The concept of a database on a 1.44MB floppy was the expectation. If there was a warning as to the maximum amount of race data with audio files that would fit on a 1.44MB floppy, then field support should have known better. A Imation Super Disk is 10 to 20 times more than a floppy disk.
So I guess we're happy our 3.12.x software is nearly the same as the I-Mark software for more than trivial databases.
Thank you. Now is it feasible? What are the limits? How does a customer or field support person know they now need Imation Super Disks when 1.44MB floppies worked before?
I don't even kid myself that I have the expertise to answer let alone analyze the issue. That's a question the whole company needs to discuss and decide.
All that is needed is a warning as to what may be required. So when we configure PollBooks we send everything they need and contracts can take those kind of costs into account. Or so we can tell customers up front "Be aware that you may have to use Imation Super Disk for larger elections".
I know the new AV-TS doesn't use floppies, but will it be hindered by requirements for larger flash RAM packages. Will a customer be told that a 2MB Flash will do, and then be required to buy a 4MB for his next election or an 8MB flash for the following election? When quoting a customer's needs, where do you draw the line? Are there any formulas to figure this stuff out? Or do you just "pays your money and takes your chances"?