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Idaho DMV has new mobile renewal tool

Commissioners Jim Tibbs, Rick Visser, Chairman Dave Case, Assessor Robert McQuade, DMV Branch Manager Connie Douglass, DMV Division Manager Denise Otter. Idaho Business Review archives

Idahoans now have the option to renew their vehicle registrations by scanning a QR code with their phone directly from vehicle registration renewal letters, according to a recent announcement from Idaho Transportation Department. Starting in October, all notifications will include a QR code for processing and payment of registration. Vehicle owners simply scan the code with their phone’s camera, avoiding a trip to a DMV office. Idahoans still have the option to renew online at dmv.idaho.gov, by mail or in person at a county DMV office.

Nominations open for Coolest Thing Made in Idaho

The Idaho Manufacturing Alliance has announced its nomination period for The Coolest Thing Made in Idaho is now open. Nominations will be considered until Oct. 4, with voting taking place through Oct. 28. Any item manufactured in Idaho is eligible. There is no limit to the number of products each person may nominate and company representatives may nominate their own product. To review the rules or timeline, nominate a product and learn more about the contest visit coolestthingmadeinid.com.

The winner will be announced Oct. 29. The 2021 winner will get bragging rights and perks through Idaho Manufacturing Alliance. Idaho is home to over 2,000 manufacturing companies, according to the organization.

Idaho Power launches Electric Vehicle Network

Idaho Power recently announced its launch of an online Electric Vehicle (EV) Network for current owners and those interested in learning more. By signing up, customers will also help Idaho Power better identify most wanted EV products and services. To learn more and join the EV Network, visit idahopower.com/evnetwork.

A Mission Aviation Foundation KODIAK unloading supplies at a remote village in Papua, Indonesia. Photo by Dick Martin

SOAR to help aviation processing

The Division of Aeronautics has launched a new system, System of Aircraft Registration (SOAR) to provide faster processing for aviation dealers and aircraft registrations, the announcement stated. Dealers, aircrafts and businesses are now on a single screen.

With the implementation of SOAR, the aeronautics division now has:

  • A more comprehensive and reliable approach to referring records to county assessors
  • The ability to send an automated group of reminder renewal notices — which will increase revenue
  • Cleaner data organized in a more usable fashion

Saltzer Health CT technology recognized

Saltzer Health’s Medical Imaging Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the health care company recently announced. Saltzer Health’s five-modality Medical Imaging Center opened in March 2021 at the Ten Mile Medical Campus at Ten Mile and I-84 in Meridian. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety, the announcement stated. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, appropriate patient radiation dose and quality assurance programs are assessed.

PlexTrac introduces new program for managed security service providers

PlexTrac, Inc., the self-described Purple Teaming Platform focused on cybersecurity, has announced a new program focused on the needs of managed security service providers (MSSPs). The program will include a unique pricing structure, a dedicated account manager and access to all the PlexTrac features. The company stated that the cybersecurity industry is perpetually short on time and talent. PlexTrac addresses both by becoming a force multiplier — helping MSSPs focus on the right work and to do it more effectively and efficiently. To help implement the MSSP Partner Program, PlexTrac has hired Jason Kramek to lead the efforts. Of particular interest to the MSSPs are PlexTrac’s reporting and collaboration capabilities for penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.

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