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BrightSign players command great name recognition in the world of digital signage media players, owing to their reliability and efficiency. They offer an industrial design and sleek look, front & back port access, as well as an ultra-thin form-factor that easily fits into any digital signage installation.

Designed in the US exclusively for digital signage, BrightSign’s OS delivers powerful signage capabilities and exceptional 4K and Full HD video quality. Plus, their energy-efficient devices consume very little power, keeping heat emission and operating costs down.

Fugo is proud to offer support for all BrightSign players. This guide will walk you through some of the hardware highlights of the BrightSign player line, instructions for setting up Fugo on your player, as well as how to run Fugo in tandem with BrightAuthor.

BrightSign Players - Hardware Overview

The BrightSign product line consists of 8 models in 5 series of players, positioned in a good-better-best range.

Each series targets specific levels of applications & performance, from entry-level to enterprise usage. All models offer H.265 decoding for reliable, high-quality video playback, Full HD 1080p60 video support, HTML5 rendering, interactivity, and networking. And each series provides increasing levels of video and HTML5 performance appropriate for the application.

BrightSign LS - $275

The BrightSign LS424 is BrightSign’s entry-level commercial grade player. It supports HD 1080P video and external microSD card. To connect to WiFi you’ll need to also purchase an external WiFi module.

BrightSign OPS – $400

The BrightSign HO523 is compatible with OPS displays. It comes with a JAE TX25 connector plug that can be used for connecting to the internal components of displays (video, USB, serial, etc.)

BrightSign HD – Starts at $375

The BrightSign HD series is ideal for mainstream commercial digital signage applications. Both models - the BrightSign HD224 Standard I/O & the BrightSign HD1024 Expanded I/O Player - support 4Kp60. The models offer HTML5 playback, H.265 decoding, and support local, streaming and networked media playback.

BrightSign XD – Starts at $475

The BrightSign XD series consists of 2 advanced performance models that support both H.265/H.264 encoded 4K content at 60fps, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HDMI 2.0. The XD234 Standard I/O Player is available for $475 and the XD1034 Expanded I/O Player is available for $575. Once again, to connect to WiFi you’ll need to also purchase an external WiFi module.

BrightSign XT – Starting at $575

The BrightSign XT line is the most advanced player series geared for heavy, enterprise-grade performance. This series supports 4K, accelerated HTML5 rendering, Mosaic mode, Gigabit Ethernet, dual 4K video decoding, and PoE.There are 3 players in this series, ranging from $575 - $875

You can see a full comparison chart of all BrightSign players here.

1. Installing Fugo On Your BrightSign Media Player

Note: You’ll need to download the setup files for BrightSign from our hardware page here. The instructions are also contained in a text file within the setup files, but we’ve re-iterated them below as well for your convenience.

Before setting up with Fugo, make sure to:

  1. Connect your player to a screen via HDMI cable

  2. Connect your player to a network via Ethernet connection or contact us for further instructions regarding WiFi set up

  3. Set your password to keep your player protected

To install Fugo on your player:

  1. Get an empty MicroSD card (it must be formatted with FAT32)

  2. Download the archive from here

  3. Extract it and copy the `autorun.brs` file to your MicroSD card

  4. Insert the card into your player and power it on

  5. Launching the Fugo player will display a PIN on your screen that you’ll use to register your screen on Fugo CMS.

We’ll cover what to do with this PIN in section 2: Connecting Your Player To Fugo CMS

2. Connecting Your Player to Fugo CMS

2.1 On your PC or smartphone login to your Fugo account at or if you don’t have one yet, register here.

2.2 After successfully logging in, you can click Add Screens on the Welcome page. Alternatively, you can navigate to the Screens page in the top navigation bar and click Create Screen.

2.3 Enter the PIN from the Fugo player window into the space provided.

2.4 To finish the pairing process, give your screen a name and add a location (this will allow you to quickly locate it on the map using our map feature.)

Congratulations, you’ve added your screen! Here, have this cake 🍰 to celebrate!

3. How to use Fugo with BrightAuthor

If you’re using BrightAuthor to manage your players, but find yourself constrained by the platform, you can actually use Fugo alongside BrightAuthor for a more robust BrightSign system! This allows you to forego the inconvenience of re-setting up your screens with Fugo, to keep managing your screens the way you’re used to, while at the same time leveraging the power & flexibility of the Fugo platform.

It’s actually quite simple - all you need to do is use BrightAuthor’s HTML widget to display the Fugo player URL. There are two methods for doing that:

Method 1 - Create a single-zone presentation with Fugo player URL

  1. Create a new presentation

  2. Under Single Zone select HTML

  3. Name your presentation (i.e. "Fugo")

  4. Enter the Fugo player URL -

  5. Click Publish

Watch this quick video to see it demonstrated

Method 2 - Create a multi-zone presentation with Fugo player URL

  1. Create a new presentation

  2. Under Multi Zone, select your preferred zone layout

  3. Name your presentation

  4. Click Start

  5. Reconfigure your zone layout if you wish in the zone editor

  6. Double click the zone where you want to add the Fugo player

  7. Click Widgets and select the HTML widget & drop it into your content zone

  8. In the settings panel to the right under Site Source enter the Fugo player URL -

Watch this quick video to see it demonstrated

Bonus: Create a single zone screen that combines Fugo content with a live TV stream

This method is similar to method 1, except when you schedule Fugo player, you insert a live TV widget into the schedule to interrupt your Fugo content.

Now it’s content time!

With your player all set up, you’re ready to give it something to play!

Fugo allows you to display several types of content:

You can use our Design Studio to create screen-ready content like digital posters & menu boards without having to leave Fugo for a 3rd party tool - learn how here.

When your content is ready to go on screen, you can use our friendly playlist builder to publish your content - learn how here.

Need help?

You can also book a demo call with our sales team if you’d like someone on our team to show you around the software or discuss your use case face-to-face.

Or, if you need technical support, you can reach out to

Happy publishing!

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