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DMV to release a new Driver License and non-Driver ID

Sunday, June 30, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jessyca Howard
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NYS DMV will soon release a new Driver License and non-Driver ID document design 

There will be no configuration change to the barcode that appears with the new design. 

NYS License barcode scanner Information

The Department of Motor Vehicles is preparing a new Driver License and Non-driver Identification document design, that will be issued later this summer.  Details of the overall design will be released in informational memos as we get closer to the document release date.

This notice is to inform your organization and its members that DMV will maintain the same bar code configuration on its new license document design, that appears on the current driver license document.

   There are two advisories that DMV would like you to know:

1)      For any barcode scanner software that checks the NYS driver license barcode Version Number, be advised the new driver license barcode Version Number will have a value of 1. 

 

2)      DMV strongly advises the use of barcode scanner software that searches for specific data element identifiers or "tags” when reading the NYS driver license bar code (as opposed to ‘fixed length’ field reading.)