, Live Media feeds, and presentations created in the WebUI. The .ogg and .flac file types are supported by 4K players only (support will be added to other models soon). The .m2ts file type is supported by 4K, XD and HDx20 models running firmware versions 4.8.x or later.
Note: It is still possible to add playlists, feeds, and presentations containing these file types to models that don't support them. Use caution when assigning these new file types with a mix of model types.
BrightSign Support Manager Aug 18 • Forums / BrightSign Support Announcements
We’ve posted a new Beta version of BrightAuthor on the Software Downloads page. This version includes several improvements and bug fixes:
For a complete list of changes, please view the BrightAuthor 22.214.171.124 Release Notes, which are contained within the .zip file of the software download.
BrightSign Support Manager Aug 11 • Forums / BrightSign Support Announcements
BrightSign firmware version 4.8.108 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 of firmware include a fix for BrightWall deployments, allowing for quicker synchronization when a slave player boots up a long time after the master player. Both versions also include support for image rotation (though this is currently only available through custom scripts).
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 the .zip file for each update).