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Re: PCC (fka Poll Book) Questions

Ken, at one point you talked about an "automatic load."  Is that to get the PCC software onto the Jornada and/or to get the "election specific files" into the PCC-Jornada's FXX folder? 
I'm trying to think through the logistics of what all will need to be done to a fleet of Jornadas to turn them into a fleet of PCCs.
Sounds like a PCC-Jornada could actually go to a vote center and get "personalized" in the field.
Same song, second verse:  any news on the larger footprint NEC MobilePro as it relates to becoming a PCC device?
----- Original Message -----
From: Ken Clark
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 11:10 PM
Subject: RE: Poll Book Questions

Ahh, gotcha now.  You download them using Ballot Station.  Those ďelection specific filesĒ are just a (that is, any) PCMCIA card from the vote center.  Any PCMCIA card from the vote center can be inserted into the PCC, and voila, the PCC takes on that personality.


So the sequence of events is:


  • Download all the PCMCIA cards for a vote center using a ballot station.  That will usually mean 3-6 cards, depending on how many machines they put in a polling place.
  • Take one of those cards (any one), and insert it into the PCC. 
  • After it is loaded, take the PCMCIA card and put it in whatever AVTS machine it belongs in.  The PCC doesnít need the card once it is loaded.





-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@gesn.com [mailto:owner-support@gesn.com] On Behalf Of Lesley Thompson
Monday, June 10, 2002 6:41 PM
To: support@gesn.com
Subject: Re: Poll Book Questions


ok, I asked the wrong question.  Let me try again.


How do you create the election specific files that need to go onto the PCC for a given vote center so that you can encode cards for those ballot styles?



----- Original Message -----

From: Ken Clark

Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 10:04 PM

Subject: RE: Poll Book Questions


[taking this to the support list, since we are pretty close to a public release of PCC]


n.b.  Itís called a Precinct Control Center, not a Poll Book.


From: Lesley Thompson [mailto:lesley@gesn.com]
Monday, June 10, 2002 5:36 PM
To: Dmitry Papushin
Cc: ken@gesn.com
Subject: Poll Book Questions


What is the procedure for creating the PCMCIA Vote Center election cards from GEMS for the PollBook PCC device? 


You donít.  You create PCMCIA memory cards with ballot station.  We are also in the process of developing a mass download device to create multiple PCMCIA cards simultaneously.  It was never really intended to be a feature of the PCC to create memory cards.  A download device needs to have a high speed connection (read network) to GEMS, and the Jornada does not have built in network capability.  You can use a PCMCIA network card of course, but then there is no place to put the memory card.


How does this differ from creating R6 encoder cards for each vote center? 


This question I donít follow.