Re: Fw: OVC

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Sat May 08 2004 - 19:42:18 CDT

On Saturday 08 May 2004 09:16, Ed Kennedy wrote:
> Hello Edward:
>
> I think we're suggesting a 17" (~42cm) monitor size for
> the reading (vision) impaired. The last picture I saw of a
> simputer showed something with a screen around the size of
> Palm T series. I don't think even India is using Simputers
> for it's elections.
>
> Thanks, Ed Kennedy

Encore can make Simputers to any customer's requirements.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Edward Cherlin" <edward.cherlin@etssg.com>
> To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
> Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 10:52 PM
> Subject: Re: [voting-project] Fw: OVC
>
> > On Friday 16 April 2004 10:12, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp)
wrote:
> > > I'd think that it might make sense to use a tablet
> > > computer and bolt it to the table securely. It can't boot
> > > from a CD-ROM then (no drives in tablet computers)
> >
> > Plug the CD-ROM into the USB port. Simputer tablets (new
> > product this year) have them.
> >
> > > but they could all be
> > > disk imaged with the same image.
> >
> > Or Compact Flash cards.
> >
> > > And I'm sure that the tablet
> > > computer vendors would love to find a new market for the
> > > devices -- they're not selling too well. And since they're
> > > general purpose devices, the local gov't/schools could get
> > > tablets to play with/work on most of the year, then stick
> > > in an OVC ROM card or something and run the election.
> >
> > Backwards. Buy them for the election, then give them to
> > gov't/schools.
> >
> > > Perhaps we could get one or more of them on board as a way
> > > of generating a new sales channel? A few of them (National
> > > Semiconductor, for example) are pretty Linux-friendly.
> > >
> > > - LP
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-voting-project@afterburner.sonic.net
> > > [mailto:owner-voting-project@afterburner.sonic.net]On
> > > Behalf Of Alan Dechert
> > > Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 12:53 PM
> > > To: voting-project@lists.sonic.net
> > > Subject: Re: [voting-project] Fw: OVC
> > >
> > > > On Apr 15, 2004, at 1:27 PM, Alan Dechert wrote:
> > > > > For example, for the voting booth we are thinking of
> > > > > using a table on which the flat panel display would
> > > > > lay horizontal--in a shallow box to hold it. The PC
> > > > > would be in a cage fixed underneath the table. I am
> > > > > told such tables are commercially available, although
> > > > > I haven't researched this.
> > > >
> > > > Many counties would consider this too great an
> > > > investment! They'd want a
> > > > way to run the thing with whatever folding tables they
> > > > could rent from the local rental store, or to run the
> > > > thing using the tables already at the polling place, if
> > > > it's a gym or school.
> > >
> > > One possible model for delivery of the OVC voting station
> > > would be to have the vendor rent everything
> > > needed--including the table--to the county.
> > >
> > > I don't really know, but my gut feeling is that it will
> > > never make sense for counties to buy commodity components
> > > and dedicate them as voting equipment. Renting will be the
> > > way to go. Still, we have to look at the numbers. That's
> > > why our study proposals include an economic analysis.
> > >
> > > > The Avante DRE/paper-trail machine is an off-the-shelf
> > > > HP laptop and printer packaged inside an enclosure.
> > >
> > > For how much? $5,500? Pretty expensive way to get the
> > > cheapest table possible.
> > >
> > > Alan D.
> >
> > --
> > Edward Cherlin, Simputer Evangelist
> > Encore Technologies (S) Pte. Ltd.
> > New voices in the global conversation
> > http://www.ryze.com/go/Cherlin

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Edward Cherlin, Simputer Evangelist
Encore Technologies (S) Pte. Ltd.
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