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Re: Minolta Printer Problem at Shelby Co.
The printer being tested (not sold) in Shelby is
a model that is no longer being produced by Minolta. We have to move up to
the next model. It's a slightly different beast. We have to continue our testing with this new model.
The testing won't be able to start until late
next week. Election support projects could delay the testing
>Please let us sales folks know the end result on this ballot
>printer issue. I've got two customers I've been
holding off who both want
>ballot on demand.
You will be informed when the results
from all testing have been evaluated.
Are these nits, and the system works pretty good, or
>we still have major issues to work out??
Preliminary testing with the older model
looks good (a few hundred ballots), but we haven't applied any real world
numbers to it or its brother yet. Jeff Hintz is going to be responsible
for conducting a test on the newer model (approx. 5000 or more ballots) to
determine the consistency of registration, toner bonding, image scaling,
etc. The results of that testing and other tests have to be examined and
evaluated before this product can be released to marketing. The system
could have some major problems that our limited testing to date has not yet
Better we find those problems on the
bench, than our customers find them in the field on election day.
>Do any of the sales people have any input on whether this is
This is not a custom product that Global
is engineering, so there is nothing we can do (or want to do) to change the
off-the-shelf product. It either works for our application or it doesn't
work. We just want to be sure this one at least works first, before we
jump up and down claiming victory over BOD.