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Re: Alco Smart Cards and Spyrus

Ken - It only supports ISO T=0 smart cards, as per docs.
         Unforetunately, my familiarity with the cards is not good enough yet to tell from the etching which
         card I'm dealing with.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ken Clark
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 6:23 AM
Subject: RE: Alco Smart Cards and Spyrus

From: Steve Knecht [mailto:skglobal@earthlink.net]
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2001 3:39 PM
A few questions: Are Alameda's Voter Cards (250 of them only) supported by the Spyrus.   
How would we handle 8 parties in a primary if the Spyrus only supports 6 styles?   
Two readers.
Is this a limit you've programmed or a limit of the Spyrus itself? 

Bit of both.
I am ordering 30 Spryus Card burners for Piedmont/Oakland election on March 6/April17 elections.  Early voting starts Feb. 6 for Piedmont  I have tried the Spyrus on the Alameda smart cards.  I don't seem to be able to get it to work per your emailed instructions. It comes up:
1:      Encode?
If I press enter it beeps once and stays on Encode? message.  
It only supports ISO T=0 smart cards, as per docs.
If I press clear it beeps once and stays on message.   

Clear button doesn't do anything.
Do I need to order different cards, or can the 30 sent to me be programmed to accept the Alameda cards?  Please let me know so I can get correct cards ordered.
You need to order ISO T=0 cards, or talk Spyrus into supporting I2C.  For March Alameda, that realistically means the former.