Versions

Unless otherwise stated, newer versions do not need to be registered again.

To upgrade


RemoteSign for Windows

  • You can simply download and install it to the same location. A registered copy will remain registered.
  • You can also run Fetcher.exe (in RemoteSign folder since version 2.4.15) and select the RemoteSign.exe to get the new executable. (Sample files will not be updated)

RemoteSign Sequencer

  • You can simply download and install it to the same location. A registered copy will remain registered.
  • You can also run Fetcher.exe (in RemoteSign folder since version 2.4.15) and select the Sequencer.exe to get the new executable. (Sample files will not be updated)

RemoteSign ESP

Send an {OTA} command to the RemoteSign that matches the connected screen as follows:
  • {OTA}SSD1306-32x128.ino.nodemcu.bin 
  • {OTA}SSD1306-64x128.ino.nodemcu.bin
  • {OTA}SSD1322.ino.nodemcu.bin
See here for how to send a manual command

History


Version

Date

Information
RemoteSign Sequencer
1.1.40

RemoteSign 2.6.8

Fetcher
1.1.2

2019-11-13
Enhancements
  • Speed improvements
  • Sequencer can be minimized
Fixes
  • Suppressed some Sequencer error messages in log when displaying channel information for a RemoteSign that is not online
  • Fixed a hang in Sequencer when an invalid counter was used
  • Fetcher will recover better if file being downloaded is locked

2019-10-27
Enhancements
  • Added sample screen sample file
  • Improved channel label display for events
  • Improved tour

Fixes
  • Changed the program icon as it would not launch on Windows 7 due to a Windows bug.
RemoteSign Sequencer
1.1.30

and RemoteSign 2.6.7

2019-10-02
Enhancements
  • Display host name and IP address in Connections screen in RemoteSign
  • Added hot links to detailed steps to define connections in Sequencer

2019-10-01
Enhancements
  • Allow channel selection inside the command edit window for commands where channel is significant
  • Installer will also create a desktop shortcut for RemoteSign Sequencer
  • Allow {ROWS} command to define 1 row
  • IF command can now stop a script
  • Add 'No clock' option to {CLOCK} command
  • {VER} and {NAME} commands are now always dynamic, both in display and in command strings
  • Added links to counter macro help
Fixes
  • Prompt to save if user quits using upper right X
RemoteSign ESP
1.2.1:2019091909

2019-09-09
Fixes
  • Right aligned{TEXT} areas that are not 100% in size will now clear and display new text better.
RemoteSign ESP
1.2.1:2019091701

2019-09-17
Enhancements
  • {TEXT} and {ROW}commands now support foreground and background colors. If the foreground color value is less than the background, then the text is displayed in reverse video.
RemoteSign
2.6.5

2019-09-15
Enhancements
  • Allow scrolling text in any row. Scrolling text will avoid any clock that is displaying
  • Support new {CLOCK} option of no clock
  • Improved screen cleanup when a scrolling text is moved to a different row.
RemoteSign ESP
1.2.1:2019091508

2019-09-15
Enhancements
  • Allow scrolling text in any row. Scrolling text will avoid any clock that is displaying
  • Support new {CLOCK} option of no clock
  • Very long {TEXT} commands and {SCROLL} commands will not wrap to left side of screen
  • Text alignment option of {TEXT} command is now supported
  • Screen is cleared when connection occurs with a default of 4 rows.

2019-09-07
Enhancements
  • Added conditional branching for GPIO pins and sensors!
  • Added ability to move the value of a pin or sensor into a counter so that it can be displayed using the  Counter Macro.
  • Added formatted variant for Counter Macro
  • Add a small internal delay after sending {AR?} and {DR?} commands so that an ESP8266 can respond with the value in time for the next line of the script.

2019-09-03
Enhancements
  • Added conditional branching, new 'If' command!
  • Added new sample file to demonstrate using branching to make a count-down counter
  • Updated sample file that displays axle counters (single screen) to auto reset counters if they match (using new conditional branching feature)
  • Scripts may now trigger themselves
  • Minor UI improvements
Fixes
  • Fixed a bug that was reporting duration as zero if a script had not yet been displayed

2019-08-30
Enhancement
  • Added two more sample files demonstrating the use of counter to display axle counters.
Fixes
  • Fixed a bug that was causing certain system commands to be removed when deleting a RemoteSign

2019-08-29
Enhancement
  • Added ability to maintain 9 persistent counters which can be set, incremented, decremented.
  • Added Counter Macro to send a counter to a RemoteSign.
  • Added sample file DebsDeli.ini to demonstrate how counters work.

2019-08-28
Enhancements
  • Added new option to Trigger command, to force the triggered script to complete before continuing.
  • Added preferences menu to Log window to allow selection of types of things to be logged
  • Made Auto Connect setting sticky
Fixes
  • Corrected an error that prevented the actual command from being placed on the system clipboard when Copying a command,

2019-08-26
Enhancement
  • Prompt to save changes when closing a file
Windows version
2.6.2
(Free upgrade)

2019-08-25
Enhancements
  • Added ability to send sensor data to a connected machine using keys 1 through 9 (S1 to S9) and 0 (S10)
    This can be used in conjunction with RemoteSign Sequencer to govern the screen display.

2019-08-20
Initial release
Simply install RemoteSign to also get RemoteSign Sequencer
Windows version
2.5.9
(Free upgrade)

2019-08-19
Enhancements
  • Added a new feature: Time Macro
  • Automatically sent a {TIME} command when switching the clock to real-time for signs that do not have a real-time clock
  • Sample files updated to use new Time Macro!
RemoteSign ESP
1.1.1:2019081801

2019-08-18
Enhancements

  • Three pins (D5-D7) can be used as sensor inputs (S1-S3). (See Windows 2.5.2 version history for how they can be used.)
  • Implemented {AR?} and {DR?} commands to perform analog and digital reads of the ESP8266 pins.
  • Scroll text sent again will no longer speed up the text.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the clock from advancing.
Windows
2.5.2
(Free upgrade)

2019-07-09
Enhancements

  • Added support for loading files in response to sensor input from another RemoteSign (Such as RemoteSign ESP)
  • Added sample files Sensor1On through Sensor3On to demonstrate dynamic file loading in response to sensor commands
  • Fixed a bug introduced in version 2.4 that could reduce the available columns when connected to another sign.
Windows
2.4.15
(Free upgrade)

2019-04-21
Enhancements

  • Added sample files sequence Gleis1-1 through Gleis1-6 to display arrivals and departures on a 4 line screen
  • Handles new {PING} command
  • Added {BYE}, {LOG}, and {LOGF} commands
  • Respond to "{CAB}", "{K83}", "{K83?}", "{S88}", "{S88?}", "{LT?}", "{LE?}", "{LS?}", "{LST?}" commands as not supported. (These are new commands that are used on ESP8266 versions.)
  • Added Fetcher.exe to enable quick updates to newer versions.
1.0
(free)

2019-04-18
Initial release of RemoteSign ESP
RemoteSign Loader and binary files for ESP8266

NodeMCU provided for
  • 0.96" OLED 64x128 
  • NewHAven OLED 64x256 
Windows
2.4
(Free upgrade)

2019-02-19
Enhancements

  • Handles new {CH} and {CH?} commands
  • Sends new {CH} command
  • Display port in connection screen
  • Display local IP address in connection screen
  • Added button to clear last message in connection screen
  • No longer reject {TEXT} commands with a size > 100%

Fixes

  • Improved handling of scrolling lines of text
  • Fixed problem that was sending ROW 2 when a scroll line was not displaying
Windows
2.3.3
(Free upgrade)

2018-09-11
Fixes

  • Adjusted external URLs for help screen to new RemoteSign web site.

Windows
2.3
(Free upgrade)

2018-08-05
Enhancements

  • Added ability to select the type of items displayed in the debug log window. By selecting only message commands, one can use RemoteSign as a simple remote logging screen.

Fixes

  • The {SCROLLUP} and {SCROLLDOWN} commands were not moving the mask and color information with the text. This is now fixed.

Windows
2.2.36
(Free upgrade)

2016-03-29
Enhancements

  • Improved clock configuration screens
  • Scroll line is now shared when RemoteSigns connect
  • Added {STOPCLOCK} and {STARTCLOCK} commands to stop and start the clock
  • Local IP address is now displayed in the connection screen
  • Added optional H parameter to {CLEAR} command
  • {CLOCK}S0 is now treated the same as {CLOCK}S1

Fixes

  • Numerous small fixes especially with {TEXT} commands.
  • Reported problem of displaying some header lines as black.

Windows
2.2.22
(Free upgrade)

2016-02-10
Enhancements

  • Better looking analog clock. Round clock face, Euro station style second hand, ability to show or hide second hand.
  • Clock settings are sent to another copy of RemoteSign.
  • SDK extends the {CLOCK} command
  • Fast clock is now available, switch between real time or non-real time
  • Clock time can now be independent of system time.

Fixes

  • Numerous small improvements
  • Scrolling lines are cleared on a remote copy if a new file is loaded that does not use a scroll text.

Changes

  • The {TIME} command no longer sets the system time now that the clock time is independent of the system time.

Windows
2.1.202
(Free upgrade)

2011-12-04
Enhancements

  • Suggest user edits RemoteSign.ini to select a different port if the existing port is already in use at start up

Fixes

  • Corrected overflow abnormal exit with sequence delay seconds value > 32 (Seems to be due to a change in the way newer versions of windows multiply integers)

Windows
2.1
(Free upgrade)

2011-11-17
New features

  • Added the ability to have a single scrolling text banner.
  • New {SCROLL} command added to the API to support the new scrolling feature.
  • Added analog clock option. Face, hands and tick colors can be controlled as well as the size.

Fixes

  • Very old unregistered copies no longer hang on start up.
  • Delays of more than 32 seconds between loading the next rsf file will no longer cause an overflow.

Windows
2.0
(Free upgrade)

2007-05-10
New features

  • Sound. Mechanical signs make sounds.
  • Automatic loading of another file after a definable delay. Added a new status light to show when another file is scheduled to be loaded.
  • Sound effect support. Allows remote playing of sound files (.wav and .mp3)
  • Automatic playing of a sound file when a file is loaded.
  • Added ability to switch sound on and off on local and remote machines.
  • Added sound file browser.
  • Added ability to scroll the text input fields when the text input screen is larger than the screen size.
  • Added a refresh function to force animated screens to animate.
  • Added area in connection screen to allow the manual sending of commands to a connected RemoteSign
  • The Log windows remembers its size and screen position.
  • New sample .rsf files to demonstrate a sequence of files that load each other.
  • Sample sound files.

Changes

  • Made all dialogs modal, leaving Log display modeless. Removed Log button from Connection screen.
  • Moved sample .rsf files to their own folder. This is to improve portability of .rsf files that refer to sound files and other .rsf files.
  • The name of the current file is changed when controlled by other software. This is to prevent one from inadvertently overwriting a file with content from another machine.

Fixes

  • When initializing a large number of animated lines, initial state is properly blank instead of the top half of a zero.

Upgrading
If upgrading from an earlier version, run the installation again. When complete, move any .rsf files you may have created yourself into the rsf folder. Previously registered copies will remain registered. (Free upgrade)

Windows
1.1.131

2007-04-26
New features

  • Added capability to display text areas in any row or column position via the API

Changes

  • Increased the maximum number of lines from 25 to 40

Windows
1.0.113

2007-04-23
Fixes

  • Stopped the {ASPECT} command from appearing in the 'last message' area
  • Allowed the program to exit even if there had been changes made in the text input screen
  • Fixed a bug in calculating the number of columns when the number of rows were changed the first time between two machines whose screen aspect ratios were different
  • Improved status light accuracy after machines disconnect
  • Closed the modeless registration dialog after unlock code is entered; it was obscuring the confirmation message box.

Windows
1.0.108

2007-04-22
Fixes

  • fixed formatting of registration amount in PayPal link when decimal separator is not a period
  • changed {ASPECT} value to be aspect * 1000 to avoid any separator issues

Windows
1.0.106

2007-04-21

Initial Release