BrightSign BrightAuthor

BrightAuthor: Create, publish and network presentations with ease


BrightAuthor is a PC software application for BrightSign that makes creating, publishing and managing BrightSign presentations simple and dependable. It is the central application for all your BrightSign needs, from building and distributing your presentations to managing your entire BrightSign Network of remote signs. Not only does BrightAuthor offer an intuitive user interface and a wealth of digital signage features, it is also free of charge to all BrightSign customers. BrightAuthor is continually updated to keep up with market demands and future-proof your digital signage.

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  • Design full-screen or multi-zone layouts using preset or custom layouts
  • Build looping playlists with drag and drop functionality
  • Create interactive playlists by linking media files together with triggers
  • Add synchronization across multiple displays or between zones
  • Tailor playlists with slide transitions, display intervals, live video and more
  • Increase your creative options by adding HTML5 content to your BrightSign presentations
  • Layer HTML5 widgets with videos, images, etc. to deliver a powerful digital signage that out-performs what each can do alone


  • Add day-parting and scheduling
  • Ensure dependable playback with automatic publishing
  • Directly publish to your PC, memory cards or a network location


  • Convenient and secure content updates
  • Diverse real-time content feeds such as RSS media and HTML widgets
  • Local web server configuration gives ability to edit user variables within presentations and pull database content into presentations
  • Advanced management of BrightSign Network accounts
BrightSign BrightAuthor

BrightSign Presentation Creation Tutorials

BrightAuthor Tutorial Videos

Creating presentations to run on BrightSign are simple with our free BrightAuthor 2.0 software application. You don't need to be an IT professional to create presentations from basic full-screen looping displays to multi-zone interactive presentations.

To demonstrate how simple the process is through BrightAuthor, please watch our tutorial videos below and you'll be ready to create your own presentations in no time.

Please note that our online Quick Start Kit is available to download and includes sample project files and content to create your own sample presentations.

Presentation Creation Tutorial Videos

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