Support for New Models: XDx32, HDx22, and LSx22

To support the release of the new XDx32, HDx22, and LSx22 model lines, we’ve posted new versions of BrightAuthor and a new production version of firmware to the Downloads page.

BrightAuthor 4.1.0.5 (Production)

This is the production version of BrightAuthor for the new model lines. Note that this version, along with 4.1.0.6, are not intended for use with XDx30, HDx20, or 4K models. A new version of BrightAuthor that supports these models along with the XDx32, HDx22, and LSx22 will be available soon.

Among several new features, this version includes Remote Snapshot, which can be enabled during the unit setup process. Currently, Remote Snapshot is only available for players that are set up for Local File Networking. This version also supports seamless looping of synchronized (BrightWall) videos.

This version includes the Presentation Tree View feature, which presents the entire presentation as a descriptive, expandable tree of events and transitions. There are also numerous UI improvements related to manual scaling and automated positioning of windows and dialogues in BrightAuthor.

You can view a full list of new features, fixes, and improvements by viewing the release notes here (they are also included in each .zip update file).

BrightAuthor 4.1.0.6 (Beta)

Along with the new features in 4.1.0.5, this Beta version fixes a runtime error that occurs when the player is performing setup for Remote Snapshot with Local File Networking. It also fixes a BrightAuthor crash that occurs when attempting to open a deleted presentation.

Firmware 5.1.16 (Production)

This version of firmware is currently available for XDx32, HDx22, and LSx22 models only. It is required for using BrightAuthor 4.1.0.5/4.1.0.6 with these models. For XDx32 models, this version includes PoE (Power over Ethernet) reporting capabilities via the Diagnostic Web Server. For HDx22 and LSx22 models, this version includes a playback improvement for IP streaming.

BrightSign Network Version 3.9

Version 3.9 of the BrightSign Network went live on Friday, November 28th. This version supports the XDx32, HDx22, and LSx22 model lines. It also allows you to create and publish Audio Dynamic Playlists to any player model.

This version also includes a set of dialog boxes that allow you to update a group of players to the minimum firmware required to play a presentation (if the firmware for those players is out of date). 

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6 Comments

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    Mikew

    Needing some clarification... Will we be able to remain on BA 3.8.0.40 and still manage presentations for the 32 models?  With having such a large number of 30s out in the field and wanting to purchase the 32s for replacements or new installations, we won't have to worry about mixing them in groups and having compatibility issues will we?

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    Alex

    BA3.8.0.40 doesn't support new 32 models.

    BA4.1.0.5 and BA4.1.0.6 don't support 30 models.

    So, at the current time, you need to use 2 different BA versions.

    This FAQ shows how to install multiple BA versions on 1 PC:

    http://support.brightsign.biz/entries/43886934-Can-I-install-more-than-one-BrightAuthor-version-on-my-computer-

    New BA4.1.x version will be released to support 32 and 30 units.

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    Norman Garland

    One of our systems integrator customers who has an extensive network of HD220 and HD1020 players, all on BSN, wants to add some new HDx22 players to various user groups. 

    Which version of BrightAuthor should he use to create and publish presentations to groups of HDx20 and HDx22 players?  Our customer does not want 2 versions of BA resident on one PC with all the support and incompatibility issues that creates.

    When will you be combining support for all current and recent models of players into one common version of BrightAuthor? 

    Best Regards 

    Norman Garland

    Pixels UK Ltd.

     

     

     

    Best Regards

     

    Norman Garland

    Pixels UK Ltd.

     

    Tel: +44 (0)1582 515253

    Mob: +44 (0)797 314 6466

    ngarland@pixels.uk.com

    www.pixels.uk.com

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    Norman Garland

    One of our systems integrator customers who has an extensive network of HD220 and HD1020 players, all on BSN, wants to add some new HDx22 players to various user groups. 

    Which version of BrightAuthor should he use to create and publish presentations to groups of HDx20 and HDx22 players?  Our customer does not want 2 versions of BA resident on one PC with all the support and incompatibility issues that creates.

    When will you be combining support for all current and recent models of players into one common version of BrightAuthor? 

     

    Best Regards 

    Norman Garland

    Pixels UK Ltd.

     

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    Lyndon

    The common version is expected before the end of the month, possibly the end of this week. 

     

    I'll do some testing with ba 3.8.0.41 and bsn...it works for local and simple with the newer players. 

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    Charlie Goodliffe

    Any update on the common version of BrightAuthor? Like Norman's comment above, it is extremely annoying having to manage multiple versions of BrightAuthor to maintain compatibility between HDx20 and HDx22 players, especially when both types feature on the same project...

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