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Brasher’s Brings Palm OS Technology to Auction

August 19, 2004

Brasher’s Auto Auctions have introduced a new tool to help make finding and keeping track of vehicles easier than ever before. Called Auction e-vita, it is based on Palm OS technology, and allows dealers to search, sort, value, and analyze the vehicles available at the auction on a given day using a hand-held PDA device. With Auction e-vita, auction buyers can quickly identify auction inventory matches, calculate guidebook valuations, and save each vehicle record for later recall. The buyer can even call up a single vehicle instantly by its run number to review information. Auction e-vita provides prospective buyers with important vehicle information and functionality that is not available with typical auction run lists.

Key features of Auction e-vita:
  • Search and sort vehicle inventory by single or combined data fields: year, make, model, mileage, average miles per year, transmission, engine, lane number, keyword.
  • Search for specific vehicle records by VIN or run/lot number.
  • Pre-program up to six different Fast Find search combinations.
  • Categorize by auction lanes and view vehicles by ascending run/lot numbers.
  • Save full search results or select single records.
  • Integrate vehicle searches with Black Book, NADA, or Kelley Blue Book valuations.
  • Run VIN checks through CARFAX for Palm PDA’s that have wireless capability (Wi-Fi or a Palm Smartphone).

    Brasher’s has launched a 90-day free demo of Auction e-vita, for its customers. After a 90-day evaluation, customers will pay a subscription fee to continue using the product. Auction e-vita is available at all Brasher’s auctions and will soon be available at other ServNet auctions. Southern Auto Auction in East Windsor, Connecticut has been using the Auction e-vita application since August of last year as part of its CarLos “To-Go” application.

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