July 12, 2007 By News Staff
"It's hard to imagine, but in some counties this old computer equipment has been in use for about a quarter of a century," said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert. "Governor Fletcher's commitment to this project has made the system upgrades possible. The county clerks desperately need new equipment so they can do their jobs more efficiently."
As the result of a Transportation Cabinet initiative, the state's budget now includes $750,000 over the next two years to replace old terminals, printers, and networks in county clerk's offices all across the Commonwealth. The two-part AVIS upgrade will include replacement of network equipment and hardware, as well as software enhancements. The network used by the county clerks will be updated, old terminals will be replaced with PCs, and mainframe printers are being discarded in favor of new PC printers that will be used for vehicle registrations.
"I am very pleased to see these much needed improvements become a reality,"said Harlan County Clerk Wanda Clem. "Taking advantage of modern technology will enable our office to serve the people of Harlan County more efficiently."
"These much-needed improvements will make a world of difference for the county clerks," said Department of Vehicle Regulation Commissioner Roy Mundy. "This project will bring all the county clerks on board with the same modern computer network. It is the foundation for the new AVIS computer system, as well as future consumer services like digitized plates, on-demand registration stickers, and expanding internet transactions."
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