BirdDog Version 4.0

BirdDog™ Information Systems is pleased to announce the release of Version 4.0 of Remote Data Retrieval. This newest system, to which you automatically have access when you log into our host site, provides enhanced features that are certain to make you even more productive... such as a more streamlined and intuitive user interface, the ability for end-users to perform ad hoc changes to alarm settings, and layered administration. With layered administration, end-user organizations can assign BirdDog client administrators who, in turn, will be able to add/delete other enterprise users, set each user's rights (from read-only through full editing, including use of Demand Polling), reset user passwords, add/delete Morning Report recipients, and much more.

In addition to the BirdDog Remote Data Retrieval system functional enhancements, we've also deployed new security provisions to further complement our previously implemented use of an HTTPS website to provide full SSL encryption of your sensitive and proprietary information. These enhancements include the use of unique email addresses as User IDs, as well as stronger Password requirements with history restrictions and forced routine changes. As before, with just a single account User ID and Password, your log-in will provide direct access to all BirdDog SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) systems to which you have end-user rights. And as you add or remove systems from your user profile, the single sign-on process will automatically recognize those changes.

BirdDog Security Policy Change Alert

Security Policy Change Alert - For the enhanced security of BirdDog™ Information Systems users, effective November 11, 2013, User IDs will be unique email addresses and account password requirements will be strengthened. New passwords will need to be at least 8 characters in length and contain at least one each of the following characters: uppercase alphabetical; lowercase alphabetical; numeric; and “special” (such as @, &, _, #, etc.). At the appropriate time, you will be prompted during your BirdDog log-in to click on a webpage link that will provide more details and guide you through your password change process.

BirdDog System Support

  • Log-in and system support, including password resets, are available to customers on a 24x7 basis by calling, toll-free, 800-231-9741. During business hours (8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday), your call will be directed to the appropriate technical support or customer service team member.

  • During non-business hours, callers will be presented with a main menu which includes an option to reach system support and, if appropriate, to mark your message as “urgent” for an expedited response. Non-urgent support calls will be returned the next business day.

  • System support requests or questions may also be submitted via e-mail to BirdDogSystemSupport@birddog.coastalflow.com

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News


Everything is riding on it!
Date: 7/21/2015

As we move through the dog days of summer, most of us have experienced a marked increase in traffic on our roads due to high school and college students being out of school and families taking their usual warm-weather vacations.   When combined with the routine traffic present in many states from the oil and gas sector, among other industries, there’s a clear need to make sure that you’re making every effort to remain safe when behind the wheel. 
 
One important but often overlooked safety tip is the proper care and maintenance of your tires…the only things separating you from the road.  Ensuring proper tire inflation, sufficient tread depth, correct alignment, and regular rotation are a must because everything is riding on it!
 
A key factor in tire safety is air (or nitrogen, if you’re so inclined) pressure.  Over-inflated tires ride roughly while wearing unevenly at the center of their tread.  Under-inflated tires decrease fuel economy, may cause imprecise handling, wear unevenly at the edges of their treads, and can overheat and fail at highway speeds.  According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates, low tire pressure contributes to an average of more than 600 fatalities and 33,000 injuries annually.  For a safe summer of driving, here’s a list of things that you can do:
  • Check your tire pressure at least monthly because tires can lose approximately one PSI per month through normal seepage.  In addition, tires lose (in cold weather) or gain (in warm weather) about a pound of pressure with every 10-degree change in temperature.  For the most accurate reading, check your tire pressure when they are cold.  Remember, a cold tire is one that has not been driven on for at least three hours.
  • Follow the inflation pressure recommendations in your vehicle owner’s manual, the tire’s certification label usually located in the glove box, or the tire’s information placard located on the driver’s side door jamb.  Don’t use the inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall since this is the level needed to achieve the tire’s maximum rated load capacity.
  • Be sure to have the same pressure in all four tires, unless the manufacturer’s recommendations specify different levels for front tires versus back…and always maintain the same pressure between the left and right side tires.
  • Buy a good tire gauge and keep it in your vehicle at all times. 
By following these simple tips, you’ll improve your vehicle handling, fuel economy, tire life and, most of all, help protect yourself, your family, and others from possible blow-outs and accidents.  Drive safely!

 
 “Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hand.”
~ Jeff Cooper, U.S. Marine, Firearms Instructor, & Writer



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