To me, it seems that the floppy
drive in the GEMS host computer is a more practical way of programming the
This is a pending RCR. I assume
you have considered the label printing issue.
But seriously folks,
I don't get any
respect. Take my wife, please.
- Is an ethernet connection
mandatory for all units, or just for one unit kept beside the host
Just the one beside the computer,
but the machines are supposed to be generic.
- If the units are supposed to
work so much like an AccuVote, how do you do a remote download to a floppy
diskette? Through the PollBook (which is a standard type
Through the ballot
station software presently. The Poll Book should probably also be
given this facility.
- If you can download vai modem to a
remote PollBook, would you not be able to attach a PollBook through a direct
serial connection to the GEMS host computer and program the floppy diskettes
Yes. You would
use the direct modem driver and RAS.
- Why even use an AV-TS to program
floppies when it can only be done via a direct connection to a GEMS host
computer and not remotely (pretend all of them have accessible ethernet
I would rather
pretend some of them have working modems. It can only not be done remotely
because we don't have the skills necessary to make the current TS modem work
with 98. This has nothing to do with the design however. With
the "Version 5" unit being built, you will be able to do remote download
from a TS provided it has an (optional) modem installed.
- Is there a security issue with
programming the floppies on the GEMS host computer?
There is, however, only one floppy
drive on the computer.