Xcira is taking steps not only to improve functionality of its wholesale market platform, but online security for users, as well.
On Monday, the company announced the launch of its new audio/video service associated with its Online Ringman simulcasting system. Xcira said this audio/video service will replace the now unsupported, and potentially insecure, Adobe Flash player integrated into some auction simulcast services.
Xcira explained the Adobe Flash offering is currently being retired, and with it, support and security updates will no longer be available. The company acknowledged this situation poses additional reliability and security challenges for users.
Xcira went on to mention many automotive buyers have already starting to experience issues when using Flash. Search engines (e.g., Google, etc.) are inquiring about the use of Adobe Flash and are actively starting to block its use.
“Xcira will always take all necessary steps to protect our customers from technical threats while maintaining technological superiority,” Xcira chief executive officer Nancy Rabenold said in a news release.
“While some of our competitors have spent time developing cosmetic changes to address reduced support,” she continued, “we have taken on the bigger and more important challenge of developing an alternative to Adobe Flash while continuing to aggressively invent and provide patent safeguards for mission-critical activities like multiple simultaneous lane participation, buyer interest determination, conversion modeling, etc.
“By doing so, we have positioned our Online Ringman simulcast system for a robust future, emphasizing usability and modern, secure technology standards,” Rabenold went on to say.