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RE: Creating floppies for TS

No, I hadn't considered the label printing issue but I'm sure that a small label printer (driven by Windows, of course) could actually provide you with a self adhesive label to attach to the floppy instead of a piece of paper attached on two sides to the floppy with scotch tape. 
An order was placed with shipping/receiving a month ago.  Bar codes on the labels would be nice too.
Has anybody considered the odds of having a relatively loose paper label coming off inside the floppy drive?  Has anybody considered how you would get that piece of paper out of the floppy drive? 
Yes.  Luckily, PC-Card slots have no moving parts.
I guess we'll to generate another ECO to cover this one.  Is there anything else we should be including in this third-time build of these units?  Might as well get it over with now. 
I don't know the scope of this question.   For starters we don't need the D: drive, and the A: drive should be a flash card.
Let me rephrase.  What medium (hardware connection) would you use to communicate between a remote AV-TS unit and the GEMS host computer? 
Through the poll book, typically.
Agreed.  Do you need me to write an rcr or is there already one in existence? 
Its on our TODO list.
Ethernet connections are currently possible with these Model 2 units, modems are not.    I am wondering..., if we can't get these 33.6 modem cards to work in the AV-TS, is there any chance we could use a 56K modem card instead?   
But of course, GEMS can't handle 56K modems yet. 
That is an unrelated issue.  GEMS doesn't care what modem the TS has.
But perhaps, there are other 33.6 modem cards availble that will work.  I'll try to get in a few samples for testing . 
I understand existing accounts doing modem upload will be using notebooks, so I wouldn't consider it a priority.  It would be nice to know why the 33.6 modems don't work though.
With the "Version 5" unit being built, you will be able to do remote download from a TS provided it has an (optional) modem installed.
What is "Version 5"?  I've never heard that term used before.  Is that the unit that Tab is designing?  If it is, what happened to "Version 3" and "Version 4"? 
The name is not official.  They are numbered by the different companies who we have sent money to design/build ballot station hardware:
  1. wood kiosk (IMARK)
  2. small black unit (Zycronics)
  3. large black unit (Touch Systems)
  4. white unit (IAS)
  5. foam unit (PDE)  
So what?  It's a labor intensive task to create memory cards too.  Do our AccuVote customers have more than one machine attached to the GEMS host computer when they are programming memory cards?   
Has the total package (even the new design) been thought through to cover the logistics of going from an election's start to its finish? 
No;  we try not to think through our software designs.  Having a design complicates the implementation process.
The design intent is to be as close to the AccuVote as possible.  A request for improvements to the design and user interface was sent on 9/21/99 to the support list under the subject "3.10.1 Changes".
If anybody fishes around inside an AV-TS unit and they don't know what they're doing, they may end up with the loose end of a cable in their hands and no clue as to where it came from.  Don't say I didn't warn ya.
Until an external port is furnished, I don't believe people who "don't know what they are doing" have an alternative, loose cables and warnings or no.