1. BRAVIA Signage Setup

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This section describes the setup of the server and display. The overview of the procedure is as follows:

  • [A] Server (Setup for BRAVIA Signage Server)

  • [B] Display (Setup for BRAVIA Signage Player)

    • [1] Installation of BRAVIA Signage Player (Required)
    • [2] Display settings (Optional)
    • [3] Pre-shared key settings (Optional)
    • [4] BRAVIA Signage Player setup (Required)

1.1. Server PC Setup (BRAVIA Signage Server)

Refer to chapter 4 in “BRAVIA Signage Startup Guide”.

1.2. Install BRAVIA Signage Player

Refer to chapter 4 in “BRAVIA Signage Startup Guide”.

1.3. Confirm Display Settings

Refer to chapter 4 in “BRAVIA Signage Startup Guide”.

1.4. Configure Pre-Shared Key

BRAVIA has Pre-shared Key as a configuration. This configuration restricts the applications without Pre-Shared key to control power on/off, reboot and so on. You can configure Pre-Shared Key to BRAVIA Signage with config.txt described in “Appendix IV. config.txt specification” of [help] of upper right of Operation Web Application.

  • Network Home Network IP control Authentication
    Set “Pre-Shared Key”
  • Network Home Network IP control Pre-Shared Key
    Set key

If you use this feature, configure display and BRAVIA Signage Player with the following procedures:

[1] Change display to Hotel/Pro setting mode. Refer to the BRAVIA B2B HTML5 Solution Technical Manual to set the Hotel/Pro Setting Mode.

[2] Configure display settings as the above.

[3] Change display to Hotel/Pro Mode.

[4] Edit the “pre-shared key” of config.txt as a key value in procedure [2] Configure BRAVIA Signage Player with the config.txt. Note that when BRAVIA Pre-Shared Key value does not match with “pre-shared-key” of config.txt, no error message is displayed on the display because the BRAVIA Signage Player cannot start.

1.5. Configure BRAVIA Signage Player

1.5.1. Configure and Start BRAVIA Signage Player

Refer to chapter 4 in “BRAVIA Signage Startup Guide” for this procedure, and refer to “Appendix IV. config.txt specification” of [help] of upper right of Operation Web Application. about the detail of config.txt used for the configuration.

1.5.2. Stop and Restart BRAVIA Signage Player

[1] Push [HOME] button of remote controller and select the following application icon displayed on HOME screen of the display.

a screenshot of the application icon

[2] The configuration starts as seen in the diagram below. Select [Stop], push [OK], and BRAVIA Signage Player stops.

a screenshot of the configuration

The configuration starts also when executing the same procedure as above while BRAVIA Signage Player stops. When selecting [Start] and pushing [OK], BRAVIA Signage Player starts to run again.

In addition, when inserting a USB flash memory with config.txt to the display USB port while the display is powered ON, the configuration starts. This operation can be used instaed of the procedure [1] above.

1.5.3. Change the configurations of the BRAVIA Signage Player

Display configurations can be changed when inserting a USB flash memory with config.txt updated to change the configurations to the display USB port. In that case, “override” key must be “true” in config.txt. In addition, only the display name can be changed from [Display Management] page of Operation web application, and refer to [help] of upper right of Operation web application about this procedures.