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BrightSign has released the Series 3 line of player models (XTx43, XDx33, HDx23, LS423). If you've been buying Series 2 players (4Kx42, XDx32, HDx22, LSx22), use this page to determine which Series 3 model to use as a replacement.

Connector Changes

We've made a number of changes to connectors to improve the form factor and functionality of the player.  Each change is described below:

GPIO

The DA-15 GPIO connector on previous models has been replaced with a standard 12-pin GPIO design manufactured by Phoenix Contact, Wurth Electronics, and others. Pluggable GPIO terminal blocks can be inserted into the GPIO connector to make bare-wire contacts (see here for an example part). These terminal blocks can be purchased from the BrightSign Store. If you wish to source your own terminal blocks, make sure to use 4-pin or 6-pin blocks (12-pin blocks are extremely difficult to remove from the GPIO port).

Serial

The DE9 serial connector on previous models has been replaced with a 3.5mm serial jack. The new serial jack supports the same signaling parameters as the DE9 connector; however, it does not have a pin to provide 5V of power for peripherals.

USB

The XT1143, XD1033, and LS423 feature a USB Type C connector, whereas all other models use USB Type A only.

  • The XT1143 and XD1033 feature a Type C connector in addition to a Type A connector.
  • The LS423 features a single Type C connector, which is used to support both peripheral devices and analog audio output. To output analog audio on the LS423, you will need to purchase a USB-to-stereo converter cable and configure audio output on the device.

SPDIF

On Series 3 models, digital audio out (SPDIF) is combined with analog audio out on the 3.5mm connector. This means that all new models except for the LS423 support digital audio; it also means that a 3.5mm SPDIF connector is required for digital audio applications.

Replacement Chart

This chart lists the connectors that the Series 2 and Series 3 models feature. Use it to determine which model to buy for specific functions:

GPIOSerialUSBSPDIFIR In/OutHDMI InputPoE
Series 2Series 3Series 2Series 3Series 2Series 3Series 2Series 3Series 2Series 3Series 2Series 3Series 2Series 3
LS322HD223HD1022HD1023LS322LS423*XD1032HD223XD232XD233XD1132XT1143XD232XT243
LS422HD1023XD1032XD1033LS422HD1023XD1132HD1023XD1032XD10334K1142 XD1032XT1143
HD222XD233XD1132XT1143HD1022XD10334K1042XD233XD1132XT243  XD1132 
HD1022XD10334K1042 XD1032XT11434K1142XD10334K242XT1143  4K242 
XD232XT2434K1142 XD1132  XT2434K1042   4K1042 
XD1032XT1143  4K1042  XT11434K1142   4K1142 
XD1132   4K1142         
4K242             
4K1042             
4K1142             

*USB Type C only.

 

 

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