Setup Control Cloud (OS 8.0.15 and higher)

1. Download and install BrightAuthor:connected

  1. Download BrightAuthor:connected desktop application

2. Setup Control Cloud account and network

  1. Open BrightAuthor:connected and click Connect
  2. Sign up for as a New User
  3. Validate email
  4. Return to BrightAuthor:connected
  5. Click on the orange Connect button
  6. Sign in, name your network, and click Create

3. Provision Players

  1. Connect your players to a live internet connection via Ethernet
  2. Connect player to screen via HDMI™
  3. Power on your players with a blank SD card
  4. Click Activate Device on your BrightAuthor:connected dashboard and enter the Activation Code that appears on the purple screen of your connected display
  5. Your player will now go through setup and reboot several times during this process
  6. When finished, you will see a purple welcome screen

4. Next steps

  1. Click here to download the Welcome Presentation and unzip it to a location on your computer
  2. Watch this video to learn how to publish content to your player
  3. View our Training Resources for more information on creating and publishing presentations
  4. Check out our extensive documentation
  5. Visit our knowledge base, FAQs, and community from our Support page

About Us

BrightSign LLC, the global market leader in digital signage media players, is headquartered in Los Gatos, California, with offices in Europe and Asia. BrightSign designs media players and provides free software and cloud networking solutions for the commercial digital signage market worldwide, serving all vertical segments of the marketplace. BrightSign products are known for their signature reliability, affordability, market-leading technology and unsurpassed performance. Connect with BrightSign on,, YouTube and Instagram

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