EDGE Simulcast

EDGE Simulcast (Velocicast) Major Release on Android

Now with Audio and Video streaming!

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A New Generation

The EDGE Simulcast powered by Velocicast team is excited to announce an all new android app! Buying online (and on the go) at independent auctions has never been easier. Bringing Audio and Video streaming into the app is just one example of the many enhancements this new version brings.

NOTE:
This is an entirely new app in the app store. That means that users who have the old version will not be prompted to update. It is recommended that they uninstall the old version, and find the new one on Google Play Store (or follow this link).

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, 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 V1.6.5 is here!

Hello all!

I'm very excited to be writing you about a new upcoming EDGE Simulcast update!

OK, here's the new stuff that's coming!

1. "Confirm Buyer" feature - Single Clerk / ASI auctions only

This is a feature that is designed to reduce errors, while also giving an opportunity for your auctioneers to learn key information about the buyers that are on the floor buying the cars.  This OPTIONAL feature works like this-

When the clerk hits the "SELL" or "IF SALE" button, the "Sale pop-up" presents itself just the same as before.  However, now when you type in a badge number and hit "ENTER" on your keyboard, the Pop-up will tell you the following information about that bidder badge.

  • Bidders Name
  • Bidders Dealership
  • Bidders City, Stat

This information is pulled straight from your ASI system.

Once you see this information, simply hit the "ENTER" key a second time to sell the car.  If the bidder isn't correct, you can change the bidder badge number and try again before submitting.  In short, now you have to hit the enter button twice in a row instead of once, but the benefit is a large one- you get to confirm that badge was typed correctly, and the auctioneer gets to learn the bidders name!

If you want to turn this feature ON or OFF, it can be done so in the "Settings" box, which is found on the main Clerk screen.  It will be turned ON by default, as we think this is a great new enhancement that you should consider using!

2. Clerk Chat now uses Dealership Name

Many of you have requested that we fix the way names appear in one-on-one chat.  As of this release, individuals will appear as their Dealership Name when they chat with you.  "Dealership Name" was chosen as it is the simplest way to very quickly know who you're talking to, as opposed to asking your clerks to remember individual people's first/last names as they relate to companies/dealerships.

3. Rotating Photo Gallery video mode, great for INOP sales

There is now a new video setting you can configure for lane that won't present a video camera feed to your buyers.  Instead, it will present a rotating gallery of the images for the current vehicle.  Let me know if you're interested in using this in a lane.  The setting is made in Pipeline Admin in your lane Setup.