Version 3 has been released!

Operating systems

RemoteSign


The RemoteSign program and RemoteSign Sequencer both run on Windows™ and the RemoteSign ESP runs on ESP8266 (including WEMOS D1 MINI).

The Windows version

Has been tested on:
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 9
  • Windows 10

Running under Windows 8 and above

If you are having problems launching RemoteSign do this:
  1. In File Explorer, right click  on RemoteSign.exe
  2. Select Properties
  3. Select compatibility tab
  4. Run the Compatibility Troubleshooter
  5. When it asks to test the program, click the test the program button, When it launches correctly, have it save the compatibility settings.
Also, see here if you get a security alert

ESP8266 NodeMCU and WEMOS D1 MINI

See here for how to make a tiny RemoteSign!

The NodeMCU implementation does not support sound, and animated rows us a more modern wipe when updated a line. It has an automatic screen dimmer that activates 5 minutes after the last command.

Mac

No, it does not run on a Mac unless it run under Windows emulation. (But watch this space!)

The 'other' software

The controlling program however could be running on any platform as all it needs to do is send TCPIP packets to the RemoteSign machine.

In terms of performance, the speed of the animated signs is somewhat influenced by the speed of the processor. Animated signs (with sound) play OK on a Windows ME machine that has a 333Mhz CPU.

Arrivals and Departures

The Arrivals and Departures software runs on Windows 8 or later. (The servers that provide the data demand TLS 1.2 which is not supported in Window 7 and earlier.) You can still runs RemoteSign on an older machine and drive the screen content from another machine (Windows 8 or later) on the network.