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RE: AccuVote-TS Modem Speed

Pima has 24 modems on-line.  They have 379 AccuVotes.  I just talked to Bryan.  He says at the high transfer point, which would be 10 to 15 minutes after the poles close, they have 18 modems max active receiving data.  The ratio would then be around 20-1.


Disclaimer:  I am not saying people should quote 20-1.  This is just what Pima told me.


Mike Brown

1611 Wilmeth Road

McKinney, TX 75069-8250





-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@gesn.com [mailto:owner-support@gesn.com]On Behalf Of Ken Clark
Sent: Friday, July 09, 1999 4:42 PM
To: Global Support
Subject: RE: AccuVote-TS Modem Speed


What ratio are you guys using? 

 can we up our normal 10 to 1 ratio of telephone lines to polling places?


Sorry I missed the 10-1 ratio comment.  Is that the same ratio that we have always used from the VTS days?  VTS used to hold the line open while results posted to the database, while GEMS closes the connection once the results are received but before they are posted.  We had talked back when GEMS was released to Jefferson (our largest account at the time) about increasing the ratio.  Probably the best thing to do would be to contact Pima and Jefferson and see what kind busy signals they are getting with their current ratios. 


This has to do with changes to GEMS vs VTS though, not modem speed.