EDGE Simulcast Release, new Floor Screen and other enhancements

The EDGE Simulcast powered by Velocicast team has released a new set of features / enhancements that are LIVE today!

New Features

Disallow multiple clerks logging in to the same lane - As a new safety feature, you can no longer log in to the same lane as a clerk from multiple locations.  If you do, you will get the following prompt:

If you type 'YES' and click 'Disconnect' the other clerk with get a notification that they have been disconnected.

New Floor Screen 'Single Panel - Miles and Announcements' - This new floor screen displays the announcements very prominently as requested by several auctions.  Here's what it looks like:

Enhancements and Improvements

Replaced the term 'If Purchased' with 'Offer'.  This was confusing some dealers, and the new language should make it more clear.

Fixed a bug with required lights - If a user set a light as required when that light was not an available light, then the clerk would get stuck in a place where a light is required that can't be added.  Now, the light will only be evaluated as required if it is one of the available lights.

Require a confirm or undo for an online sale before moving to another vehicle - Some clerks were not clicking confirm before moving to the next vehicle so now we prevent them from moving until they either confirm or undo the bid.

EDGE Lookout Admin (FKA. "Gascap") overhaul

Hello auction friends!

The Auction Edge blog is excited to begin posting updates related to feature releases in the EDGE Lookout product. Those of you who subscribe to EDGE Lookout know that this product has been growing and evolving continuously, but we're just now beginning to share that news more broadly.

New "EDGE Lookout Admin" site

The EDGE Lookout team is very excited to announce the release of an all new admin experience. The EDGE Lookout Admin site (formally known as "Gascap") is the tool auctions use to manage their online presence, web content, vehicles, and dealer relationships. The all new design retains the functionality auctions depend on today, but presents it in a modern new interface with added mobile accessibility. This update is LIVE today for all EDGE Lookout subscribing auctions.

 

EDGE Lookout is a web site design and hosting service. You get a branded custom website to represent your auction (or chain of auctions) with modern layouts and in-depth reporting/tools for your dealers and consignors. The EDGE Lookout website platform is directly integrated with EDGE ASI or EDGE AOS, so all your auction data is online and presented to your customers.

You can learn more about EDGE Lookout here.

EDGE Simulcast Release, new clerking features! Prebidding Control, Odo Status, and more

Hello auction friends! The EDGE Simulcast powered by Velocicast team has another big feature release that is LIVE now!

Below are some highlights:

Delete Prebids on block -   clerk can easily delete Prebids on the block. Bidders will get a notification that their prebid has been invalidated and the prebid will no longer play out.


Confirm Online Sale - A new setting 'SingleClerkOnlineSaleConfirm' when set to 1 will require the clerk click a confirm button when a vehicle is sold online instead of automatically sending a single clerk message. This will prevent accidentally selling vehicles to online bidders that slip a bid in after the vehicle is sold.


Odometer status on clerk - The clerk can now see Exempt/Discrepancy/Actual Status of the odometer.

Demo data reset - Admins can now reset demo lane data from the admin website.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

EDGE Simulcast Release, new features for clerks and auctioneers

Hello auction friends!

The EDGE Simulcast powered by Velocicast team has another round of new features, this time focused on improvements for auction clerks and auctioneers. These changes are in effect now.

Clerk Features

Announcement Picker - The announcement picker now grabs the first 18 items from the announcement list stored in your ASI system. For other Auction Management Systems, the Velocicast admin site allows auctions to define their own custom list of pre-canned announcements.

Notice that editing Miles and Title Attached are now done in this view.

Internet Explorer - Microsoft now only officially supports Internet Explorer 11. All previous versions are end of life. In this release, we've added a warning message to any user attempting to use the Velocicast clerk with IE 10 or older. Of course, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox will work as expected.

Auctioneer Pro Screen Features

Floor Codes - the Auctioneer Pro Screen will now show the floor code for the vehicle, it it is provided by the auction system.

Onsite Bidder lists - for the current vehicle being sold, the auctioneer will now be able to see the bidder badges for all reps who are at the auction that day.

Admin Features

BidNoShowDealer setting - This is a new setting that allows auctions to prevent the Dealer Name from showing on the bidder screens when an online bid is accepted.  This is a setting that has to be set on the customer maintenance screen by system admins.

EDGE Simulcast Release, New Floor Screen features and many other improvements

Hello from the EDGE Simulcast powered by Velocicast team! We've been working hard on many new features, and we're excited to share with you today a long list of enhancements which are available immediately.

Floor Screen Enhancements

  • All Floor Screens with announcements will now scroll long announcement text
  • Floor Screen picker now includes previews of floor screens
  • New Floor Screen option- "All Images plus announcements"

Other Enhancements and Fixes

  • SQL Injection fixes on the token-authorization module
  • Support for SingleClerkUseASITote admin setting which allows for ASI clients to use ASI floor screens
  • Support for streaming without video (bidder hears audio and sees scrolling images)
  • Many enhancements to single-clerk
  • AOS login cannot close by clicking outside dialog
  • New link on login to allow clerk to run without single-clerk
  • Single-clerk status bar, click to reopen login
  • Saved bidderbadges come back when you navigate to a broken transaction
  • Broken transaction statuses persist between screen refreshes
  • Fix so ASI single-clerk statuses do not come back as SAVING when they are actually SAVED
  • Biddebadge now shows on clerk item list
  • Single-clerk login no longer shows on reconnect
  • Allow admin user to log in from Pipeline with the same email as their admin account
  • Archive tblsingleclerk during nightly archive process
  • Track technical contact details for an admin user

EDGE Simulcast Release, Attendee Reports

Hello auction friends! We're back from the holidays and excited to share some new features! The EDGE Simulcast powered by Velocicast team has been hard at work, read on to see what's new.

Bidder / Rep Reports

There is now a new button for online attendees that opens a Reports Panel. There are currently 3 reports available.

Watched Items and Prebids

Repped Items

Purchased Items

EDGE Simulcast Release, Bidder Starting ASK & Reports Admin User

As was announced a few months ago, Auction Edge has partnered with Auction Frontier to provide the next iteration of EDGE Simulcast. "EDGE Simulcast powered by Velocicast" is an exciting innovation in auction simulcast technology. The team has a few new features available today that we're excited to share with you!

Bidder Suggests Start

Effective immediately, online bidders can now suggest the starting ASK price to the auctioneer. To do this, 

  1. When the item is in ask mode, the hard bid button will say 'START' instead of 'HARD'
  2. Clicking on the 'HARD' button reveals a dynamically generated picker with values based on the book valuation (when available)
  3. Click once on a value to select it and a second time to confirm

New "Auction Reports Only" Admin User Type

There is now a new Admin user type that is only allowed to create and see Auction Reports.

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Let us know what you think in the comments section, or reach out directly at info@auctionedge.com. Thanks!

EDGE Simulcast Release, Auctioneer Marquee and Larger Announcements

The EDGE Simulcast team is happy to announce 2 new marquees for you to use!

Auctioneer Marquee

This new marquee is specifically designed with Auctioneers in mind. The critical information is clear and easy to access. It will fit on any window, but it was intended to run nicely on a tablet.

Standard 2 Photo Marquee

This new 2 photo marquee is very similar to the standard 3 photo marquee, with 1 major difference- with one less photo we were able to make for the font for Announcements much larger. We understand this information is critical to your buyers in the lanes, so we've put a major focus on making it more readable. Thank you for your feedback.

Both of these marquees are available immediately.

EDGE Simulcast Release- New Marquee system

The EDGE Simulcast team is excited to announce an all new marquee system! We know that all of our auctions have unique needs and preferences related what is shown (or isn't) in the lanes and online. This is part of the reason that we're shifting to an all new approach that will make it easier for us to provide more options and flexibility going into the future.

These changes will be made live for all EDGE Simulcast starting Monday Jan 18th 2016.

OK let's dive in and see what the new changes are all about!

The Marquee Picker

To begin, simply click the "M" icon for your lane in the Sale Manager page in Pipeline admin. This will bring you to the new Marquee Picker page.  NOTE: The "P" icon will still launch the (legacy) photo marquee app. We will leave it available and support it for a time, but we do plan to end-of-life it soon.

The new "Marquee Picker" page. We've begun with 3 marquee options here now, but there are plans for the list to grow as we provide new options in the future.

The new "Marquee Picker" page. We've begun with 3 marquee options here now, but there are plans for the list to grow as we provide new options in the future.

We are shipping the Marquee Picker page with 3 marquee options, however we have plans to add more.  All new marquees are web-based and support all major browsers.

  1. Standard - features basic vehicle info, announcements, lights, photos, bidding, and logged in users.
  2. Carousel - features a large photo that rotates though all images for the vehicle. This might be useful for INOP sales, for example. 
  3. Classic - this is the legacy "web marquee" that was available previously.

Some Important Notes

  • When you choose to open either "Standard" or "Carousel" marquees, it will open in a new browser window with a default size of 1920x1080.  You can resize the window to any size you'd like.
  • When you resize the window all the content will automatically resize horizontally.
  • If the content isn't fitting well, use the CONTROL - + keys to "zoom" the browser window until the content fits nicely.
  • FLEXIBILITY - You can SHOW or HIDE certain elements on the new marquees!  This includes photos, announcements, and the "Logged in users" column.  To hide one of these, move your mouse to that area of the marquee and click the small white arrow.  Click it again to show the element again.

As mentioned we have plans to push this new system even farther- adding new elements and allowing auctions to control if they show or hide, adding new marquees (a planned "Auctioneer Marquee" is on the way) and many other great new features.  As always, your feedback and your partnership is very much appreciated.

-Aaron McConkey
EDGE Simulcast, Product Owner

 

EDGE Pipeline 5.0.8 release notes

We're back from the holidays and we've got some new stuff for you! The EDGE Pipeline team has just deployed 5.0.8.  Here's the breakdown-

Features

  • On the "Dashboard" page, each event now shows a 1 line "snippet" of the event's description (if there is a description provided). This little hint is particularly helpful is one auction has multiple sale events in the same day.
  • When attending a simulcast sale, we now are showing the provided descriptions for each lane. This is meant to help buyers and sellers find the cars they are looking for faster.

Bug Fixes

  • We addressed an issue for EDGE Simulcast auctions where in some cases we were creating user XML with the dealership company duplicated. This caused some rare instances of bidding issues.

As always feel free to comment here with questions. Thanks for reading!