How to manually install & activate OptiSigns AI Add-on on Linux or Raspberry Pi

OptiSigns AI Add-on is a background services running at your Linux, Raspberry Pi device to use Camera to detect & count people passing by.

If you have not tried to automatically activate this feature, please try it first by following this guide.

The add-on is ~200MB app, so it will take several minutes to download an activate on your device, so please be patient after auto-activation before you try manual activation.

If auto activation failed, then you can follow these steps to manually install & activate remote agent on your Linux or Raspberry Pi devices.


Before you start, please ensure that you have:

  • Your device have OptiSigns Digital Signage player version 4.2.10 or newer installed. You can download latest version here.
  • There's network connection to your device
  • You have enough authorization, privilege to install apps, background services on your device
  • optisigns-remote-agent runs on any Raspberry Pi OS, any major Linux distro such as Ubuntu.

How to manually install optisigns-remote-agent

Make sure you have a camera installed on your system.
Open Terminal.

On Raspberry Pi run:

curl -s -L | sh

On Linux run:

curl -s -L | sh

This will download a script and run installation.


After you see "Starting OptiSigns AI Detection Service ..." you are done!

You can go back to to use AI Add-on feature now.


Further technical detail for optisigns-remote-agent

The binary executable is downloaded and installed to ~/bin/optisigns-ai-detection

It will be started as a background service and will be automatically started on system start up.

This will ensure the remote agent is independent from OptiSigns Digital Signage Player and still running in case the Player has issue or you need to reinstall it.

You can manually execute the optisigns-remote-agent executable:

<path>/optisigns-ai-detection [arg]
install : to install remote agent
remove : to remove/uninstall remote agent
start or restart : to start remote agent service
stop : to stop remote agent service
version or -V : to print remote agent version
help : to print this instructions
run : to run the remote agent in console or terminal or service

How to remove optisigns-remote-agent:

Open Terminal and run:

~/bin/optisigns-ai-detection remove


If you have any additional questions, concerns or any feedback about OptiSigns, feel free to reach out to our support team at or just submit a ticket here.


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