DMV software upgrade delayed

The state Department of Motor Vehicles has postponed a software update.

In a statement released to Nashua City Hall on Friday, the DMV said, "We regret to inform you that the DMV will be delaying its implementation of the Vision system. Over this past week, we have been performing regular tests to ensure that we were ready for the transition. Based on the tests and final assessments performed today, we were not confident that the software would perform as expected, and proceeding with the planned implementation could result in the interruption of services to our customers and increased wait times."

The DMV reported earlier this month the new driver licensing computer system, called Vision, was designed to improved reliability and enhanced functionality over the current system.

Towns and cities had planned to shut down a portion of their DMV services this week to accommodate the upgrade.

The department was closed Monday for Presidents Day, but announced its offices were scheduled to reopen Tuesday.

"Please know that this decision was not made lightly, and we understand the implications of this decision on your offices," the DMV said. "We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

"Although we do not have a new date scheduled yet, we will ensure that we provide you with a 30-day notice in advance of the new date."

Don Himsel can be reached at 594-1249, dhimsel@nashuatelegraph.com or @Telegraph_DonH.