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RE: Text to Speech software

The concept was to have the same image on any diskette so it didn't matter what machine you plugged it into (VIBS of non-VIBS).  Great concept but your database disks cost 10 to 20 times more than they should. 
Define "more than they should".  The IMark system required superdisks (or zip or whatever) for even trivial databases.
I have three suggestions: 
  •  keep databases below 1.44MB even with audio files,  
Great suggestion...
  • split VIBS and non-VIBS so you can have databases with and without audio files(i.e., non-VIBS use 1.44MB floppies and VIBS use 120MB Super Disks) 
Please describe the changes you would like to see in GEMS to support this.  Next analyse whether the complexity is worth it, given that only accounts affected by this are large, use VIBS, are absentee (ie all precincts on the disk), and have precinct comittee people
  • Up the cost to the customer to purchase Imation Super Diskettes for every machine, plus spares. Also to accumulate results, you'll need to add an Imation Super Disk Drive to your PollBook computer. 

I suspect the customer will buy the media at whatever Office Depot is selling them for.  Obviously the Poll Book needs to be able to talk to the same media as the ballot station.