99% of the AV-TS units in the field don't
have an accessible ethernet connection. It's buried inside on the
motherboard. 100% of them don't have modems that will work with Windows 98
(which is loaded on everything going out our door today). Don't you think
it might be simpler to download through an accessible port on the AV-TS.
Ah, but wait! That would be none, unless you can talk to the AV-TS through
its external VGA connector. Everybody's seen the Model 2 units.
There's no surprise that they have nothing for data communications. All
you can do is transfer data through the Imation drive.
I understand the concept of 3.10.x is to
create an AV-TS that works more like an AccuVote, but we're talking about
programming floppy diskettes, not memory cards. The AccuVote is the most
practical device to program a memory card because a GEMS computer doesn't have a
memory card programming device installed into it, but a GEMS computer (whether
desktop, tower, or laptop) already has a device built into it for programming
floppy diskettes. To me, it seems that the floppy drive in the GEMS host
computer is a more practical way of programming the floppy
But seriously folks,
- Is an ethernet connection mandatory
for all units, or just for one unit kept beside the host
- If the units are supposed to work so
much like an AccuVote, how do you do a remote download to a floppy
diskette? Through the PollBook (which is a standard type
- If you can download vai modem to a
remote PollBook, would you not be able to attach a PollBook through a direct
serial connection to the GEMS host computer and program the floppy diskettes
- Why even use an AV-TS to program
floppies when it can only be done via a direct connection to a GEMS host
computer and not remotely (pretend all of them have accessible ethernet
- Is there a security issue with
programming the floppies on the GEMS host computer?
This is not correct. The AVTS floppies
are created by connecting a machine running the ballot station software to
the machine running GEMS via a network connection and downloading to the
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Sent: Thursday, October 07, 1999
Subject: Creating floppies for
I have Gems 1.12.4 and AVTSIS 3.10.6 installed.
I understand the TS floppies are created on the host PC and loaded into
the TS under Poll Book. Under the GEMS heading I bring up Program
Mem Cards v2, queue the vote centres and start the ports.
I do not know how to initiate the download to the