User library

The AN47 contains the NETIO BrightSign plugin (driver) for download and describes the use of the BrightSign player with NETIO LAN sockets. The system works autonomously, it does not need an internet connection or a cloud.

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Supported devices:


BrightSign® is a manufacturer of multimedia content players from the USA. Players of different sizes can load content from the cloud and run different scenarios. The LAN connection allows connection to NETIO devices using the BrightSign NETIO plugin.


How the BrightSign NETIO plugin (driver) works

  • BrightSign NETIO plugin supports all NETIO devices (PowerCable / PowerBOX smart sockets, DIN rail version and PDU up to 19 ".
  • The NETIO device must be accessible from the BrightSign player via LAN
  • NETIO device must be set to Telnet protocol (port 23). Name and password "netio“.
  • The following function names must be used in the BrightSign settings (Autorun block function definition) of the Presentation Properties:
    • NetioOn1       NetioOff1       NetioTog1
    • NetioOn2       NetioOff2       NetioTog2
    • NetioOn3       NetioOff3       NetioTog3
    • NetioOn4       NetioOff4       NetioTog4
    • NetioOn5       NetioOff5       NetioTog5
    • NetioOn6       NetioOff6       NetioTog6
    • NetioOn7       NetioOff7       NetioTog7
    • NetioOn8       NetioOff8       NetioTog8

DOWNLOADDownload BrightSign NETIO plugin

Configuration of NETIO products

The BrightSign NETIO plugin uses the Telnet protocol, which is supported by all current NETIO products, but protocol support must be turned on:

  1. Connect to the WEB interface of the NETIO device
  2. Enable the Telnet protocol in the M2M API tab.
  3. Check the port number 23
  4. Enable the Read-Write group
  5. Enter "netio" / "netio" for name / password
  6. Click save



BrightSign - BrightAuthor

You can use the BrightSign plugin (driver) for NETIO devices in the BrightAuthor application by setting the presentation parameters in the Autorun tab.



In the Autorrun tab it is necessary to define the required functions of the Plugin module:


Already defined functions can then be used in an interactive presentation.

As a parameter, you define the IP address of the NETIO device to the function (in the example,



1) Can be used different TCP port than 23?

Yes, but after changing the NETIO device settings you need to edit the plugin file NETIO.brs and change the port number there as well.


2) This BrightSign plugin controls the outputs of NETIO devices. Is it possible to connect consumption values from measurements in NETIO devices to BrightSign systems?

No, the plugin only supports output control, nor does it support reading the on / off status from the system.


3) This BrightSign plugin controls the outputs of NETIO devices via LAN. Is it possible to connect NETIO Cloud to the BrightSign system?

No, this is not possible at the moment.


4) Do I have to pay a fee to use the plugin?

No, the NETIO BrightSign plugin is for free.



We would like to thanks for the cooperation:

  • Antonin Benko from Image.cz
  • Bart van Geldrop


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For device testing use name/password demo/demo