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BrightSign 4K Series

BrightSign 4K242

Product Code: 4K242

Manufacturer: BrightSign

The multiple award-winning, world's first, true 4K @ 50/60p media player!

The BrightSign 4K242 is an ultra-reliable, fan-less, silent, solid-state, commercial 4K player supporting all of the new technology standards of the 4K ecosystem for true 4K playback.

The BrightSign 4K242 is a networked 4K media player with user-interactivity via an 8-line GPIO port.

Plays native 4K (3840x2160), HVEC / H.265 encoded 10-bit media @ 50/60fps via its HDMI 2.0 output.

Product discontinued.  Use the BrightSign XT243 instead.

Availability: Out of Stock

Your Price:
£550.00 + VAT

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BrightSign 4K242
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The BrightSign 4K242 features a powerful 4K video engine capable of dual decoding one 4K and one full HD video simultaneously, abundant content support including HTML5, networking and interactivity via UDP and GPIO control lines.

BrightSign 4K plays native 4K, HVEC / H.265, 10-bit media at 50/60fps via HDMI 2.0.

Download the BrightSign 4K Datasheet


  • Plays native 4K, H.265, 10-bit video @ 60fps via HDMI 2.0
  • Powerful Video Engine with dual video decoding of 4K (3840x2160@60p) and Full HD (1920x1080@60p) simultaneously
  • Abundant support of content including HTML5, Live feeds, video walls, IP streaming, 3D and more
  • Basic interactivity via GPIOs and UDP commands
  • Built-in wired networking with POE (power over Ethernet) to update and manage your signage


  • Decodes @ 70Mbit/s
  • Dual video decoding of 4K (3840x2160@60p) and Full HD (1920x1080@60p) simultaneously


  • Video Codecs: H.265, H.264, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMV
  • Video Containers: MPEG-2 transport and program streams, AVCHD/BDAV, ASF, MP4, MOV
  • 3D Capability (side-by-side, top-over- bottom)
  • Images: BMP, JPEG, PNG
  • Audio: MP2, MP3, AAC, and WAV (AC3 is passed through)
  • HTML5 Support


  • Native 4K resolutions: 3840x2160x24/25/30/50/60p
  • Upscaling to: 3840x2160x24/25/30/50/60p


  • Locking Power Connector
  • SD Slot for SDHC and SDXC; Storage via SDXC (up to 2TB)
  • Internal Micro SD Slot
  • mSATA
  • GPIO Port (8 bi-directional)
  • RS-232 Serial Port
  • 3.5mm Analog Stereo Audio Out
  • S/PDIF Out
  • 3.5mm IR transceiver
  • HDMI 2.0 Out
  • Ethernet 10/100 with POE (power over Ethernet)
  • Power, Error, Update, Network, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, MicroSD, SD Status LEDs
  • Reset Button

*Additional display resolutions are supported


  • Powerful Video Engine: advanced dual video decoding with superior scaling technology
  • Native 4K Playback of H.265 3820x2160x60p via HDMI 2.0
  • 4K Upscaling: upscale 1080p content to sharp 4K resolution
  • Live HDTV: HDMI Input to play broadcast content
  • HTML5: play modular HTML assets flawlessly with our hardware-accelerated HTML5 engine
  • Swipe: popular swipe screen interactivity
  • Zones: playback multiple content types on a single screen
  • BrightWallTM: synchronized playback across multiple displays
  • Interactivity: trigger playback from USB, GPIOs, serial ports (GPIO only)
  • UDP Control: interact with signage using networking
  • Live Feeds: Live Text, Live mRSS, Twitter, Flickr, etc.
  • BrightSign App: update signs with an iOS device
  • IP Streaming: play streaming media
  • IP Streaming Server: serve IP streams from local storage
  • Sign Preview: preview presentation playback in BrightAuthor
  • Networking: update and manage your signage, plus scheduling and day-parting
  • Usage tracking statistics and real time clock


  • Free BrightAuthor Software
  • BrightSign Network and Web UI


  • SDHC and MicroSD Class 10 Cards (various capacities)
  • Dimensions : 168 x 70 x 170mm (WxHxD) or 6.6" x 2.5" x 6.7" (WxHxD)
  • Weight : 1.1Kg / 2.3lb
  • Power : 12V @ 5A
  • Multi-country, universal power supply
  • Built-in Wall Mounting Brackets
  • 2 years warranty