How do I put my display to sleep or wake it up using BrightAuthor?

Last Updated: October 14, 2015

You can enable or disable PowerSaveMode using an Interactive playlist in BrightAuthor. You can attach this wake or sleep command to to a state or an event like a button press. PowerSaveMode commands work over HDMI or HDMI-to-DVI.

If you want to schedule your screen to wake up at a certain time, you can create a playlist with a single image state that contains a logo or blank image, and attach the wake command to that state. In this example, there’s a logo image that displays at startup; the project then times out to an attract loop (i.e. a looping video that links to other states).

When the scheduled presentation begins every day (for example, 8:00AM, Monday through Friday), playback will enter the image state and power on the display.

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Turning on the Display

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Turning off the Display

In this example, a button press is used to turn the monitor off.

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Using Time/Clock Events

Alternatively, you can use Time/Clock events to turn the display on/off at scheduled intervals. The below event, paired with a Display On/Off command, would trigger at 8:00AM, Monday through Friday.

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