Version 3 has been released!

Latest news

See the Version History page for latest enhancements, bigger items are called out here.

RemoteSign ESP can now control servo motors!

RemotesSign ESP 3.7.4 and above can now control servo motors, using a new channel type "SERVO" and a new {SERVO} command. Sequencer now also supports the definition of Servo channels and the {SERVO} command.

SH1107 128x128 OLED screen supported

Support for the SH1107 SEEED 128x128 pixel OLED screens have now been added to RemoteSign ESP. Load theSH1107-128x128.vL.bin firmware to use this new functionality!
This would make a great thermostat display

New 0.41" OLED screen supported

A new very small screen is now available, 72 x 40 pixels! Support for these have now been added to RemoteSign ESP. Make sure you get the SSD1306 I2C 72x40screen and load the SSD1306-40x72.vL.bin firmware to use this new functionality!

This screen is incredibly small, the display area is just 10mm by 5mm!

Stepper motor support!

RemoteSign ESP version 3.7 can now also control stepper motors! RemoteSign Sequencer version 3.10 can define one or two stepper motor channels on a RemoteSign ESP and the motors can then be controlled by the new {STEPPER} command!

RemoteSign Log released on Windows and Android

A handy utility for checking the status of a RemoteSign is now available. It is call RemoteSign Log 

RemoteSign Sequencer can now load RemoteSign ESP firmware onto a hardware device.

See how to load RemoteSign ESP firmware onto your own hardware. Version 3.9 required.

Support added for DS18B20 temperature sensors

The DS18B20 family of digital temperature sensors are more accurate that the TMP36 sensors. More than one DS18B20 sensor can be added to a RemoteSign ESP by defining a temperature channel. You can obtain the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit, or both. See how to connect all sensor types for connectivity.

RemoteSign Sequencer has also been updated so that the new temperature sensors can be defined in a sensor channel.

We have a solution for the end of service of live schedule data from Deutsche Bahn AG!

The Arrivals and Departures program now contains a cached copy of the train schedules for most German cities. This means that you can now simulate arrivals and departures for any weekday, and it will use the cached data from January 2023. To obtain the cached data, run the Arrivals and Departures installation program again.

Added support for {HTTP} command    

RemoteSign ESP can now trigger an HTTP GET call to any URL. The content of the page is not saved, but this can be used to trigger an applet at 

Support added for temperature sensors

Voltage and TMP36 temperatures sensors are supported. Values can be obtained in mV, Fahrenheit or Celsius. Sensors are set up be defining a sensor channel using the {DCH} command. (RemoteSign Sequencer can compose the command for you.) In addition, a directive can be defied for such sensors that instruct the RemoteSign ESP to run local scripts based on the values of the sensor. This allows for a fully automated self standing device that can monitor a voltage or temperature and take some action if the values go out of range!

Support is also planned for Support DHT11 temperature and humidity sensors. A new page has been added to show how to connect all sensor types.

Huge list of new capabilities added to RemoteSign ESP

The functionality of RemoteSign ESP devices has been vastly extended by adding the capability of defining new types of channels. Previously these devices supported a screen and some sensors, essentially just two types of channel, and no way to redefine them. It is now possible to mix and match a multitude of channels on each device, including new channel types that allow the control of train signals, traffic lights, animated lighting effects, RGB color lights, and more!

For example, you may want a module to drive eight lights in houses as well as sense three pushbuttons to trigger different light sequences. You could define eight monochrome light outputs and one sensor channel with three pins for input.

Another example may be to drive a road traffic light complete with pedestrian crossings (and button inputs).

...or five 2-aspect signals... etc.

See the new {DCH} command for details on the channels that can be defined.

RemoteSign Sequencer has also been updated and provides a user interface for defining channels using the {DCH} command and also corresponding signal and lighting effect commands.

See the Version 3.5 announcement for new RemoteSign features

Updating RemoteSign screens from Rocrail

Documentation of how to set up Rocrail layout control software to update RemoteSign screens has been provided by Dirk Verbrandt in English and Dutch.

Support for the display of images has been added

RemoteSign Windows, RemoteSign Sequencer now have support for displaying images! There is a new {IMAGE} command.
The DB program has also been updated and takes advantage of this ability to display a logo that corresponds to the data source being used for the arrival and departure data. 

Arrivals and Departures now with Swiss data!

The DB departures and arrivals program is now called Arrivals and Departures as Version 2 adds a second data source - providing Swiss train, tram and bus real-time data!

Version 3 has been released!

Read all about version three here!

There was a problem with the page for ordering

Found that PayPal made a change and the form for ordering ready assembled RemoteSign ESP signs was not working. If you were trying to order some, please try again!

WEMOS D1 mini is also supported

I have tested the WEMOS D1 mini  processor with the RemoteSign ESP software and it works. So you can use either an ESP8266 or the smaller version of the same processor. The D1 mini has a smaller board and comes without pins, which can make soldering wires to it a bit easier.

New sample file added to RemoteSign Sequencer

A new sample file has been added. The scripts generates a 30 minutes cycle of bus departures from Pontresina, with buses departing every few minutes

(screen looks fuzzy because the protective film is still in place)

It is called BusStop.ini and gets installed as part of the RemoteSign installation. You can edit the name of the bus stop and all the bus numbers and destinations in BusStop.txt !

RemoteSign and Sequencer now support the ability to specify which rows should shift when using the {SCROLLUP} and {SCROLLDOWN} commands.

This makes it much easier to produce screen with schedules, such as train departure boards. When a train departs, the rows below it can be made to scroll up without disturbing header rows, column headers, etc.

Sequencer can now use text data from an external data file at run-time!

Scripts can pull in data from an external source, allowing easy updates to screen content by simply editing the text file. (Sequencer v1.3 and above)

RemoteSign Script writing service

If you don't want to write your own scripts, you can use our script writing service

RemoteSign Relay released!

A small helper program allows you to trigger scripts from other software!
See the demonstration file of scripts in Sequencer called RSRelayDemo.ini

New page describing how one can automate screen changes

RemoteSign ESP devices can now also flap!

Until firmware version 1.3.2, animated rows would slide up from below as a form of animation, but I am now proud to announce that animated rows will actually flip each character like the split flap signs and the Windows version of RemoteSign!

You can update your RemoteSign ESP using the {OTA} command

New command: {SCREENLIMITS}

A new RemoteSign command has been added - it forces a screen to show the whole displayable area which is useful when installing tiny RemoteSign ESP screens. You can now measure the height and width and also see the exact center lines on the hardware. Update your RemoteSign ESP to add that capability using the {OTA} command.

RemoteSign Sequencer can now find RemoteSign on your LAN

A new feature in RemoteSign Sequencer makes it very easy to connect to RemoteSigns on the network!

Step by step instructions on connecting Sequencer to RemoteSigns

For those who are not familiar with computer network addressing, there is a now a hot link in the RemoteSign configuration dialog in Sequencer 1.1.30 which takes one to a page describing the steps.

RemoteSign on Windows version 2.6.7 now also displays the network host name to make it easier to find out what your computer is called.

RemoteSign ESP now supports inverse video

If {TEXT} and {ROW} commands include foreground and background color data, a RemoteSign ESP will use inverse video if the foreground color is lower than the background color.

RemoteSign can now have no clock displaying

Both RemoteSign ESP and RemoteSign Windows can suppress the display of the clock using a new {CLOCK} command option 'N'. Scrolling text can also now be used on any row (was previously kept from the first row because of the clock.) Scrolling text now avoids all clock formats (Digital/analog/none).

RemoteSign Sequencer now has conditional branching!

A new 'If' command has been added, which allows conditional branching on counter values. This adds a new level of sophistication to the scripting abilities!

RemoteSign Sequencer now has nine counters

RemoteSign Sequencer now lets you manage the values of nine different counters. Each can have their values set, or incremented or decremented and can be sent to any RemoteSign using the new counter macro. See sample file DebsDeli.ini for an example.

RemoteSign Sequencer released!

The wait is over! RemoteSign Sequencer has been released!
RemoteSign Sequencer is bundled with RemoteSign, and is installed along with RemoteSign (Windows version)

New Time Macro feature!

Version 2.5.9 of Windows RemoteSign has a new feature that lets you define dynamic times!

New firmware for RemoteSign ESP

A new version of the RemoteSign ESP now provides sensor input!

Three sensors are provided, allowing information to be relayed back to the driving software. Simply connect pins D5, D6 or D7 to the ground pin (G) of the ESP8266 board via a switch or digital accessory decoder to trigger the three sensors on or off. The RemoteSign will send {S} commands back to the connected software whenever the sensors go on or off. This allows push buttons or even a digital control system to request different screen content!

Existing devices can be upgraded over the air using the {OTA} command!

New Windows version 2.5

New hardware supported by RemoteSign ESP

RemoteSign ESP now also supports 32x128 pixel OLED screens

and you can order one here!