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RE: modems ???in AVOS

On item #1, digital refers to the internal exchange phone system in the building.  For example, in the McKinney office, we have a digital phone system.  This allows for features to be available on the office phone stations that wouldn't be possible with an analog system.  On a digital phone system, you still have to dial out to reach another party.  The phone system you're thinking about is an ISDN line which is always connected and you never have to dial.  Not the same.
Unfortunately the current that flows through a building's digital phone system is destructive to analog devices, such as modems and fax machines.  That's why you need an analog phone line brought into an office to handle most fax machine's communication.  The same applies to the AV-OS unit.  There are adapters available that can allow an analog device to interface to a digital phone system, but they usually have to be tuned for each building's digital phone system.  One manufacturer's digital phone system is not the same as the next.  Some digital phone systems don't even allow these adapters to automatically dial a number through the adapter.  They might require one of the system's stations to be connected to the adapter and the number has to be manually dialed to make the connection.  It's all dependent on the digital phone system's requirements.  Nothing's standard.
Fortunately, analog telephone lines are standard, which is how our AV-OS can be plugged into any analog line and work.
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@gesn.com [mailto:owner-support@gesn.com]On Behalf Of Steve Knecht
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 9:25 AM
To: support@dieboldes.com
Subject: RE: modems ???in AVOS

Please let me know if I'm wrong about the following two understandings:
1. Digital is not a "dial-up" option for modems.  Digital is always ON and is a PT to PT type always connected application. 
   There can't be used.
2. Wireless is only going to be used "in-precinct", and is not an option from Precinct to central site (limitations of distance/coverage)
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@gesn.com [mailto:owner-support@gesn.com]On Behalf Of Sue Page
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 5:30 AM
To: support@dieboldes.com
Subject: RE: modems ???in AVOS

Maryland is also interested in digital  or wireless solution.  Montgomery County, with 2638 units and 227 precincts, decided not to modem in results because they would have been required to run analog lines in most of their precinct locations. 
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@gesn.com [mailto:owner-support@gesn.com]On Behalf Of Tari Runyan
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 9:39 PM
To: Support
Subject: modems ???in AVOS

from El Paso Co
> 2. Accuvote Modems.  Is there a newer, more advanced, possibly
> digital-able modem that can be put in the Accuvotes?  Many of our polling
> places have digital phone signals that as you know, the Accuvote cannot
> handle.  More and more sites are unable to modem in their results.
> Furthermore, is there any new devices that other counties may be using as a
> workaround?  Such as a wireless modem connected to a cell phone or PDA?  I'm
> very interested in upgrading our Accuvote modems to handle these newer
> situations to increase our ability to modem in results.
any info appreciated