Roku C1000 BrightSign Compact digital sign and kiosk controller User Manual HDCompact QSG

Roku, Inc. BrightSign Compact digital sign and kiosk controller HDCompact QSG

User Manual 20090226

QUICK START GUIDE
HD110, HD210, HD410, HD810, and HD1010
DOC-005-01
Copyright © 2009 by BrightSign, a division of Roku, Inc. All rights reserved. Roku, the
Roku logo and the BrightSign logo are trademarks of Roku, Inc. Other brand and product
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
BrightSign 12980 Saratoga Ave. Suite D, Saratoga, CA 95070
www.brightsign.biz
Contents
What’s in the box? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
What is BrightSign? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Connecting a display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Using a VGA cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Using an HDMI cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Connecting speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Playing the demo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Creating a playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Changing BrightSign settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Adding videos to a playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Playing your own presentations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Playing a video loop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Playing a series of files using playlists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Displaying items simultaneously using BrightSign Zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Playing an interactive presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting an input device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Adding BrightSign to a network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Next steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
BrightSign HD Compact feature comparison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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What’s in the box?
TIP:
Use the cable mount and cable tie to keep the cables securely attached to your BrightSign.
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USB ResetGP/012
BrightSign
Rubber
feet
Power adapter
SD slot
cover
Cable
mount
Cable tie
SD card
Quick Start Guide
International
prongs
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What is BrightSign?
Roku BrightSign is a standalone digital sign or kiosk controller. Because BrightSign is a non-PC
device with no moving parts, it is durable, reliable, and an ideal solution for information kiosks,
retail displays, museum exhibits, and other applications.
Benefits
Easy to use
Astonishing full HD quality
Reliable solid state platform
Custom interactivity and control
Powerful zones and synchronization
Versatile networking options
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Capabilities
You can use BrightSign to do any combination of the following:
Play content from a Secure Digital card (SD or SDHC card) or USB Flash drive
Display content on a monitor or TV (standard or high-definition)
Play looping video, images and music in HD
Use zones to divide the display into separate content windows to playback video and
images simultaneously
Schedule content to play at a specific time (hour, day, month, year)
Easily create looping displays using text based playlists
Run interactive presentations that playback content based on inputs such as buttons,
touch screens, mice, and more
Update software and content remotely with BrightSign networking
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Models
NOTE:
For details on the features of each BrightSign model, see “BrightSign HD Compact
feature comparison” on page 22.
Looping HD video playlists Interactivity and control Networking for remote content
delivery and reporting
BrightSign HD110
Simple looping video playback
•Full HD
•Playlists and zones
BrightSign HD410
All HD110 features
Basic interactivity via buttons and
GPIO controls
Synchronization for video wall
implementations
BrightSign HD210
All HD110 features
•Networking support for remote
content updates
BrightSign HD810
All HD410 features
Full interactivity including touch
screens and USB devices
•Live video feed
Support for A/V expansion module
accessories
BrightSign HD1010
All HD810 features
•Networking support
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Connecting a display
Using a VGA cable
Audio VGA
VGA Y Pb Pr HDMI Ethernet
Power 5.2V 3A
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Using an HDMI cable
Audio VGA Y Pb Pr HDMI Ethernet
Power 5.2V 3A
HDMI
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Connecting speakers
If your presentations include audio, you can connect powered speakers to your BrightSign.
Audio
Audio In VGA Y Pb Pr HDMI Ethernet
Power 5.2V 3A
Vol um ePower
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Playing the demo
The included SD card contains a simple BrightSign demo that you can run on your BrightSign.
Follow these steps to play the demo:
1Connect a display and speakers to your BrightSign as described earlier in this guide.
2Insert the included SD card into your BrightSign. (This SD card contains the
demo content.)
3Turn on the power.
Creating a playlist
A playlist enables you to play one or more files in a loop. This section shows you how to create
a playlist using the sample files provided with your BrightSign.
1Connect an SD card reader (sold separately) to your computer.
2Insert the SD card included with your BrightSign into the card reader.
3Make a backup copy of the SD card to preserve the original contents of the card. As you
complete steps 4 - 11 you will overwrite the contents of the demo on the SD card.
4Open the Sample Playlist Files folder on the SD card, so you can see the names of the
files in this folder as shown in Example 1.
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EXAMPLE 1:
Sample Playlist Files folder (3 JPG images, 2 MPG videos, and 1 AUTORUN.BRS script)
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5On your computer, open Notepad or a similar
text editor.
6On the first line of your Notepad file, set the
video mode by entering one the following:
If your BrightSign is connected to a VGA display,
enter:
Videomode 1024x768x75p
If your BrightSign is connected to an HDMI
display, enter:
Videomode 1280x720x60p
7On separate lines, type the name of each JPG
file located in the Sample Playlist Files folder,
as shown in Example 2.
8Save the text file with the name AUTOPLAY.BSP:
a
Click
File > Save As
.
b
In the
Save as type
field, select
All Files
.
c
In the
File name
field, enter
AUTOPLAY.BSP
.
d
Click
Save
. That's it. You just created a
simple playlist that loops three images.
Example 2a: Playlist for VGA display
Example 2b: Playlist for HDMI display
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9Copy the following files to the root directory of the SD card, as shown in Example 3:
Your AUTOPLAY.BSP file
The three sample JPG images (from the Sample Playlist Files folder)
The AUTORUN.BRS file (from the Sample Playlist Files folder)
NOTE:
Your new AUTORUN.BRS file overwrites the demos AUTORUN.BRS file.
10Remove the SD card from your card reader and insert the SD card into your BrightSign.
11Turn on your BrightSign.
EXAMPLE 3:
Root of SD card with playlist, 3 JPG images, and AUTORUN.BRS script
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Changing BrightSign settings
You can also use a playlist to customize BrightSign settings. Try customizing any of the
following settings in your playlist:
Set the delay between images.
The default delay
between images is 3 seconds. You change this
setting by adding one or more
Slideinterval
keywords followed by the number of seconds you
want the image to display. In Example 4, image1
plays for 15 seconds, image2 plays for 10 seconds,
and image3 plays for 30 seconds.
Set PowerPoint style image effects.
When
displaying images, you can choose from 20+
transition effects. To add a transition, insert one
or more
Transition
keywords in your playlist. Insert
the keyword before the image to which you want to
apply the transition. In Example 4, there is a
horizontal venetian blind effect before images 2 and
3, and image 3 fades into image 1. For a full list of
transition effects, see the
User Guide at:
www.brightsign.biz/support/Roku C1000 html.php
.
Example 4: Change settings
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Adding videos to a playlist
In addition to playing images, you can use a playlist to play one or more videos. Just add the
names of the videos to your playlist. Try adding the two sample videos to your playlist:
1Open your AUTOPLAY.BSP file in Notepad or a
similar text editor.
2On separate lines, add the names of the 2 MPG files
from the Sample Playlist Files folder on the SD card.
TIP:
The images and videos play in the same order as they
appear in the playlist, so enter the video file names where
you want them to appear.
3(Optional) Set the volume level by entering the
Volume keyword followed by a volume setting.
The default volume level is 100 (the maximum).
4Save the changes to your AUTOPLAY.BSP file.
5Copy your revised AUTOPLAY.BSP file and the
two MPG files to the root of the SD card.
6Remove the SD card from your card reader and
insert the SD card into your BrightSign.
7Turn on your BrightSign.
Example 5: Change settings
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Playing your own presentations
Playing a video loop
1Copy your video file (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.264)
into the root directory of an SD card and name it
AUTOPLAY.VOB or AUTOPLAY.MPG.
2Copy AUTORUN.BRS from the demo SD card
to the root directory of your SD card.
3Insert your SD card into your BrightSign.
4Turn on your BrightSign. After a few moments,
BrightSign plays the video and repeats it
automatically to create a loop.
Example 6: SD card with video loop
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Playing a series of files using playlists
To play a series of files one after the other, you need to create a playlist that describes the items
you want to play.
1Using a text editor, such as Notepad, enter the names of the files you want to play in the
order you want them to play.
A playlist can include the following types of files:
Video:
MPG
(
MPEG-2 transport streams with MP3 audio)
Image:
BMP, PNG, JPG (JPEG)
Audio:
MP3
NOTE:
Were adding support for more file formats. Visit
www.brightsign.biz/support
for a
current list of supported file types.
2Use the Save As command to name the file AUTOPLAY.BSP.
NOTE:
Most text editors save files with a TXT extension, so be sure to override the extension.
3Copy the following files to the root directory of your SD card:
AUTOPLAY.BSP
(the playlist you just created)
Media files referenced in your playlist
AUTORUN.BRS
(copy this file from the demo SD card)
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4Insert your SD card into your BrightSign.
5Turn on your BrightSign. After a few
moments, BrightSign plays the playlist
and repeats it automatically.
TIP:
You can also add commands to your
playlist to control playback of the files or
to play the playlist at a scheduled time.
For details, see the
User Guide
at:
www.brightsign.biz/support/Roku C1000 html.php
.
Example 7: SD card with playlist files
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Displaying items simultaneously using BrightSign Zones
With BrightSign zones you can divide the screen into windows and play different types of
content in each window, including video, images, ticker feeds (RSS or text), or a clock. You can
also control the background color, background image, font, text color, and transitions. See
the
User Guide
for details on adding zones to your presentations.
Example 8: BrightSign Zones examples
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Playing an interactive presentation
With BrightSign HD410, HD810, and HD1010 you can create an interactive presentation that
responds to user input from buttons or any other GPIO device that is connected to the RS232
port and generating serial commands. The HD 810 and HD1010 also support input for
interactivity from USB devices such as
touch screens, mice, keyboards, and barcode scanners,
and the HD1010 also supports input for interactivity via the Ethernet port.
To play an interactive presentation, you need an interactive playlist. An interactive playlist
is a spreadsheet file that contains a list of information separated by commas (CSV file). The
interactive playlist describes which media files to playback based on the user's input. For a
complete list of supported devices and instructions on creating an interactive playlist, see
the
User Guide
at:
www.brightsign.biz/support/Roku C1000 html.php
.
NOTE:
If you're outside the United States, check the regional settings in Excel and make sure
the list separator is a comma and the decimal separator is a period.
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Connecting an input device
To play interactive presentations, you need to connect an input device to your BrightSign.
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Adding BrightSign to a network
When you add your BrightSign HD1010 to a network, you can update your content and
the BrightSign software remotely and securely. You can use Simple Networking software
to update content from a BrightSign folder on your web server or an RSS feed, or you can
use BrightSign Network Manager, a web-based solution that is designed for enterprise
environments. For details on adding your BrightSign to a network, see the
User Guide at:
www.brightsign.biz/support/Roku C1000 html.php
.
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SD / MMC
Control
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Next steps
To get the most from your BrightSign, download the latest software, read the latest
documentation, and play other demonstrations.
Documentation:
Get the latest User Guides, Release Notes, Scripting references, Hardware
reference manuals, and Regulatory Guide at:
www.brightsign.biz/support/Roku C1000 html.php
Demos:
Get an overview of what Brightsign is capable of: interactivity, looping, high
definition, and multiple content zones on a single screen. Download demos at:
www.brightsign.biz/support/demos
and use the following login information:
username:
brightsign
password:
Demos246
Downloads:
Get the latest BrightSign software, Autoplay script, scripts for manually setting
the date & time, and scripts for testing button boards at:
www.brightsign.biz/support/download.php
Support:
Get answers to your questions on the support website:
www.brightsign.biz/support
—or
Contact technical support at:
www.brightsign.biz/support/contact_form.php
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BrightSign HD Compact feature comparison
Features HD110 HD210 HD410 HD810 HD1010
Looping playlist support X X X X X
Basic interactivity (via GPIO port supporting buttons and LEDs) X X X
Advanced interactivity (buttons, touch screens, LEDs, and any USB
device such as speakers, keyboards, mice, more)
XX
Playback scheduling X X X
Synchronization (video sync of multiple displays)
GPIO GPIO GPIO or
ethernet
Zones (multiple content windows on single screen) X X X X X
Text ticker feed and subtitles X X X X X
RSS ticker feed X X
Networking for remote content delivery X X
Media formats
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HD110 HD210 HD410 HD810 HD1010
Video:
MPEG-2 transport streams with MP3 audio (MPG) X X X X X
Image:
BMP, PNG, JPEG (JPG) X X X X X
Audio:
MP3 XXXXX
Display resolutions HD110 HD210 HD410 HD810 HD1010
1080p
(HDMI) XXXXX
1080i, 720p, 576p, 480p (HDMI & component) X X X X X
1360x768, 1024x768 (HDMI & VGA) X X X X X
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Connectors HD110 HD210 HD410 HD810 HD1010
SDHC slot XXXXX
VGA out XXXXX
Component video out XX
HDMI out (DVI via adaptor) XXXXX
GPIO control port (8 bi-directional) XXX
RS232 XXX
5V serial mini jack XXX
Reset button XX
USB host port XX
Ethernet 10/100 X X
Analog stereo audio out (stereo 1/8” jack line) X X X X X
Miscellaneous HD110 HD210 HD410 HD810 HD1010
Dimensions (without mounting brackets or connectors) 168mm (W) x 149mm (D) x 30mm (H)
or 6.6” (W) x 5.9” (D) x 1.2” (H)
Weight 630 grams or 20.3 oz.
Power 5V / 3.0A
International power supply & regulatory approvals XXXXX
Wall mounting brackets XXXXX
1 year warranty (parts and labor) X X X X X
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We’re adding support for more media formats. Visit
www.brightsign.biz/support
for a current list of supported formats.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Interference Statement
The device complies with Part 15 of FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two Conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operations.
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This device generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this device does cause harmful interference to
radio/television reception, which can be determined by turning the device
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
1 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2 Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
3 Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
4 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Note:
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this
equipment.
QUICK START GUIDE
HD110, HD210, HD410, HD810, and HD1010
DOC-005-01
Copyright © 2009 by BrightSign, a division of Roku, Inc. All rights reserved. Roku, the
Roku logo and the BrightSign logo are trademarks of Roku, Inc. Other brand and product
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
BrightSign 12980 Saratoga Ave. Suite D, Saratoga, CA 95070
www.brightsign.biz

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