BrightAuthor:connected 1.1x.x


1.37.1 (June 10, 2024)

New Features

  • BCN-16078: The new Network tab interface, formerly in Beta, is now the default.

  • BCN-15600: User Events have been added, and User Events can now be imported or exported (for example, from BrightAuthor classic)


  • Added translations in all languages for recent UI changes

  • BCN-15834: Zone Types were renamed to: Video, Image, or Audio; Video Only; Image Only

  • BCN-16296: Added information in the DWS > Control tab to clarify what Reprovision does

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-15543: Tags added to media files are now saved correctly after being changed.

  • BCN-16177: Removed unnecessary information from interface in Admin > Setup > Player Settings > Remote Screenshot

  • BCN-16249: In Admin > Setup, the “ option is now “Content Cloud” and “Enable” is now “Enable Control Cloud or Content Cloud”. The broken Information link has also been fixed.

  • BCN-16374: In the remote DWS “BrightSignOS Update” section, the OS update option now says “Update” instead of “Reprovision”.

  • BCN-16409: Fixed a crash in the new (Beta) Network Tab that occurred when the user tries to select any Group when they only have permissions to view Players and Groups.


1.32.0 (March 13, 2024)

New Features

  • BCN-11951: Added a GPS event so users can change digital signage content based on geographic location (geofencing), as they could in BrightAuthor classic.   

  • BCN-15649: When a state is selected in an interactive zone, users can now enter a note for the state in the property panel.


  • BCN-14751: Apple arrow Home and End of line keys now work in text fields

  • BCN-14721: Added support for both <any> or <*> for USB events through "Assign Input to variable" and "Assign wildcard to variable" check boxes

  • BCN-15397: Improved the UI of the EDID window in the DWS

  • BCN-15668: “Offset Next” information in the Presentation section is now hidden unless the checkbox is selected.

  • BCN-15696: Updated description for Active, Setup, and Provision in the Admin tab to avoid confusion

  • BCN-15703: Improved the Layers in the Presentation edit page when an item is selected by replacing “Add Item” with “Add item” and “Duplicate item”, and offset checkboxes for each.

  • BCN-15765: Improved the Live Text Widget by replacing the layer move icons with layer numbers that reflect the layer ordering, and created move direction icons to the left of the numbers.

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-15245: Property Lock will now be disabled shortly after setup is complete to let the user make changes to player properties instead of remaining enabled after setup.

  • BCN-15472: Updated the splash screen image to remove inappropriate branding

  • BCN-15541: Changed the Expand all/Collapse all buttons in the Beta Network tab from uppercase to uppercase/lowercase

  • BCN-15677: The autorun now supports BMAP product peripherals on Series 5 devices.

  • BCN-15696: Updated descriptions in the Admin tab

  • BCN-15704: Fixed the messages on the Lock/Unlock User pop-up notification

  • BCN-15764: Deselecting “Status” in the DWS visible columns dropdown now hides the status column 

  • BCN-15859: The autorun no longer crashes when using the BMAP RangeControl command

  • BCN-15908: Restored the ability of users to add 8K videos in XT245 presentations




  • BCN-14569: The Device Setup columns in the Setup Library of the Admin tab were reordered to prioritize the name and details of the setup package.

  • BCN-15418: When a player is selected in the Player List, the current presentation name associated with the player is now displayed in the Properties panel.

  • BCN-15443: Users can now expand or collapse all groups when viewing players by group in the Beta version of the Player List.

  • BCN-15450: Users can now drag and drop in the new Player List as they can in the current (non-Beta) Player List.

  • BCN-15466, BCN-15519, BCN-14665, BCN-13690: Added various localization and formatting improvements to the UI

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-13853: User variables are now available at the player_ip:8008 web page even if their values were left blank in the presentation.

  • BCN-15434, BCN-13558, BCN-15295: Fixed incorrect language in the application UI dialogs and an error message

  • BCN-15442: Fixed an error encountered when dragging and dropping a single item between player groups, which caused the error to persist when a user tries to drag a new item

  • BCN-15472: Updated the splash screen image with the appropriate branding

  • BCN-15487: Fixed an issue in the current Network tab, when the application does not retrieve the next or previous Player List page if the user scrolls to the point where the list is truncated.

  • BCN-15488: Added the ability to filter players by health status in the Beta version of the Network

  • BCN-15514: "Scroll to load more" now reliably loads additional content in the Content and Presentation windows.

  • BCN-15520: Fixed a crash (introduced version 1.26.3) that occurred when reloading the Remote DWS SD tab


Please update your firewall rules to allow outgoing connections to all * domains. This service is used by BrightAuthor:connected in v1.19.4 and beyond to notify customers about maintenance windows. If you do not allow this API, you will not receive messages about maintenance windows and will not be able to unlock new features in the future.

See LaunchDarkley’s and pages for more information, as well as

New Features

  • BCN-9959: The new “Registry” tab in the DWS lets users view and edit a player’s registry.

  • BCN-15069: Users can now enable Telnet and SSH on their players through the Diagnostics tab of the DWS

  • BCN-15312: Dynamic subscription information is now available on the Dashboard (for example, the number of subscriptions available and in use)

  • BCN-15389: Users can now try features before they are released through the “Beta features” option under Admin > Preferences > User Interface. The current Beta contains the new Network tab layout and features.

  • “Local IP address” is now an option in the “Select table columns to view” pulldown menu in the DWS


  • BCN-3693: Serial numbers, IP addresses, and MAC addresses in , the DWS, and incan now be copied for use elsewhere.

  • BCN-5822: SFN user login information is no longer visible in the JSON file.

  • BCN-14276: If the application is in a maintenance window when users try to log in, they will now get an alert.

  • BCN-14458: There is now a check to confirm whether or not to disable the password when users create a setup package, enable the DWS, and apply the setup package.

  • BCN-15026: Added a system variable for “Player Model Number"

  • BCN-15073: The remote Diagnostic Web Server now provides the full text EDID (similar to the ldws/edid.html)

  • BCN-15143: Added the ability to export the Network tab Player List information to a CSV file. The full list can be exported, or a filter can be used to export a selected part of the list.

  • BCN-15265: When exporting the Player List to a CSV file, each player row now also contains its Player Group.

  • BCN-15193, BCN-15083: Layout and language improvements in the DWS

  • BCN-15244: Users can now select a more verbose log level in the DWS, which will contain errors, warnings, app activity, and debug messages.

  • BCN-14821: Updated BrightAuthor:connected labels (for example, “Local File Networking” is now “Local Network” and “Simple File Networking” is now “Web Folder”)

  • BCN-15356, BCN-12628, BCN-13687: Improved the Simplified Chinese and Turkish translations and made other language-related updates and improvements

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-14970: Enabled the presentation autorun and setup script to handle encrypted SFN passwords

  • BCN-14977: Restored thumbnails in the Mac desktop application

  • BCN-15044: The "Rename As" text field (in the SD tab of the DWS) now works correctly for Series 5 players.

  • BCN-15059: Updated the autorun version number, which was not updated in the last release

  • BCN-15111: Fixed a crash that occurs when a user goes to the Schedule tab on certain

  • BCN-15135: The numeric text field now clears correctly when users attempt to delete text

  • BCN-15261: Fixed the file upload process so the reported percentage will not exceed 100%

  • BCN-15271: Fixed the asset upload UI to show the icon and file name in the same line

  • BCN-15291: Reduced the volume of information-only messages written to the browser console on logging startup. Errors will still be flagged as appropriate.

  • BCN-15316: Fixed an issue with the Chromium debug section in the DWS not displaying correctly in the latest release.



  • BCN-15239: Added LaunchDarkly to alert customers of maintenance windows and eventually reduce downtime


This is a hotfix for the BrightAuthor:connected 1.19.2 release.

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-14458: Fixed an edge case where the default DWS password is inaccessible to the user


New Features

  • BCN-14816: Added translations for five new languages:

    • Traditional Chinese

    • Korean

    • Portuguese

    • Russian

    • Turkish


  • BCN-14969: Added support for JPEG and EC3 formats and extensions

  • BCN-14682: Updated synchronization so the sync manager can be used without the PTP domain (for example when syncing on a single XC5 player)

  • BCN-14814, 14989: Added a checkbox to the HTML5 State Properties called "Enable Native Chromium video playback" for XC5 players

  • BCN-14772: The title bar now displays the player model and the presentation name.

  • BCN-14828: Changed the language selection menu to use text rather than flag icons

  • BCN-14834: Improved the splash screen display

  • BCN-5696: Added the schedule name to the title bar so multiple schedules can be easily identified

  • BCN-14608: Changed the "Presentation" label to "Tree View" (this is visible when the “Presentation” view is open)

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-13487: Removed minimum OS information from the dialog box that appears after saving player setups to avoid confusion   

  • BCN-14471, BCN-14458, BCN-14472: The default DWS password (the player’s serial number) will no longer be overridden when left blank. Users can now select one of three radio buttons in Admin > Player Setup > Player Settings > Player Configuration:

    • “Use default password” (the player serial number)

    • “Specify password” (the password will be reset to the password you input)

    • “Disable password” (when no password is required)

  • BCN-14781: Fixed a failure that occurs when zip files are uploaded through the remote DWS

  • BCN-14741: Ensured that all Series 5 player video modes are listed and removed those that are not supported on Series 5.

  • BCN-14762: Fixed a runtime error that occurs after publishing an HD5 presentation via LFN



  • BCN-13965: Added support for TrueType Collection (.ttc) format, which allows the use of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean character sets in presentations.

  • BCN-14726: Added new and improved German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese translations

  • BCN-14602: Enhanced the interface labels and language to improve usability and increase consistency. For example, “player” will now be used consistently instead of “device”, “Setup” will be used instead of “setup file”, “package” or “package file”, and player type naming will change from:

    • Local File Networking to Local Network

    • Simple File Networking to Web Folder

    • Partner Application to Partner App

    • Custom Application URL to App URL

  • BCN-11173: Streamlined and improved the opening screen language and graphics

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-11768, BCN-13375: Made the publish icon in the Presentation and Schedule tabs clickable

  • BCN-14576: Removed the bsdpui.dialog.addDeviceNameDescription label

  • BCN-14592: Changed all uppercase text to uppercase/lowercase text

  • BCN-14706: Fixed a fatal error that occurred when attempting to add a new user

  • BCN-14565: Removed all references to the “x-api-key” from the LDWS and RDWS so that going forward only digest authentication will be used for supervisor API authentication

  • BCN-14557, BCN-14558, BCN-10925, BCN-10823, BCN-10775: Made various improvements to roles and permissions to restore functionality. More improvements will come in future releases.




  • BCN-13733, 13734, 14000: (XT5) XT5 players have been added to the interface so users can select them for OS updates or when creating a presentation

  • BCN-14280: The position of the Assets/Widgets panel (in the Content tab) is now maintained even if the user clicks on another tab or resizes another panel

  • BCN-14289: Added a splash screen to welcome users, give feedback while the application is loading, and display the version number

  • BCN-14306: Changed the Schedule tab display to allow users to see the entire (24 hour) day

  • BCN-14420: Updated the interface to correct the HS125 and HS145 resolution capabilities and the number of video zones in the HS145 and LS445

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-12119: Ensured that the Mac version of the application will close on the first attempt

  • BCN-14045: Fixed the scaling on the GPIO Output event icons

  • BCN-14153: Fixed an infinite loop in the web application when uploading an empty asset

  • BCN-14255: Fixed a crash that occurs when users discard unsaved presentations while trying to sign out

  • BCN-14301: Fixed a bug that did not let users log in to import presentations

  • BCN-14500: (HS125) Removed unsupported output resolutions



New Features

  • BCN-13912, 14263, 14262: (XC5, XT5) Full resolution graphics are now optional, not the default, for output resolutions greater than 1920x1200


  • BCN-11173: Improved the Dashboard screen (including the network status and reloading process)

  • BCN-12511: Added “Assign input to variable” and “Assign wildcard to variable” support for Event Properties (in Zone Message)

  • BCN-12565: Fixed poor text wrapping when Local Network publishing is selected in the Schedule tab

  • BCN-13835: (XT5) One and two screen layouts are now available in the Screens tab for XT5 devices

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-6084: Fixed excessive CPU usage when loading content

  • BCN-6694: Deleted reason-phrase conditions that prevented successful responses in the web client

  • BCN-8578, 11954: Fixed a bug that occurs when uploading content to a folder that has a name containing one or multiple single quotes

  • BCN-9979, 14278: Fixed player activation failures that occur when the user is not the creator of the default setup package

  • BCN-13991: Fixed a reboot loop which is triggered when an interactive event sends a UDP command from a Dynamic Playlist widget.

  • BCN-14024: Ensured that dialog boxes do not disappear unexpectedly

  • BCN-14261, 14034: Fixed an autorun crash in presentations that invoke the videomode plugin

  • BCN-14271: Fixed a bug that causes deleted tags to reappear

  • BCN-14344: Fixed an endless loop that occurs if many large files are uploaded simultaneously

  • BCN-14460: Fixed a reboot loop that occurs when publishing a presentation that enables enhanced synchronization



  • BCN-8667: The Control Cloud network can now add users as an Administrator or as a General Manager

  • BCN-14183: Removed the Screens tab from the presentation creation UI for all non-multiscreen Series 5 players. This ensures parity with the upscaling behavior on older players.

  • BCN-12409: Ensured that when media is replaced, the new media name does not overwrite the state name

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-14119: (XD5) Ensured that video can be added to a presentation

  • BCN-13972: Ensured that content and device tags on media items can be removed

  • BCN-14178: (XD5, XT5, HD5) Ensured that GPIO appears as an option in presentation authoring

  • BCN-9445, 8781: Ensured that deleted HTML sites do not persist when creating and saving presentation images, videos or HTML sites


  • BCN-13487: Fixed the confusing warning message about the minimum OS version