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This page outlines the hardware and software requirements for your server instance to run BSNEE. It also outlines how to meet the server software requirements.

Hardware Requirements


  • 1.4 GHz or faster Dual Core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 6GB free hard disk space
  • Network connection


  • A minimum hardware configuration should be used for testing/evaluation purposes only.
  • Device logs should be disabled with a minimum hardware configuration.
  • A maximum of 50 networked devices is recommended with this configuration
  • 2.2 GHz or faster Quad Core processor (Intel Xeon is preferred)
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 50GB free hard disk space for Temporary Storage
  • 1TB additional free hard disk space for Persistent Storage (high-performance RAID configuration is preferred)
  • 1 Gbps network connection


  • This hardware configuration is recommended for production use.
  • A maximum of 500 networked devices is recommended with this configuration. If you want to increase the maximum amount of networked devices, note the following:
    • A more powerful CPU is required for operations stemming from the SQL server, Device Handlers node, and the Scheduler service.
    • More RAM is required for intensive processing of device logs (when all log types are enabled for every device), the SQL server, and the Scheduler service.
    • More free hard disk space is required for Persistent Storage and device log reports. Intensive operations may also be bottlenecked by the speed of the HDD.

Software Requirements



The X.509 certificate is required by WS-* (WS-Security) specifications for message-level encryption in WCF services, as well as transport-level encryption for compliance with the WS-I Basic Profile 1.1, which is used by the BSN API on the Web Services node.


If your BSNEE Web Services node is using a self-signed certificate, you will need to switch to a certificate signed by a certificate authority (CA) before upgrading BSNEE. An example of a free CA service can be found here.


  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (with IIS installed)
  • MS SQL Server 2014 (including Express Edition) or 2016
  • .NET Framework 4.6.1 or later
  • X.509 certificate issued for the BSNEE Web Services node


If you're upgrading your SQL server instance, you can try the SQL Server Developer Edition, which provides SQL Server Enterprise functionality and is free for non-production use. Make sure to consider the license agreement before using it.

BrightSign Software Requirements

  • Target BrightAuthor version: 4.7.1.x
  • Minimum required BrightAuthor version:
  • Minimum player firmware version:

Device Family

Minimum Firmware

XT244, XT11447.1.49
XD234, XD10347.1.49
HD224, HD10248.0.17
XT243, XT11436.2.39
XD233, XD10336.2.39
HD223, HD10236.2.39

4K242, 4K1042, 4K1142


XD232, XD1032, XD1132


HD222, HD1022


LS322, LS422


XD230, XD1030, XD1230


HD220, HD1020, AU320


HD210(w), HD1010(w), TD1012




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