----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2000 2:57
Subject: Re: Puerto Rico Election
If a central count machine looses
power can the firmware or maybe a memory card hold the server IP address
instead of asking the operator to indicate the server IP via buttons before
you can linkup to server? Basically customer proof it so that on power
up it automatically logs on to server and it proceeds with the counting of
ballots. Also, do not ask if we would like to use the feeder or to
re-circulate ballots unless you go to supervisory functions and you manually
change the defaults. It could be that this is done if you leave a
memory card in each machine, but I just do not know at this time. We
sure could have used this feature… The host IP
address is saved when you save the setup to the memory card in the supervisor
functions. I believe that CC will still prompt you for this address but
then it's just a matter of pressing YES to confirm it.
Unfortunately the AV has no persistent memory other than the memory
card so it is not able to save this information in any other way.
I hope this helps.