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Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 7:55 PM
Subject: Certification of R-6 unit at
I am down here in
Huntsville, AL with Larry Dix, answering some certification questions
with PSINet. We also went over to Wyle Labs to talk with Jim Dearman
about certification of the R-6 unit. Jim thinks that they will be able
to start this process within the next few weeks. After visiting with
Jim, he mentioned several things that we may or may not already have ready
for the certification of the R-6 unit.
- Wyle requires a
163 hour continuous voting test, at least 100 ballots per hour, similulating
the voting of the AVTS unit, without having to do it by hand.
Something similar to the Visual Test scenarios we created at I-Mark.
Can the R-6 unit have this capability???
- Wyle requires that the
AVTS unit be pushed in some way or another to run out of memory, so they can
see how that the system will give a pleasing error message upon the memory
error, rather than locking up or crashing miserably.
Jim stressed the
importance of us having the AVTS unit thoroughly tested and documented, and to
be well prepared before they begin their testing. The reason being,
that if they encounter any problems with either testing or documentation,
this will cause them to contact us, let us know what the problem is, then we
will need to fix the problem, send back the fixes, and they
will then need to start the process over again.
Jim should be familiar with the
certification documentation requirements stipulated by the Federal Election
Commission, which we are in full compliance of. The entire product and
documentation package should have been in Jim's hands some time ago.
Obviously, if any issues arise, we will promptly address them on our
side. As far as Jim restarting the certification process from the
beginning if any issue arises, we should ensure that this does not
Just wanted to pass