Re: Printers Revisited

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sun May 23 2004 - 01:31:06 CDT

It depends the extent to which certification requires a specific
hardware configuration. Also differing configurations require
multiple kinds of tests. That might not be feasible the first go
round.

Best regards,
Arthur

At 6:38 PM -0700 5/22/04, Ellen Theisen wrote:
>I thought the idea was to let the counties use whatever hardware they could
>get inexpensively for the election. If so, having detailed printer specs
>could be a problem, couldn't it?
>
>Ellen Theisen
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Alan Dechert" <alan@openvotingconsortium.org>
>To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
>Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2004 4:28 PM
>Subject: Re: [voting-project] Printers Revisited
>
>
>> David,
>>
>> > I got to looking online for pictures of different printer models, just
>> > to see if there was anything I wasn't familiar with by way of paper
>> > paths/trays/etc. Basically, it seems as I thought.
>> >
>> We bought an HP 1300 for the demo for $350. These can now be had for
>around
>> $300.
>>
>> > But looking at some models got me thinking about whether it would it
>> > might be worth using Postscript printers from the start, thereby
>> > removing Ghostscript/CUPS from the toolchain.
>> >
>> The 1300 does PS Level 2 emulation--works great.
>>
>> The ballot comes out 8 seconds after hitting print. It easily handles
>legal
>> sized paper (or A4) if we need that. The print quality is great (1200 x
>> 1200). Recommended duty cycle is 10,000 pages per month which means it
>has
>> a real value for use beyond using in the voting booth.
>>
>> Alan D.
>>

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