Re: More on voting stations

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Tue May 11 2004 - 04:10:06 CDT

On Friday 07 May 2004 06:52, Douglas W. Jones wrote:
> On May 7, 2004, at 3:17 AM, Karl Auerbach wrote:
> > I'm hoping to find someone who already is building a
> > diskless, touch-screen, USB 2, smart-card reader (yes, I do
> > think we need this), PC
> > kind of platform - there are machines that are close (but no
> > cigar), e.g.
> > Sun's SunRay 150 -
> > http://wwws.sun.com/sunray/sunray150/index.html

Hmm. I think Encore is making such a computer later this year. We
definitely have diskless, touch-screen, USB, smart-card-reader
products now, and we can support an external touch screen on
some models. I'll have to check on USB-2, but it's certainly in
the pipeline somewhere. Using an external screen, CD-R, and
printer, I think we can make them to sell for under $200 each
(monochrome), with at least 64M RAM and 32M Flash for storing
Linux and the app.

> Take a look at the Diebold TSx voting machine. It exactly
> meets your spec, and it is certified to meet all of the
> environmental requirements for voting.
>
> True, they sell it with a voting application, but that's
> crap. It would make a great platform for the OVC software,
> though.

Any idea what it should cost without the software?

> Doug Jones
> jones@cs.uiowa.edu

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