Pat, can you elaborate on the “other
solutions being considered” for the other needed functionalities? I agree that any jurisdiction that doesn’t
plan on accumulating at the polls should be using a Spyrus,
assuming it can be made to work. Steve,
however, requires this functionality.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Green,
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 8:55 AM
Subject: FW: HP phasing out
I meant this to go to
support, but accidentally sent it to just Steve. ...Pat
From: Green, Pat
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 12:53
To: Knecht, Steve
Subject: RE: HP phasing out
Spyruses (Spyrii?) will
be with us for quite a while. We are working with the manufacturer on
resolving the issues.
The Jornada application
to burn voter cards is being completed, but only because firm commitments were
made to a few customers. I do not believe it is a good choice in the
long run even if HP continues to make it. It is way too expensive for the
intended use. Other solutions are being
considered for the other needed functionalities (e.g., results
accumulation and interaction with VR systems), but doing Spyrus emulation on a
Jornada doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
From: Steve Knecht
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 12:29
Cc: Pat Green
Subject: Re: HP phasing out
I spoke with Dale Newbauer of CBX Technologies
today. He has been in touch with the HP product managers. While
they are discontinuing the HP Journada 568, 565, and 548 in favor of the iPAQ,
they are continuing with the HP Journada 720 (with expanded memory) in the form
of the HP Journda 728. This product is being announced June 1. June
4 there is an HP show in San Jose I can attend if anyone thinks it would help
to get further info on this. Should we order up a 728 to look at
it. There apparently is no COMPAQ competing version in this area.
With November coming, what is our approach here as a
company? Are we supporting the Journada, looking for something else,
developing our own unit?? If anything is happening for November, we would
need to determine what we are doing now. If not, what
are we doing to fix the Spyrus issues. From emails it seems obvious that
counties are looking for alternative solutions to the Spyrus, but I'm not
hearing anything from DESI on a direction.
----- Original Message -----
May 18, 2002 4:33 PM
Subject: HP phasing
I came across this today
while fetching some development tools for the PCC project off the 'Net. The relevant part reads:
Decision: The Compaq iPAQ(tm) Pocket
PC, re-named the HP iPAQ Pocket PC, will
be our smart handheld platform. The best of the current HP
Jornada technology will be engineered into the platform. Jornada products will
be phased out of the market in 2002. HP
will continue to innovate in wireless, mobility and voice technology. HP
also will offer the iPAQ Blackberry device for end-to-end wireless e-mail
solutions, under the HP brand.
As many of you probably know, Compaq
merged with HP recently, and as a result are restructuring their product
lines. We don't yet know what
"the best of the HP Jornada technology" means yet. Hopefully it means a clamshell form
factor with a smart card reader.
Unfortunately, iPaq doesn't
have any product like that at the moment.
The name "Pocket PC" is not encouraging, since that usually
implies a palm-held device. We'll
keep you informed as we learn more.
In the mean time, it looks like the NEC MobliePro 790 is our only