DayStar LED Signs

Congratulations on your purchase of a Stewart DayStar LED sign! With proper use, you can expect to enjoy your Stewart sign for many years into the future. We recommend using the video tutorial below to get started with your DayStar sign. Printable instructions are also available.

DayStar Media LED Sign Software

DayStar Media is the software used to control all Stewart DayStar, DayStar Defender, DayStar EXP and TekStar DSM LED signs. We recommend using the video tutorial to get started with the software.

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DayStar Media Software
Version v3.7.4 • 49.35M • EXE


Download the DayStar Media Manual
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Frequently Asked Questions for DayStar with DayStar Media

DayStar : What is a DayStar?
Pixel : What is a Pixel?
Matrix : What is a Matrix?
Power Supply : How do I replace a power supply?
Open Sign : How do I open my sign?
Defender Cover Install : How do I install a Defender or Vandal Cover?
Defender Cover Open : How do I open my Defender or Vandal Cover?
Dual Maintenance Replace : How do I replace a Dual Maintenance LED Module?
Temperature Sensor : How do I replace the Temperature Sensor?
Light Sensor : How do I replace the Light Sensor?
PC Controller : How do I replace my PC controller?
Sender Card : How do I replace the Sender Card?
Receiver Card : How do I replace a Receiver Card?
Cell Modem : How do I install a Cell Modem?
Animated Graphics : What do I need to make my own animated graphics?
Memory : How much memory is available on my sign?
Wireless Link : What spectrum is used for the wireless link?
Wireless Network Connection RF Survey : Does your Wireless Network Connection include a RF survey to identify interference that would require a higher gain antenna?
Antenna Replacing : What is the approximate cost of replacing our antenna with a high gain version?
Wireless Network : What type of network connection is required for the Wireless Network Connection?
Lifetime Support : Does the “lifetime support” include the Wireless Network Connection?
Dual Maintenance : What is a Dual Maintenance LED module?
Cowling : How do I add the Cowling to my sign?
Brightness : How do I adjust flourescent bulb brightness?
Turn Off Sign : When should I turn my sign off?
Vinyl Letters : How do I apply vinyl letters?
Cleaning : How do I clean the sign face?
Ballast : How do I replace the ballast for the fluorescent bulbs in my sign?
Cleaning Waxing : How do I keep my sign looking new?
Hacking : What prevents someone who has your software from hacking our sign?
Wireless Link : What specific spectrum band are you proposing for the public unlicensed wireless link?
Wireless Antenna : What is the approximate cost of replacing the Wireless antenna with a high gain version?
Network Type : What type of network connection do you require?
Lifetime Support : Does the “lifetime support” include the wireless link?
DNS : How do I change the DNS server address of my PC controller?
LED : What is an LED sign?
Graphics : How do I create Graphics for my LED sign?
Graphics Library : How do I access the Graphics Library?
Wireless Setup : How do I set up my wireless communication device?
DayStar Media : What is DayStar Media?
Software : Where do I download the software for my LED sign?
.NET : How do I install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8, 8.1, or 10?
Static IP : How do I change or set a static IP on my computer?
Using 208VAC/3 PH Circuits : Can I connect a sign to 208VAC, 3 Phase power service?
Connect to Sign : How do I connect to my new sign, change the IP address, and update the firmware?
Share Playlists : How do I setup DayStar Media to share playlists over my network?
Manage Playlists : How do I manage/move my playlists in DayStar Media?
Playlist Location : How do I change permissions for the default DayStar Media playlist location?
Temperature : How do I adjust the temperature on my sign using DayStar Media?
System Requirements : What are the minimum system requirements for DayStar Media?
Firewall : How do I disable Windows built in firewall?
Connect : How do I connect if auto-detect cannot see my sign?
Directory : How do I clear the directory of my sign running DayStar Media?
Spanish : How to type Spanish letters into DayStar Media?
MENCOM Box : How do I lock my MENCOM Box?
Non English Characters : Can DayStar Media type non English characters?
Can DayStar Media type Chinese characters?
Edit Images : How do I edit images for my sign?
Cleaning : How do I clean, maintain, and remove graffiti from my sign?
What is the Live Software Training?

Files for DayStar with DayStar Media

DayStar Media Software | v3.7.4, EXE, 49.35M 6/15/16
Ultra VNC |, ZIP, 1.52M 11/3/14
Ubiquiti Discovery Tool | 2.3, ZIP, 0.12M 6/23/15
General Masonry Mount Installation Instructions | , PDF, 25.00K 12/8/14
Sign delivery instructions, General | , PDF, 0.10M 12/8/14
Creating Graphics | , PDF, 0.15M 2/2/15
Creating Video | , PDF, 36.00K 2/2/15
DayStar Quick Start Guide | 2015, PDF, 0.62M 4/21/15
Defender Cover Install Instructions | , PDF, 1.87M 2/4/15
How to open and replace bulbs | 2016.05, PDF, 1.49M 5/25/16
DayStar Maintenance Procedures | , PDF, 2.12M 2/18/15
Special Characters in DayStar Media | 1, MP4, 5.77M 5/6/15
Communication Introduction | 2015.11_rev_1, PDF, 1.01M 12/2/15
DayStar Media User Manual | v3.6.0, PDF, 1.52M 11/30/15
208 Three Phase Requirements | , PDF, 1.04M 2/4/16
Daystar Media software agreement | v 3 .x.x., PDF, 68.00K 5/13/16
Stewart Cell Modem Form | V2, PDF, 0.23M 3/1/17