On Behalf Of
Thompson Sent:Monday, June 10,
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
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
Well, I think
everyone is still bouncing procedures around until a sweet spot is found, but
I donít think you want to load them in the field on election
day, if that is what you mean. You want poll workers doing as little
as possible, and you really donít want them ejecting memory cards from AVTS
units to load their PCC.All IMHO.
If you are pointing
out that the logistics of loading 300 PCCs is going
to be a pain, I think everyone shares your sentiment.But it is really the same logistics
that you will have to deal with w.r.t. the ballot
Same song, second verse: any
news on the larger footprint NEC MobilePro as it relates to becoming a PCC
We got an email from
Indorf of CardLogix fame promising to have the problem identified by
dayís end, but the follow-up never materialized.It is just as frustrating for us when
the problem is in someone elseís hands. Weíll keep you posted.This issue is still on the front
burner, insofar as it is in our control.
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.
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
one of those cards (any one), and insert it into the PCC.
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.
email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Lesley
Thompson Sent:Monday, June 10,
2002 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Poll Book
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
this to the support list, since we are pretty close to a public release of
n.b.Itís called a
PrecinctControlCenter, not a Poll
Lesley Thompson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent:Monday, June 10,
2002 To: Dmitry Papushin Cc:email@example.com Subject: Poll Book
What is the
procedure for creating the PCMCIAVoteCenter
election cards from GEMS for the PollBook PCC device?
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?