Information Systems.

A critical element of all Gordon-Darby programs includes the development and implementation of vehicle inspection and license sales information systems.

Currently, we host information systems for the Arizona, New Hampshire and Texas programs, which involve millions of online transactions on an annual basis.

Gordon-Darby combines an Agile development methodology with CMMI best practices, a fusion that has enabled us to successfully develop and deploy enterprise information systems for a wide range of government customers over the last 30+ years. All projects have been completed on time and within budget.
Core areas of information system (IS) related expertise that are applicable to other business sectors include:

  • Design, development, implementation and administration of relational database management systems (RDBMS) and non-relational DBMS for both online transactional processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP). This includes Oracle and Unisys DMSII database development and administration.
  • Design, development, implementation, administration and hosting of enterprise information systems and communication networks.
  • This includes OLTP, OLAP, data warehouse systems and data marts, executive information and support systems (EIS/ESS), business intelligence (BI) systems, decision support systems (DSS), geographic information systems (GIS), frame relay and Internet-based electronic communication and data transfer systems, and network monitoring tools and systems.
  • Extensive Information system and communications programming and analysis capabilities. Areas of expertise include:
  • Active Server Page (ASP)
    ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
    Ansi C
    Assembler code
    BI Systems
    Cognos’ suite of BI tools
    File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
  • Frame Relay
    Internet Protocol (IP)
    Java SQL
    MS Excel and MS Access
    MS Windows operating systems
    Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Perl
    Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
    Red Hat
    Visual Basic
    Visual C++
  • Network monitoring and security.
  • Migration of legacy systems and data to new technology systems as well as design and implementation of interfaces between new systems and continuing legacy systems.
    • This includes both online and off-line interfaces and data transfers between Gordon-Darby vehicle information systems and legacy vehicle registration databases.
  • Design, development and implementation of both thin client browser-based and thick client-side online applications to enable user-friendly access to data reporting, administrative applications, and other information system functions.
  • Design, development and implementation of vehicle and motorist enforcement systems. This includes automated computer matching of vehicle registration, inspection and other records to identify non-complying vehicles and motorists.
  • Design, development and implementation of online and off-line hand-held (e.g., laptop and notebook) applications for field enforcement and other uses by auditors and additional program personnel.
  • Design, development and (in some cases) patenting of various vehicle inspection related systems and services. While specific to the vehicle inspection industry, similar concepts or services may be applicable to other sectors.

Examples of developed products include

  • Web-based remote inspection monitoring system (RIMS™) for visual and electronic oversight of vehicle on-board diagnostic (OBDII) inspections
  • Self Serve / Assisted Serve kiosks for OBDII inspections performed by motorists or lesser trained inspectors
  • Enhanced Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) decoding database system and software

This lengthy listing of IS-related core capabilities demonstrates the substantial level of expertise that Gordon-Darby has available in-house to work on future projects. The company’s proven track record in delivering robust and successful information systems in past projects also demonstrates its capacity to effectively complete new projects.

From the beginning, more than 30 years ago, Gordon-Darby’s IS development, implementation and administration activities have remained in-house at the company’s corporate headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. We believe keeping all activities based in the U.S. offers the following advantages: better system and data security, and enhanced protection of information assets, less potential for disruption of system operations due to possible human (e.g., terrorist and software virus) attacks, and increased local and national economic benefits due to the multiplier effect of keeping company expenses and revenues in the United States.