Broadsign Administrator is the user interface for managing a network of Broadsign Players.
Broadsign Administrator can be installed on following versions of Windows (either 32 or 64 bit):
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP3+)
- Microsoft Windows XP Embedded (SP3+)
- Microsoft Windows Vista
- Microsoft Windows 7
- Microsoft Windows 7 Embedded
- Microsoft Windows 8
- Microsoft Windows 8.1
- Microsoft Windows 10
Broadsign Administrator’s workspace is flexible, and centers around the work area. For more details, see Interface.
You can configure Broadsign Administrator settings at both the domain level and the application level, i.e., the computer on which you installed the software. Options include:
- Connection: You can configure the timeout period for your application.
- Campaigns and Events: You can configure the steps to include in the Add Campaign Wizard.
- Limits: You can adjust the quota size for your domain.
- Network: You can specify the default network operator for your domain.
For more details, see Options and Domain Properties.
Broadsign respresents elements in its network as resources in Broadsign Administrator. For example:
- Ad copies represent media content files, e.g., images, videos, html5 applications, etc.
- Players represent playback PCs running Broadsign Player.
- Users represent users with access to the network via Broadsign Administrator.
For more details, see Resources.
Broadsign understands the importance of monitoring your network, and provide detailed reports about its performance. We provide a variety of reports covering aspects such as loop snapshots, incident reports and inventory reports.For details about all of our monitoring and reporting tools and features, see Monitoring and Reports.
If updates to Broadsign Administrator are available, you will need to schedule them with Broadsign Services. We recommend, as a best practice, that you upgrade players on your network first. Then, because it is so closely integrated with Broadsign Player, upgrade Broadsign Administrator.
How to Enable Broadsign Administrator’s Automatic Update Feature:
First, verify that a more recent version of Broadsign Administrator is available:
- Log in to Broadsign Administrator, go to the domain properties menu, and select About.
- Note the version number of your installation.
- At www.broadsign.com, go to Client Portal > Downloads > Broadsign Administrator (Download Installer).
- Check the version number of the
.msidownload. If the
.msiis of a later version of your current installation, you have an available upgrade.
- Contact Broadsign Services and request a Broadsign Administrator upgrade pushed to your domain.
- If the user clicks Yes, the Broadsign Administrator Auto Upgrade page appears. If the user then clicks on Apply Upgrade, the targeted version will download to begin the installation process.
- If the user clicks No, the upgrade question page disappears. However, it will continue to appear at each login (no matter the user). Also, a user can start the download process by going to the domain properties menu, and selecting Look for Update. See The Domain Properties Menu.