Re: Fwd: Libra Voting Machine

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Sun Feb 20 2005 - 16:59:26 CST

Hello Joe and Arthur:

I agree with Senator Clinton although I might modify that spec. to be paper
of sufficient durability to run through optical scanner ballot readers at
least three times and to retain a mark for at least 1 year. The Diebold
machines I used in '04 in San Diego would destroy anything lighter than card
stock. I imagine most auto feed scanner machines are better built than
Diebold's.

I wanted also to alert you that the product line that they show is typical
of those companies that sell touch screen driven equipment based on research
I did early last year. Price information and basic technology notes are on
file in the correspondence somewhere. Their major market appears to be
industrial process control like numerical control milling equipment,
warehouses, and prisons. Obviously there POS and kiosk equipment line looks
pretty new. IMHO, while it might be interesting to carry on a dialog with
the principals of this company, it may take them a while to come up to speed
on typical voting issues. Still it would be good to have some one with a
credible and solid touch screen monitor background on board as my research
was just a scan.

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:
> This is interesting... although note that a few bills in the current
> congress (like Hillary Clinton's VVPAT bill) would ban thermal
> printers and demand VVPATs are printed on "archival paper". -Joe
>
>
> On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 04:51:49 -0800, Arthur Keller
> <arthur@kellers.org> wrote:
>>> From: "Bill Doble" <billd@digicomint.com>
>>> To: <ark@soe.ucsc.edu>
>>> Cc: <mail@openvotingconsortium.org>
>>> Subject: Libra Voting Machine
>>> Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 17:29:51 -0500
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hello ARTHUR ,
>>>>
>>>> We introduce DIGICOM International, located in Long Island, N.Y.,
>>>>
>>>> and a Manufacturer of POS and KIOSKS hardware.
>>>>
>>>> To learn more about Digicom and the products we
>>>>
>>>> offer , please view our website: www.digicomint.com
>>>>
>>>> and contact me for any additional information.
>>>>
>>>> Thank you and best regards,
>>>>
>>>> Bill
>>>> Digicom International
>>>> New York
>>>>
>>>> The Libra shown comes with an INTERNAL Epson Hi-speed
>>>> Printer
>>>>
>>>> CAN BE USED AS A VOTING MACHINE.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>
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