New Beta Firmware and Software Versions Available

There are new Beta versions of BrightSign firmware and BrightAuthor software available on the Software Downloads page. The firmware download section is located below the BrightAuthor download section; scroll further down the page to find everything you need.

The following is a short summary of each update. For a more comprehensive list of new features, improvements, and bug fixes, please view the release notes, which are located on the Software Downloads page and contained in each .zip download file.

Firmware Version 4.8.88 (Beta)

This firmware update is intended for the following BrightSign models: XD230, XD1030, XD1230, HD120, HD220, HD1020. 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.

This update includes a compatibility fix for many newer models of USB HDD (including Seagate models). It includes improved touch responsiveness for HTML/JavaScript applications, as well as support for the ELO 3243L, Iiyama T1731SAW, and Nitere AR150-2 multi-touch screens.

Both XD and HD updates feature support for enhanced scrolling tickers, video and audio seeking, video fading, and Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). The XD update features streaming server support and true video rotation. Note that these features are not yet available through BrightAuthor, and must be accessed through custom scripts. We will release a 4.8 BrightScript Object Reference Manual that includes relevant API calls soon.

BrightAuthor Version (Beta)

Minimum Player Firmware Required: 4.7.122 (HD120, HD220, HD1020, XD230, XD1030, XD1230) / 3.11.11 (HD110, HD210(w), HD410, HD810, HD1010(w))

This version of BrightAuthor includes a new USB firmware update feature, as well as support for the 1920x1200 video mode (for XD players running firmware version 4.8.88). It also includes fixes for Zone Message commands/events and BrightWall presentations that play stretched Live Video, Video Stream, or RF In content.

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    1. it seems the html5 video element does not fire on event listeners anymore?

    2. should video seek work for html video? e.g. vid.currentTime=312 or src=video.mp4#t=312

      Because it doesn't seem to work

    Any example brs script with seek commands available?

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    Please provide a sample project, with html. I wouldn't expect seek to be handled via html since that's handled by webkit. 

    THe plugin below includes includes some of the new features in firmware that aren't yet in brightauthor. Seek is one of them. The script call is simple. Call the seek function (with # of milliseconds) from your video player. 


    myvideoplayer = createobject("roVideoPlayer")



    If you're using the plugin with a brightauthor project, you can either send a plugin command or udp command to seek:


    Would go to the 5000 millisecond mark.

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    Christchurch Botanic Gardens


    Does this version include schedule interruption as mentioned in this forum post?

    Also, what is your timeline for moving this to official release?


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    BrightSign Support


    Yes, schedule interruption is available in BrightAuthor version.

    The approximate timeline for moving to official release is September 2014.

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