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How do I setup or configure a Carousel for BrightSign Player in 7.0?

Applies to

  • Carousel 7.0

Answer

To complete the configuration you will need a Windows computer with an SD card reader/writer connected to it. This will generally notĀ be the Carousel Server itself.
  1. Get the Carousel for BrightSign Configuration ToolĀ Installer.
    1. Login to your Carousel Web User Interface.
    2. From theĀ Carousel Main Menu, find theĀ User MenuĀ in the top-right corner, expand it and click onĀ Configure.
    3. From theĀ Configure Menu, click onĀ Players.
    4. Click on the last menu page, titlesĀ Downloads.
    5. Click the download icon next to theĀ Carousel for BrightSign Configuration Tool.
  2. On the computer with the SD card reader/writer, run theĀ Carousel for BrightSign Configuration Tool.msi.
  3. Configure an SD card for the BrightSign Player.
    1. Remove the SD card from the BrightSign Player and place it in the SD card reader/writer.
    2. In Windows, perform a Quick Format of the card to clear out all files.
    3. Open the BrightSign Player Configuration Tool for Carousel application.
    4. In the entry for Carousel Server enter the IP address or Hostname of your Carousel Server and click the green checkbox.
    5. Select your BrightSign model from the drop-down menu.
    6. Set your network properties, as needed.
    7. From the Time tab, select the time-zone for the Player.
    8. Click Create Setup Files and write them to the root of the SD card.
    9. Eject the SD card and insert into a powered down BrightSign unit.
    10. Connect power to the BrightSign unit and let it boot until it shows content.
The BrightSign unit will boot-up, download the latest firmware from the Carousel Server, reboot, install the latest firmware and reboot again before loading the channel for the first time.

Ā Once connected BrightSign Players will automatically pull software updates from the Carousel Server as it is updated.

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