Technical Specifications

Sign Specifications and Network Configuration
Signs run an LTS version of the Ubuntu operating system. By default, the sign’s network settings are set through DHCP, although a static network configuration is available by request.

Sign Communication
Primary communication is performed over port 443 (HTTPS), and is initiated by the sign. By default, this outbound communication occurs every 60 seconds. For networks that restrict access through firewalls or other means, it’s recommended to whitelist all subdomains of signcommand.com (*.signcommand.com), as well as the Amazon AWS S3 service (s3.amazonaws.com and *.s3.amazonaws.com). The specific domains currently in use are:

  • consumer-service.signcommand.com
  • sign-service.signcommand.com
  • weather-service.signcommand.com
  • s3.amazonaws.com
  • sign-command-configure-files.s3.amazonaws.com
  • sign-command-hardware-files.s3.amazonaws.com
  • sign-command-playfiles.s3.amazonaws.com
  • sign-command-rendered-slides.s3.amazonaws.com
  • sign-command-upgrades.s3.amazonaws.com

Time Synchronization
Signs use the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to keep the internal clock synchronized to an official time source. By default, this source is set to time.google.com and uses UDP port 123. This port and domain must be unrestricted on both your network and through your Internet Service Provider for synchronization to work correctly. If you use an internal NTP server, contact support to request a change to the NTP source.

Signs on the SignCommand network do not require access to an organization’s internal network or direct communication with the machine accessing the client application. You may choose to isolate the sign from the rest of the network, or use another method of communication to the internet entirely.

Client Access
Control of the sign is achieved through a web browser over a secure connection to the SignCommand servers. For more information, see our Requirements page. For client use on the network, access to the following URLs is required:

  • my.signcommand.com
  • www.signcommand.com