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Provo uses digital pen to write, post tickets

Provo uses digital pen to write, post tickets



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Parking enforcement in Provo has gone digital and wireless.

Officers are using a high-tech pen to record and transmit data from the ticket to a justice court computer system within 90 seconds. Made by the Sandy-based Velosum, the pen is equipped with a camera and a Bluetooth connection.

The $25,000-plus electronic system has allowed officers to dump the notebook computers and digital cameras they previously used when writing parking tickets.

Provo issues about 1,200 parking tickets monthly.

Court administrator Jody Meyer says the system helps the city more easily collect parking fines and has increased revenues.

The system also allows people to pay fines or file an appeal with a hearing officer online.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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