Broadsign Administrator

Broadsign Administrator is the user interface for managing a network of Broadsign Players.

Its main functions include uploading ad copies, booking advertising campaigns, monitoring network health and reporting campaign performance.

Broadsign Administrator

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
Note: Broadsign Administrator is also compatible with the “Home” versions of Windows; however, please make sure you are compliant with Microsoft’s licensing terms when using these operating systems for commercial purposes.

Broadsign Administrator is compatible with the following third-party plugins:

Broadsign Administrator’s workspace is flexible, and centers around the work area. For more details, see Interface.

Touring the workspace

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.

The resource tabs in the Administrator interface

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:

  1. Log in to Broadsign Administrator, go to the domain properties menu, and select About.

  1. Note the version number of your installation.

  1. At www.broadsign.com, go to Client Portal > Downloads > Broadsign Administrator (Download Installer).


  1. Check the version number of the .msi download. If the .msi is of a later version of your current installation, you have an available upgrade.

  1. Contact Broadsign Services and request a Broadsign Administrator upgrade pushed to your domain.

Once Broadsign pushes the upgrade to your domain, each installation (no matter which user logs on) will see the Upgrade Available dialogue box.

    • 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.