You must have a BrightSign Network Account to set up players for the BrightSign Network (BSN). Contact BrightSign Sales or your BrightSign vendor to purchase BSN subscriptions.

This tutorial video outlines the basic steps for setting up a player for the BrightSign Network.

Sign in to BSN

To create BrightSign Network setup files, you must first sign in to BSN in BrightAuthor. Once you have your BSN account credentials, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Tools > Sign In to BrightSign Network. If you don't see this option, navigate to Edit > Preferences > Networking and check the Enable BrightSign Network box.
  2. Enter your Account, User name, and Password.
  3. (Optional) Check the Remember account and user name box if you don't want to perform these steps every time you open BrightAuthor.
  4. Click Sign In.
  5. Navigate to Tools > Setup BrightSign Unit.

Name Specification

Network Properties

Advanced Network Setup

Click the Advanced Network Setup button to customize advanced settings for your networked player.

Unit Configuration

Use the Unit Configuration tab to specify the following:


Use the Wired and Wireless tabs to specify the following:


Use the Diagnostics tab to specify the following:


Click the Specify Firmware Update button to include a firmware update with the setup files. The firmware update will be performed after you insert the storage device containing the setup files into the player and power it up. Locate the section corresponding to your BrightSign model and select one of the following:

Splash Screen

Unit Configuration 

Select the Networked with the BrightSign Network option. Then configure the following:


This section allows you to configure persistent BLE beaconing. Beacons can also be paired with presentations.


The TxPower value does not modify the power level of the Bluetooth transmitter (this requires physical attenuation). Rather, the TxPower value is transmitted to Bluetooth clients in the BLE advertisement. Clients can then compare this value to the current RSSI of the signal to determine their approximate distance from the beacon.


Use the check boxes to enable/disable logs and specify log upload settings. You can view logs in the Current Usage tab of the BSN WebUI or in the currentLog folder on the player storage.

See this FAQ to learn how to read player logs.

Remote Snapshot

Check the Enable remote snapshot box to enable the Remote Snapshot feature, which allows you to remotely monitor the contents of the presentation display.

The Remote Snapshot feature is not available for the LS422, HD220, or HD1020.

RF Channel Scan Data (optional)

Use this field to publish RF channel scan settings to an XD1230 player. This option is useful if you need to publish identical channel scan settings to multiple XD1230 players. See Publishing Channel Scan Results for more details.

Screen Color

Click Choose to specify what screen color the player should display after it has successfully completed the setup process. When the player displays this color, it is ready to receive content.

Creating and Installing the Setup Files

Now that you've configured the setup files, you need to publish them to your player:

  1. Click Create Setup Files.
  2. Browse to and select an SD card (recommended) or USB flash drive. Ensure the setup files are written to the root folder of the storage device.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Turn off the BrightSign player by unplugging the power adapter (or Ethernet cable if the player is being powered by PoE).
  5. Insert the SD card or USB flash drive into the player.
  6. Turn on the BrightSign player  by reconnecting the power.


We recommend formatting your SD/microSD card using FAT32 or exFAT. The exFAT format allows you to store files larger than 4GB, but it is only supported on Series 4 (XTx44, XDx34, HDx24, LS424) Series 3 (XTx43, XDx33, HDx23, LS423) players using firmware 6.2.94 or later. The NTFS format also allows for files larger than 4GB, but the player will not be able to receive network updates or generate logs.

 The storage device must remain in the player at all times while playing presentations.