|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||January 28, 2013|
CARSON CITY – The Motor Vehicle Network (MVN), a private company based in Norwalk, Connecticut, this week started installation of HD flat-screen televisions in Nevada DMV offices as part of a public-private partnership with the state of Nevada.
“MVN is starting installation in rural locations and expects to have our northern Nevada offices complete by the end of February,” said DMV Director Troy Dillard.
The MVN programming will include news, weather, sports, traffic reports, community announcements, Amber Alerts, DMV information and other public service announcements.
The MVN system will also be linked to DMV queuing information at metropolitan DMV offices.
“We strive to keep waiting times to a minimum in our offices. However, customers sometimes do wait a few minutes for services and the MVN system will provide helpful information during the waiting period,” said Dillard.
MVN is supported by private sector advertising and will be provided to Nevada DMV customers at no cost to the state. “Not only will the service not cost the state, but we retain content and sponsorship approval rights. This will allow us to make sure no inappropriate products or services will be advertised in our facilities,” added Dillard.
MVN provides similar services to DMVs in 19 states. MVN was founded in 1988 by Richard Savage, a former ABC Television executive.
Nevada DMV has full service offices in Carson City, Elko, Ely, Fallon, Hawthorne, Henderson, Las Vegas-Sahara, Las Vegas-West Flamingo, North Las Vegas, Laughlin, Mesquite, Pahrump, Reno, Tonopah, Winnemucca and Yerington.
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