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Technology & You: BULLETIN BOARD: AUTOMATIC TELLERS

BUREAUCRACY BUSTER

If the mere mention of the Motor Vehicles Dept. or other government agencies conjures up images of long lines and surly clerks, take heart. Automated teller technology may soon simplify dealings with your government the way ATMs helped cut down bank lines. The AT&T 5665 Document Processing Terminal incorporates a 14-in. crt display and a scanner that can process checks and other documents, such as vehicle inspection certificates. The $25,000 terminal is built around a 486 processor and runs IBM's OS/2 operating system. AT&T Global Information Solutions hopes that pressures on governments to improve services while cutting costs will create a market for the devices.BY STEPHEN H. WILDSTROM


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