Release of LACRASH System 1.9
This release of LACRASH should conclude the .NET Framework 1.1 implementation of
LACRASH and is potentially the last release of the 2005 version of the State of
Louisiana Uniform Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Report. Future releases will (hopefully)
utilize current implementations of the .NET Framework to keep up with current technologies.
Future releases will also be looking more in-depth into the process of ensuring
data validation for key fields on the report are easily integrated without tying
an officer down in reporting semantics. As this release is an important and crucial
release for the future of crash reporting for the state of Louisiana, every care
is being taken to ensure this release will be as stable as possible before being
released to agencies currently utilizing LACRASH, as well as new agencies interested
in streamlining their crash reporting processes.
In keeping with this philosophy, the release is being trickled out to agencies in
a more targeted manner than prior releases. Agencies which are utilizing LACRASH
without issue currently are encouraged to only update to this release if they are
comfortable with Beta Release-style usage, at least over the next few weeks. Agencies
which are not currently utilizing LACRASH are always encouraged to begin using the
system with a smaller group of users initially and expanding their operations out
as they are comfortable with the usage of the system. In this release, new agencies
are being strongly encouraged to utilize this methodology moreso to ensure no problems
which may be encountered detract from an agency deciding to fully embrace LACRASH.
What is Beta Release-style usage? Well, in keeping with the care taken to ensure
this release is stable, realize nothing is perfect. As the release is being tested,
problems may have been overlooked or unable to be caught in closed testbed scenarios.
For issues of this nature with which no technical (or business process) solution
can be found nor provided, users will necessarily need to be fully conscious of
the specific steps taken in order to produce the issue so that our technical staff
can ensure a proper fix can be applied. If the issue is found to be of a particularly
systemic and detrimental nature, a new release will need to be pushed out to the
For more information regarding new installation schedules, upgrades, training schedules,
etc. contact our office at (225) 578-0366 or e-mail us at
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Aside from general updates to the core programs which comprise LACRASH, this release
also comes with a few new utility programs to help benefit users of LACRASH. Listed
below is a light breakdown of some feature updates to the core programs as well
as introductory information on the new utilities to look forward to as first time
users or existing users. Constructive feedback on these utilities is always welcome
as well as questions, thoughts, and concerns regarding what may not already be implemented
which would facilitate agencies continually growing and expanding their traffic
reporting divisions to better the state of Louisiana looking ahead to the future.