BrightAuthor:connected is a free application for PC, Mac or the Chrome browser that allows you to easily create, publish and manage your digital signage content.

Create Impactful Presentations with Intuitive Tools

BrightSign’s free authoring software allows you to easily create, publish and manage digital signage presentations that run flawlessly on BrightSign players. It offers an enhanced and unified BrightSign experience with a common user interface, workflow and feature set available for PC, Mac and a Chrome web browser.

Securely connect to enabled players to take advantage of new real time player controls as well as robust network and content management tools. With BrightAuthor:connected you can experience a fully connected interface to and BrightSign players at all levels.

Product Features

AuthorEasily create presentation layouts & playlists for simple to sophisticated digital signs using content in your media library hosted on or stored locally. A prolific array of content types and formats are supported, and you can work wherever and whenever with ease using the PC, Mac or Chrome browser interface

Publish & PlayUse an intuitive calendar-view to easily schedule and daypart your presentation playback. Publishing your content is an automated process to deliver flawless playback on BrightSign players running OS 8. Publishing options include local storage for non-networked players, free local area and simple file networking with Control Cloud, or cloud-based publishing with a Content Cloud subscription.

Real Time ControlSecurely access, control and communicate in real time with cloud-based players from any remote location. Get real time player health and access to the diagnostic web server to control players by performing remote reboots & deploying BrightSign OS updates. You can even initiate remote snapshots on demand to see what’s playing on-screen.

ManageContent Cloud subscribers can remotely view compiled performance data over time including event logs and proof of play via reports, filters and queries. Access to a set of robust network management and administration tools are also available such as mapping player locations, network grouping, and email notifications to bring attention to specific network activities and subscription status.

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About Us

BrightSign, LLC is a privately held company located in Los Gatos, California founded in 2002 by Anthony Wood, the inventor of the digital video recorder (DVR) and Roku. BrightSign is the global market leader in digital signage media players, as named by IHS in its 2013, 2014 and 2015 "Global Market for Digital Signage" research studies which report market share of all media players and PC-based signage solutions combined. BrightSign players are known for their signature reliability, affordability and ease-of-use by the commercial digital signage market worldwide.

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