Tools that make
the job easier
This fast smartphone is designed for business use The full-featured Droid Bionic smartphone combines 4G LTE service, a dual-core proces- sor, a large screen and the latest version of Android, making it blazingly fast. These features add up to a phone that’s well-suited for business use. The Bionic uses Verizon’s new 4G LTE network, which uploads and downloads data many times faster than a 3G network. For an extra fee, you also can use the Bionic as a mobile hotspot, enabling connection of up to five devices via Wi-Fi. The Bionic has a dual-core, 1GHz Texas Instruments processor; 2GB of ROM for the operating system and applications; 1GB of RAM; and 16GB of built-in storage, as well as a 16GB MicroSD card that can be upgraded to 32GB — that’s enough total storage to hold 48GB of music, video and other data. The phone can capture 1080p HD video with the 8-megapixel camera. A front-facing
camera enables video conferencing. The
$299 with a two-year Verizon contract
Bionic has a large 4.3-inch anti-reflective
touch screen, and it sports built-in GPS and
If you’re an appraiser who spends a lot of
time in the field, the $300 LapDock accessory
may be helpful. It has an 11. 6 inch display
with keyboard and trackpad that plug into
the phone and could potentially replace your
laptop. In addition, the phone comes loaded
with an application called ZumoCast, which
enables you to remotely access files (
document, photos, PowerPoint, music, video) on
when connected to
UAD Reader enables users to work with files
in the new UAD format. It hosts useful features for reading and submitting appraisals.
LOST IN TRANSLATION
UAD Reader enables users to view and manage new XML appraisal files
file passes the government-sponsored enterprises’ tightly defined rules. Any errors are
hyperlinked to the GSE descriptions of what the
form field should contain, and the offending
data is highlighted. In addition, several communications tools streamline client delivery.
UAD appraisal reports can be submitted to
the GSEs’ Uniform Collateral Data Portal from
within the UAD Reader, and appraisers can
send the report to any lender or AMC using
a la mode’s free DataCourier service.
UAD Reader by a la mode inc. is a free desktop tool that allows users to open, view, error- check and manage appraisals in the new UAD MISMO 2. 6 XML format. It works with any uni- form appraisal dataset-formatted appraisal. Because UAD appraisal reports are deliv- ered as XML files rather than as PDF files, users might be unable to open or view them. The free UAD Reader solves this problem and offers additional features.
The UAD Reader verifies that the appraisal